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APRIL is Medication Management Month

By Joan Sardino | Apr 5, 2019 | Comments Off on APRIL is Medication Management Month
APRIL is Medication Management Month

April ushers in our first full month of spring, but April is also Medication Management Month. During April we focus special attention on various aspects involved in managing our medications, including safely issues, how to get our numerous questions answered, and what to do in case of a medication emergency. Two important safety considerations are:…

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Happy birthday to all who celebrate a birthday this month!

By Joan Sardino | Apr 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Happy birthday to all who celebrate a birthday this month!
Happy birthday to all who celebrate a birthday this month!

April babies are known to be friendly and diplomatic, yet brave and fearless. Have you noticed this about yourself? You are active, dynamic, and love attention. You can be very frank and outspoken. At the same time, you are someone who is good at helping others to solve their problems. You are generous, and can…

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Four Questions to Ask Your Senior if She Plans to Age in Place

By Joan Sardino | Apr 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Four Questions to Ask Your Senior if She Plans to Age in Place
Home Care Clay NY: Four Questions to Ask Your Senior if She Plans to Age in Place

Aging in place is a common goal for seniors, but it’s not always something that’s possible. If your elderly family member has expressed this goal, you need to have a conversation and these questions can help. How Do You Feel about Your Current Home? Does your senior love her home? And if so, does she…

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What Redirecting Techniques Work Best When Family Caregivers Can’t Get a Parent to Calm Down?

By Joan Sardino | Mar 22, 2019 | Comments Off on What Redirecting Techniques Work Best When Family Caregivers Can’t Get a Parent to Calm Down?
Caregivers Cicero NY: What Redirecting Techniques Work Best When Family Caregivers Can't Get a Parent to Calm Down?

Agitation is common with some health issues. It’s also possible if your parent is just fed up and can’t express the frustration easily. When your parent has reached that point, how do you get them to calm down? Redirecting is a technique used regularly by caregivers to calm people with dementia. Here are some of…

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Managing Diabetes Can Feel Overwhelming… but Serving Seniors can help!

By Joan Sardino | Mar 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Managing Diabetes Can Feel Overwhelming… but Serving Seniors can help!
Managing Diabetes Can Feel Overwhelming… but Serving Seniors can help!

What exactly is diabetes? Well, diabetes describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar). This occurs either because the person’s insulin production is inadequate or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. Once a person has been diagnosed with diabetes, they typically…

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What Redirecting Techniques Work Best When Family Caregivers

By Joan Sardino | Mar 5, 2019 | Comments Off on What Redirecting Techniques Work Best When Family Caregivers
Caregivers Clay NY: What Redirecting Techniques Work Best When Family Caregivers Can't Get a Parent to Calm Down?

Can’t Get a Parent to Calm Down? Agitation is common with some health issues. It’s also possible if your parent is just fed up and can’t express the frustration easily. When your parent has reached that point, how do you get them to calm down? Redirecting is a technique used regularly by caregivers to calm…

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Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating a birthday during the month of MARCH!

By Joan Sardino | Mar 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating a birthday during the month of MARCH!
Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating a birthday during the month of MARCH!

We appreciate you and the wonderful qualities you possess. For instance, those born in March are known to be highly intuitive, as well as generous and devoted to those they love and care about. If you were born in March, you are most likely to be talented, enthusiastic and able to adapt well to any…

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MARCH IS DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH

By Joan Sardino | Mar 1, 2019 | Comments Off on MARCH IS DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH
MARCH IS DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH

Diabetes is most definitely deserving of our attention and awareness. The good news, however, is that much can be done to manage and in some cases even reverse the symptoms of diabetes. Adhering to a plan that includes education on the disease process, following a healthy diet and exercise regimen, and learning about the importance…

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Look to Serving Seniors to help with Low Vision Strategies and Visual Rehabilitation

By Joan Sardino | Feb 25, 2019 | Comments Off on Look to Serving Seniors to help with Low Vision Strategies and Visual Rehabilitation
Home Care Liverpool NY: Look to Serving Seniors to help with Low Vision Strategies and Visual Rehabilitation

Are you or your loved one living with noncorrectable reduced vision? Approximately 6.5 million people in the United States over the age of 65 have a severe visual impairment. This could be diagnosed as macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, or as an acquired (traumatic) brain injury. People often hear “Low Vision” and…

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What Does Your Parent Need to Know About Their Medications Before Discharge After a Stroke? 

By Joan Sardino | Feb 24, 2019 | Comments Off on What Does Your Parent Need to Know About Their Medications Before Discharge After a Stroke? 
Elder Care Clay NY: What Does Your Parent Need to Know About Their Medications Before Discharge After a Stroke?

Stroke is a very serious risk for older adults. The third leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of long-term disability, stroke is much more common in seniors. As a family caregiver you should understand that the risk for stroke more than doubles for each decade after the age of…

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