Flu Prevention Tips

Why should I get the flu shot, when statistics show that this year’s vaccine is only 23% effective? The CDC states that this is a very uncommon year and still recommends getting vaccinated because the flu virus could shift again before the flu season ends. This is the...

Holiday Visit Senior Checklist

The Holidays are a good time to check in with elderly family members, especially those who live alone. All loved ones age differently. We want to make sure they are healthy and safe. Here are quick tips on how to gently check in with your loved ones to determine...

Risk Factors and Signs of Stroke In Loved Ones

The American Heart Association states that stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. Working with a primarily senior population, the health care team at the 45 year old Staten Island-based, healthcare agency, SafeHarbor...

Urinary Tract Infection or Dementia?

“Urinary tract infections, as we know from our long time working with elderly, are a very common infection affecting the elderly. The difference is that in the elderly population the symptoms may manifest in ways that mimic other disorders or lead to diagnosis...