Safe Holiday Travels

The holidays are here, which means many families will be scheduling upcoming travel plans. Being prepared can be the key to safe holiday travels. Families everywhere travel during the holiday season to spend time with loved ones. As enjoyable as these times are, travel can be hard on all of us, especially the elderly. Caring… Continue reading Safe Holiday Travels

The Best Exercise for the Elderly

It’s important for all of us to keep moving, like the old saying goes: “Move it or lose it!” So what is the best exercise for the elderly? Increasingly, research shows how regular exercise and physical activity is important for senior adults, helping protect against heart disease, strokes, diabetes; improve mental health and quality of… Continue reading The Best Exercise for the Elderly

Inflation’s Impact on Seniors

In 2022, the inflation rate is hovering above 8%. That means that the purchasing power of a dollar is buying about 8% less than it did a year ago. For seniors living on a fixed income, that’s particularly concerning. Seniors are more likely to spend money on things that are increasing in price, such as… Continue reading Inflation’s Impact on Seniors

The Value of Sunshine

The value of sunshine cannot be overstated. There are many great benefits of sunshine for you or your elderly loved one. Time spent in the sun can help with many conditions that can occur during the natural aging process and lifestyle changes. At BeeHive Homes of Texas, we plan social gatherings and activities that allow… Continue reading The Value of Sunshine

Planning a “Field Trip”

For the elderly who live primarily at home or in an assisted living center, there can be a sense of confinement. We see it as a type of “cabin fever”, when a person is confined to their home for extended periods. They may experience moodiness, irritability, or loneliness. It might be time for planning a… Continue reading Planning a “Field Trip”

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

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

Choices for Senior Housing

As we grow older, many senior adults also become less independent. The time may come when the senior is not safe living in their home alone, possibly due to the risk of falls, forgetting to take medications, or the inability to maintain proper nutrition. There are many options in Texas for senior housing. And the… Continue reading Choices for Senior Housing

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

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