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...

Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Today, many people don’t understand the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. By knowing the meaning of both terms you will be able to determine the correct symptoms for you or a family member. Dementia refers to a set of symptoms, not the disease...

Preventing Trips and Falls at Home

Trips and falls can be extremely devastating for seniors. Fortunately, some simple tips can help keep elderly family members safe when they're on the go and at home, and prevent injury: Check Your Vision ·See your doctor for a vision check up every year and pursue...

Benefits of In Home Care

Children of elderly parents are being provided with the valuable option of in-home senior care. Deciding how to take care of your aging parent comes with limited choices. You can bring them to a nursing home, move in with you, or hire a home health care service to...

Eating Tips for 50+

As your loved one gets older, the importance of eating healthy is vital for a longer life. The benefits of eating healthy include increased mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, more energy, and better management of health problems. That’s why Safe...

Summer Tips for Elderly

   Elderly people (65 years and older) are more prone to heat stress than younger individuals for many reasons:   • Elderly people don’t adjust well as young people do to abrupt changes in temperature. • They are more probable to have a prolonged medical condition...

Old Drivers

Safety on the Road for Aging Drivers   Helen's first car was a navy blue 1959 Monte Carlo. In her first 48 years of driving, she was accident free; however, beginning in 2010, she was involved in several minor fender benders.  At 82 years of age, Helen is still in...

Accepting a Caregiver into your home

Recently, the Staten Island Advance released an article about preparing a senior for a caregiver at home.   SafeHarbor Homecare would like to pass on this information to help our clients to ease the adjustment process.   When an elderly family member chooses to remain...

SafeHarbor Homecare Wants You to “SPEAK UP”

Recently, The Joint Commission has launched a campaign called “SPEAK UP.”  It is a program designed to empower patients to become advocates for themselves to prevent errors in the field of health care.  It is necessary to “Speak Up” to make sure you or your loved one...

Dealing with Depression

Have you been sad for at least two weeks? Have you lost interest in things that you normally find pleasurable? If you answered “yes” to either of the previous questions, you may be dealing with depression. Depression is not just a feeling; it is an illness that...