Healthy Meals to Enjoy with Your Family This Independence Day

Independence Day is a wonderful opportunity to gather with friends and family for a party to celebrate the patriotic holiday and have fun together. For many people, this gathering means a cookout or picnic. While you are planning the menu for the event, it is important to keep in mind any dietary limitations or guidelines for your elderly parent. You want your loved one to be able to enjoy the gathering as much as everyone else, while also ensuring they stay healthy. ... Read more

Central Star Takes the AARP Employer Pledge

Central Star Home Health Care believes in Equal Opportunity for all. In so doing, we have recognized the value of the mature workforce and have recently joined the nationwide efforts of the AARP Employer Pledge Program. The AARP Employer Pledge Program is “a nationwide group of employers (over 500 strong and growing) which stands with AARP in affirming the value of experienced workers and which are committed to developing diverse, high-performing organizations by leveraging workers of all ages. Smart employers know that ... Read more

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