The Best New Year’s Resolutions for Senior Home Caregivers

New Year’s resolutions: we love to create them, and can’t help but break them. Perhaps you’ve been motivated to eat better, lose that certain number of pounds, quit a bad habit, or go to the gym more often; but life has a habit of disrupting our best motives, particularly for senior home caregivers. To make […]

Best Senior Home Care’s Tips for Enjoying Holiday Outings with Seniors

The holiday season is full of celebrations, parties, gatherings, and get-togethers. Nevertheless, when providing care for a cherished senior, holiday outings require some advance planning. Follow these pointers from Best Senior Home Care in New York to take pleasure from fun and relaxed outings with loved ones of all ages this season. Before leaving the […]

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, […]

Family Caregivers: Feeling Guilty Because You Can’t Do It All? Think Again!

Most people are juggling a lot of balls these days, and caregivers often feel like they’re juggling knives and flaming swords on top of it. It’s only natural to become overwhelmed and experience feelings of guilt when you’re responsible for the care of a loved one, whether that person is a parent, spouse or other […]

The Best Care for Seniors: Aging at Home, or Making a Move?

Home is where the heart is, and the vast majority of seniors’ hearts are set on staying at home throughout the aging process, instead of moving to an assisted living facility or nursing home – as many as 90% of them, according to AARP. And who can blame them? Feeling comfortable in familiar surroundings, having […]

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 […]