Compassionate Elderly Care: Understanding the Needs of a Male Caregiver  

Elderly Care in Huntington NY When many people think about elderly care, their automatic perception is that all caregivers are female, either the wives, daughters, or granddaughters of the seniors receiving the care. While it is true that the majority of caregivers are women, the pattern is rapidly changing. Less than two decades ago only around 15 percent of caregivers offering elderly care for their aging loved ones were male. A recent study, however, showed that today's elderly care landscape is dramatically ... Read more

A STAR RECEIVES A PROMOTION

Amy Brett Receives a Promotion Amy Brett has extensive home care experience, having worked several years for two other home care companies.  Amy came to Star Multi Care looking for a change.  “I wanted to work for a larger company with a positive work environment”, she said.  “Star also provided an opportunity for the professional growth I wanted”, she continued.  Last month Amy was promoted to Senior Patient Care Coordinator and is thrilled to continue her growth with the company. As a Patient ... Read more

Home Care Considerations:  Pet Ownership

 Home Care in Manhasset NY There is a tremendous amount of research that highlights the benefits pets can offer seniors, especially those who may be living alone. Nonetheless, many people assume that elderly people shouldn’t have a cat or dog. The concern is that having a cat may cause an elderly individual to fall if it gets underfoot, or he could lose his balance and fall while cleaning out the litter box. Consider the following facts regarding seniors and owning a pet: 1. The ... Read more

5 Tips to Improve Safety through Elder Care

Elder Care in Rockville Center NY June is National Safety Month, and there are many things people can do to improve safety for elderly individuals. Relying on elder care is just one aspect of improving safety. For family members, friends, or others who may be concerned about safety for elderly loved ones, below are five tips that can help to improve safety for them. Tip #1: Talk to them directly. It’s fine to make assumptions, but unless you actually sit down and have ... Read more

Progeria

Pediatric Home Health in Rockville Center NY Is it possible to die of old age when a person is only a teenager?  Yes it is. There is an extremely rare disease called “Progeria,” which causes children to age up to eight or ten times faster than other people. In the entire world, there are only about two hundred children with this condition. Wikipedia says that the name of this disease comes from two Greek words, “pro” meaning before and “geras” meaning old age. ... Read more

Asking Questions Helps to Improve Support for those Relying on Home Care Services

Home Care Services in Manhasset NY A person who’s considering hiring home care services, whether it’s for themselves or a family member, may have a number of questions that arise. Asking questions is one of the best ways to gather valuable and pertinent information. However, some people have a tendency to ‘clam up’ when they have an opportunity to actually ask those questions of somebody in person. Maybe they have a tendency to go online and gather as much information as they can ... Read more

The Whole of Home Care is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts

Home Care in Great Neck NY There are many things in life that have practical application and can be important for people to consider. When you’re talking about home care, one of those things that can apply in certain situations is, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” What does this mean? Essentially it means that an entire team, whether it consists of a number of different in-home care service providers, a combination of professional caregivers and family members and ... Read more

STAR EMPLOYEES VISIT MONTAUK YACHT CLUB

MONTAUK, NY—Star Multi Care Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Sternbach, and Chief Financial Officer, David Schoenberg  hosted their annual Administrator’s Meeting at the beautiful Montauk Yacht Club last week.  Fifteen of the company’s management staff attended the three-day event. During the “Meeting of the Minds” themed event, Stephen and David took to the Boardroom to review the previous year’s successes, as well as to develop new and improved programs for the upcoming fiscal year.  The primary discussions this year included evolving health care ... Read more

Elderly Care Tips: Helping Your Parents Cope with Constipation

Elderly Care in Plainview NY Constipation is an uncomfortable situation, but for many elderly adults, it is a frequent reality. Older adults are much more likely to experience constipation than younger adults and may be less likely to discuss these symptoms with their caregivers and doctors, which can make it more difficult to manage and overcome the symptoms. Though constipation itself is not a disease, it could be a symptom of something more serious going on, so it is important to make ... Read more

Senior Care: Reducing the Risk of Your Elderly Parent Falling

Senior Care in Stonybrook NY One of the most common reasons for hospitalization of the elderly results from falls. As caregivers, one of the most important aspects of senior care is being aware of the dangers that may be present in the home of your elderly parents. Preventing falls in the home is essential to ensure the best quality of life and independence for your elderly parent. Senior Care and Preventing Falls More than half of all falls among the elderly occur because of ... Read more
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