Entries by Riveroaks Homecare

We are participating in the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

End of Alzheimer’s starts with me! River Oaks Homecare is participating in the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday Nov. 11, 2017. Alzheimer’s disease is relentless. So are we. Join our team for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. This is  the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, […]

Health & Wellness for Seniors: Family Caregivers.

Now is the perfect time to start a healthy lifestyle. Caregivers can help seniors maintain health with proper nutrition, exercise and lifestyle habits. Nutrition: It is extremely important for Seniors to practice good nutrition. Poor nutrition affects not only the body, but also the mind, energy levels, and can also lead to other health issues. […]

7 Habits Every Senior Should have.

Seniors can change their lifestyle and start practicing these 7  healthy habits immediately: 7 Habits for Seniors Focus on Prevention – Seniors can be proactive in their health by getting regular checkups. Having regular doctor appointments to check things like cholesterol, heart problems, blood pressure and more can alert seniors of problems early on and […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Finding breast cancer early and getting state-of-the-art cancer treatment are the most important strategies to prevent deaths from breast cancer. Breast cancer that’s found early, when it’s small and has not spread, is easier to treat successfully. Getting regular screening tests is the most reliable way to find breast cancer early. […]

Our Care Transition Service

Our Care transition service Our Care transition service ensures your loved ones are well received back home from hospitals and nursing homes. Why is it important to have our caregivers in place for this? The answer is simply to reduce hospital readmissions for our loved ones. We don’t want them going back on re-admissions again […]

Guest Blog: Mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma cancer is a rare and very serious disease caused typically by long-time, long-ago occupational exposure to asbestos. It strikes mostly seniors, often turning a well-planned retirement upside down for patients and their families. Although there is no definitive cure, recent treatment advances and better diagnostics have allowed mesothelioma specialists to take a more curative […]

Caring for an ALS Patient

What is ALS?  It is commonly referred to as the Lou Gehrig’s disease, amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. It is the neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. It is also the debilitating disorder of the motor nerves which rapidly causes progressive muscle weakness and spasms. According to the ALS Association, […]

River Oaks Homecare Patient Advocacy Services

River Oaks Homecare provides patient advocacy services which help families navigate the many senior care choices and community programs such as Alzheimer’s care, Home care, retirement communities, Assisted living, Medicaid and other senior care options. We offer free initial counseling and assessment visit to help determine the appropriate level of care and what type is […]

Elder Abuse And Neglect.

Elder abuse and neglect is very common in our society and around us, unfortunately due to the fact that little or no awareness is made about it to the public and our society in general, it makes it tough for us to see even when it’s happening close to home and around us. It shouldn’t be […]

Physical Changes of Aging: Loss Of Hearing.

Hearing loss is another physical change that seniors experience. Approximately one in three seniors between the ages of 55 – 74 have hearing loss and nearly half of those older than 75 have difficulty hearing. Also, research shows that men are more likely to have hearing loss than women. Having hearing loss issues can disrupt […]