What Can You Do to Keep Your Senior’s Food Safer at Home?

When you think about food safety, the first thing you think about might be whether the food is thoroughly cooked. What can be more important is how the food is stored before and after it's cooked. If you haven't paid much attention to how your elderly family member is storing her food, it might be time to take a closer look. Check Whether the Food Requires Refrigeration Some foods require refrigeration, but that may not have been how your family stored them ... Read more

How You Can Support National Home Care & Hospice Month

Every November is National Home Care and Hospice Month, which is a time to heighten awareness about this important service to families as well as to honor home care professionals that do their jobs with compassion and pride. For those that have elderly relatives that are in need of home care or hospice services, these professionals are truly an invaluable support. Beyond these objectives, national, state and local groups also try to raise awareness of services, focus on supportive legislation and engage ... Read more

Tips for Talking to Your Parent About Financial and Legal Planning After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

There are more than five million people throughout the United States who are currently living with Alzheimer's disease. If you are the family caregiver for one of these people, it is likely that you have thought about what this disease will mean for your senior's future and for the care that you will need to give them. You already know that you will need to give them additional physical and emotional support, and eventually arrange for continuous care, such as through a ... Read more

Your Mom’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Puts Her at a Higher Risk of COPD

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)is a chronic disorder that involves inflammation of the joints. Symptoms are sore, swollen, and stiff joints. It typically starts in small joints like the fingers and toes and expands to the ankle, wrist, knees, hips, and elbows. As it progressive, it has the power to damage bones and joints. As RA is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks itself, there's no cure. Medications ease some of the discomfort. Exercises also help. In some cases, surgery is necessary. If your ... Read more

Star Multi Care Celebrates Halloween in Style

The office staff at Star Multi Care Services in Melville, New York had another lively Halloween. The Annual Costume Contest is always well received by the staff as everyone looks forward to their opportunity to make a statement. This year’s winner, Lauren, dressed as Kim Kardashian West and took First Place. The two runners up were Angie who dressed as Batman’s sidekick, Robin, and Karen who chose to resemble a trendy zombie. “The staff always seem to have a great time”, said ... Read more

What Medical Information Should Family Caregivers Keep?

Taking on the responsibility of caring for a senior relative can feel overwhelming. Even with help from home care assistants and senior services in the community, you are taking on a lot of new duties that require your attention. This is true when it comes to keeping all their medical information organized and accessible. You may know the general information about their medicines and health conditions, but nothing beats having accurate information at your fingertips. Here is the kind of information that ... Read more