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

Helping Your Loved One with Diabetes Through the Use of Senior Care

You may easily assume that your senior loved one is easily able to manage their type 2 diabetes care, especially if it doesn’t usually affect other issues like mobility or memory. However, there could be other problems that come along with diabetes care needed by your senior. Luckily, senior care can help with lifestyle management while your loved one attempts to get used to living with diabetes. This can be difficult, especially as there are needed changes with things like diet, exercise, ... Read more

How Can You Handle Tough Discussions with Your Aging Adult?

Just because your senior needs your help that doesn’t mean that you’re automatically right all the time as far as she’s concerned. In fact, there are probably going to be some times that you as her caregiver have to put your foot down and have some difficult talks about what’s going to happen next. Neither of you might enjoy this, but it’s still necessary to hash things out. Bring Notes and Reminders Tough discussions sometimes mean that you’re nervous or that you feel ... Read more

The Link Between Oral Health and Blood Pressure

As people age, certain daily activities of living can become more difficult than they were in the past. One task that can be hard is brushing teeth. Arthritic hands with poor grip and hands that tremble can make holding a toothbrush or putting toothpaste on it hard to do. However, good oral health is important no matter what a person’s age is. In fact, a new study shows there is a link between oral health and blood pressure. How Oral Health Impacts ... Read more
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