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Family Caregivers: Do You Have A Coronavirus Plan?

For the past several months, seniors and their families have grappled with the unknowns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Since people can be contagious before symptoms present (if symptoms appear at all) and it is impractical to…

COVID-19 Safety Precautions – Safe at Home with Alvita Care

Home care is an essential service. If you need home care services, such as a home health aide, during the coronavirus pandemic, Alvita Care is open and ready to assist you 24/7! Alvita Care is Taking Action to Limit Transmission of COVID-19 To…
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Preventing Falls in the Elderly Living in the NYC Metro Area

How to Prevent a Fall - Alvita Home Care As a continuation of our “Aging In Place” article, we wanted to give you a few tips on staying safe in your home and what to look for when necessary to add some precautions as you or your loved ones…
Depression and Aging in NYC In a dark place: Dramatic exagerated low key portrait of an elderly woman looking very depressed and alone.

Aging and Depression in the Elderly in NYC

Aging and Depression in the Elderly Living in New York City As you or your loved ones get older, many changes: deaths or long illnesses, retirement, or moving may contribute to heightened stress or grief. Feeling unhappy is a natural reaction…
Aging at home in New York. Seniors often eat alone, better is when senior women can enjoy a meal together as in this stock photo. Two elderly seniors eating alone together in the kitchen

Aging in Place – Seniors Who Choose to Live at Home

“Aging In Place” is our forte here at Alvita Care! No matter what age or ability, we do our best to facilitate your comfort within and without your home. According to the 2010-2014 U.S. Census Bureau, 96% of older adults in the New York…
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Mindfulness & Seniors Living in NYC

The Benefits of Mindful Meditation Our world is filled with technological and medical advances, but rarely are we in a position to stop and consider what this means for our well-being as individuals. For seniors and the elderly, these considerations…
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Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in NY/NJ Seniors

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes in NYC Area Seniors Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to control blood sugar. Diabetes can be caused by too little insulin, a resistance to insulin, or both. There are two types of diabetes, easily remembered…
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Elder Bruising and Prevention

As we get older, our bodies become more sensitive to bruising and other marks. Elderly New York City senior’s bodies can go through natural changes that make their skin weaker and more susceptible to wear and tear. Additionally, a lack of…
Information about choosing to put your loved ones in a retirement home or to get home care provided at their apartment or house in New York City and Long Island NY

Hiring a Home Care Agency in New York City

Choosing the Right Home Care Agency in NY & NJ Today in our society, it is important to select and work with a home care agency you can trust. At Alvita Home Care we're a leading home care agency serving New York City, Long Island, Westchester…