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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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!
Incontinence impacts a large number of people throughout the United States. It can and does affect people of all ages, though it is more likely in women over the age of 40. Elderly adults may experience incontinence for a variety of reasons, and if your senior has developed these symptoms, it is extremely important for you to make respectful, supportive management of this condition an ongoing part of your care routine.
Incontinence can be an embarrassing and disheartening symptom for your senior ...
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 ...
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. ...
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, ...
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 ...