The Early Warning Signs of Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that commonly affects older Americans. In fact, one in four of those over the age of 60 will come down with this serious disease. As a caregiver, it’s important to know the signs that someone suffering from high blood glucose levels may exhibit.   The Early Warning Signs The signs of diabetes can be confused with other illnesses. If your loved one is exhibiting any of the following, it’s best to make an appointment with their primary health care provider ... Read more

Doors and Your Elderly Loved One’s Safety

Senior Care in Massapequa NY A big part of your elderly loved one's safety at home can come down to doors. These suggestions can help you to check how safe your loved one's situation is and make changes. Dealing with Interior Door Locks Your elderly loved one needs and wants privacy now and again, but door locks can be a dangerous thing. If something should happen and you can't get to your elderly loved one because the door is not only shut, but also ... Read more

Could Your Loved One Be Facing Liver Disease?

Senior Care in Massapequa NY As your loved one ages, different organs and systems in his body are likely to start showing damage. One of the most important is the liver. Damage to the liver affects the entire body, so it's important to understand a little bit about liver disease and how it can affect your elderly loved one. What the Liver Does Your loved one's liver is the largest organ in his body and it's located on the right side of his abdomen. ... Read more

Getting Back Behind the Wheel: Senior Care Considerations

Senior Care in Massapequa NY Back in November Ted had voluntarily given up driving for the winter. Living in Michigan he knew plenty about how difficult it can be once the cold weather hit, the rain water can freeze, and the snow could fall. He didn’t want to risk getting into an accident, getting stranded somewhere, and putting himself or others at risk. Ted was 82 years old at the time and even though the Department of Motor Vehicles in Michigan hadn’t suspended ... Read more