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  • May Is National Older American’s Month
    Every May, the Administration on Aging—part of the Administration for Community Living—leads the nation’s observance of Older American’s Month. For 2018, the theme will be “Engage at Every Age,” which emphasizes that you are never too old to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental and emotional well-being and celebrates the many […]
  • Understanding the Four Categories of Long-Term Care Facilities for Older Adults
    By Michael Gill, President of Texas Senior Living Locators There are four categories of long-term care available to senior adult individuals who no longer are able to live independently in a house or apartment: – Skilled Nursing Facilities, – Assisted Living, – Memory Care, and – Independent Living. The appropriate category of long-term care to […]
  • Holiday Survival for the Caregiver
    By Faith Unger, CaregiverU Program Director Previously, I’ve written a blog about holiday survival, but the focus was on helping the care receiver to survive the holiday chaos. My thoughts now turn to the caregiver who is already overwhelmed and additionally faces the work and activities that come with the holidays.  How can the caregiver […]
  • What Happens When a Caregiver Needs a Caregiver?
    By Faith Unger CaregiverU Program Director AGE of Central Texas The short answer to this question is “The caregiver doesn’t get a caregiver, and the care receiver may not receive as much care.”  The longer and more appropriate answer is to the question, “How does a caregiver cope with giving care to an individual when […]
  • Is It Safe to Leave a Person with Dementia Alone?
    People with dementia become increasingly unable to take care of themselves as their disease advances. However, the disease progresses differently in every person.  As a caregiver, you face the ongoing challenge of adapting to each change in your loved one’s behavior and functioning. While there are no hard-and-fast rules on the issue, the National Institutes […]
  • 3 Reasons to Move Your Senior Adult Family Member to a Long-Care Community
    By Michael Gill, President of Texas Senior Living Locators I’ve found there are three reasons why senior adults and their families decide to move from a long-term residence into a senior living community. The first reason is when the senior adult is a danger to himself or herself at home. Most frequently—but not always—this is […]
  • Caregiver Lecture Series Returns in April
    To provide additional education and support to family caregivers, AGE of Central Texas will once again host its annual Caregiver Lecture Series, featuring a series of seminars held every-other weekend in April on three Saturdays, April 1st through 29th, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. The free seminar series will cover legal, financial, and healthcare issues […]
  • Holiday Tips for Caregivers
    By Faith Unger, M. Ed. Program Director for CaregiverU We all carry visions of what the holidays should look like, and often those visions don’t jibe very well with reality.  At this time of year, many of us visualize a Norman Rockwell type of scene – with everybody gathered happily around a perfectly-laid holiday table. Reality […]
  • How Caregivers Can Find Time for New Experiences
    By Faith Unger, Program Director for CaregiverU The fall months are traditionally thought of as back to school time. Just saying that phrase, “back to school,” evokes a ton of special memories—new clothes, new school supplies, and new things to learn. What if caregivers could begin a new school year? Learn something new totally unrelated […]
  • 30 Years of Serving Central Texas
    As AGE of Central Texas celebrates its 30th Anniversary Year during 2016, here is a look back the historical moments that guided the humble organization, founded in 1986, to grow into a leading community non-profit that today serves senior adults and family caregivers across four Central Texas counties: 1984: Dell Computer Corporation is founded in Austin. 1985: […]