Which Medical Alert System is Right for Your Parent?

We’ve all seen the commercials where an elderly lady falls and calls out, “Help! I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” While those commercials have been the butt of many jokes over the years, the truth is that medical alert systems can be extremely beneficial to older adults. If your aging parent is at risk for falling or other situations that may make them need emergency help, a medical alert system can offer both the older adult and family caregivers peace of mind ... Read more

Helpful Solutions That Help Your Parent Age at Home

Your mom and dad plan to age at home. They've lived there for 50 years and have no intention of moving at this point. With the right home care plans and help from caregivers and family members, aging at home is often better for a senior's well-being. You should take precautions to make sure staying in their home doesn't pose any hazards.       Track Skills and Daily Activities Keep an eye on changes to their driving abilities and be ready to take away keys ... Read more

Dealing With Heat When the Power Goes Out

With many areas in the U.S. experiencing brutal heat, officials are urging families to keep a close eye on elderly relatives. There have been several heat-related deaths. One of the things that can keep a senior cool is air conditioning. What happens if the power goes out? Here are some tips that can help your mom and dad stay cool if there's no power.   Shut the House Up You want to trap the cooler air while it's still cooler. As soon as the ... Read more

Why Are Seniors Reluctant to Report When They’ve Been Scammed?

Every year, millions of dollars are stolen in scams. Seniors are often the key targets because they're more likely to answer a phone and believe the scam artist's story. With so many elderly men and women falling victim to scams, why are they also so reluctant to report when they have been a victim?   Reasons Why Seniors Don't Speak Up There are two reasons why seniors are less likely to report that they've been scammed. One is that they don't know how. Make ... Read more

Five Ways to Persuade Your Dad to Take His Medications

Your dad is on important medications for some health reason. He may have high blood pressure or had a stroke and is on blood thinners. No matter what he is taking, it's important that he takes them as recommended. Some seniors stop taking them due to the side effects or the monthly cost. Here are five ways to make sure your dad is taking his medications. Explain the Importance Go over the medication's purpose with your dad. Explain why the medication is needed. ... Read more

What’s the Best Way to Treat a Burn at Home?

It’s not uncommon for people of all ages to occasionally suffer a burn injury. Older adults whose hands don’t work as well as they once did may accidentally burn themselves in the kitchen. Or, they might spend a little too much time outside and get a sunburn. As a family caregiver to an aging family member, it can be quite handy to know how to identify a minor burn and how you can treat it at home.     Knowing When to Get Help Not ... Read more

Questions to Ask the Doctor Before Your Parent is Discharged from the Emergency Room

A visit to the emergency room is not something you look forward to with your aging loved one. If, however, they suffer an injury or illness severe enough to warrant such a visit, it is important that both of you take steps to ensure they get the maximum benefit from the care they receive while there, and the recovery period after. One of the most important times of their visit is actually the discharge. This is the culmination of their care at ... Read more

Star Multi Care Takes the AARP Employer Pledge

Star Multi Care believes in Equal Opportunity for all. In so doing, we have recognized the value of the mature workforce and have recently joined the nationwide efforts of the AARP Employer Pledge Program. The AARP Employer Pledge Program is “a nationwide group of employers (over 500 strong and growing) which stands with AARP in affirming the value of experienced workers and which are committed to developing diverse, high-performing organizations by leveraging workers of all ages. Smart employers know that the multigenerational ... Read more

5 Ways to Make Bathrooms Less Dangerous For Seniors

Did you know that one out of three seniors over age 65 will suffer from a serious fall? Statistics show that the bathroom is the most common place for elderly adults to fall, making them one of the most dangerous rooms in the house. Slip and fall accidents can lead to broken bones, concussions, and even death.     It’s perfectly normal to worry about your aging mom or dad. After all, they aren’t as young as they used to be, and they may ... Read more

What Are the Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease You Should Look Out For?

Whether you have been caring for your aging parent for years or you have just gotten started on your caregiver journey with them, one issue that you have likely heard a considerable amount about is Alzheimer's disease. This is an issue that virtually all caregivers think about regularly and consider a concern for their care journey with their parent.   By understanding as much as you can about the disease you can feel more confident that if your parent should begin to show ... Read more
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