How Can You Make Keeping Your Parent’s Kitchen Clean and Healthy Simpler?

The kitchen is an extremely important room in the home. This is where your parent's meals and snacks are prepared, and often this is considered the heart of the home, where family and friends spend time together. This room can also be potentially dangerous for your aging parent, especially when it isn't clean. Germs, spills, and more can create a hazardous situation, which makes it extremely important for you as a family caregiver to take the necessary steps to keep their kitchen ... Read more

Tips for Maintaining Your Relationships with Your Children While You Care for Your Senior

Being in the sandwich generation, that is, caring for an elder at the same time as raising your children, poses many challenges. When thinking about the stress and difficulties related to caring for both generations, you likely think about your own challenges, and how they impact your schedule and quality of life. It is important, however, to realize that being a family caregiver for your aging parent impacts your children as well. Especially if you have recently begun this care journey, and ... Read more

Five Tips for When You Can’t Be the Same Kind of Caregiver Any Longer

There may come a time when you need to step back from being a caregiver for your aging adult. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but you do need to have a plan in place. Assess the Situation for Yourself When you first start to realize that caregiving is changing for you, it's vital for you to get a full understanding for yourself. You need to sit down and assess what you can still do or whether it's time for you to stop ... Read more

Healthy Meals to Enjoy with Your Family This Independence Day

Independence Day is a wonderful opportunity to gather with friends and family for a party to celebrate the patriotic holiday and have fun together. For many people, this gathering means a cookout or picnic. While you are planning the menu for the event, it is important to keep in mind any dietary limitations or guidelines for your elderly parent. You want your loved one to be able to enjoy the gathering as much as everyone else, while also ensuring they stay healthy. ... Read more

Central Star Takes the AARP Employer Pledge

Central Star Home Health Care believes in Equal Opportunity for all. In so doing, we have recognized the value of the mature workforce and have recently joined the nationwide efforts of the AARP Employer Pledge Program. The AARP Employer Pledge Program is “a nationwide group of employers (over 500 strong and growing) which stands with AARP in affirming the value of experienced workers and which are committed to developing diverse, high-performing organizations by leveraging workers of all ages. Smart employers know that ... Read more

What Might Trigger a Migraine for Your Senior?

Whether they occur rarely, once a month, or a few times a week, migraines can often seem as though they come out of nowhere. Your parents may feel healthy, and then suddenly start experiencing the prodrome symptoms that come as warning signs for migraines, or a sudden migraine attack. These can not only leave your senior in pain and struggling with other challenges, but can diminish their quality of life as well. As a family caregiver, you can make a difference in ... Read more

Tips for Reducing Summer Fall Risk for Your Elderly Parent

Approximately 30 percent of older adults over the age of 64 throughout the United States suffers a fall each year. This number accounts for approximately one out of every three adults in this age group. When a senior falls, their stay in a hospital is likely to be twice as long as someone younger who experiences a similar type of fall. These statistics can be startling, but knowing how severe fall risk can be for your senior is an important part ... Read more

Do Senior Men and Women Experience the Same Stroke Symptoms?

If you are a family caregiver for an aging adult, your priority should be giving them the highest quality of life, regardless of whether you are caring for a senior woman or a senior man. It is important to realize, however, that caring for a man and caring for a woman can be very different. Not only are there different life experiences, personality elements, and needs to keep in mind, but there can also be different ways that they approach challenges ... Read more

Tips to Keep Senior Gardeners Healthy and Safe

Many elderly adults have loved gardening their entire lives but worry that the limitations of old age will force them to give up their favorite hobby. The good news is that their ability to garden doesn’t necessarily have to end when they face physical health issues or mobility problems. With certain modifications to their garden, they can continue to get outdoors, get exercise and boost their mental health despite limited mobility. Gardening provides elderly people with a number of benefits, so family ... Read more

Central Star Home Health Services is Hiring HHA’s, STNA’s and LPN’s

Central Star Home Health Services is hiring HHA's, STNA's and LPN's. We are offering a $1,000.00 sign-on bonus for a limited time. To qualify, you must meet the following criteria: •HHAs & STNAs: if applicant is not an STNA, he/she must have one year experience in this role. Applicant must also be current on CPR and First Aid •LPNs: must have one year experience in this role and be current on CPR In addition to the $1,000.00 sign-on bonus, we offer many other exceptional benefits ... Read more
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