Encouraging Your Senior to Get Active Again After Hip Surgery

When many people think about having a serious medical procedure such as hip surgery, they immediately think of people recovering by lying in bed in a hospital. As a family caregiver however, you should understand that if your elderly loved one undergoes hip surgery to treat a hip fracture their doctor will want to get them active again as soon as possible. Getting physically active promotes strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the new hip joint, and helps the body to ... Read more

Smart Ways Seniors Are Avoiding the Grandparent Scam

The FTC reports more than $40 million was stolen from elders who fell for the grandparent scam. That's $14 million more than what was stolen just one year earlier. Scammers are adapting the scam to trick seniors into falling for it. Elders used to be asked to wire money or purchase gift cards. Now, scammers are requiring seniors to mail or ship cash to the scammer. Teach your parent to quickly identify the scam by using these tips from seniors who have ... Read more

Start 2019 By Asking Your Parents These Questions About Home Care Needs

In a 2014 AARP survey, 8 out of 10 seniors admit they want to age in their current home. Of those people, about 7 out of 10 say their home has a bedroom and bathroom on the main level. Only 35 percent admitted they have doorways that are wide enough for wheelchairs. Aging at home may be your parents' goal, but do you understand your parents' wishes for home care? The start of a new year is here. Start 2019 by asking ... Read more

Star Multi Care’s New Year Wishes

Star Multi Care extends our sincerest thank you to our referral network who trusts us, our clients who have chosen us and most importantly, our employees who have made us the successful company we are today. Thank you all and we hope you have a healthy and prosperous 2019.     If you or an aging loved one are in need of Senior Care Services in Manhasset NY or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Star Multi Care Services today at (631)956-8835. We are the Right ... Read more

Three Mistakes Families Make When Talking About Home Care With Their Parents

The home care services discussion is not an easy one. It's uncommon for the elderly to be happy about hiring caregivers. Even if it's uncomfortable, it's important. It's often made more difficult by approaching it the wrong way. Here are three mistakes families often make when discussing caregivers. They Promise Caregivers Eliminate the Chance of Ever Having to Move The point of caregivers is to make sure your parents get to stay in their home for as long as possible. You shouldn't guarantee that ... Read more

4 Dangers Seniors Who Live Alone Face

According to the Institute on Aging, around 11.3 senior citizens live alone. While continuing to live in their own homes is what many seniors want, living alone can leave them without help when dangerous situations arise. If your aging relative lives on their own, here are 4 dangers to beware of. Electrical Outages An electrical outage may not seem like much more than a nuisance, but during the winter months, it could result in hypothermia. The bodies of older adults lose heat faster than ... Read more

Holiday Stress? Hire a Home Care Services Provider for Your Aging Loved One

Are you feeling the stress of balancing your own holiday needs and desires with what your aging relative needs? Many family caregivers find themselves overwhelmed and anxious as the holidays approach because they realize they cannot do it all. Because the holidays are busy and stressful and wonderful all at the same time, family caregivers want to participate in everything from work parties and community events to personal traditions. Most of the time, their aging relative’s needs interfere. Hiring a home care ... Read more

Will My Elderly Parent Need Post Surgery Care?

Sometimes an injury or illness can create health problems for elderly adults, and their doctor recommends surgery as a treatment. While there are risks for older people to have surgery, most of the time the health problems, pain or prevention must be fixed. The doctor will consult with the elderly adult and their family caregiver on the best plan for the surgery. The recovery process from surgeries big and small can be lengthy and seniors tend to take longer than younger adults ... Read more

Symptoms of Pneumonia in Aging Adults

Are you worried about your aging loved one developing pneumonia? Many seniors struggle with the illness each year, leaving millions hospitalized for emergency treatments. Around 50,000 elderly adults succumb to pneumonia every year, so it’s a good idea for family caregivers, home health care providers and anyone else who works with seniors to recognize the symptoms of pneumonia in aging adults. Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs where the small air sacs fill with fluid as they become inflamed. The fluid ... Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

If you or an aging loved one are in need of Home Care Services in Manhasset 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! Read more
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