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 ...
Finding the right way to introduce the concept of welcoming home care providers into your senior’s home doesn’t have to be as difficult as it seems at first. You might just need to let your senior come around to the benefits herself.
Look for Openings in Regular Daily Conversations
You can try to force the conversation with your elderly family member, but these types of topics tend to be better received when they arise spontaneously. You can take advantage of openings in regular ...
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 ...
One of the worst issues that caregivers have to deal with is their own stress. If you’re ignoring it or pretending that it will take care of yourself, you’re going to be very disappointed. You have to face your stress head on. When you do that, you’re going to find that you’re able to be the caregiver you wanted to be all along.
Get Familiar with Your Stress Cues
Stress cues let you know that things are getting bad before they actually do ...
What is your routine like when you're caring for a parent with Alzheimer's? It's a good idea to stop and look at who the care plan targets. Is it designed to be easier for you, or is it person-centered? Make Alzheimer's care go smoothly by making sure the daily schedule is centered around your mom or dad.
What Is Person-Centered Care?
You're going to find that person-centered care is actually easy for a family caregiver to manage. Focus the care on your ...
If your elderly family member is losing her hearing, there may still be something that you can help her to do about it. Quite a bit depends on what’s causing your senior’s hearing to diminish. Some causes might be reversible, but others are much more permanent. Always work with your senior’s doctor to determine if there are underlying causes affecting her.
Medication Side Effects
Medications solve so many health issues, but they all have side effects. There are certain medications that have a ...
Arthritis. It’s a common problem for older adults. So common, in fact, that many people feel like they know quite a bit about it. While that’s probably true for some people, some family caregivers may not be as familiar with arthritis. Knowing some facts about the condition can help you to feel more confident and comfortable about being a family caregiver to an older adult with arthritis.
Below are some interesting and useful facts about arthritis.
Arthritis is Common and Costly
According to the ...
Your elderly family member’s desire for independence might be a sore point between you both. Importantly, having some extra help from elder care services can increase your senior’s independence and help you to accomplish more at the same time.
Aging in Place Is Possible
If your senior’s major goal is independence, she likely wants to remain in her home for as long as she can. That’s called aging in place and there are potential issues that might make aging in place difficult for ...
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 ...
When your baby is at a greater risk of respiratory illnesses, everything might feel as if it's out to get your baby. Here are some of the ways you can help to keep that risk a lot lower while still being welcoming to friends and family.
Learn as Much as Possible about Germ Exposure
Talk to your baby's doctor about germ exposure and how it can impact your baby's health. There may be some specific guidelines you can follow, like always washing hands ...