Entries by Mary Gilliam

Senior Citizens Face Double-Edged Sword of COVID-19

Senior Citizens Face Double-Edged Sword of COVID-19 August 18, 2020 Mary Gilliam, MBA, LNHA             We’ve now had several months experience with COVID-19 and it’s become abundantly clear that senior citizens are the ones most at risk.  This is especially true for seniors with underlying health issues, such as serious heart conditions, lung disease, or […]

How To Make A Homemade Face Mask

How To Make A Homemade Face Mask April 9, 2020 Mary Gilliam, MBA, LNHA   During this pandemic, the CDC now recommends a face mask for the general population while out of the home.  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is hard to come by even for essential healthcare entities around the world, therefore, the usage of […]

COVID – 19 | Infection Control

COVID – 19 | Infection Control March 21, 2020 Mary Gilliam, MBA, LNHA   Infection Control is important during flu season but especially now during a COVID-19 pandemic.  Infection control addresses factors related to the spread of infections including prevention, investigation of origin, infection monitoring, vaccination surveillance and management of outbreaks.  There things can be […]

Reasons to choose nonmedical home care

Parents are the only two people in the world whom you can trust, rely upon at all times – good and bad. No matter what financial, social or personal trouble you are going through, parents act like your pillars of strength, they are always by your side to care for you. They spend a major […]

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 […]