UTIs in the Elderly

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be painful. But why do they occur more often in the elderly and cause confusion in some seniors? Why Older Adults? Older adults can be more susceptible to UTIs. As we age, the muscles in the pelvic floor and bladder can weaken, leading to urinary incontinence or retention of urine.… Continue reading UTIs in the Elderly

Medical Alert Systems for Elderly

For the elderly living at home, the threat of a fall or a medical event can be very real. When emergencies happen, you need to be able to call for help. A smartphone or portable landline phone could be helpful but having a medical alert bracelet or necklace is assurance that you can call for… Continue reading Medical Alert Systems for Elderly

Living in a COVID-19 World

Beginning in March 2020, the entire world underwent remarkable changes to our daily lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For many elderly residents, it has meant many changes, particularly staying at home to prevent exposure to the virus. Even for those who’ve been vaccinated, the ongoing variants of the virus make some hesitant to be… Continue reading Living in a COVID-19 World

Cause of Alzheimer’s

A significant finding published in late 2021 may offer the probable cause of Alzheimer’s disease. The study was conducted at Curtin University in Australia. And published in the PLOS Biology journal. It identified that a probable cause for the disease was the leakage of blood of fat-carrying particles transporting toxic proteins in the brain. Blood… Continue reading Cause of Alzheimer’s

Welcome Juhree to BeeHive Homes

We are super excited to welcome Juhree Knowles to the BeeHive Homes family as our newest Administrator.  She will be directing the wonderful care rendered in our assisted living home in Granbury.  Juhree’s love for her family, education, and the senior community can be seen in all she has accomplished.  And we look forward to… Continue reading Welcome Juhree to BeeHive Homes

Mindful Meditation for the Elderly

Mindful Meditation Mindful meditation may not be a common practice for many people but it’s one that can have positive benefits for people of all ages, especially the elderly. This mental practice can calm the mind and body, reduce depression and pain, and increase the sense of well-being. Mindful meditation describes a technique of relaxing… Continue reading Mindful Meditation for the Elderly

New Year’s Resolutions for the Elderly

Preparing for a new year is a tradition that means more than just turning the page on a calendar. It’s a time to assess our habits (hence the New Year’s resolutions). For the elderly, it’s an opportunity to celebrate a holiday and to focus on some positive things in life. Top Six Ideas For a… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions for the Elderly

Memory Care vs Assisted Living

If it’s no longer safe for you or an aging family member to live alone, you may need to find an assisted living home that provides care and assistance with the activities of daily living. Some assisted living homes are strictly that, a group setting where staff provides assistance, meals, transportation and activities. Others, like… Continue reading Memory Care vs Assisted Living

Christmas Lighted Parade

BeeHive Homes of Andrews Texas participated in the annual Community Christmas Parade. This year was perhaps even more meaningful as many – including those of BeeHive Homes – honored the lives of band director Darin Johns and educator Marc Boswell, who were killed in a tragic bus accident while the band was traveling to a… Continue reading Christmas Lighted Parade

Impact of Untreated Vision Loss

Routine eye exams are an important part of health care. Especially for seniors. Research shows that untreated vision loss is associated with cognitive decline in older adults. Which can also be the case with untreated hearing loss. A 2021 article in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, reports a study of 1,202 participants… Continue reading Impact of Untreated Vision Loss