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

EXTENDED FAMILY CARE HOSTS RECEPTION HONORING THE PA DIRECT CARE WORKER OF THE YEAR

After receiving the prestigious honor of being named the 2018 Pennsylvania Direct Care Worker of the Year, Ric Williams, an Extended Family Care employee, deserved a celebration commemorating his distinguished award and accomplishments. Stephen Sternbach, the President and CEO of Star Multi Care, the parent Company of Extended Family Care, spared no expense to show Mr. William his gratitude and pride of the esteemed accolade. “Ric’s hard work and dedication got him this award and he deserves to be celebrated”, Mr. ... Read more

How Much Water Should Your Senior Drink Each Day?

As the weather gets warmer it is important to adjust your care routine for your elder to ensure they stay healthy and safe throughout these warmer months. One vital element of care during warmer months is increasing the amount of hydration they receive. Getting enough water is critical to health at all times of the year, but when the temperature is higher, hydration becomes even more important. Water helps the body to regulate temperature, and is used in virtually all processes within ... Read more

FAQ’s About Strike Out Stroke Month

May is Strike Out Stroke Month, which is a public awareness campaign aimed at spreading awareness about strokes and how fast responses can often make a difference in severity and recovery time. Many non-profit organizations are teaming up with major and minor league baseball teams across the country to include messages about stroke education during games and events. The more people they connect with, the more likely it is for someone to save a life. Strokes are very common in elderly adults, ... Read more

Tips for Coping with Your Emotions After Your Parent Suffers a Brain Injury

Brain injuries are a challenging experience for your aging parent and can leave them suffering consequences for long after the injury, even for the rest of their life. As a family caregiver, however, it is extremely important to recognize that this experience does not just impact them, but you as well. As their caregiver and their adult child, you are likely to experience a range of emotions that can impact your health, well-being, functioning, and the quality of care that you ... Read more

What Does a Day in the Life of a Caregiver Really Look Like?

Although every caregiver has a different daily experience, there are some situations that are similar from one caregiving experience to another. How you deal with those situations is what matters. Wrestling with Equipment Depending on your elderly family member's health issues, there may be some equipment that you need to wrangle for her. This can range from devices that are moderately cumbersome, like a walker, to equipment that gets more complicated, like a wheelchair. Regardless, it's still your responsibility as your elderly family ... Read more
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