Diabetes is a complicated disease. It requires a balance of food, medication, and lifestyle to ensure blood sugar levels remain in the targeted range. That can be a lot for family caregivers to take on in addition to the rest of the responsibilities in their lives, like work and children. Because of the demands of the disease, it can be especially useful for families to enlist the services of elder care. Elder care can offer non-medical disease management that can make ...
It used to be that the word “cancer” meant a slow decline. With medical advancements, new medications, and less invasive treatments, times have changed. It's World Cancer Day February 4, 2020. Read these promising statistics to see just how much has changed over the decades.
Cancer Death Rates Have Dropped
Between 1999 and 2016, deaths from cancer have declined. The decline has been almost 2 percent per year for men and women and just over 1 percent for children. This decline covers all ...
As much as you might want to have that picture-perfect relationship with your aging family member, that might not be possible. That doesn’t mean that you’re not going to be there for her when she needs you the most, but you may be able to be there in a different way that protects your well-being, too.
Writing about What You’re Feeling Can Help You Process Those Emotions
Difficult emotions don’t just disappear on their own. You have to deal with them somehow or ...
Has your elderly loved one been feeling down lately? Maybe they have been sitting around more often than usual. They might even have stated how bad they are feeling. If this is the case, there are some tips for motivating your elderly loved one that might be able to help them feel better. If you use these tips, you can help your loved one to feel more positive, happier, and most of all improve their overall well-being.
Positivity is the Key
One of ...
“Thank you for selecting me as the Employee of the Month and for the $50 gift card. I really appreciate your acknowledge of my work and contribution to your company.I am proud to be a part of Team Star Multi Care."
- Margaret S.
Reply From Star Multi Care New York:
Dear Margaret, It is our pleasure to recognize our valuable contributions of our front line staff and the benefits you bring to our patients each and every day. It is the compassion and ...
Hobbies are a great way for your mom to exercise the hands and brain. If she's not interested in typical hobbies like knitting, try these hobbies that don't get as much attention.
Homemade Beauty Products
Making beauty products isn't as hard as you'd imagine. There's also the benefit that you control the ingredients. You can make lotions, body sprays, conditioners, and toners that eliminate items your skin may not love.
To make your own beauty products, you need to stock up on small bottles ...
You can't ignore the signs that your mom needs help. Her house is cluttered and dirty. Laundry's piled up and her mail hasn't been touched in weeks. You want to help, but she won't have it. No matter what you do, she argues that she's fine on her own and you need to butt out. What do you do?
Remember That They're Adults
You can't push your mom any harder than you would want someone pushing you. Be sure that you respect her ...
The holidays can be stressful for many people, and some seniors can feel it too. You may see signs in your senior like changes in their sleep habits or in their attitude, or they may isolate themselves and try to just get past the holidays if this is a time of year that causes them grief, stress, or sadness.
One way for your senior to be supported this holiday season is to be included in all of the special things that ...
When you are caring for an elderly woman, there are certain things that you must know. One of the things you should focus on today is the fact that there are certain silent symptoms of a heart attack when it comes to elderly women. Knowing more about the symptoms can help you to save your loved one’s life is they experience a heart attack. Many people believe that a heart attack is only chest pain and left arm pain, but it ...
Your senior’s home needs to be as safe as possible no matter what, but if she has dementia, those safety needs might look a little bit different. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Periodically Check the House
Safety walkthroughs are an important thing to do in your senior’s home no matter what. They can help you to spot damage that needs to be repaired or anything that might need to be adjusted or corrected to help your senior be safer. ...