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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
“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 ...
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 ...
“It is something I have always wanted to do, but never have”, stated Abbie Sites, a State Trained Nursing Assistant at Central Star Home Health in Mansfield, Ohio. As a registered volunteer with the American Red Cross, Abbie immediately called to offer help when devastating Hurricane Harvey left thousands of Texans homeless. To her surprise she was told they were presently overwhelmed with volunteers so she took it upon herself to find a local church in Texas that needed her help.
For some seniors, a piece of paper isn't going to keep them from driving. If that describes your elderly family member, you may be forced to take additional action.
Talk to Your Senior about Why This Is so Dangerous
Depending on the reasons that your elderly family member is no longer allowed to drive, she may feel as if she can still do what she likes. The problem, of course, is that this can be dangerous for your aging adult and for other ...
Your parents have been having a harder time getting in and out of the bathtub lately. The step over the side of the tub is hard on their arthritic knees and hips. You worry about them falling, even though grab bars are in place. After seeing an ad for a walk-in tub, you wonder if they're worth the money. We've taken a closer look.
What is a Walk-In Tub?
Walk-in bathtubs are slightly larger than the tub you have in your house. The ...