What Is Long-Term Care?

Long-term care refers to a comprehensive range of medical, personal, and social services coordinated to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of people who are chronically ill or disabled. A nursing home facility may be the best choice for people who require 24-hour medical care and supervision.

What Type of Care Do Nursing Homes Provide?

Nursing homes offer the most extensive care a person can get outside a hospital. Nursing homes offer help with custodial care -- like bathing, getting dressed, and eating -- as well as skilled care. Skilled nursing care is given by a registered nurse and includes medical monitoring and treatments.

How Can I Find the Right Nursing Home?

Finding the right nursing home takes time. It is important to begin the search for a suitable nursing home well in advance of seeking admission to the facility. There are often long waiting periods for available accommodations. Planning ahead also can make the transition of moving into a nursing home much easier.

About Nursing Homes

A nursing home, convalescent home, skilled nursing facility (SNF), care home, rest home or intermediate care provides a type of residential care. It is a place of residence for people who require continual nursing care and have significant difficulty coping with the required activities of daily living. Nursing aides and skilled nurses are usually available 24 hours a day.

Residents include the elderly and younger adults with physical or mental disabilities. Residents in a skilled nursing facility may also receive physical, occupational, and other rehabilitative therapies following an accident or illness. Some nursing homes assist people with special needs, such as Alzheimer patients.

Residents may have specific legal rights depending on the nation the facility is in.

Before the Industrial Revolution, elderly care was largely in the hands of the family who would support elderly relatives who could no longer do so themselves. Charitable institutions and parish poor relief were other sources of care.

Nursing homes offer the most extensive care a person can get outside a hospital. Nursing homes offer help with custodial care—like bathing, getting dressed, and eating—as well as skilled care given by a registered nurse and includes medical monitoring and treatments. Skilled care also includes services provided by specially trained professionals, such as physical, occupational, and respiratory therapists

Features included

  • 3 Chef-prepared meals daily and restaurant style dining
  • Dynamic calendar of activities, outings and Watercrest Institute classes
  • Salon and Spa Services on-site
  • Coastal Living design complete with pool, verandas, and outdoor living spaces
  • Spacious apartments with washer, dryer, and kitchenettes
  • 24-hour licensed staffing and world class personal care
  • Wellness programs
  • Pet friendly environment
  • A state-of-the-art wireless resident call system
  • Medication management available
  • Preventative health screenings
  • High apartment ceilings and spa showers
  • Transportation services seven days per week
  • Housekeeping services
  • Maintenance services
  • Utilities and cable included
  • Move-in coordination
  • Respite stay accommodations

Sam and Spring Houston named new Associate Publishers for SENIOR Magazine

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Sam and Spring Houston, a husband/wife team, are the new Associate Publishers of three area magazines, Collin County SENIOR MagazineDenton County SENIOR Magazine and Texoma Area SENIOR Magazine.

“The Houston’s prior business experiences and skills make them ideal to carry-on—and even expand—the SENIOR Magazine family,” according to Josh Cates, president and CEO of the parent publishing company. “When we began publishing five years ago, I lived in the area but have since relocated out of state. By becoming Associate Publishers Sam and Spring Houston, who reside and are raising their family in their home state, our clients, advertisers and the readers of these three magazines once again have local management working with them and for them.”

The parent publishing company, SENIOR Magazine, Inc, is in its fifth year. Today it successfully publishes six versions of SENIOR Magazine—each with articles exclusive to the specific area designated by the title.


Denton County SENIOR Magazine and Collin County SENIOR Magazine serve 50,300 readers in Texas

Texoma Area SENIOR Magazine serves 18,900 in North Texas and Oklahoma.

Scottsdale SENIOR Magazine reaches 21,000 readers in Arizona,

Colorado Springs SENIOR Magazineserves 26,330 readers in Colorado, and

Northshore SENIOR Magazine reaches 21,000 in Tangipahoa, Washington, and St Tammanythe three parishes on the north shore of Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain.

All versions are filled with information and articles useful and interesting to seniors and their families. And all issues are complimentary to subscribers and readers. They are distributed via complimentary by-mail subscriptions and can be found in special table-top or free-standing-floor racks in the lobby and reception areas of many local hospitals, medical buildings, physician’s offices, senior centers, as well as some financial planning and legal service offices, and other convenient locations throughout their respective distribution areas.

Each advertiser-supported regionalSENIOR Magazine is printed in full-color on glossy paper. Articles and stories in each version of SENIOR Magazine are written by local professionals, targeted to the concerns and interests of local readers who are 50 and older. Emphasis is on providing information relevant to quality health and wellness issues, along with legal and financial topics, and lifestyle information.

Both Sam and Spring Houston have business degrees from Texas institutions of higher learning; Sam from University of North Texas, Spring from East Texas State. Sam put his degree to work in field sales for a number of years while Spring rose to contract specialist for a national company. During hours not devoted to work the couple enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family including their own nearly two-year old daughter Parker.