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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

Healthy Tips for Seniors Houston Assisted Living: Atrial Fibrillation


Posted by Lisa Witt on Dec 20, 2016 2:37:00 PM

Healthy Tips for Seniors Houston Assisted Living: Atrial Fibrillation

What is Atrial Fibrillation? 

  • This condition is defined by the American heart association as a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.
  • It is the most common type of irregular heart beat

Signs and Symptoms

  • The most common symptom of this condition is a quivering or fluttering heartbeat.
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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Healthy Tips for Seniors

Spotlight at Houston Assisted Living: Marketing Coordinator Goes Above & Beyond


Posted by Lisa Witt on Dec 13, 2016 12:51:39 PM

Spotlight at Houston Assisted Living: Marketing Coordinator Goes Above & Beyond

Most everyone knows Linda Parra who used to be the Front Desk Receptionist, before moving into a Leasing position. If you don’t know Linda, she likely knows you! Linda does not confine her task to touring and moving in new residents. She takes an active interest in the residents who live at our Houston senior living community, helping them with minor tasks and responding to more urgent situations. Many of you have witnessed her warmth and sensitivity, as well as her humor.

Linda has worked on the Campus for 7 years, starting off as a CNA, then as night supervisor then office manager for Treemont Home Care, soon to become Senior Allegiance. Linda was asked to be the Front Desk Receptionist because of her warmth and poise to handle a multi-faceted

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living

Why Traditional Medicare is Best for Treemont Assisted Living in Houston Residents


Posted by Admin on Dec 3, 2016 4:44:50 PM

Why Traditional Medicare is Best for Treemont Assisted Living in Houston  Residents 

 

In discussions over the past month with Treemont families and residents, I realize there is much uncertainty regarding whether residents have Traditional Medicare vs a Medicare Advantage Plan. Everyone over age 65+ has Medicare. If you would like us to do a
“quick check” on which Medicare coverage you have
, please call or email me with 3 pieces of information:

Name of Senior
Social Security Number (SSN)
Date of Birth

Click to Email Lisa to Check Medicare Plan  

Treemont is advocating Traditional Medicare with a supplemental plan for resident age 75+ for the following reasons:

Traditional Medicare provides the Maximum Flexibility to choose

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