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Is Your Elder Having Trouble with Basic Responsibilities?

Paying attention to how your elder is handling basic responsibilities in her life can help you to know when it's time for you to step in to offer more help as her caregiver or consider hiring elder care services. Mail Isn't Getting Opened When you stop by your senior's home, make it a point to discreetly look at places in which she usually keeps mail. If it appears that there is a great deal of mail that isn't getting opened, gently ask about ... Read more

Why Might Your Parent Resist Bathing When Suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease?

Bathing is a basic personal care task for everyone, but it often goes beyond just basic care. Taking a bath or a shower can be a peaceful, relaxing time. It is often an element of "me-time" that people use to relax, focus on themselves, release tension, and enjoy some time away from the challenges of the day. For a senior who is facing Alzheimer's disease, however, this may not be the case. If you are a family caregiver for one of the ... 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

What Can You Do to Help Your Aging Adult Get Used to Her Dentures?

Dentures can be extremely helpful for your aging adult, but they can also be difficult to get used to at first. Try some of these suggestions to make the situation a little easier. Make Sure They're Fitted Properly Dentures that aren't properly fitted can rub your senior's gums and create sore spots. They can also slide around and cause your senior to damage her cheeks or the dentures themselves. At first, the dentures might fit well, but swelling and other discomfort from ... Read more

20 Things Seniors and Family Caregivers Can Do Together

When it comes to transitioning from teen to young adult to adult to family caregiver, it can create a lot of interesting changes to your family dynamic. Adult children and their senior parents often go through a role reversal, where the parents need the care instead of the children. As a family caregiver, you have a unique opportunity to strengthen family bonds and create an intergenerational legacy that connects your elderly parents to your children. However, finding activities that people of each ... 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

What Does Your Aging Adult Need to Know about Protecting Her Eyes?

Good vision helps your elderly family member in so many ways. It helps her to avoid obstacles, it allows her to see friends and family, and it can be a clue about her overall health. Yearly Exams Are Essential Many people don't want to go to a yearly eye exam because they don't perceive it to be necessary. But yearly eye exams help your elderly family member's eye doctor to spot potential issues before they become serious. Each exam provides another bit ... Read more

Star Multi Care Employees Donate to Hurricane Relief Fund

“Let’s help them”, said the President and CEO of Star Multi Care”. Last week after notorious Hurricane Irma bypassed his Southeastern Florida office and took route up the west coast of Florida, Stephen Sternbach thought of the unlucky residents of Florida who were unfortunate enough to feel her wrath. After a staff meeting he threw out the idea of initiating a collection for the hurricane victims for which he would match any funds raised, dollar for dollar. His staff jumped at the ... Read more

Tips for Helping a Senior Get Accustomed to a Hearing Aid

Wearing a hearing aid can make a huge difference for a senior who is living with hearing loss. These assistive devices can boost your parent’s confidence and self-esteem, increase their functioning, and support more involvement and quality of life throughout their later years. For many elderly adults, however, getting accustomed to their new hearing aid can be a challenge. This can cause your parent to stop using their hearing aid, taking away the possible benefits. Helping them to get accustomed to their ... Read more
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