Treemont Retirement Blog

Healthy Tips for Seniors: Community Liaison Role for Linda Parra


Posted by Lisa Witt on May 30, 2022 4:20:43 PM

Healthy Tips for Seniors: New Community Liaison Role for Linda Parra

Senior Allegiance is the preferred provider for Treemont Community. Senior Allegiance can help residents thrive in their homes with assistance via Home Health services or Personal Care services.

Home Health care is defined by Medicare as a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. The goal of home health care is to treat an illness or injury and to improve and maintain your independence.

Services Senior Allegiance Home Health Provides includes:

  • Therapy (Physical, Occupational, Speech)               - Wound Care
  • Monitoring serious illness/unstable health status      -Injections
  • Intravenous or nutrition therapy                               -Patient/caregiver education
  • Psychiatric Nursing                                                   -Home Health Aide
  • Social Worker Services

Personal Care Services (PAS) provide a range of services that allow residents and families to have peace of mind

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

Healthy Tips for Seniors: Emotional Needs and Exercise


Posted by Lisa Witt on May 12, 2022 10:15:32 PM

Healthy Tips for Seniors: Emotional Needs and Exercise

Emotional needs and support have become a crucial part of our health, especially during the COVID19 pandemic. While exercise is usually associated with physical benefits to the body, exercise also greatly benefits one’s emotional needs. Below are different ways that exercise enhances one’s emotional requirements.

Reduces stress: Exercise helps reduce mental and physical stress on the body. While reducing stress hormones, exercise stimulates the production of endorphins that can promote relaxation and increase happiness.

Better Sleep: Physical exercise can be exhausting to the body requiring it to need rest. Exercise allows the mind to decompress making it easier to fall asleep, as well as physical body changes such as change in body temperature that enables sleepiness. When we sleep, the body is able to recover physically and mentally, also increasing our energy levels. Blood flow

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

Healthy Tips for Seniors: Learn How Senior Allegiance Can Help You


Posted by Lisa Witt on Feb 27, 2022 8:23:49 PM

Healthy Tips for Seniors: Learn How Senior Allegiance Can Help You

Senior Allegiance is the Preferred Provider for the Treemont Community. Senior Allegiance can help residents thrive in their homes with assistance via Home Health services or Personal Care services.

Home Health care is defined by Medicare as a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. The goal of home health care is to treat an illness or injury and to improve and maintain your independence.

Services Provided by Senior Allegiance Home Health includes:

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

Healthy Tips for Seniors: Covid19 and Our Community


Posted by Lisa Witt on Jan 11, 2022 10:39:34 PM

Healthy Tips for Seniors: Covid19 and Our Community

As the spread of Coronavirus continues to be a main concern throughout the world it is important to stay informed and do our part to in respond this emerging public health threat. As we are bombarded daily on TV and social media with information about the Coronavirus, it is important that we obtain information from trustworthy sources. As a home health agency, we rely on organizations such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and World Health Organization, (WHO). These websites will provide the most up to date information in regards to COVID19 prevention, management, and status of the virus.

Senior communities such as Treemont Retirement Community are an area of focus due to the age demographics in these communities. Treemont has the unique opportunity to partner with Senior Allegiance Home Health agency that has become a great resource and partner in responding to COVID19, along with Treemont Health Care Center.

The recent identification of the COVID19 variant, Omicron, has caused an increase of positive case throughout Houston and the world. According to the CDC, the Omicron variant is likely to spread more easily than

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

Healthy Tips for Seniors: Stay Safe, Get Vaccine. Protect Each Other


Posted by Lisa Witt on Sep 9, 2021 6:15:09 PM

Healthy Tips for Seniors: Treemonters, Protect Each Other. Stay Safe, Get Vaccinated

It is an understatement to say most of us have “Covid Fatigue.” We yearn to return to “normal.” We thought we were there, and then we encountered the delta variant, resulting in a spike in Covid19 cases in Houston. No one is immune from this disease.

The three COVID-19 Vaccines are a miraculous new tool to prevent infection. For those who get the Covid delta variant, the vaccine has typically resulted in a mild case and largely kept people from being hospitalized. Pfizer-BioNTech, with full FDA approval, is 95% effective rate against COVID19, requiring 2 doses 3 weeks apart. Moderna, under review for full FDA approval, requires 2 doses 4 weeks apart. Johnson & Johnson COVID19 vaccine has approximately a 66.3% effective rate according to the CDC and requires only 1 dose. Treemont Health Care Center is administering free vaccines Tuesday, August 31st and is now an official vaccination site. Call Karina Walker at 713.975.1519 to sign up!

