JANUARY 26 Respite Care Services Make it Possible to Celebrate Spouse’s Day

January 26th is National Spouse's Day. What is Spouse's Day? It's a day for spouse's to spend quality time together without letting work and other personal responsibilities get in the way. When you're a family caregiver, it can be very hard to walk away from your parent. It is essential that you do take time for your spouse.     Facts About Marriage and Divorce In 2016, the CDC reported there were more than 2.2 million marriages in the U.S. There were also more than 827,000 ... Read more

Packing an Elderly Adult’s Bag for the Hospital

Is your aging parent getting ready for a scheduled surgery or medical procedure that requires a hospital stay? If so, you have some time to pull together a hospital bag that specifically meets their needs if they must stay there for several days. While the hospital will provide the basics, many people like to bring some important extras that make their stay more pleasant and won’t leave them without some essential items that they don’t want to live without.   It's also a good ... Read more

Loneliness Plagues Elderly Adults, Study Shows

In a recent study published in the prestigious journal, International Psychogeriatrics, the data revealed that more people suffer from severe loneliness at three peak periods in their lives. The study showed that people reported the most loneliness in their late 20s, their late 50s, and their late 80s. Any family caregiver with an aging adult that is in their late 80s should pay attention to any signs that their loved one is experiencing chronic loneliness, then take steps to fix that.     How ... Read more

Star Multi Care’s New Year Wishes

Star Multi Care extends our sincerest thank you to our referral network who trusts us, our clients who have chosen us and most importantly, our employees who have made us the successful company we are today. Thank you all and we hope you have a healthy and prosperous 2019.     If you or a family member are in need of Home Care Services in Fort Lauderdale, FL, call the caring professionals at Star Multi Care today at (954) 870-4770. Providing service in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Delray ... Read more

What Causes Hallucinations?

When an older adult talks about seeing something that isn’t there, it can be disconcerting for family caregivers. This is especially true if the senior is frightened by what they see. However, hallucinations are not confined to just seeing things that aren’t present. Knowing the kinds of hallucinations that can happen and some of the possible causes can make them a little less difficult to deal with.     Kinds of Hallucinations Hallucinations can affect any of the senses. Kinds of hallucinations include: Visual: A visual ... Read more

Finding the Right Wheelchair for Your Parent

At first glance, purchasing a wheelchair for an older adult may seem like a fairly simple thing. A family caregiver just goes to a medical supply store and buys one, right? Not so fast. There are a lot of different kinds of wheelchairs to choose from as well as accessories. Which one is right for your family member depends on their particular needs. Choosing the right wheelchair can make the senior more comfortable and can also make the job of being ... Read more

What Post-Stroke Seniors Need for Recovery

There’s no doubt that strokes are life-changing for millions of elderly Americans each year. When the blood supply is blocked from the brain, the brain cells begin to die, which causes serious physical side effects. Elderly adults who survive a stroke are looking at months and even years to recover just some of their physical abilities. Family caregivers that want their aging loved one to be comfortable, safe and healthy while recovering at home from their stroke often turn to elderly ... Read more

Five Exercise Safety Tips for Your Senior

  Exercise is beneficial for your aging adult, but if she's ignoring safety considerations, that's not a good thing at all. She runs the risk of injuring herself or causing problems she doesn't need to worry about, like dehydration.     Following some of these tips can help to avoid those pitfalls. Don't Push Things It's natural for people of all ages to want to forge on in there with a new exercise program and give it they're all. But that can actually cause some problems for ... Read more

What Do You Need to Look for in Terms of Senior Safety?

As your senior's caregiver, her safety is one of your biggest concerns. Safety covers a lot of ground that you might not have considered, too. It's not just her physical safety, but also other forms of keeping her safe.     Assessing Fall Risks Falls are a huge problem for aging adults. They can lead to serious injuries that can have complications for years to come. When you combine those issues with existing health conditions, falls can be extremely dangerous for your elderly family member. ... Read more

Packing a “Germ Fighting” Kit for When Out with Your Senior

Germ control is not just something you should do when your parent is at home. Whenever your aging parent leaves the house, whether it is to run an errand or go visit a friend, they are exposing themselves to a wide variety of germs that can make them vulnerable to illness and infection. Being prepared to combat these germs helps to keep your senior healthier, and avoid the potentially serious complications that can result from illnesses such as the flu or ... Read more
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