As you age, there are many reasons why you may get dehydrated more quickly, such as medications or medical conditions. Drinking water and staying hydrated is an especially important habit for the elderly to build into their daily routine for staying healthy.
Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services (CDPAS) is a program that allows anyone from family members, friends, or neighbors to be paid for caregiving. Here, we discuss steps you may have to take to enroll in CDPAS.
A lot of us remember spending hours as children with coloring books. As we got older, we put our crayons away for other things we considered more important or entertaining. Here, we discuss how Teamcare Cornaga ACS is using coloring as an activity to help spark creativity and relaxation.
Based in Brooklyn, Internist Lalit Patel, MD, serves a largely Hispanic and African American patient base. Here, Dr. Patel answers questions about his five-year relationship with CenterLight, as well as the benefits of Teamcare for participants and for its community-based physicians.
How does New York’s largest Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) deliver a high-quality healthcare experience? Here, CenterLight President and CEO David Rock explains how culturally-sensitive care – which honors diverse ethnicities, backgrounds, preferences and beliefs – is a crucial component of this innovative care model.
Gardening is a great activity for people of all ages and has many therapeutic benefits. At CenterLight Teamcare, Regional Day Health Center Director Christine Berkner leads participants in horticulture therapy.
Every month, CenterLight Teamcare Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Angelina Holmes leads Tea Therapy with a dedicated group of participants. For May, she chose peach tea because it is fragrant, delicious, and perfect for the warming weather.
Unfortunately, the elderly are especially prone to predatory email phishing and phone scams. Lester Hsu, CenterLight’s IT Information Security Administrator, offers tips on how to detect and avoid these scams, as well as recommendations on how to protect your personal information.
When life is busy, finding a moment to yourself is something to savor. We detail a delicious and simple mindfulness meditation technique that only requires a small piece of chocolate, a quiet and comfortable space, and 5 minutes.
Did you know that older and disabled adults can contribute their excess income to a pooled trust, which in turn uses the funds to pay the patient’s bills, as well as allowing them to pay for other living expenses? Jin Kim Smith, Assistant Director of Intake Operations, explains how a pooled trust works.
As reported by the Alzheimer’s Association, someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease every 65 seconds. Here Carol Hartmann, a Regional Day Health Center Manager at CenterLight, offers tips on how to better communicate with loved ones with Alzheimer’s.
It is very important to take medications in the way that your doctor prescribed. CenterLight’s Directory of Pharmacy Julia Shamis offers some tips and reminders for taking your medication responsibly.
According to the American Diabetes Association, 25% of adults above age 60 have diabetes. Let's take a moment to revisit 5 key strategies for controlling your diabetes.
"The most important thing about food is that it should be enjoyed!" --Avram Altman, MS, RD, Director of Nutrition Services at CenterLight Health System.
At CenterLight, we believe that it's possible to make meals delicious and culturally appropriate while making all necessary accommodations for dietary and health needs.
When CenterLight Allerton participant Betty Murray joined Teamcare 9 years ago, she struggled with chronic pain, as well as the realization that she needed long-term healthcare. Here, Betty’s daughter Elyse describes the impact that Teamcare has had on her mom’s life – as well as her own.
Meet Betty Murray, a 74-year old artist and community organizer who has been a member of our Allerton site for over 9 years! Here, she shares her experience growing into "a better Betty" with Teamcare.
In part three of Overcoming Overwhelm, we focus on you, the caregiver! Being a caregiver can be overwhelming, and it’s vital to make space for your own health and happiness ✨
In part two of our Overcoming Overwhelm series, we offer tips on achieving balance, and even thriving, as a caregiver.
This is part one of our series on Overcoming Overwhelm: Tips to Avoid Caregiver Stress & Burnout. Here, we explore signs that you may be stressed and burnt out, as well as the importance of caring for yourself.
Meet Irene Weinberg, a participant at Teamcare Wallerstein who has lived in the Bronx her whole life! When Irene realized she needed additional support as she grew older, she discovered CenterLight. Since joining 2 years ago, her life began to turn around for the better.