STAR MULTI CARE GRADUATES FIRST HOME HEALTH AIDE

Star Multi Care is also pleased to announce the completion of their first Home Health Aide Training class. Amerakal (pictured below) was the first graduate of the Star Training Program. “She had just the right combination of compassion, empathy and a pleasant demeanor when we selected her as a Student of Star and we are proud to have her become our first successful Star Home Health Aide from this new license”, stated Lauren Scalcione, RN Administrator of the Melville NY Branch of ... Read more

How Can a UTI be “Silent?”

When you think of a urinary tract infection (UTI), you likely think of burning pain while urinating. Most people do. In the elderly, a UTI may not be as easily detected. It can cause other symptoms that don't make people think of a UTI. When this happens, it's known as a silent UTI. Common Symptoms of a UTI A UTI is an infection that hits part of the urinary system. The infection can hit the bladder, the urethra or ureters, or the kidneys. ... Read more

What Can You Tell Your Senior if She Doesn’t Want to Exercise?

When it comes to talking to your senior about exercise, you might find that she's not excited about the prospect at all. Talking to her about some of these important exercise benefits might make more of a difference than you think. She'll Sleep Better Getting a little more active can help your senior to sleep much better. Other things that can help with sleep can include watching caffeine in the afternoon and sticking to a sleep schedule. If she's still having trouble sleeping, ... Read more

What Can Clutter Tell You about Your Senior’s Situation?

Clutter is definitely irritating, but it can be a bit of a diagnostic tool for you as a caregiver. By digging a little deeper into the clutter situation, you can determine what might be going on. Clutter Has Physical and Psychological Impacts Clutter itself has a lot of physical effects on your senior's environment. In its simplest impacts, it makes the space she's in physically smaller, which can be a problem in an already small environment. The psychological effects of looking around and ... Read more

Tips for Caring for a Senior Living with Diabetes

Being a family caregiver for an elderly adult is challenging, but this is particularly true when that elderly adult is living with a health issue such as diabetes. You want to make sure you are giving them everything they need to properly manage their health issue, while also balancing their other needs. It is important to consider managing their diabetes a basic element of their care, rather than thinking of it as something individual and separate. This enables you to care for ... Read more

4 Reasons to Be Thankful You’re a Caregiver

Let’s be honest for a moment…being a caregiver often feels like a thankless task. It’s frustrating, physically and emotionally exhausting, and it takes a lot of time. Yes, it certainly has its downside. You may have days when you wonder how on earth you ever wound up as a caregiver for an elderly relative and just why you’re still doing it. On those days, you probably need a little extra encouragement. So, here’s the thing, even when it’s tough, there are a ... Read more

How to Cope When You Disagree with Your Senior’s Cancer Fight Choices

As a family caregiver, you love your aging parent, and you want what is best for them. This means you likely have very specific and strong opinions about how they should handle the challenges and issues that they face, such as if they are diagnosed with cancer. You may immediately know what you think they should do, and what type of treatment and management options they should pursue. While it is normal and natural for you to have these opinions, it is ... Read more

STAR MULTI CARE HOPES TO BECOME THE IVY LEAGUE OF HOME HEALTH CARE

Star Multi Care Services in Melville, NY has recently been certified by the New York State Department of Health as an approved Home Health Training site. The program allows individuals to train and become certified Home Health Aides. “There is currently an extreme shortage of qualified home health aides and it is expected to get much worse in the next 10 years”, stated Lauren Scalcione, Administrator of the New York branch. “We want to fill the gap with not only caregivers ... Read more

Importance of Caring for Your Senior’s Oral Health During National Dental Hygiene Month

October is National Dental Hygiene Month. This is the perfect time for you to evaluate your elder's oral health, and the steps they take to protect their mouth health, so you can make sure they are as healthy as possible. As a family caregiver, it is important to recognize that taking care of your senior's oral health is not just about keeping their mouth healthy. What happens in your parent's mouth can impact their entire body. Understanding this risk can help ... Read more

Preparing Your Parent’s Home for a Weather Emergency

When it comes to preparing for a severe weather emergency, it is not just your senior themselves that needs to be prepared. Readiness also involves their environment, and that means preparing their home for the weather emergency. If your aging parent will be weathering the storm in their own home, or if they will be transitioning into your home, and even if you think evacuation is eminent, taking the time to prepare their home prior to a weather emergency can protect ... Read more
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