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Employment Opportunities in Pittsburgh, PA

Employment Opportunities Extended Family Care would like you to join our Pittsburgh team.  We are a premier home health care provider servicing pediatric through adult clients in the Pittsburgh area  and counties.  We offer a competitive wage and benefit package including bonuses.  Call today to schedule an interview at 412-241-7292 or visit us online at The following positions are currently available: Highland Park 15206- RN Saturdays and Sundays 6p to 2a & 4 hours in the afternoon on Saturdays. 5 yr old female ... Read more

Black Bean Brownie Recipe

Caregiver in Carnegie PA One of the challenges of being a family caregiver is that you're constantly worried about your loved one's health and her diet. You want her to eat foods that are good for her, but you don't want to deny her the flavors that she loves, either. One way that you can make a healthier brownie is to add black beans to the batter. The beans add both protein and fiber, which are two nutrients that your elderly loved ... Read more

The Top 5 Considerations When Deciding on a Home Care Agency for Mom

Home Care in Monroeville PA Mom's been independent all of her life. Now that she's getting older, though, it seems that she needs more help with the activities of daily living. Perhaps she's finally decided to stop driving, or perhaps she's had an injury. She's not ready to give up the comforts of home, but it's become obvious that she needs help. What are some things to be considered in finding the right home care agency?   1.     Peace of Mind. While it may ... Read more

AARP Is Looking For Holiday Volunteers

AARP Is Looking For Holiday Volunteers By Barbara Bush/Pittsburgh Senior News As we all get a little older, I find that the years fly by! Here it is December and once again, AARP is partnering with St. Barnabas’ Presents for Patients. However, in order for it to be successful, we need volunteers. If you are wondering what the duties of an AARP holiday volunteer require, it is simply to bring a little cheer to the everyday lives of older adults who reside in local ... Read more

Helping Your Elderly Loved One with Chronic Pain

Elderly Care in South Hills PA Chronic pain is frustrating for your elderly loved one. She may feel that she never has any respite from the pain, and this can make everything else in her life very difficult. There are some things that you can do for her as her family caregiver to help her find some relief. Talk to Her Doctor When chronic pain is something your loved one is living with, you really need to keep her medical providers in the loop. ... Read more

4 Important Things to Discuss with Your Child’s Home Care Provider

Pediatric Home Health Care in Monroeville PA Caring for special needs children who suffer from complex medical issues is a huge responsibility. Regardless of how much parents love their child, the day-to-day care can be quite exhausting, overwhelming and in many cases, frightening. Hiring pediatric home care services for a child can ensure parents receive the respite care they require, while the child still receives the attention and care he or she needs. However, for many parents, hiring professional care can also be ... Read more


Respite Alliance On September 9th Extended Family Care participated in the 2015 Respite Community Forum and Resource Fair featuring National Respite Expert, Jill Kagan.  The event celebrated 15 years of respite awareness which was made possible through the Alliance for Community Respite Care (ACRC) a division of service provided through Community Living and Support Services (CLASS). The evening event was held at CLASS in Swissvale, Pennsylvania and included informative updates from Jill Kagan, Program Director of the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center, ... Read more


Employees appear on The Dr. Oz Show On Monday, September 21, 2015 three Star Multi Care employees were seen on The Dr. Oz Show which highlighted the nursing profession.  The feature entitled, “Nurses Unite” spotlighted nurses and the nursing profession after a social media controversy ensued following a comment made from one of the hosts of The View after Miss Colorado’s utilized a nursing monologue during the talent competition of the Miss America pageant. To show his support of her efforts and the ... Read more

Great Ways a Senior can Save Some Money

Senior Care in Greensburg PA As people begin to age, they will need to become more conservative with their money. Having adequate money for retirement will require a senior to cut some corners, financially speaking. There are a number of things a senior can do in order to save a few dollars, but it will take a bit of work and commitment on his or her part. The following are a few things that a senior can do when trying to save more ... Read more

Horse Riding Therapy for Children with Autism

Pediatric Home Health Care in Monroeville PA Professional caregivers who work with children at home, who have some form of autism spectrum disorder, offer an idea that helps those children. Many benefit from a day outing to ride on gentle horses. The rhythmic movements of a horse, experienced while riding, have the medical terminology of “hippotherapy.” A study by the Horses and Humans Research Foundation, found that horse riding and being around horses is usually interesting and comforting to children with autism. Many autistic ... Read more
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