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How Much Do You Know About Anemia and Seniors?

Anemia is a common blood condition in an estimated 80 percent of aging adults. The condition means that the body is not producing enough red blood cells, a critical component to overall health and wellness. If anemia in seniors is not treated, it can lead to serious health issues in both the short-term and long-term. Fortunately, it’s possible to treat anemia and family caregivers and home health care providers can even help prevent anemia in seniors. The Dangers of Anemia in Seniors Anemia ... Read more

Clothing Items That Really Help When Alzheimer’s Reaches the Late Stages

Professionals break down Alzheimer's into three main stages. Mild is the early stage where symptoms are not alarming. Moderate or mid-stage Alzheimer's is noticeable with a clear lack of organizational skills, memory impairment, mood changes, and even incontinence. In the late stages, seniors usually need help with dressing. If your dad is in the late stages of Alzheimer's, dressing him can seem like a tremendous chore. There are clothing items that will make this task much easier. Yoga Pants and Side-Opening Pants Realistically, anything ... Read more

Extended Family Care’s New Year Wishes

Extended Family Care extends our sincerest thank you to our referral network who trusts us, our clients who have chosen us and most importantly, our employees who have made us the successful company we are today. Thank you all and we hope you have a healthy and prosperous 2019.     If you or a loved one are considering Senior Care Services in Pittsburgh PA, please call and talk to the caring staff at Extended Family Care of Pittsburgh at (412) 693-6009. We will ... Read more

Extended Family Care Raises Funds for Homeless Children

On December 16, 2018 Extended Family Care partnered with Club Cycle in support of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) for two charity rides. Voluntary donations were accepted at the door and riders were offered the choice of two free classes at Club Cycle, a new cycling club located in downtown Pittsburgh. Over $600 was raised in support of the Fund. The HCEF provides multiple resources for children who are deemed homeless. Over the past year, the Fund has provided over $25000 ... Read more

How Can You Deal with the Very Real Fear of Leaving the NICU?

The NICU can be a scary place, but once your baby is stabilized it becomes a safe haven for both of you. Now that it's time to go home, you're excited but probably also a little bit scared. There are things you can do to help allay those fears. Let the Nurses Know You're Feeling Uncertain You might feel odd about letting the nurses know you're feeling uncertain about leaving the NICU, but it's something that they've heard before. They will be able ... Read more

How Cold is Too Cold for an Elderly Adult?

With the cold weather approaching, it is likely you are concerned about keeping your elderly loved one warm and comfortable. As a family caregiver, you may have heard about the dangers of cold weather for senior adults, and you want to make sure your parent stays safe and healthy throughout the season. This may leave you wondering how cold is too cold, and how to tell if your aging parent is experiencing hypothermia. When most people think of hypothermia, they think of ... Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

If you or a loved one are considering Home Care Services in Pittsburgh PA, please call and talk to the caring staff at Extended Family Care of Pittsburgh at (412) 693-6009. We will answer all of your questions. Read more

Tips for Keeping Your Senior’s Home More Secure

Many elderly adults are living alone for the first time. Their partner might have died recently, they are no longer raising children, and may for the first time be in their home by themselves. Even if they are not alone for the first time, new challenges, limitations, and needs can make it more difficult for them to feel secure and confident living on their own. They may be nervous when they are by themselves, or you may worry that they are ... Read more

Help Seniors During Organize Your Medical Information Month

When elderly relatives accumulate a lot of medical history, it can be difficult for family caregivers to keep everything straight. Because elderly adults are more likely to interact with different doctor and experience health issues, it’s wise to compile all their medical information into one convenient location. That way doctors will have a complete picture of the health history before treating the aging adult. October is Organize Your Medical Information Month, so it’s an excellent opportunity for family caregivers to tackle this ... Read more

How Can You Respond to People Who Are Cruel about Your Child?

As a parent of special needs children, you might find that some people say things that aren't very nice. They may do this out of ignorance or because they just don't take the time to be kind. Whatever the reason is, how you handle the situation can make a world of difference. Try to Mentally Step Back from the Comments It isn't always easy to step away from mean comments, but it can be an important first step. Chances are very good that ... Read more
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