Are you likely to need long-term care?

What is Long Term Care (LTC) Insurance Long Term Care provides help for people with chronic illnesses, disabilities or other conditions on a daily basis over an extended period of time. The type of help needed can range from assistance with simple activities (such as...

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...

Personal Emergency Response Systems can Save Lives

Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) have been increasing during the last few years because of the rising age of the elderly. Approximately over 13 million seniors fall every year with over half not able to get up on their own. Due to the rising number of older...

Care Transition Programs from Hospital to Home

Returning home from the hospital can be a traumatic experience for the elderly for many reasons. In most cases the patient has been 100% dependent on hospital staff and the transition to life with less help at home can be a challenge. Assistance may be needed in the...

Institution vs Community Support

In-home care and assisted living facilities has been an increasing segment of elder care in the past decade. Approximately more than 1.8 million people live in nursing homes today and will gradually decrease in years to come. Statistics have shown a slight decrease in...