Care for the Caregiver

Most often, the care for elderly parents or other family members falls to their adult children and other family members. Often, that is more heavily placed on one family member then on others. And while most say it is a blessing to care for parents as they age, it also can be exhausting and emotionally… Continue reading Care for the Caregiver

Nutritional Needs in Older Adults

Aging creates many changes in the human body, including changes in nutritional needs in older adults. That’s because an elderly person requires fewer calories due to decreased physical activity and a lower metabolic rate. That also means that the diet should change to accommodate the nutritional needs of the older person. The second helpings or… Continue reading Nutritional Needs in Older Adults

Attitude of Gratitude

At BeeHive Homes there is an opportunity to serve others in a capacity that is unlike most places. The honor and satisfaction that comes from caring for the residents of our homes is sometimes overwhelming, and is often the most rewarding. We wanted to share a note from one of our many valued team members… Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude

Indoor Air Quality for the Elderly

The elderly spend much of their time indoors so the quality of the air inside the home becomes very important. Poor air quality affects older people more. As our bodies age, they don’t compensate as well for environmental issues. Those who suffer from lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, or asthma become… Continue reading Indoor Air Quality for the Elderly

New Genes Linked to Alzheimer’s

An April 2022 international study has identified 75 genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease including 42 new genes that had not previously been linked to the disease. Findings of the study were published in the journal, Nature Genetics. What is Alzheimers? Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and is often hereditary. This study more… Continue reading New Genes Linked to Alzheimer’s

Budgeting for Retirement and Assisted Living

With rising costs and anything that comes unexpectedly the importance of budgeting for retirement becomes important. If you are nearing or into your retirement years, it is important to have a financial roadmap. Create a plan that helps you budget your spending and enjoy your lifestyle. Including Assisted Living in your budget should also be… Continue reading Budgeting for Retirement and Assisted Living

Container Gardening for the Elderly

Many of our beloved elderly grew up with a garden, even if they lived in a town or small city. During World War II, Victory Gardens were very common. Traditionally these were grown in back yards, containers or garden boxes. They often grew vegetables, fruit and herbs to help provide their own food reducing reliance… Continue reading Container Gardening for the Elderly

Preserving Family History

There is a lot of value in grandparents! Knowing your family history and passing it along to younger generations is important to most families. Preserving your family history and passing along the stories builds bridges between the future and the past. Keeping those memories alive can be challenging. Take the opportunity to pass along the history,… Continue reading Preserving Family History

Spring Cleaning and Decluttering for Seniors

Springtime in Texas seems to encourage people to tidy up their homes. Spring cleaning and decluttering helps everyone prepare for the coming fresh air of the spring and summer seasons, especially the elderly. It might just be a good time to broach the subject with your senior family member. Organizing some things in their home… Continue reading Spring Cleaning and Decluttering for Seniors

Seasonal Allergies in the Elderly

Spring in Texas includes two things: wind and seasonal allergies. The typical hay fever symptoms in the spring are brought on by the hefty increase in pollens in the air, as well as more dust stirred up by our spring winds. In the elderly, allergies can certainly be present but sometimes may be tied to… Continue reading Seasonal Allergies in the Elderly