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

Healthy Tips for Seniors: Treemont Doctors


Posted by Lisa Witt on Jul 25, 2021 3:22:14 PM

Healthy Tips for Seniors: Need a Primary Care Doctor that Makes House Calls?
Meet Visiting Doctors: Dr. Nasiya Ahmed & Dr. Adrian Zaharia  
  1. A key benefit of having Senior Allegiance as Treemont’s Preferred Provider Home Care agency is that Senior Allegiance can arrange to have its patients seen by a doctor at Treemont. Senior Allegiance has partnered with two doctors: Dr. Nasiya Ahmed and Dr. Zaharia to provide on-site primary care physician (PCP) services for Treemont residents.

Dr. Nasiya Ahmed, founder of Village Physicians, specializes in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care. Value is placed on the doctor-patient relationship, offering convenient and longer appointment times as well as after hour physician services. Dr. Ahmed will see residents through the entire continuum of care offered here at Treemont as well as Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital, then back to Treemont Independent Living or to Treemont Health Care Center if a rehab stay is needed. The idea is for your doctor to follow you wherever you go. For an on-site appointment at Treemont, contact Dr. Ahmed’s office at (832) 408-8575.

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

Healthy Tips for Seniors: How to Talk with Your Healthcare Provider


Posted by Lisa Witt on Jun 21, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Healthy Tips for Seniors: Tips on Improving Communication with your Healthcare Provider

Having good communication between you and your healthcare providers is important for your health. Sharing all information with your healthcare provider about your health situation is key to receiving the proper quality of care. The challenge is that most appointments with your healthcare provider are short. Here are a few suggestions to help get the most out of your visits when seeing your healthcare provider. 

Before your Appointment:

  1. Make a list of 2-3 things you most want to talk about with your provider and bring this list to your appointment.
  2. Make a list of past and current health problems, including surgery or treatments. It is also important to include medications that have caused unwanted side effects.
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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Healthy Tips for Seniors

Healthy Tips for Seniors: Fall Safety for Seniors


Posted by Lisa Witt on Jun 16, 2021 2:20:00 PM

Healthy Tips for Seniors: Fall Safety for Senior Citizens

 Falls are a very common occurrence among the senior citizen community. According to the CDC, more than one out of four older people fall each year and just one fall doubles the chances of falling again. The majority of falls occur in the home setting, making any senior citizen susceptible to a fall. More than 3 million citizens are treated for fall injuries a year. Although many of the falls that occur do not result in serious injuries, statistics, show 1 out of 5 falls cause a serious injury. The following injuries can result from a fall:

  1. Broken bones such as wrist, arm, ankle, and hip fractures
  2. Head injuries
  3. Reduce the level of activity due to fear of a recurrent fall
  4. Can affect a person’s ability to live on their own
  5. New medications may be prescribed (such as blood thinners)
  6. Death 

Even though falls are common, there are a wide range of reasons that can increase the chances of a fall.

  1. Lower body weakness
  2. Vitamin D deficiency
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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Healthy Tips for Seniors

Pros and Cons of Senior Living in Houston


Posted by Lisa Witt on May 15, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Evaluating the Pros and Cons of Senior Living Options
Pros
Security & Peace of Mind

The rise of violence against older Americans makes this population particularly vulnerable. Age and deteriorating health can compromise older adults’ ability to protect themselves from danger, making them prime targets for scams, burglaries and physical assault. Senior living communities tend to offer more security against these threats. In fact, many are equipped with locked doors, security guards, gates and/or security systems. 

Increased security can be very beneficial to older adults who may not live in the safest neighborhoods or near family that can check on them regularly. Thankfully, in addition to the security measures mentioned above, living in a senior living community typically means that older adults will be in close proximity to neighbors and staff who can look out for them. Other benefits that provide peace of mind include the availability of extra care options, inside corridors, safety checks and an emergency call system. Senior living resident Maggie talks about why she feels safe in a retirement community.

Community

When you retire, lose a mate or have little in common with your youthful neighbors, life can get lonely. Avoiding loneliness and isolation is especially

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

Easy Hobbies to Pick Up in Independent Living for Houston Seniors


Posted by Lisa Witt on May 13, 2021 1:46:04 PM

Easy Hobbies to Pick Up in Independent Living for Houston Seniors
By Cassie Garcia. Cassie has lived more life than she cares to admit (don't dare ask her age). She's been a cattle rancher, a scuba instructor, and a botanical garden curator. Now, she spends her time writing, gardening, and chasing after her three grandchildren.  Photo Credits: Source  Source      Source

They're called the 'golden years' for  reason. We can now do all those things we never had time for in the past. Retirement has its rewards....whether you finally pick up that crochet needle, build a birdhouse, or just want to develop new hobbies.

Independent living for seniors in Houston has so many options and activities that stimulate the mind and keep hands busy. It's never too late to learn something new. Here are a few easy hobbies to put on your to-do list.

Outdoors

Simple modes of physical activity for adults prevent some of the health problems that crop up as we age. It also helps our muscles stay strong for those day-to-day tasks. You’ll sleep better after enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.

Gardening - Outdoor gardening in raised beds or containers improves motor skills while enhancing the five senses. Plant

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