Central Star Home Health Services in Mansfield Ohio is pleased to report the birth of Kashton Paul Banks.  Kaston arrived on the morning of April 10th, 2017 at Avita Health Systems-Galion. He was a healthy 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 18 ¾ inches long.  Kashton is the son of Elaina Banks who has worked as the Human Resources/Payroll Coordinator at Central Star for over two years. Elaina reported having received “star treatment” from the staff at Avita stating “All the staff ... Read more

What Can You Do if You’re Struggling for Control with Your Elderly Loved One?

It's not uncommon for family caregivers and their elderly loved ones to feel as if they're battling for control constantly. There are ways for you to learn to let go of that need, however, and they can improve your caregiving experience greatly. Give up the Need to Control What You Can't Control It's only natural to want to control so much for your elderly loved one. You want the best for your loved one, which can often mean that you want to do ... Read more

4 Reasons Your Loved One Might Be More Prone to Falling

Of all the reasons your loved one might be more likely to fall, sometimes physical causes are among the most frustrating. Your loved one might feel as if her own body is betraying her, which can be incredibly frustrating. Being Unable to See Well Vision that is impaired or otherwise not working properly isn't going to help your loved one to spot obstacles or potential hazards in her path. You can definitely try increasing the lighting in her home, but if your loved ... Read more

5 Positive Steps You Can Take Today to Keep Yourself Healthy

Keeping yourself healthy when you're a family caregiver is not as difficult as it seems. You'll need to focus on some key areas to help yourself stay healthy. Get as Much Sleep as You Can When you're getting enough sleep, you're able to face the challenges of your day much more readily. Getting enough sleep, though, isn't as easy always as just deciding that you want to get more sleep. Start by going to bed at a reasonable time and work with your ... Read more

ALS Awareness Month

May brings us amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) awareness month. This designated month is designed to gain awareness and encourage funding and research for this currently incurable disease. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, named for the famous baseball player that came down with ALS and brought it to national attention when he delivered his farewell speech at Yankee stadium. ALS destroys the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord. These neurons are essential in transmitting information that helps control the muscles. ... Read more