Four Ways to Be an Advocate for Your Senior

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Being an advocate for your senior can be as simple as making sure that she’s supported and loved at every stage of her journey. But if you’re looking to get more involved in helping more seniors, you can use your voice at a variety of levels.

Home Care Bellville OH - Four Ways to Be an Advocate for Your Senior

Home Care Bellville OH – Four Ways to Be an Advocate for Your Senior

Educate Yourself about Seniors’ Issues

When you first started being your senior’s caregiver, you might not have known as much as you wanted to about the issues that affect her and other senior citizens. But as you learn more, you realize that there is so much going on that has a direct impact on your aging family member’s health and well-being. And a lot of that involves issues that you can directly speak to because you’ve been caring for her.

Look for Agencies that Advocate for Seniors

There are a ton of different agencies that handle advocacy for seniors on multiple levels. You can work with them as a volunteer, which can help you to learn even more about the issues that affect aging adults. As you learn more, you can find ways to get more involved if that feels like something that you have time and energy to do.

Start Writing Some Letters and Emails

Even if you don’t have a lot of time to volunteer, you might have a little more time than you think to write letters and emails to stand up for seniors in your area. If there’s an issue you’re particularly passionate about, writing letters to the editor of your local paper can help. Or you might send letters to companies that cater to seniors. They may not realize how their products or services help or even don’t help the seniors they market to.

Legislators Need to Hear from You

The highest level of advocacy can be writing to your senior’s legislators. These are the people who, both on the local and the national level, make the laws that affect your senior and other people like her. Attend town hall meetings when you can and get to know where your legislators stand on the important issues.

You may not have time right now as a caregiver to do much advocacy in big ways. But you can always do small things here and there to make sure that you’re standing up for your senior and for other people in the same boat as your senior. That’s what being an advocate means.

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About the author: Stephen Sternbach
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales. 1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002. In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies. Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.