Elders with Chronic Illnesses: Alternative Treatments to Consider

Elder Care in Weston FL While some medical conditions require prescription medication, there are some chronic illnesses that could be managed or cured with alternative treatment options. Older adults who are receiving elder care and are interested in natural ways to treat their pain or medical conditions may especially be eager to try these new methods because they do not have the same side effects that would be found in medication. However, if medication is necessary, combining it with these methods will ... Read more

5 Lifestyle Tips to Help Your Elderly Loved One Control His Weight

Elderly Care in Weston FL Weight gain can be dangerous for your elderly loved one because it can lead to him experiencing higher blood pressure, higher cholesterol levels, and even heart disease as well as other health issues. If your loved one is having difficulty controlling his weight on his own, here are some small changes you can help him to make that can make the job easier.Plan Out Meals and Shopping TripsMake sure that you plan out meals and what you ... Read more

Seniors and Pets

Senior Care in Boynton Beach FL Before seniors decide to get a pet, it is important to reflect on all the very real implications of getting and owning a pet. Is the senior's home pet friendly? Will there be enough room for the pet to be comfortable? Will the cost be too much? What size pet and what type of pet are best? Is the senior going to be overwhelmed by the responsibility? And above all else, where should the senior go ... Read more

Elderly Care Tips: Exercises for When You or Your Loved Ones Cannot Stand Up

Elderly Care in Delray Beach FL You know that keeping your aging loved ones active is an important part of your elderly care journey with them, but there are times when going out for a long walk, following an aerobics video, or taking a swim is simply not an option. If your senior parents suffer from extensive mobility limitations or have recently faced an injury or illness that make it difficult or impossible for them to get up and move around, it ... Read more

Caregiver Awareness: Household Poisoning First Aid

Caregiver in West Palm Beach FL The thought of one of your aging loved ones ingesting a poisonous substance is frightening, but household poisoning is a real risk that family caregivers must face in their care journeys, particularly when caring for seniors with cognitive limitations, such as Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Household poisoning can happen extremely quickly and can be caused by any number of common items from dish liquid to multipurpose cleaners. Knowing how to respond should you ... Read more

Senior Care Fun: Holiday Movie Night

Senior Care in Boca Raton The holiday season is all about spending time with friends and family, enjoying activities, and indulging in favorite meals and treats. If you are on a senior care journey with your aging loved ones, however, your seniors may be facing challenges and limitations that may make it difficult for them to participate in all of the holidays and traditions of the season that they have always enjoyed, such as hosting a big feast or having a party ... Read more

The Holiday Season and Elderly Loved Ones: What an Adult Child May Learn

Elderly Care in Tamarac FL As the holidays approach, most adult children will start to plan time with their senior parent(s). This is the perfect opportunity to talk with them and see how well they are doing. No matter if the visit is in their home, or in the adult child’s home, there are some tell-tale signs that they may need a helping hand.Visiting the adult child’s homeIf an elderly loved one is to visit an adult child’s home, there are some essential things ... Read more

Employment Opportunities in Southeastern Florida

Employment Opportunities Star Multi Care would like you to join our Florida team.  We are a premier home health care provider servicing clients in Broward, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and surrounding areas.  We offer a competitive wage and benefit package including bonuses.  Call today to schedule an interview at 954-962-0926 or visit us online at www.starmulticare.comThe following positions are currently available:HOME HEALTH AIDES  per diem in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. REGISTERED NURSES – per diem in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, ... Read more

5 Things to Remember when Moving a Senior

Senior Care in Coconut Creek FL For most seniors, making a change of address after retirement is a necessity. Finding a smaller home is usually needed due to the less maintenance and worry that comes with downsizing. Here are some of the things that adult children need to remember when trying to successfully move their senior parent.1.  Preparation is everythingThe process of moving can be a stressful one without the right amount of planning. Taking the time to make an adequate plan will allow ... Read more

Strategies for Dealing with Caregiver Guilt

Caregiver in Lauderhill FL It is common for a family caregiver to experience feelings of guilt during their time of caring for an elderly parent. This is typically referred to as caregiver guilt. There are a number of different causes why you may experience caregiver’s guilt. As a family caregiver, you may feel as though you aren't trying hard enough or that it is wrong of you to take a moment to yourself. Feelings of guilt may also arise because you believe ... Read more
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