Tips for Touring Assisted Living Communities

Finding the right assisted living facility for your loved one is one of the most important decisions you can make. We’ve compiled the top elements to look for when assessing a senior assisted living community.  During your visit, consider the quality of care that your loved one may receive. The decision of “if, when and…

How You Can Help Texas Tornado Victims

If you want to provide assistance, the Red Cross can be reached at 800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or redcross.org. One fast option to help provide disaster relief is to text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, people also can make a monetary donation to support the disaster response efforts by…

2016 Caring Star Award

We are pleased to announce that our Silver Creek Assisted Living location in Garland, Texas has been awarded the 2016 Caring Star Award by caring.com. Our community has been selected as a Caring Star of 2016 for service excellence in Assisted Living Care. In ratings and reviews from older adults and their family members, Silver…

10 Things Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Your Blood Tests

Typical routine blood tests include the complete blood count, also called CBC, to measure your red and white blood cell numbers as well as hemoglobin and other numbers. This test can uncover anemia, infection, and even cancer of the blood. Another common blood test is the basic metabolic panel to check your heart, kidney and…

How to Recognize Signs It’s Time for Assisted Living

Signs that Your Loved One May Need Assisted Living Moving a family member into residential care is never an easy decision. However, there are some telltale signs that caregivers can look for in order to recognize when it’s time for assisted living: Wandering: In later stages of dementia, the risk posed by wandering becomes much greater,…

7 Top Antioxidant-Rich Foods for Osteoarthritis

1 / 8   Colorful Fruits, Vegetables, and Nuts for Your Shopping List. Simply performing its basic tasks — breathing, moving, and the like — the body produces substances known as free radicals. Problem is, free radicals can attack your healthy cells. And, when you have a disease such as osteoarthritis, your cells are weakened and thus more susceptible…

Treating Gum Disease Might Help Prostate Symptoms

By Robert Preidt     FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Treating gum disease may help reduce symptoms of prostate inflammation, which can make urination difficult, a small study suggests. Previous research has shown a link between gum disease and prostate inflammation — called prostatitis. The study included 27 men, age 21 and older, who…

Early Signs of Skin Cancer

You take good care of your skin — you wash it regularly, moisturize, and maybe even wear sunscreen on a regular basis. But you also need to take the time to check your skin for signs of skin cancer. Evaluating your skin for certain tell-tale skin cancer signs is an important step in protecting the long-term…

Can Lack of Sleep Lead to Alzheimer’s?

National Sleep Awareness Week is March 2-8, 2015. While sleep is something many of us put off to get things done, losing sleep can have long-term effects on our health. In fact, recent studies have linked ongoing lack of sleep to Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more. Sleep and Alzheimer’s Meir H. Kryger, MD, National Sleep Foundation Board…

Writing Your Way to Happiness

The scientific research on the benefits of so-called expressive writing is surprisingly vast. Studies have shown that writing about oneself and personal experiences can improve mood disorders, help reduce symptoms among cancer patients, improve a person’s health after a heart attack, reduce doctor visits and even boost memory. Now researchers are studying whether the power…