Preparing Your Parent Ahead of a Severe Storm

Elder Care in Wooster OH With the summer finally just around the corner many people are thinking about all of the fun that these warmer months have to offer. Amid all of your thoughts of summer road trips, visits to the beach, and cookouts with your friends and family, however, you must also keep in mind that summer weather means the potential for summer storms. In many areas, the summer months bring with them the potential for severe weather such as thunderstorm, ... Read more

6 Activities You and Your Elderly Loved One Can Enjoy Together

Home Care in Ashland OH It's really easy to get stuck in a rut and to do the same types of things with your loved one. Consider some of these activity ideas and brainstorm some others that you can try out. Bake Something Together Maybe your elderly loved one is the gatekeeper for a favorite family recipe or she has a favorite baked good that you can make for her. Take the time to bake something together that you can both enjoy. Or consider ... Read more

Is Caregiver Stress Impacting Your Physical Health?

Caregiver in Shelby OH Stress is a natural reaction inside the body. This is the influence that tells you that you are facing a challenge or problem and need to overcome it. The body responds by giving you an intense burst of physical and mental energy sometimes referred to as the fight or flight response. This is because this burst of energy is intended to either help you push through the challenge or to get away from it. While this burst of ... Read more

Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Arthritis in Your Loved One

Senior Care in Galion OH Most people expect that they will experience some pain and stiffness in their joints as they get older, and will likely lose some of their mobility and range of motion. While this is not true for all people, it is common for older people to experience some of these symptoms. For 50 million adults throughout the United States, however, these symptoms are not just uncomfortable indications of getting older. For these people, accounting for 20 percent of ... Read more

Stress Awareness Month

  Elderly Care in Crestline OH April is Stress Awareness Month. Created in 1992, Stress Awareness Month is sponsored by The Health Resources Network “to inform people about the dangers of stress, successful coping strategies, and harmful misconceptions about stress that are prevalent in our society.” A misconception about growing older is that with age comes less responsibilities and less stress. But that isn’t always true. Often, seniors are left with the responsibility of caring for grandchildren while their children are at work. Add ... Read more

How Home Care Can Be Beneficial

Home Care in Loudonville OH   When you and your loved one decide that living at home is the best choice, you are bound to have many concerns.  If you cannot be there all of the time, you may have worries about your loved one’s health, safety, and happiness, especially if they are living alone.  For this reason, it is a great idea to contact a home care agency to see how they can help you provide the best quality care for your ... Read more

How to Handle Unwanted Weight Loss

Elder Care in Ashland OH Martha had always been a somewhat overweight woman. She had been heavier than an ideal weight throughout her young adulthood and as she grew older, she simply continued to gain. Finally she decided that enough was enough and focused her attention on ridding herself of the extra pounds. Over a few years she managed to lose most of her extra weight and was finally within the range of a healthy weight. Then Martha began to show signs ... Read more

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Caregiver in Galion OH In many colder climates, April is the month during which seniors may begin to get a taste of warmer weather, sunshine, and the opportunity to get out of the house.  Seniors who have spent a long winter indoors will be eager to get out and meet with friends, visit parks, outdoor markets and gardens, and maybe take a day trip or two out on the road.  If your seniors loved one hasn’t driven much during the past few ... Read more

HOME CARE RELIEVES STRESS FOR FAMILY IN MANSFIELD

Home Care in Mansfield OH In February, 2016 Logan Garber celebrated his 21st birthday while his family continues to celebrate the support he receives from the nurses at Central Star Home Health Care.   Logan has been confined to a wheelchair for most of his life and receives feedings through a tube in order to receive the nutrition necessary to sustain his life.  Many people thought he would not make it to see his 21st birthday, yet due to the dedication of his parents, ... Read more

Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Senior Care in Crestline OH Approximately 2.6 percent of the adult population of the United States will receive a diagnosis of bipolar disorder at some point in their lives. Though many people think that this is a condition that is most often found in teenagers and that it disappears by the time that the sufferer is an adult, this is not the case. In fact, the average age of diagnosis is 25, but around 10 percent of the new cases of bipolar ... Read more
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