Keeping Your Parent Engaged during Social Wellness Month

Senior Care in Cooper City FL As a family caregiver you likely concern yourself regularly with your parent's physical and medical needs. You make sure that their home is safe, clean, and comfortable, that their mobility needs are managed, that they stay hydrated and eat a healthy diet, and that you remind them to stay compliant with their medication and treatment plans. While these are important for making sure that your senior stays safe and healthy throughout their later years, it is ... Read more

STAR MULTI CARE TEAM CELEBRATES 78 YEARS OF SUCCESS

Home Care in Ft. Lauderdale FL 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 ... Read more

How Can We Help Seniors Cope with Stress

Elder Care in Pembroke Pines FL Everyone experiences stress at one time or another in their lives. Stress is the body’s natural response to demanding situations, adverse circumstances, and the like, that requires an adjustment or response of some kind. While stress doesn’t have to be a negative thing, people see it that way far too often. The reality is our bodies are designed to be able to react to and cope with a certain amount of stress; stress can actually keep ... Read more

Protecting Your Parent’s Hearing for the Future

Home Care in Southwest Ranches FL Once your parent reaches the age of 75 they have approximately a 50 percent chance of suffering some level of hearing loss. The instance of this loss increases the older that your parent gets. This does not mean, however, that hearing loss is an inevitable part of aging or that there is nothing that your loved one can do to avoid the impact of this sensory change. By making simple changes to their lifestyle now, you ... Read more

4 Tips for Setting up Your Own Exercise Plan as a Family Caregiver

Caregiver in Weston FL When you're a family caregiver, adding one more task to your daily routine might just seem impossible. But if exercising isn't already a part of your everyday list of activities, you should really change that. Here are some ideas for getting started.Take Advantage of Offers of HelpYou might not want to take time away from your loved one just so you can get some much-needed exercise in, but think about who has offered to help with your loved ... Read more

How to Help a Loved One Get Used to a Walker

Elderly Care in Boynton Beach FL Some elderly loved ones resist the idea of a walker because they fear that it makes them seem older than they are or infirm somehow. The truth is that a walker can help your loved one to use less energy when walking so that she's not as tired at the end of the day. Find a Walker That Is the Right SizeThe first step is to find a walker that is the right size for your loved ... Read more

Is it time for Live-in Care?

Senior Care in Delray Beach FL As your parent gets older, they may develop health issues that require a more comprehensive senior care plan. You may have someone coming in to help provide senior care for your parent on an hourly basis, but if your loved one has memory loss, physical disabilities, trouble dressing, bathing, preparing food, using the bathroom, etc., a live-in care provider may be able to give your loved one better care. RoutineThere is comfort in having the same senior ... Read more

Hot Weather Pet Care

Elder Care in Boca Raton FL A pet can play an important role in your parent's life as they age in place. This animal can help keep your aging loved one's mental and emotional health high, reduce anxiety, depression, and loneliness, and even offer physical health benefits including lower blood pressure and better heart rate. With all of the important benefits that a furry best friend can give your parent, it is obvious that you should give that pet the highest quality ... Read more

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Home Care in Wilton Manors FL May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. If you are like many family caregivers, May is the time when you really start thinking about all of the fun and benefits of getting outside and enjoying more of your home care activities together out in the summer weather. This makes it the ideal time to learn more about skin cancer, how you can prevent it, and how you can detect it should it occur in your aging parent. Some ... Read more

The Power of the Written Word

Caregiver in Lighthouse Point FL Have you ever saved a letter or card from a loved one because they had some of the most beautiful penmanship you’d ever seen? Or because it was written on very special stationery? Maybe you just wanted to hang onto something so personal from them? All these reasons are good ones, not to mention important, especially in an age where the written word so often seems to be condensed to emails and text messages, at least for ... Read more
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