One of the easiest things to do when someone needs help is to lean on a family member or friend. For example, your car just broke down. You’re on the side of the road. You’re only a couple of miles from home and the thought of paying $100 or more for a tow back to your driveway seems a bit steep. In fact, now that you think about it, it might even be less than a mile.
Who do you call?
A lot of people might call friends or family. They might know an individual who is quite handy with cars and may be able to diagnose the problem and at least get it running long enough to return to the house. From there, you can figure out what to do next.
An elderly or disabled individual, even somebody who was injured in an accident recently and might be facing a potentially lengthy recovery process, often needs help. They might need assistance getting out of bed. They may have difficulty preparing healthy meals by themselves. The idea of getting into and out of the shower safely without any support and assistance may seem almost laughable, at least for a while.
Many of these individuals turn to family and friends for help.
That seems like a reasonable option. After all, it won’t cost them anything and they’re already familiar and comfortable with this person who will support them. There might be a few more intimate matters, like toileting, that are not as comfortable for either person as they would like, but their relationship usually seems to come first.
In this type of situation, home care options are better.
That’s because most family caregivers don’t have any prior experience doing this type of work. They don’t fully appreciate or understand the best ways to promote safety, encourage exercise, or help their aging parent, grandparent, or other individual stay active. In fact, many younger family caregivers discourage their aging parents from a wide range of activities they might deem to be potentially harmful or dangerous.
Experienced home care aides provide a valuable resource and physical support that helps aging clients get exercise, stay active, and maintain a higher quality of life. When somebody needs help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), it’s easy to look to family and friends, but for those who want the best care, the best support, and to be able to spend more quality time with those family and friends when they do visit, home care agencies offer the best resources.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of home care for seniors in Massapequa, NY or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Star Multi Care Services today at (631)956-8835. We are the Right Choice for Home Health Care Services!
From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales.
1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002.
In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies.
Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.