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Careers in Care

      Careers in Care   What economic sector has the most jobs? The answer might surprise you. The top US employer is the government. But that includes the military, and those “jobs” aren’t for everybody. The most jobs available to the general public are in health care,...


Gluten: The Facts Behind the Hype

Gluten: The Facts Behind the Hype Gluten-free products, everywhere you turn. But is it just a fad, a marketing gimmick, or something seniors really need to worry about? The answer is a definite maybe. True celiac sprue disease is fairly rare, occurring in about 1% of the general population....


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...