Are Your Words and Actions Causing Anxiety With Your Dad?

Are you stressed? Are your words and actions increasing anxiety in not only you but also your dad? It's a common issue with family caregivers. You're stressed and struggling. Even if you don't mean to give off a negative vibe, you are and your dad notices. He may start to blame himself and feel like a failure. It's time to change this. How to Stay Positive When You Feel Negative One of the hardest parts of being a caregiver is keeping a positive ... Read more

How Can You Determine it’s Time for Your Senior to Stop Driving?

Some caregivers and seniors believe that age is the big factor that decides whether someone should stop driving or not. But in reality, age doesn’t have as much to do with this big decision as other factors do. Here are some of the other considerations that should go into making the driving decision. Can She Respond to Situations Quickly? Driving is about responding quickly and accurately to what’s going on outside the vehicle. If your senior’s reflexes are slowing down, she might find driving ... Read more

Four Reasons to Turn to Senior Care After a Hospitalization

Getting home from the hospital is an exciting time. But it might not be as easy as you expect and hope that it will be, especially if your senior’s situation is a complicated one. But senior care can help. Some Tasks Are Overwhelming at Home Some of the things that the nursing staff handled at the hospital are a lot trickier for you to handle at home, even after some examples. Plus, there are everyday tasks that are likely more difficult now, too, ... Read more

Are There Less Common Signs of a Stroke?

Every two minutes, three people in the U.S. has a stroke. Every four minutes, someone dies because of a stroke. Many of these strokes are ischemic, meaning a blockage prevents blood from flowing. Catching the stroke as early as possible and seeking immediate treatment is critical. The chances of spotting a stroke improve if you are aware of some of the uncommon signs. Most people know the basic signs of a stroke. One side of the face droops. The speech is slurred. ... Read more

SEASONS GREETINGS from CENTRAL STAR HOME HEALTH

The Holidays always seem to bring us joy and as we reflect upon the appreciation we hold for our wonderful clients, staff and community partners. We truly feel blessed to work with each of you. Thank you for making us the successful company we are today. May 2020 bring you and your families the healthiest of minds, bodies and spirits throughout the upcoming year. Wishing you the Happiest of Holidays, Your Friends at Central Star Home Health Care   If you are considering Home ... Read more

Can You Really Include Time for Yourself in Your Day?

One of the things that might frustrate you as a caregiver is that your time might no longer really feel as if it’s your own. You’re going to have to assert yourself, even to yourself, in order to get the time for yourself that you need. Make a List of What You Love Doing One of the first things you might want to do is to make a list of what you love doing when you can focus on yourself. What makes you ... Read more

How to Include Your Senior For Thanksgiving

For those seniors living at home, the holidays can both be a time of great pleasure and also of great stress. Some elderly parents or loved ones may worry that they will be left out of the family meal preparation or other traditions that might begin to become more difficult for them mentally or physically. This can cause them undue sadness and worry which can be prevented with a little effort and planning. Despite your aging loved one requiring elderly care at ... Read more

Four Benefits You Miss if You Don’t Hire Homecare Services

If it feels as if you’re just not able to stay on top of everything, no matter how much you do, you might have better luck when you reach out for help. Homecare services can help with a variety of different situations and you might not even realize just yet how much they can take off your shoulders. Family Relationships Often Experience Less Strain When you and your senior are able to get the help that you need, you’re not struggling with getting ... Read more

Healing After Surgery: What Foods Will Help Your Loved One?

Did your loved one just have surgery or are they about to go into surgery in the next week or so? If this is the case for your loved one, it may be time to stock up on certain foods for them that promote healing after surgery. There are some foods that will help promote faster healing and others that will make your loved one feel better during their recovery period, as well. Berries There are many different berries that can be great ... Read more

Understanding What Sarcopenia Is and How It Will Affect Your Mom

Have you ever heard of the health condition called sarcopenia? Learn more about what sarcopenia is and how it will affect your mom's physical and mental health. With the right care plan, sarcopenia doesn't have to keep her from enjoying her favorite hobbies and activities. Understand What Sarcopenia Is Sarcopenia is a medical condition that affects as many as 16 percent of the elderly. It's a condition related to getting older where muscle mass diminishes. It occurs in people who lead more sedentary ... Read more
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