We want to personally thank each of the amazing employees at Extended Family Care for choosing to continue your dedication to our mission and for your commitment to ensure the safety and health of each of our clients. Home Health Care has become a frontline force in the fight against the Corona Virus. It is in times like this that our appreciation and admiration are heightened. Each day you go to work your selfless and compassionate nature shines and we realize ...
An Update Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
A message from Extended Family Care President/CEO, Stephen Sternbach
To our valued Clients and Employees,
In these times of uncertainty, we want you to know that the safety and health of clients and employees are always a top priority. Now more than ever, our business is you.
As we continue to monitor developments and navigate through these challenging circumstances, we want you to know that you can rely on us always to put your health and safety first.
One of ...
Your senior might have done a lot of different things in the past just because she enjoyed doing them. Activities like cooking, crafting, and so much more might be activities that your senior has abandoned for one reason or another.
Look for the Why
There’s always a reason for changes in your senior’s behaviors, even if you don’t understand the why at first glance. It may take way too much time to figure it all out on your own, too, so it really ...
No one wants to hear that their beloved family member has fallen and for good reason. Falls are incredibly dangerous and they can create future health issues, too. Look for some of these signs that your senior may be more susceptible to falling so you can help her avoid that difficulty.
Her Health Is Suffering
If your elderly family member’s health in general has experienced some setbacks, that’s definitely a contributing factor to something as big as a fall. Little troubles that she’s ...
You might have been telling yourself for a long time that you don’t have to worry about your own health when you’re a caregiver. That might especially be the case if you know that you have health needs and you’ve been pushing yourself too hard with caregiving duties. You’re going to need to take some action now, rather than later.
Get Real about Your Health
If you’re not realistic about your own health, that’s going to create some big problems. Pay attention to ...
There are various health issues that may lead your elderly loved one to wake up at nighttime. If you are a caregiver of your loved one during the night, it would be helpful to know more about how to handle these issues. Figuring out how to handle these issues will make nighttime caregiving easier.
Has your elderly loved one been awake often using the bathroom? There could be many reasons why they need to use the bathroom more than usual. A ...
Lots of people find that routines are a helpful way to ensure that they get to everything they want to do. But for someone with dementia, routines could be incredibly grounding and help with feelings of security. Your senior might be needing a routine, especially if she’s exhibiting more challenging behaviors than she has in the past.
Start with a General Plan for the Day
Map out how your senior’s day runs now and how you ideally would like it to go. Routines ...
The Holidays always seem to bring us joy and as we reflect upon the appreciation we hold for our wonderful clients, staff and community partners. We truly feel blessed to work with each of you. Thank you for making us the successful company we are today. May 2020 bring you and your families the healthiest of minds, bodies and spirits throughout the upcoming year.
Wishing you the Happiest of Holidays,
Your Friends at Extended Family Care
If you or a loved one are ...
If you have a senior parent or loved one living at home, there’s a good chance that they take some sort of regular medication or supplements. As a family caregiver, you have a lot on your plate caring for an aging senior, and keeping track of their medications can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t have any type of medical background or training. But it’s not impossible.
Making sure they they take the correct medications, in the proper doses and at the ...
When you first find out that your child has special needs, you might feel a little bit lost. This is perfectly normal, but there are still some things you need to do in order to become better informed.
The simplest way to start arming yourself with information is to just start asking questions. Don't worry about whether you're asking silly questions or not. When you need to understand a situation or you need information, there's no such thing as a silly ...