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The Gift that Can Save Lives

The Gift that Can Save Lives In New York, we pride ourselves on being progressive and generous. But in New York City, participation in organ donation is at crisis levels—in fact, in 2018 it had the lowest rate of organ donor registration in the country. Thousands of city residents...


Protecting the Elderly from Falls

Protecting the Elderly from Falls It’s the most significant non-medical risk factor for seniors. Platinum Home Health Care keeps complete and detailed records of slip-and-fall incidents involving our clients, and there are several trends we’ve observed that every care provider should be aware of. Slips and falls are a...


“I Can’t Believe what Mary Said to me Today!”

“I Can’t Believe what Mary Said to me Today!” It’s way more common than people realize. Front-line care providers interact with patients more closely than nurses and often even more closely than family. So, home health care aides and personal care aides may see dementia-related behaviors far more often...


Improving Dementia Patients’ Lives

Improving Dementia Patients’ Lives. It’s hard being the caregiver to a dementia patient. As a professional caregiver you have an advantage: You are not emotionally involved in your patient’s life or distressed by their loss of awareness. You also have the opportunity to learn from multiple cases, unlike most...


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“Something’s Not Right with Mary.”

“Something’s Not Right with Mary.” Sometimes the aide is the first to know. Dementia is a slow process, and changes can be very subtle at first. Things that have been changing very gradually over time may escape the family’s notice, and sometimes it’s just plain denial…but long-term care providers...