The Whole of Home Care is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts

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There are many things in life that have practical application and can be important for people to consider. When you’re talking about home care, one of those things that can apply in certain situations is, “The Home Care in Great Neck NYwhole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

What does this mean? Essentially it means that an entire team, whether it consists of a number of different in-home care service providers, a combination of professional caregivers and family members and friends, or even medical professionals along with home care aides and family members individually can be tremendously beneficial and strong. When working efficiently together, that entire ‘team’ will be much more powerful then every single individual and their strengths added up independently.

Developing a team.

For seniors who require some type of care at home, family members often step up to provide that level of assistance for them. These family members often don’t have any direct experience caring for an elderly individual and tend to learn as they go. They also have a tendency to focus on safety and security as the primary issue, which doesn’t provide the senior an opportunity to maximize their quality of life.

People want to experience life and live it to the fullest. Yes, there are certainly going to be times when they need to slow down, not attempt things that can be potentially dangerous, at least not without the right support, and there will certainly be activities they can no longer pursue that were important to them in their younger years, but remaining home, avoiding any activities that could potentially pose a risk to them, such as gardening, is not the best solution.

The best thing to do is sit down with the elderly individual and determine what activities they wish to pursue, any interests they have, forms of art they might not learn, time they want to spend with their friends, and more. Encourage them to consider professional home care through an agency. If they require assistance at many different times throughout the day and even during the overnight hours, such as getting out of bed and going to the bathroom, multiple caregivers may be required.

Bring together a team that works collectively. Even if family members and friends will be helping out from time to time, make sure they all communicate with one another in an efficient and effective manner. That will produce a team whose whole is greater than the sum of all its independent parts.

If you or an aging loved one are in need of home care services in Great Neck, 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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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.