Four Tips for When Your Senior Won’t Do What She Needs to Do

Your senior knows that she should be doing certain things to keep herself as healthy as possible, but how is that going lately? If it’s not going so well, you might have to try some of these tips. Get a Grip on Your Reaction Your first reaction to this type of situation is not likely to be the one you really want to put forward. It hurts when your senior isn’t taking care of herself and you might want to do things for ... Read more

How to Help Your Senior to Conserve Her Energy

If you and your senior haven’t talked much about conserving her energy levels, it might be time to do so. When your senior does conserve some of her energy, she can use it in ways that she enjoys and that benefit her. Keep Energy Levels in Mind Everyone has energy cycles throughout the day, including your senior. She might have a lot more energy after she eats breakfast than she does later in the morning. Scheduling her day according to the ebb and ... Read more

Changes in Behavior Should Be Anticipated When a Senior Has Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is the type of the disease that can change a person. There’s no cure for it at the moment, though there may be some positive indications of better treatment options. One of the key signs and symptoms family and friends need to keep in mind when somebody they love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is a change in behavior. Often these behavioral changes have absolutely nothing to do with the inherent nature of the individual, but rather the way the disease attacks ... Read more

Caring for a Senior with Osteoporosis

While one may not think of them as such, bones are living organisms that move through a constant cycle of growth, decay, and regeneration. With age comes the slowing of this cycle leaving un-replenished bones weakened and fragile, making them more susceptible to breaks and other severe injuries. This deteriorated state of bones due to loss of tissue is called osteoporosis. What is osteoporosis? The word osteo means “porous bone.” Osteoporosis is a disease that affects the process of bone regeneration, leading bones ... Read more

Five Ways Your Senior Can Stay Healthier as She Ages

If your elderly family member plans to keep her life pretty much how it is now, she needs to do what she can to remain as healthy as possible. That might mean making a few small changes here and there. Visit Her Doctor More Often Lots of aging adults aren’t all that excited about visiting their doctors. Your senior might be concerned that her doctor will find something “wrong” or she might just not enjoy going. Regardless of her reasons, she really does ... Read more

Is a Staycation the Best Way to Take Your Parents on a Trip This Summer?

Vacations help families relax and unwind for a few days or weeks. When you have an aging parent joining you, it can make the vacation harder to manage. You have different activity levels. Your kids may have a lot of energy, but your parents need time to stop and rest. You want to try new cuisines and really get a taste for the area's culture and gastronomy. Your parents want foods they know won't upset their digestive system. You like renting a ... Read more

Understanding Alzheimer’s Progression and the Care Required

Home health care for patients with Alzheimer’s is more specialized than standard home health care for seniors. Caring for a senior with a degenerative brain disease can be demanding, so when seeking in-home health care, it’s best to find a specialist familiar with the stages of the disease. Alzheimer’s patients move through several stages of the disease over the course of many years. Not all patients progress at the same rate, but they will experience similar milestones, and their care needs will ... Read more

Could You Tell If Your Parent Is Vitamin D Deficient?

Vitamin D deficiency can result in many kinds of health problems. It can make bones brittle, increase the risk of fractures. It can also impact the body’s ability to produce insulin, essential for energy production. Most younger adults get plenty of vitamin D through their diets and exposure to sunlight. However, people over the age of 65 are at risk for being vitamin D deficient because of changes in their diet. Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency Knowing if your older adult relative is ... Read more

CENTRAL STAR HOME HEALTH WANTS YOU TO TAKE CARE OF YOU

Whether you take care of children, an elderly parent or work for a home health care company like Central Star Home Health Care, you probably have come to realize that caregiving can be as stressful as it is rewarding. We want to help you reduce the stress of caregiving and for you to start taking care of you. We have found a FREE program aimed at taking care of caregivers called, Think Caregiver, that will benefit you, your client and your ... Read more

Four Ways to Be an Advocate for Your Senior

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. 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 ... Read more
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