Keeping Your Aging Parent’s Pet Safe on Halloween

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Halloween is a fabulous holiday for every member of the family to enjoy together, and a fun way for your parent to enjoy some unique mental stimulation and making meaningful memories with you and your children. While you are thinking of all of the spooky festivities that you can enjoy together, it is important that you do not overlook your role as their caregiver and remember to keep their safety and health in mind. This also means making sure that their furry companion stays safe throughout the season. Halloween is a fantastic time for the family, but can be frightening and dangerous for a pet. Making sure that their furbaby stays safe will ensure that they can enjoy the holiday while still getting all of the benefits of being a pet owner well after the season comes to an end.

 

October is Halloween Safety Month. During this month, use these precautions to make sure that your parent’s furry friends stay safe and healthy:

  • Keep all cats, particularly black cats, inside for the week before and the week after Halloween
  • Do not allow animals to eat any Halloween candy. While chocolate is the classic danger that most people understand, the artificial sweetener xylitol can also be deadly if consumed in even a small amount
  • Never use real flames in any Halloween decorations that may be knocked over, bumped, or otherwise influenced by the pet
  • Do not give the dog large pieces of pumpkin or gourds to chew as the rind can pose a choking hazard
  • Do not give the dog dried corn to chew as it can pose a choking hazard
  • Do not allow pets of any kind to remain outside on Halloween
  • Keep pets secured away from the door on Halloween night so that they do not growl, bark at, or attempt to bite trick-or-treaters, or dart out into the night

 

Starting senior care for your aging loved one can be one of the best decisions that you can make for them to help them participate in and enjoy the holidays throughout the year. A senior home care services provider can give your aging parent a highly personalized approach to care, including support, assistance, and encouragement tailored to their individual challenges, limitations, and needs. They will take into considerations your parent’s individuality, personality, and beliefs so that they can give them the type of care that they need to live the highest quality of life possible as they age in place. When it comes to keeping them, their home, or their pet safe during the holidays, this care provider can help them to understand the risks that are associated with holidays and their festivities, and give them the care and support that they need to help them manage these risks. This type of care can give you peace of mind knowing that you can enjoy the holiday without having to worry that your parent will not receive the type of care that they need to stay healthy, safe, and comfortable.

 

If you or an aging loved one are in need of senior care in Floral Park, 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!

 

Source:  http://www.petmd.com/dog/seasonal/evr_multi_halloween_safety_tips

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Stephen Sternbach

Chief Executive Officer at Star Multi Care Services
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.
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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.