How Seniors Can Keep From Falling at Home

Senior Care in Floral Park NY Seniors who receive home care services are in their homes throughout most of the day which might be part of the reason they get hurt at home more than any other location. One study showed that of the seniors who fall 40% of them experience fractures in their hip and 20% of them die as die as a result of injuries sustained during a fall. For those receiving senior care at home, it is vitally important ... Read more

How a Home Care Provider Can Encourage a More Plant-Based Diet for Your Seniors

Home Care in Rockville Center NY If asked to describe the dietary approach of most elderly adults, the majority of family caregivers would likely say "meat and potatoes". This is because this type of dietary approach was the most popular and most expected type of diet during the years when most of today's seniors were young. While this type of food is comforting and delicious, the majority of people today realize that eating it as the main diet is not the healthiest ... Read more

July is National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month

Pediatric Home Health Care in Great Neck NY July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month, and it is dedicated to bringing awareness to cleft lips and other orofacial conditions that plague children.  Children and families affected by craniofacial difficulties may need quality pediatric care. Statistics According to the Centers for Disease Control, CDC, approximately 2,600 children are born each year with a cleft lip. Another 4,400 are born with a cleft palate. Others have facial conditions such as abnormal or missing ... Read more

3 Signs it May be Time to Take away the Keys from an Elderly Loved One

Elderly Care in Massapequa NY Having the right to drive in the United States and in many other parts of the world is considered a sign of independence.  Teenagers obtain their driver’s license, they see it as the first true step into the new world of independent living. Yes, those teenagers often rely on their parents for the rest of their high school career and well into college, but having a car to get around in means they won’t have to rely ... Read more

Tips for Long Distance Caring for Aging Parents

Caregiver in Northport NY For a number of adult children, caring for their senior parents who live far away is just a part of life.  According to a study from Met Life, more than 80% of caregivers who live far away are working and have to make changes to their work to ensure their parents receive the care they need. Also, more than 33% of these family members are reported to have missed work on a number of occasions to care for their loved one, and 12% had to take ... Read more

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
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