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What Five Simple Changes Can You Make to Help Your Loved One Be Safer at Home?

Senior Care in Harmarville PA Sometimes not knowing what to change in your loved one's home to improve the safety can make you wait longer than you want to in order to increase the safety levels. If you're still not sure what to do to make your loved one's home safer, hire a contractor to go through the building. Install Grab Bars Grab bars, also known as hand rails, are invaluable if your loved one has mobility or balance issues. You'll want to install ... Read more

Relaxation Techniques for Family Caregivers

Caregiver in Pittsburgh PA For family caregivers, stress can be a part of everyday life.  While it is normal to experience stress from time to time, chronic stress, or stress that occurs very frequently, can lead to health problems.  It is not unusual for family caregivers to experience chronic stress.  Caring for another can lead to worrying and anxiety, and having many tasks and responsibilities can cause caregivers to feel overwhelmed.  For these reasons, it is important for caregivers to actively engage ... Read more

Simple Decisions You Can Make to Simplify Air Travel with Your Loved One

Home Care in Carnegie PA Summer is still going strong, which means that you may still be thinking about that last vacation to round out the warmer months of the season. Perhaps you are already looking ahead to the fall and winter seasons when you may travel with your aging parent for holiday travels.  Whatever the reason you are considering traveling, if you are going a long distance you are probably considering flying. While this is the fastest and easiest means of ... Read more


Home Care in Pittsburgh PA Star Multi Care Services celebrated another profitable year in the business of Home Health Care.  This year will commemorate their seventy eighth (78th) year providing in-home services to the residents of New York, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.  For the past 30 years, the company has been owned and operated by Stephen Sternbach who is pictured above (front row in purple) with his management team. Stephen holds a retreat each year to allow his management team to evaluate the ... Read more

The Importance of Good Vision and Hearing for Seniors Who Still Want to Drive

Elderly Care in Monroeville PA Many seniors, even those receiving in-home care, don't want to give up their independence. This is exactly what some of them think they are giving up when they are no longer able to drive. The ability to drive depends on many factors including how well seniors can see and how well they hear. For seniors who want to continue driving, they need to take good care of their vision and hearing.   Maintaining Vision Obviously one of the most ... Read more

Have You Looked in Your Elderly Loved One’s Refrigerator Lately?

Senior Care in South Hills PA When you visit your elderly loved one, it's a good idea to take an unobtrusive look into her fridge and even her pantry. You might just learn a few things about what your loved one needs in order to eat right and stay healthy. Food is Fuel You probably already know that food is the fuel that your loved one's body needs, but is she getting that fuel when she needs it? If your loved one isn't eating properly, ... Read more

Extended Family Care Receives Another Deficiency Free Survey

Home Care in Pittsburgh PA Congratulations to our Extended Family Care Pittsburgh branch for receiving another deficiency free survey from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.  On March 13, 2016 the Department’s auditor found the branch to be fully compliant with all of the Commonwealth’s Home Care licensure requirements and certified the branch as “deficiency-free”. If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Pittsburgh, PA, please call and talk to the caring staff at Extended Family Care of Pittsburgh at ... Read more

Handling Poison Ivy Exposure this Spring

Elder Care in North Hills PA You likely heard the phrase "Leaves of three, let them be" when you were a child and trying to remember what types of plants you should not touch. Now that you are an adult, this reminder of how to recognize poison ivy can come back into play. Dealing with the itchy, miserable effects of coming into contact with poison ivy is not something that anyone wants to deal with, and it can make your parent more ... Read more

Pecan Day

Home Care in New Kensington PA Being on a home care journey with your elderly loved one means taking care of her from various different angles. One of the most important of these angles is nutrition. What your parent eats and drinks makes a tremendous impact on her health and wellbeing, and can even impact her longevity. Finding ways to integrate the most nutrition-packed foods into her daily routine helps to keep her at her best so that she can enjoy the ... Read more


Employment Opportunities in Pittsburgh PA Due to our rapid growth, Extended Family Care is currently offering sign on bonuses to qualified Registered or Licensed Practical Nurses who meet the program’s criteria.  We currently are recruiting for the following positions, yet have new opportunities each day.  If you are interested in becoming a member of our team, please call 412-241-7292 or apply on-line at Highland Park 15206- RN Saturdays and Sundays 6p to 2a & 4 hours in the afternoon on Saturdays. 5 ... Read more
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