UTIs and the Elderly: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

As we grow older and our bodies change, previously minor medical hurdles can become harder to prevent, identify and treat.  Near the top of this list are Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs), which are caused when bacteria builds up in a person’s urinary system (bladder, kidneys and urethra).  This condition can… read more

Building a Senior-Friendly Go Bag for Hurricane Season

Preparing an Emergency Go Bag for Older Adults With news of Hurricane Irma’s devastating impact on the American Southeast dominating headlines, now is a great time for New Yorkers to consider their own emergency preparations in anticipation for hurricane season. Emergency Preparedness experts agree that the best way to protect… read more

Continuing Education for Seniors in NYC

Senior-Focused Classes With fall just around the corner, families are getting ready for the start of another school season.  While young students dive back into the three R’s, SelectCare Home Health Care Services of NY wants to remind our community that there are incredible educational opportunities available across the city… read more

Health Literacy and Long Term Planning

As we age and our medical needs become more complex, the ability to obtain, communicate, process and understand basic health information and make appropriate health decisions becomes increasingly challenging and important. This ability to process and use medical information is known as health literacy, and recent studies by the US Department of… read more