I have no complains

I have no complains, I previous had service with other agency and was never satisfied.  Since I started with First Care I do not has any issues, aide always on time, and I have good communication with my coordinator. “ First Care is the Best” J Rivera ( Bronx,NY ) getting services since 11/6/2013

Thyroid Awareness

The thyroid gland is a small but incredibly essential glad within the human body. It is located just above your collarbone near the “Adams apple”. The thyroid gland is a part of our endocrine system, which controls the production of hormones. These hormones control the rate of our body’s activities. It is like the engine in a car it controls how fast we burn calories as well as how fast our heart beats. Thyroid trouble can cause a range of seemingly unrelated problems, including drastic changes to your weight, energy, digestion, or mood.

Thyroid problems include-

Goiter: the thyroid gland enlarges

Hyperthyroidism: your thyroid produces more hormones that your body needs.

Hypothyroidism: your thyroid gland does not make enough hormones to meet your body’s needs.

Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid nodules: Lumps located on the thyroid gland.

Thyroiditis: Swelling of the thyroid gland.

Symptoms of Thyroid Disorder

Hypothyroidism:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Cold intolerance
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Constipation
  • Weight gain

Hyperthyroidism:

  • Fatigue
  • Nervousness or irritability
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Muscle weakness
  • Heat intolerance or increased sweating
  • Rapid and irregular heartbeat
  • Frequent bowel movements or diarrhea
  • Weight loss

In these situations two forms of treatment may present themselves “replacement therapy” and “suppression therapy”. Thyroid cancer is very quiet having no symptoms. It’s sometimes first noticed as a lump in the neck although such bumps are more likely to be harmless nodules.

Thyroid problems are more common in adults 60 years or older. It is important for elderly to be aware of their changes in mood, weight and energy. At First Care of New York our Certified Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides are trained to take exceptional care of their patients. They are very vigilant and carefully monitor patients eating habits for patterns and alarming changes in diet or weight. If you are having a hard time monitoring your health of monitoring your loved ones health please call us at please feel free to reach out to us for a free consultation at 718-741-5956. Or you can visit our website at www.1st-care.org

For More information please visit the following websites:

https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/sep2015/feature2

http://www.thyroid.org/thyroid-hormone-treatment/

 

‘Tis the season to be Jolly

The holidays, for many of us, is a time of happiness, fun, love, and gratitude as we reunite with our loved ones, our friends and neighbors for beautiful parties and celebration. We experience so many emotions that fill us with happiness for the rest of the year, but this isn’t the case for all. For some, the holidays resembles a time of sadness, self-reflection, loneliness and anxiety, creating a fear of the holiday season.

Typical sources of holiday sadness include

  • stress
  • fatigue
  • unrealistic expectations,
  • overcommercialization,
  • financial stress,
  • the inability to be with one’s family and friends,
  • In addition to sadness, many people feel holiday anxiety or stress, particularly when they feel unable to cope with the demands upon them.

The holidays are a very sensitive time of the year and we take this into account, making sure everyone makes a new friend and feels at home with us at Harmony. At Harmony we do not only enjoy a variety of fun and games but we also enjoy each other’s company as we sign along to seasonal carols. With us you can allow yourself to feel the seasonal warmth. If you or a loved one is feeling down during the holiday season give us a call we’d be glad to provide them with a free one-day pass to check out our center. Also, at First Care of New York  our Certified Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides are trained efficiently, so that you or your loved ones are getting the right health professionals in your home to provide safe care. If you or someone you know is in need of a companion, please feel free to reach out to us for a free consultation at 718-741-5956. Or you can visit our website at www.1st-care.org

Halloween @ Harmony

  Why didn’t the skeleton dance at the party?

He had no body to dance with!!!!Bev !

Blanca1-funkyform

Not us! At Harmony @154th over 20 seniors gathered to enjoy some Halloween fun! From 1pm-5pm we grabbed our masks, our pumpkins, and all of our healthy snacks for some great activities. The seniors got a chance to trick-or-treat right at our location. Our great staff put together a wall of stacked orange and green cups covered in thin orange paper; everyone had a chance to punch a hole through the cups and either get a nice TREAT like a pair of fuzzy socks, candy, or a “TRICK” like gooey puddy, or a toy spider!

 

Pumpkin bowling was one of our favorites. Each senior had a small hand sized pumpkin and rolled it as hard as they could till they knocked over the pins! The Harmony Ghost put us on our toes with a twisted scavenger hunt! Our seniors made their way around the facility looking for small ghost figures. Winners received Harmony Bucks which could be used at our POP-UP-SHOP during the last week of the month. The Pop-up-shop brings the participants small/large house hold appliances, electronics, and much more.

AnaandJP-polaroid

We also keep every participant in the loop with our picture wall! Come visit us at Harmony @ 154th and see all we have done this year!

Know anyone that would be a great addition to our Harmony community, or who needs help at home? We can be of service! At First Care of New York our Certified Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides are trained to take exceptional care of their patients. Please feel free to reach out to us for a free consultation at 718-741-5956. Or you can visit our website at www.1st-care.org.