Is There More Than One Type of Dementia?

Elder Care in Dix Hills NY It is very common for a person to hear the word "dementia" and immediately think "Alzheimer's disease". Alzheimer's is a condition that many family caregivers dread for their parent, and that receives a tremendous amount of attention when it comes to cognitive challenges and limitations. While Alzheimer's disease is a form of dementia, however, it is not the only form. This means that while all people who have Alzheimer's disease have dementia, not all people who ... Read more

What are the Complications of Dry Mouth?

Elder Care in Massapequa NY Dry mouth is a common ailment among elderly adults.  Certain chronic medical conditions can cause it as can many medications.  There are several medications, both over the counter and prescription, that list dry mouth as a common side effect.  While dry mouth may just seem like an uncomfortable side effect, the truth is that untreated dry mouth can lead to other complications, some of which can be serious.  If you are a caregiver for an elderly loved ... Read more

Why Older Adults Should be Drinking Iced Tea

Home Care in Stonybrook NY The hot, humid days of summer call for a refreshing, thirst-quenching drink. If tea is usually your loved one’s go-to drink, they will also enjoy a cold glass of iced tea. This drink will not only help cool them down, but also has several health perks. Older adults who are in need of a home care service due to a chronic illness or pain may also appreciate what iced tea can do for their bodies. Benefits of Drinking ... Read more

STAR MULTI CARE TEAM CELEBRATES 78 YEARS OF SUCCESS

Home Care in Melville NY Star Multi Care Services celebrated another profitable year in the business of Home Health Care.  This year will commemorate their seventy eighth (78th) year providing in-home services to the residents of New York, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.  For the past 30 years, the company has been owned and operated by Stephen Sternbach who is pictured above (front row in purple) with his management team. Stephen holds a retreat each year to allow his management team to evaluate the ... Read more

How Can You Help Your Senior Recover after Heart Surgery?

Caregiver in Massapequa NY The thought that your aging parent needs to undergo heart surgery can be daunting. Though this is a routine procedure that doctors perform regularly, it can be frightening to think of your aging loved one having to go through the process. As a caregiver, it is your responsibility to help your loved one not only prepare for the surgery effectively but also get through it and the recovery in the best way possible. It is important to prepare ... Read more

Non-Salt Sources of Iodine

Elder Care in Huntington NY Iodine is a mineral that elderly adults (and people of all ages) need so that they thyroid can function properly.  Table salt is typically fortified with iodine to help people to get all of the iodine they need.  If your elderly loved one is cutting back on salt, however, to eat a more heart-healthy diet, then it is essential that they get their iodine from other sources.  Here is a list of healthy foods that also contain ... Read more

Star Employee of the Year Shines Her Light

Home Care in Melville NY As radiant as the lights pictured behind her, Grace Okyere has been a Shining Star at Star Multi Care Services since 2008.  Recently named, the Star Employee of the Year by the New York office staff, she was nominated due to the high quality of her performance as a Home Health Aide. Grace says that she became a Home Health Aide after moving to the United States from Ghana, Africa 23 years ago.  She was one of eight ... Read more

The Complications of Diabetes – What You Need to Know

Senior Care in Plainview NY If you are a caregiver for a senior loved one with diabetes, helping them to healthfully manage their diabetes is probably one of your top priorities.  Controlling blood sugar levels is important for those with diabetes and having uncontrolled blood sugar levels for long periods of time can lead to many serious health problems.  Managing diabetes and keeping blood sugar under control can require a few difficult lifestyle changes that your loved one may find hard to ... Read more

How to Adapt Your Loved One’s Home for Greater Safety

Home Care in Rockville Center NY As your loved one's health changes, so too does the level of safety in his home. What was safe for him a few months ago may not be now. It's important to take a look at what changes, if any, need to be made to your loved one's home. Assess the Situation Take a look at what is working for your loved one about his living situation and what isn't. He might need hand rails installed in several ... Read more

How to Make the Most of Your Loved One’s Doctor’s Appointments

Caregiver in Manhasset NY When your loved one has to go to the doctor it can be frustrating and overwhelming even for the most experienced family caregiver. Having a plan can go a long way toward making the trip more beneficial for all of you. Make a List of All the Issues You Need to Discuss A few days before your loved one's doctor's appointment, grab a piece of paper or a notebook and start jotting down questions that you or your loved one ... Read more
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