The statistics regarding bone and joint health in this country are truly staggering. Experts estimate that there are more than 54 million adults over the age of 50 who are suffering from osteoporosis, 35.5 million of which are women, and nearly 23 percent of the adult population is living with arthritis. These are only two of the many conditions that can lead to pain in the joints and bones, all of which can lead to reduced mobility, compromised safety, and diminished health and well-being.
As a family caregiver it should be one of your primary goals and priorities to make sure that your elderly parent is kept safe, healthy, and comfortable, and that starts with understanding the risks that they are facing. By recognizing if your aging parent is at increased risk of suffering from bone and joint pain, you can help them to make choices that may reduce those risks, or prepare yourself for the care that they will need.
Some issues that might increase the risk for bone and joint pain in your aging parent include:
- History of broken bones,
- History of traumatic injury to the joints,
- Having a slight frame, which increases the risk of osteoporosis,
- Being overweight or obese, which increases the risk of arthritis and chronic joint pain,
- Personal history of repetitive motions of the joints, such as having a profession that required considerable bending and squatting’
- Inactive lifestyle that can lead to weakening of the joints and reduction of the bone mass.
If you have been looking for ways that you can enhance your parent’s quality of life and support better health and well-being throughout their later years, now may be the ideal time for you to consider starting senior homecare for them.
A senior homecare services provider can be in the home with your parent on a customized schedule that ensures that no matter how frequently you can be with them or how extensive or mild their needs, they will get exactly the care, support, and assistance that is right for them.
The highly personalized services that a homecare provider can offer to your parent can range from help with housekeeping responsibilities and providing transportation to providing physical assistance and support for mobility challenges and sensitive personal care needs. Companionship and activities can also be invaluable for boosting mental and emotional health and helping your parent to live the most fulfilling lifestyle possible throughout their later years.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of Homecare Services in Great Neck NY or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Star Multi Care Services today at (631)956-8835. We are the Right Choice for Home Health Care Services!
From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales.
1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002.
In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies.
Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.