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How Can You Keep Your Preemie Healthier During Cold Season?

Premature babies are susceptible to all sorts of illnesses, especially during cold and flu season. There are some things that you can do that can help to lessen the risk of your baby getting sick though, even if other people around you are catching colds. Wash Your Hands Frequently One of the best ways for anyone to avoid getting sick and passing along germs is to wash your hands often. If this isn't already a habit for you, it might take some getting ... Read more

New to Being a Caregiver? Here are 5 Tips to Help

Often times a person becomes a caregiver very suddenly. An older adult family member may suffer a sudden illness, like a heart attack, stroke, or cancer diagnosis. When that happens, it can leave you feeling overwhelmed and uncertain of what to do next. If you’re new to being a caregiver, here are 5 tips to help you get started. #1 Find Sources of Support You probably have a lot of questions about being a caregiver, and throughout the course of your caregiving journey, more ... Read more

Is Anxiety an Indicator of Alzheimer’s?

Anxiety is a common problem in people who have Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a behavioral symptom that can be difficult to deal with. While anxiety can be caused by Alzheimer’s, a new study indicates that having anxiety is also a risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Study Shows Anxiety Could Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease The study took place at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts. Researchers observed 270 people who did not have cognitive problems. The participants were between the ages of 62 and ... Read more

Are Probiotics Good for Elderly Adults?

The popularity of probiotics has skyrocketed over the past decade, and more people than ever are finding relief from common digestive issues. While probiotics are appropriate for adults of all different ages, many family caregivers wonder if the supplements are appropriate for elderly adults. When family caregivers learn more about probiotics, they can bring it up with their loved one’s doctor and adjust the elderly care regimen if necessary. What are Probiotics? Everyone has different kinds of bacteria throughout their gut. There are ... Read more

Can Elder Care Help Your Parent Stay More Active?

Staying active is a critical part of your aging parents staying healthy as they age in place. Regular activity is not just good for your parent's body, but also for their mental and emotional health and well-being. This m eans that an active lifestyle is a cornerstone of maintaining health and well-being, a high quality of life, and a body that resists many health conditions and challenges. Starting elder care for your aging parent is a fantastic way to encourage them to stay ... Read more

Extended Family Care is Hiring to Accommodate Rapid Growth

The recent change in leadership at the Extended Family Care office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has spurred an immediate demand for staff. “We are in need of nurses and aides to fill a steady influx of new clients”, said Nicole Kelly, Administrator of the Pittsburgh office. She is pleased with the recent growth the office has experienced since her new team came into play in October. “We have been attending local career fairs and conducting daily Open Interviews in the office to meet ... Read more

Extended Family Care Pittsburgh Welcomes Change

Change is coming to Pennsylvania healthcare and Extended Family Care Pittsburgh is gearing up with new leadership. On January 1st Southwest Pennsylvania will begin its first phase of Community Health Choices, a program committed to increasing the opportunity for Pennsylvania’s elderly and disabled populations to stay in their home as opposed to entering institutional settings. Extended Family Care recently transformed its office and staff in preparation of the program’s arrival. “We wanted a fresh look and to make certain the MCOs (Managed ... Read more

How Likely is Your Parent to Have a Stroke?

One of the things that adult children of senior parents worry about is the chance of their parent having a stroke. Stroke can be debilitating, leading to the inability to walk, talk, or use the hands or arms. If you’re concerned about your parent’s risk for stroke, knowing more about stroke and its risk factors could allay your fears or allow you to help your parent reduce their risk. Stroke Statistics According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out ... Read more

De-Stressing Tips for Family Caregivers

As a family caregiver for an elder parent, you are definitely facing a number of new responsibilities. Merging the needs of an elderly person into your current family life, job and leisure time can be difficult and stressful. Many family caregivers report feeling extremely busy and overwhelmed when they start taking care of aging relatives. It’s common for caregivers to feel extreme stress, which can have negative health effects. The best way to make the caregiver process easier and better for ... Read more

Star Multi Care Celebrates Halloween in Style

The office staff at Star Multi Care Services in Melville, New York had another lively Halloween. The Annual Costume Contest is always well received by the staff as everyone looks forward to their opportunity to make a statement. This year’s winner, Lauren, dressed as Kim Kardashian West and took First Place. The two runners up were Angie who dressed as Batman’s sidekick, Robin, and Karen who chose to resemble a trendy zombie. “The staff always seem to have a great time”, said ... Read more
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