According to the CDC, within a two-minute span, an average of three people have a stroke. For seniors over the age of 64, the chance of losing mobility following a stroke is 50 percent. Following a stroke, rehabilitation services are necessary. As your dad learns to walk or even talk again, there are apps for a cell phone or voice activated speaker system that can help with his recovery.
Daily Senior Fitness Exercise
Once your dad has regained some mobility, he can keep toning his muscles using Daily Senior Fitness Exercise. This app has simple exercises that help build stamina and muscle tone. A comprehensive menu allows your dad to find exercises that target the area of the body he wants to work on.
App stores are filled with calendars that you can use to keep track of appointments and things to do. Google Calendar is one of the best as you can share a calendar with family members and friends. People will get appointment reminders and be able to add and share new appointments with everyone. This makes it easy to schedule rides and coordinate days off. You’ll know someone is scheduled to drive your dad to his doctor or to pick up his medications.
With Luminosity, your dad gets a selection of games that help with memory retention, observation skills, and attention span. The software keeps track of your dad’s score and development, too.
Medisafe is a medication reminder app. Use it to set reminders that your dad will not miss. He’ll know when it’s time to take his prescription medications. If he forgets, the app can alert you that he hasn’t taken them. It can also remind your dad when he needs to have his prescription refilled.
SmallTalk is actually a group of apps that help stroke victims with speech. If your dad needs a drink and struggles to vocalize his need to you, he can load SmallTalk, find the right picture and show you want he needs. He can also use the app to work on speech skills or strengthen the muscles used in speech.
Even the best app is no substitute for quality care. Caregivers can come to your dad’s home to help him prepare nutritious meals, change his sheets and towels, or take care of the laundry. Call a home care agency today to arrange a team of caregivers to be available to help your dad throughout the week.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of a professional caregiver in Rockville Center, 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!
From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales.
1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002.
In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies.
Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.
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