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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 all who celebrate a birthday this month!

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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HEART FAILURE: WHERE DOES SERVING SENIORS COME IN?

By Joan Sardino | Feb 18, 2019 | Comments Off on HEART FAILURE: WHERE DOES SERVING SENIORS COME IN?
Home Care Liverpool NY: Heart Failure

Heart failure is a condition resulting from the heart’s inability to pump enough blood throughout the body. Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is one type of heart failure which occurs when fluid builds up in the extremities, lungs, liver, gastrointestinal tract and other organs, causing the blood to become “congested”. It is only natural for someone…

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FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH!

By Joan Sardino | Feb 11, 2019 | Comments Off on FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH!
Home Care Liverpool NY: American Heart Month

How can American Heart Month make a difference? Both at home and in the community, we can use February as a time when we raise awareness about heart disease. One way to do this is to encourage families and loved ones to make small lifestyle changes. For example, you can educate them on how to…

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FASCINATING BIRTHDAY FACTS ABOUT FEBRUARY!

By Joan Sardino | Feb 7, 2019 | Comments Off on FASCINATING BIRTHDAY FACTS ABOUT FEBRUARY!
Home Care Liverpool NY: Fascinating Birthday Facts About February

Happy Birthday to all of those celebrating a birthday this month! People with February birthdays are likely to share some interesting characteristics. For instance, babies born in the winter month of February were significantly longer at birth. They also were taller, heavier and had a larger head circumference at age 7. Those with February birthdays…

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What is the SPECAL Method Used in Alzheimer’s Care?

By Joan Sardino | Feb 4, 2019 | Comments Off on What is the SPECAL Method Used in Alzheimer’s Care?
Elderly Care Clay NY: What is the SPECAL Method Used in Alzheimer's Care?

If you care for a parent with Alzheimer’s and haven’t come across the book Contented Dementia, it’s a worthwhile read. The book focuses on the SPECAL method for communicating with people with dementia. Family caregivers will find this method can make a huge difference in communication. What Does SPECAL Stand For? SPECAL is a trademark…

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New Year’s Resolutions Your Parents Need to Make in 2019

By Joan Sardino | Jan 28, 2019 | Comments Off on New Year’s Resolutions Your Parents Need to Make in 2019
Senior Care Brewerton NY: New Year's Resolutions Your Parents Need to Make in 2019

A new year is starting. Now is a good time to talk to your parents about changes they can make for their physical and mental wellness. Here are some of the resolutions every senior citizen should make this year. Get a Health Exam Your parents should go for a yearly health exam. If they’re not…

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