COVID-19 Prevention for the Elderly

Man wearing a respiratory mask, holding the Coronavirus Covid-19 sign

We are now several months into the COVID-19 pandemic and still learning so much about this deadly disease. One thing we do know with certainty is that the elderly is one group that is more susceptible to developing serious complications when the virus attacks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates adults 65 […]

Call to Action

Dear Pride PHC Services Clients and Employees, I am solemnly and wholeheartedly reaching out to you to share my thoughts on the recent, unjustified tragedies that have taken place in our nation where black men have been killed by brutal acts of law enforcement aggression. These tragedies have sparked much thought, much conversation and much […]

COVID-19 and the Melancholy Hugger

Well everyone, I hope you are all well as we persevere through this crazy pandemic. As someone who could be considered the Poster Girl for actually catching the virus, being over 65 and having several of the chronic health issues, I am grateful to say as of today I am COVID-19 free. I know this invisible […]

Putting Happy Back Into Happy Holidays

The holidays are intended to be a happy time – one of presents, family, food, and togetherness. But with the elderly, the approach of a new year can have a dispiriting effect. Senior citizens may have a tendency to get a little blue around the holidays. It can be easy to reflect upon memories with […]

5 Tips to Healthy Aging for the Elderly

It’s never too late to take charge of your health, regardless of your age. There are simple lifestyle changes that you can make now that should make a big difference. Here are 5 tips to healthy aging for the elderly: #1 Eat clean Nutrition is the foundation for a healthy body. According to the Centers […]

Cindy’s Journey

Have you ever gone to a doctor for what you thought would be a routine visit and ended up getting news about a far more dire medical emergency? Well, that scenario played out for me in May. I went to my cardiologist to get his clearance for foot surgery and end up needing a triple […]

Seniors and heat stress

It’s that time of year again! Summer is here in San Antonio. You step outside, and it doesn’t take long until you’re in a shower of sweat. The sweltering heat is not only uncomfortable, but it can be fatal especially for senior citizens who are more susceptible to the heat. We want you to know […]

The Stress of caring for a senior citizen with epilepsy

As we get older, it is a fact of life that our bodies start to physically and neurologically break down, which means that seniors are especially susceptible to seizures and epilepsy. If you or a loved one are experiencing epilepsy for the first time after age 65, you’re not alone according to a recent report in U.S […]

Good Night Rest, Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

There’s not a singular reason people develop Alzheimer’s Disease, according to research Certain risk factors such as lifestyle, heredity and family history play a role. New research reemphasizes sleep as a big contributor. ALZHEIMER’S: MOST COMMON TYPE OF DEMENTIA Alzheimer’s attacks the part of the brain which dictates control, language and memory. A person will begin […]

Winter Fire Prevention Safety Tips

The weather in south Texas is not marked by long stretches of cold like other parts of the country. However, when we get bursts of frigid weather, the  temperatures are not only uncomfortable, but can also be deadly especially for senior citizens who are more vulnerable to the cold. We put together a few safety […]