Entries by Mary Gilliam

What To Look For In A Home Care Assistant In Plano, TX

The average adult makes an approximate 35,000 remotely conscious decisions on a daily basis.  Of course, each decision carries certain consequences – whether good or bad.  For many people, at a certain point in their life, there will be a decision that needs to be made about the care of our parents or other elderly […]

How To Find The Best Home Health Care In Plano, TX

Mother Theresa once said, “Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.”  Caring for an aging relative is something that many Americans will face at some point in their lives.  Supporting parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and even siblings during a vulnerable time, while also trying to practice self-care is […]

How to get an advanced directive or living will in Dallas TX

Monarch Senior Solutions helps seniors and their families living in the Dallas-area. We’re partnered with the highest-quality elder law firms to ensure all of our clients have the opportunity to get an advanced directive or living will in place if they need it. An advance directive can establish what the holder wants done for their […]

You Are My Sunshine: Benefits of a “Sunlight Diet”

You Are My Sunshine: Benefits of a “Sunlight Diet” Vivienne Echendu   Whether you prefer a spray tan, natural tan, or television screen tan, we can all benefit from a little UV once in a while. Toss your sunscreen aside (but feel free to bring your shades, a hat, and a water bottle) and keep reading to learn the amazing […]

Caregiver Time – The Power of Our Time

ONE NINE: CAREGIVER TIME – THE POWER OF TIME Mary Gilliam, MBA, LNHA, Certified Dementia Practitioner   The dawn of a new year is a good time for us to reflect on something extremely important.  Time – or in our case caregiver time.  This upcoming year has the same maximum amount of time for each […]

Recognizing Changes

Recognizing Changes Chad Anderson, MBA As we begin the new year it may be a good time to reflect on 2018 and assess the areas in our lives requiring attention in 2019.  Many of us set goals for all aspects of our lives; from work, activities, children, and physical health to our families. As families […]

7 Tips to Connect with Dementia Clients

7 Tips to Connect with Dementia Clients     After completing my certified nursing assistant program, I became a caregiver for two clients suffering from dementia.  During this time, I quickly realized that making a connection is one of the most important things I can do as a care partner.  In our fast paced, technology […]

Monarch Senior Home Care – Caregiver of the Year Award

Contact Mary Gilliam Telephone 469-300-2288 Email info@monarchsenior.com Website www.monarchsenior.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2018 Monarch senior solutions Congratulates Azucena Arroyo as 2018 Caregiver of the Year Strong Heart Award Winner Caring | Responsible | Providing Piece of Mind Plano, September 9, 2018– North Texas Area Gerontological Society (NTAGS) recognized the importance of caregivers to […]

Improvisation Techniques to help Dementia Care Communication

Loved One Suffering From Alzheimer’s?  7 Ways Improvisation Techniques Can Help With Communication Mary Gilliam, MBA, LNHA, Certified Dementia Practitioner   Communicating with someone with Dementia can be challenging.  Such as any skill mastery, it can take time and practice to learn the nuances of keeping a conversation engaging.  While improving communication skills might not […]

Life After Diagnosis | The New Normal

Life After Diagnosis | The New Normal Mary Gilliam, MBA, LNHA Receiving the diagnosis of a degenerative disease for yourself or a loved one instantly changes everything.  In the moment, fear and thoughts of what the future holds are consuming.  Denial.  Anger.  Guilt.   Hope? Slowly over time, the normalcy of life without diagnosis transitions to […]