Is It Asthma, or COPD? | Bayside Senior Care Company

Coughing that just won’t quit. Shortness of breath. Wheezing. Sounds like an asthma attack, right? Before reaching for the inhaler or those over-the-counter cough drops, however, it might be time to consider if another culprit – COPD – could be a factor. As many as 12 million Americans are currently living with COPD (and another […]

Best Senior Home Care Explains How COPD Is Diagnosed and Treated

At times, receiving the diagnosis for troubling symptoms can be a relief. Finally, you can name the condition, and get started on the plan to treat it! This is certainly the case for those with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). If your senior loved one has been plagued by such debilitating symptoms as chronic coughing, […]

Is It Depression or Alzheimer’s Disease? Here’s How to Tell the Difference

A decline in mental acuity. Confusion and memory lapses. Impairment in motor skills. Sound like Alzheimer’s disease? Not necessarily, according to the experts. The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease can closely mirror those of other treatable conditions, such as depression, with slight variances. We’ve put together a simple checklist of the main symptoms between these two […]

Best Senior Home Care’s Suggestions to Avoid Alzheimer’s Personal Care Struggles

Helping another person with personal care needs, such as bathing, dressing and assistance with using the bathroom, can be uncomfortable for all involved. It’s difficult to set aside modesty and allow someone to help with basic tasks when you’re at your most vulnerable. And sometimes seniors, particularly those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, […]

Reduce Risk of Shingles with These Tips from Our Senior Support Services

When it comes to odd disease names, the shingles virus tops the list. The name of the disease conjures up an image of a person with carefully layered roofing materials growing out of his skin. In reality, shingles, or the herpes zoster virus, as it’s also known, is a quite painful rash brought on by […]

Ensure the Best Care for Seniors by Keeping Up to Date on These Immunizations

As summer winds down, parents are busy shopping for school supplies, checking last year’s clothing to see what still fits, scheduling appointments for physical and dental exams, and, more often than not, subjecting them to vaccinations. But fall isn’t just the time for school kids to roll up their sleeves and grit their teeth for […]

Social Media’s Impact on Senior Isolation – and How Best Senior Home Care Can Help

The world is certainly smaller now than ever before since the advent of the Internet, and it’s now so easy to stay connected with friends and family at a distance. For seniors who are experiencing periods of isolation, such as those who are homebound, accessing online resources like Facebook, Twitter, and Skype can make a […]

Professional New York Home Care Protects Seniors from Isolation

We all need a little personal space to get away from it all, to be alone with our thoughts or to stretch out and enjoy a good book. But when that alone time becomes excessive, there’s an enhanced risk for social isolation – a too-often occurrence in aging. And its effects are more harmful than […]

Learn How Senior Care Services Can Help Alleviate Nutritional Deficiencies in Cancer Patients

A healthy diet is important for everyone, but doubly so following a cancer diagnosis. Proper nutrition can help cancer patients gain the strength they need to endure chemotherapy treatments, defend against infections, prevent body tissue from breaking down, and rebuild tissue. Eating well can also help patients cope with any side effects of cancer treatments […]

Best Senior Home Care’s Tips for Cancer Support

When someone you love has cancer, it’s natural to want to drop everything and help that person, but taking on the role of a caregiver is not without challenges. Both the cancer treatments and their side effects can be difficult for the patients themselves and their loved ones, and it’s possible to feel overwhelmed at […]