Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

In the aftermath and destruction of Hurricane Ida, many of us are considering what we can do to better prepare for natural disasters and unplanned emergencies.  Add emergency planning together with senior care and aging, and we begin to have an entirely new set of questions.  Have we ever thought about how aging impacts our… Continue reading Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

Communication at the Speed of Life

How often have we heard someone who is younger comment about their difficulty in communicating with an older relative or friend?  Has it been way too long since our last meaningful conversation with our younger friends and family members?  This concern is becoming more common as technology progresses.  Newer forms of staying connected through good… Continue reading Communication at the Speed of Life

Personality Changes and Dementia

Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Lapse in memory that disrupts daily life Challenges solving problems Trouble making plans Mixing up time and places Problems using words in speaking and writing Misplacing things and then not being able to retrace steps to locate Overall decrease in judgement – trouble making decisions Withdrawal from social activities Change in… Continue reading Personality Changes and Dementia

Assisted Living 5 Reasons Your Loved One Might Consider

Watching our loved-ones age is never an easy process. As they go from being our caregivers, to the ones needing care, we sometimes find ourselves in situations that we were not quite prepared for. It can be a very emotional time, full of difficult decisions. Our desire of wanting to enable our loved ones to… Continue reading Assisted Living 5 Reasons Your Loved One Might Consider

Moving to Assisted Living? How to Downsize

Join the Trend Downsizing is one of the most popular trends around the nation right now.  There are as many motivations to downsize our lives as there are lives.  Some downsize in order to move into tiny houses, some downsize in order to simplify their lives, or to allow them more time to travel.  Today… Continue reading Moving to Assisted Living? How to Downsize

Keep Mental Abilities Sharp in the Elderly

Keeping Sharp We all know that cognitive abilities are some of the first things that show signs of aging. Slight bits of forgetfulness, cloudiness of thought, or general confusion could be signs of something more serious than aging, and if you suspect that, the first step would be to get a doctor’s opinion. Whether or… Continue reading Keep Mental Abilities Sharp in the Elderly

Overcoming Loneliness

What is Loneliness? Loneliness is an evasive thing.  People have been studying it for years, especially in elderly adults who seem prone to sadness and isolation.  But, those studies have contradictory data.  Some of them include statistics for people who “feel isolated” while others only study data from people who have been so lonely and… Continue reading Overcoming Loneliness

BeeHive Homes of Cypress, Texas (Houston Area)

Emergency to Happiness Our First Resident Randy and Sheree Paramore recently built their beautiful BeeHive Home of Cypress, Texas located just northwest of Houston.  We wanted to share the experience of their very first resident in the words of that’s resident’s daughter. “Our family was in an emergency situation needing care for my mom after… Continue reading BeeHive Homes of Cypress, Texas (Houston Area)

Recognizing Excellence – Sara Simpson of BeeHive Homes

Welcome Back Sara! Happy Mother’s Day As Mother’s Day approaches, we wanted to recognize another one of our top team members, Sara Simpson, who is a care giver for our BeeHive Home in Enchanted Hills, New Mexico.  Sara is a wonderful mother and demonstrates the excellence we hope for in a care giver. Sara has… Continue reading Recognizing Excellence – Sara Simpson of BeeHive Homes

The Grand City of Abilene, TX

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Abilene, Texas “The Key City” “The Friendly Frontier” Abilene Today Abilene is a city located in both Taylor and Jones Counties of Texas.  The population of the entire Abilene metropolitan area is over 170,000 and is located just off Interstate 20.  The city is roughly divided down the middle by the railroad, which splits the… Continue reading The Grand City of Abilene, TX