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Laura Silverstein

Laura Silverstein, MSN, RN, WCC is the Director of Patient Services at True Care. She has worked in a variety of home health care settings over the past 10 years. Laura received her Master's Degree in Nursing Management and Leadership and is also Wound Care Certified.

Recent Posts

Heart Disease and Your Diet

Posted by Laura Silverstein in Health & Lifestyle

As a nurse, I love my visits with Esther. She is a sweet lady in her 90s, who lives alone in an apartment building complex. Her home health aide visits every day to help her out, but Esther is mostly independent.

Esther is full of energy and personality, and like a lot of mothers and grandmothers, she is always eager to feed me. Esther and I have long conversations about what she and the aide prepare for dinner and where the recipes originate. One of Esther’s favorite foods is herring. Herring is a common ingredient in Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine, served pickled or brined, which makes it high in sodium content. This is a big problem for Esther since she has heart disease. 

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Diabetes Risks and Care Management

Posted by Laura Silverstein in Health & Lifestyle

Diabetes is a scary word. If your doctor tells you that you have diabetes or that you are in danger of developing diabetes, try to take a deep breath, and remain calm. You may know someone who frequently tests their blood sugar levels or takes insulin shots. Or someone who has serious health complications from their diabetes, including amputations, heart problems, or vision impairments. This does not have to be you!

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Flu Season is Coming: Time to Get Your Flu Vaccine

Posted by Laura Silverstein in Health & Lifestyle

Flu season is upon us once again. This is the perfect time to prepare and protect yourself and those around you against this nasty virus. In the healthcare industry, we know the importance of staying healthy and happy, so this is the perfect opportunity for us to explain why getting your flu shot is so important.

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Changing the Way We Care for Your Loved Ones

Posted by Laura Silverstein in Health & Lifestyle

True Care has come a long way over the years. Our mission is to provide quality home health care by upholding the highest care standards and empowering innovation to make a positive impact. With a passion for empathy, we embrace a diverse environment and promote individual growth to reach the needs of the community and our clients.

How we accomplish this can be seen in our day-to-day interaction with our clients.  One of the most prominent values we continually uphold is our respect for diversity. Cultural preferences are very important to us. Here’s why:

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Fall Risks: 8 Steps to Prevent Injury in the Home

Posted by Laura Silverstein in Health & Lifestyle

Each year, 3 million seniors are treated in emergency rooms for fall injuries.¹ Research shows that only half of those who have experienced a recent fall will inform their doctor. If you are 65 or older, it is very important to not only tell your doctor if you have had a fall but evaluate your environment with the help of a loved one or caregiver to determine what can be done to reduce said risk in the home.

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5 Questions Every Caregiver Should Ask at a Doctor Visit

Posted by Laura Silverstein in Caregiver Corner

As a caregiver, when you accompany your loved one or client on a visit to the doctor, it's important to be prepared ahead of time. One of the most important things you can do is make a list of the questions you want to ask your physician. Your list should include any recent concerns or things you’ve noticed about your loved one that have come up since your last visit. However, try to keep this list as concise as possible.This is a great opportunity to get answers straight from the doctor without waiting on hold or sifting through contradicting research online.     

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