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Healthy Tips for Seniors Houston Assisted Living: Heart Healthy Diet


Posted by Lisa Witt on Mar 21, 2017 8:54:00 AM

Healthy Tips for Seniors Houston Assisted Living: Heart Healthy Diet

  • What is Heart Healthy Diet?  

    • According to the American heart association following a heart healthy diet and lifestyle can help you fight cardiovascular disease.
    • The goal of this type of diet is to eat foods that help obtain or maintain healthy levels of cholesterol.

    Recommendations for a heart healthy diet:

    • Balance the number of calories you eat and physical activity to maintain a healthy body weight (this means not eating more calories than you need).
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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Healthy Tips for Seniors

Assisted Living Houston Community Redecorates Its Dining Room


Posted by Lisa Witt on Mar 15, 2017 8:10:00 AM

Assisted Living Houston Community Its Redecorates Dining Room

Treemont Retirement Community is Houston’s “Retirement Tradition” being the first senior living community of its kind in Houston developed about 40 years ago. It is a testimony to the long-tenured, caring staffthat fosters a cozy atmosphere that this continuing care retirement community (CCRC) has served multiple generations of Houstonians.Treemont has been getting an update in recent years, starting with the renovation of Building A and now moving to a complete remodel of the Treemont Dining Room.

The remodel has been guided by Casey Brand of Cassandra Brand Interiors. The original classic brass chandeliers

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living

Meet Maria Rodriguez, Dining Staff at Assisted Living in Houston Community


Posted by Lisa Witt on Mar 8, 2017 4:54:02 PM

Meet Maria Rodriguez, Dining Staff at Assisted Living in Houston Community

There are some individuals who quietly do their daily work without fanfare yet epitomize what Treemont most values in an employee.Dining Staff Salad Station Lead Maria Rodriguez has devoted a 37 year career to making our residents feel loved and respected. Maria makes sure the salad area is clean and sanitized at all times. She also ensures that all salads each day are prepped in accordance to recipes and exact quantities.

Maria applied to work in the Dining Room at this senior living Houston community because her daughter Olga had been working here and really enjoyed it. She had previously worked in an apartment complex nearby. She has been at our assisted living in Houston community for almost 36 years,

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living

Meet Your Assisted Living Houston Neighbor: W.B. Mac McLeroy


Posted by Lisa Witt on Feb 17, 2017 10:20:13 AM

Meet Your Assisted Living Houston Neighbor: W.B. Mac McLeroy
 by Lois McCall     
 

W.B. Mac” McLeroy was born to W. B. Sr. and Frances Winona Hawthorne McLeroy in Corpus Christi, Texas, and has lived most of his life in the “oil patch.”

In many ways he is the quintessential Texan—a savvy and successful business man well in control of any situation, rugged and strong yet affable, soft-spoken and almost courtly in manner.

He was the eldest of three children who learned in childhood to adapt to changing circumstances. His father was an early entrant into the lucrative oil field service industry and thoroughly enjoyed his associations with oil drillers and producers all over Texas. Mac recalls frequent moves to places like San Angelo or Winters, Midland or Refugio. Wherever the

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Meet Your Assisted Living Houston Neighbor

Assisted Living Houston Resident Artists Display Their Artwork


Posted by Lisa Witt on Feb 15, 2017 10:09:00 AM

Assisted Living Houston Residents Display Their Artwork

This independent living in Houston community has a wealth of talented residents and a cross-section of skills from geophysicists to physicians to artists and musicians. During the month of February, Treemont has focused on the Artists in our community. Today we celebrate the artists in our midst. All are gifted, uncompromisingly detailed, yet their works vary in styles from abstract to baroque but all aesthetically pleasing. On February 16, 2017, our assistedl living in Houston Artists will exhibit their works of art. Some residents still paint, others have

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living

Healthy Tips for Seniors Houston Assisted Living: Flu Influenza


Posted by Lisa Witt on Feb 7, 2017 9:45:00 AM

Healthy Tips for Seniors Houston Assisted Living: Influenza

  • What is Influenza? 

    • The CDC defines this condition as a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus that affects the nose, throat and lungs.

    Signs and Symptoms

    • After exposure to the virus it may take 1 to 4 days to begin to
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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Healthy Tips for Seniors

Nursing Homes in Houston: Spotlight on Admissions Director Rachel Flowers


Posted by Lisa Witt on Feb 2, 2017 9:07:19 AM

Nursing Home in Houston: Spotlight on Admissions Director Rachel Flowers

If you have a fall and need rehab, or have the need for long-term assisted living, skilled nursing care to intensive,rehabilitative therapy, you want your first contact to be a warm, caring and knowledgeable individual. We are pleased to announce that person is our new Health Care Admissions Director Rachel Flowers! Rachel is responsible for admitting patients to Treemont’s Health Care Center (HCC), located just off of Building B. Rachel is generally the first point of contact for Treemont residents and families who

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Nursing Home Information

Houston Nursing Home Uses Music to Renew Lives of Dementia Residents 


Posted by Lisa Witt on Jan 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Houston Nursing Home Uses Beloved Music to Renew Lives of Dementia Residents

Treemont uses Beloved Music to Renew the Lives of Residents with Dementia. Memories forge our identities and make people unique. Yet dementia chips away at memories and often makes it difficult to remember family, friends and the past life the individual has lived. 

Music and Memory is a new and innovative program designed to use beloved music favorites that will tap into an Alzheimer’s or dementia individual’s deep memories, help renew their past life connections, thereby improving their quality of life. This program can reach residentswith communication challenges, make them happier, more social and more receptive to daily care and family visits.  Music favorites can help reduce depression and anxiety. The program can increase socialization and interaction, increase resident quality of life

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Nursing Home Information

Healthy Tips for Seniors Houston Assisted Living: Bowel Incontinence


Posted by Lisa Witt on Jan 10, 2017 7:15:42 AM

Healthy Tips for Seniors Houston Assisted Living: Bowel Incontinence

  • What is Bowel or Fecal Incontinence? 

    • This condition is defined by the Mayo Clinic as the inability to control bowel movements.
    • This type of incontinence can range from occasional leakage of stool to a complete loss of bowel control.

    Signs and Symptoms

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Healthy Tips for Seniors

Spotlight: Medication Aide Coordinator Plays Key Role in Assisted Living Houston Home Health Agency


Posted by Lisa Witt on Jan 4, 2017 12:03:38 PM

Medication Aide Coordinator Plays Key Role in Assisted Living Houston Home Health Agency

Residents move to a senior independent living community with the desire to stay independent as long as possible. Treemont introduced the concept of “Independence Plus on our campus. Seniors who need help with activities of daily living can receive personal assistance services (PAS)and Medicare home health services in their apartment instead of moving to a licensed assisted living facility. Senior Allegiance is the “Plus” in Independence Plus.” 

One key Senior Allegiance Program is Medication Management. We are fortunate to have such  a caring “jewel” as Medication Program Coordinator Diamond Texada. Diamond started a year ago as a weekend med aide before assuming the leadership role when Cindy Harrell became the PAS Coordinator. In her role as Med Aide Coordinator, Diamond provides routine daily medications, prescription and non-prescription, records vital signs such as temperature, blood pressure and blood sugar per medical staff and ADON Ana Vazquez.

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, home health care in houston