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Are You Overlooking Some Possible Causes of Malnutrition in Your Aging Adult?

Malnutrition is a scary problem that your elderly family member could face at any point. Usually it's easy to spot why your senior isn't getting the nutrition that she should, but there are also some more subtle reasons behind malnutrition in the elderly. She's Concerned about Shopping Safely You might take it for granted, but your aging family member could feel extremely uncomfortable going out to the grocery store. She may feel unstable on her feet or she may worry that she'll have ... Read more

What Can You Do if You’re Feeling Stressed as a Caregiver?

The best thing to do when you're feeling stressed is to have a plan and to start following it. If you don't have a plan for managing caregiver stress yet, it's time to form one. Pay Attention to Your Signs of Stress Every caregiver has her own signs and signals that indicate that stress is getting out of hand. If you haven't ever really paid attention to this before, it's time for you to start cataloging your own stress signs. You might find ... Read more

Setting Your Senior Up for Healthy Eating in the New Year

The new year is right around the corner and that means that many people are turning their thoughts to plans, aspirations, and goals that they want to pursue. The new year is a fresh beginning, a chance to feel as though you are starting over and getting a chance to work toward a better lifestyle and quality of life. If you are like many family caregivers, one of the goals that you are likely to have is helping your parent to eat ... 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

Our Comparison of Five Heart-Healthy Cooking Oils

Cooking for seniors who are on a low-fat diet isn't as hard as you might think. Start with the oils you use for dressings, sauteed meats, and roasted or sauteed vegetables. There are healthier options available that have medium-high to high smoke points (temperature it can reach before it smokes) that are better choices. When choosing an oil to use for low-fat cooking, look for an oil that is high in unsaturated fats. You want monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fatty acids. They ... 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

What Are Some Signs Your Elder is Dealing with Confusion About Time or Location?

There are more than 5 million people throughout the United States who are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. If you are a family caregiver for one of these people, or you are caring for an elder who you believe may be dealing with the early stages of the disease, it is important that you are able to detect potential signs and symptoms of the condition. This allows you to not only detect struggles that your parent is facing so that you ... 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

Does Your Aging Adult Need Senior Care Services at Home?

Many times caregivers don't want to give their aging adults the impression that they don't trust them or that they're overly concerned about what they're doing. While some seniors may want to avoid having people hovering over them, others may be afraid to ask for extra help because they don't want to be a burden. Look for Signs of Isolation If your senior has changed how she socializes, particularly if this means she isn't socializing anymore, she may be isolating herself. This ... Read more

What Can Your Aging Adult Do if She’s Feeling as if She Has Too Much Time on Her Hands?

For aging adults who have been busy all of their lives, sometimes growing older can feel so taxing simply because there is so much time in every day. If that's the case for your elderly family member, consider some of these ideas. Learn a New Skill or Take a Class So many community centers, community colleges, and even museums offer courses and classes that help people of all ages learn new skills. Explore the offerings in your area and see if there ... Read more
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