When Is It Time to Hire Home Care Providers?

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Is your aging loved one struggling with daily living tasks? Are you too busy to be with them all the time? Even if you wanted to, chances are you have a job, family or other things that prevent you from giving all your time and energy to your elderly relative. If you’ve heard of home care providers, you know that they can be the solution to a family caregiver’s dilemma of being responsible for their elderly loved one when they need it most.

Home Care Massapequa NY - When Is It Time to Hire Home Care Providers?

Home Care Massapequa NY – When Is It Time to Hire Home Care Providers?

Personal Care

This is one area where aging adults tend to drop the ball when they have an injury or disease. It can be difficult for seniors to completely get their bodies clean in the bath or shower without risk of falling. Many seniors struggle to dress, because bending, reaching and grabbing is difficult for them. Additionally, buttons, zippers and clasps may be a challenge due to arthritis or poor eyesight. Home care providers can be by their side to assist with any task they need.

Light Housekeeping

It’s very difficult for aging adults to keep up on housekeeping duties that keep the home clean and tidy. Without regular cleaning, seniors are exposed to dirt, dust, mold and germs. They may struggle with basic cleaning like vacuuming, sweeping, dishes and wiping down the bathroom. Home care providers can certainly help out with these tasks, although they should never be expected to do major cleaning in the house.

Meal Preparation

If there isn’t a lot of food in the pantry or in the refrigerator, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, chances are the elderly adult is relying on fast, processed food. This is quite an unhealthy diet at a time of life when nutrition is extremely important. Some elderly adults don’t have the eyesight, strength or stamina to cook healthy meals for themselves. Home care providers know how to make nutritious and delicious food that aging adults will enjoy.


Seniors can get quite lonely when they are at home with limited mobility. If they don’t adhere to a schedule, it’s easy for them to feel bored, restless and even irritated. Home care providers can be companions and supervisors, encouraging them to set a routine and stay active. They can supervise daily activities, from providing reminders about medication to noting symptoms of illness and reporting to family caregivers. From light exercise to hobbies, senior care providers do a good job of keeping seniors engaged and occupied.

Family members, friends, and neighbors are excellent members of an aging adult’s support team, but if you want someone who is dependable and experienced, look at hiring a home care provider. Not only are home care providers an amazing resource for seniors, but they give family caregivers the satisfaction of knowing their aging relative is doing well every day.

If you or an aging loved one are in need of Home Care Services in Massapequa 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!

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About the author: Stephen Sternbach
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. 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.