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What Can Your Aging Adult Do if She’s Feeling as if She Has Too Much Time on Her Hands?

For aging adults who have been busy all of their lives, sometimes growing older can feel so taxing simply because there is so much time in every day. If that's the case for your elderly family member, consider some of these ideas. Learn a New Skill or Take a Class So many community centers, community colleges, and even museums offer courses and classes that help people of all ages learn new skills. Explore the offerings in your area and see if ... Read more

Star Multi Care Employees Donate to Hurricane Relief Fund

“Let’s help them”, said the President and CEO of Star Multi Care”. Last week after notorious Hurricane Irma bypassed his Southeastern Florida office and took route up the west coast of Florida, Stephen Sternbach thought of the unlucky residents of Florida who were unfortunate enough to feel her wrath. After a staff meeting he threw out the idea of initiating a collection for the hurricane victims for which he would match any funds raised, dollar for dollar. His staff jumped at the ... Read more

Central Star Employee Provides Aid in Texas After Hurricane

“It is something I have always wanted to do, but never have”, stated Abbie Sites, a State Trained Nursing Assistant at Central Star Home Health in Mansfield, Ohio. As a registered volunteer with the American Red Cross, Abbie immediately called to offer help when devastating Hurricane Harvey left thousands of Texans homeless. To her surprise she was told they were presently overwhelmed with volunteers so she took it upon herself to find a local church in Texas that needed her help. With ... Read more

Use ‘I’ Statements Instead of ‘You’ Statements When Talking to a Stubborn Parent

So, your parent needs help around the home. You've talked about bringing in home care services, but your mom is perfectly fine on her own. Your worry about your dad's lack of a social life. He insists he's happy and that you should butt out. When talking to your stubborn parent, many experts feel “I” statements work better than “You” statements. What is an “I” Statement? When you're talking to your mom or dad about hiring a caregiver, what do you say? Have ... Read more

What is Post-Sepsis Syndrome?

Though the population of aging adults in the United States only accounts for approximately 12 percent of the total population of the country, senior adults over the age of 64 experience around 65 percent of the cases of sepsis that occur in the country each year. Seniors tend to be more vulnerable to sepsis just as they are more vulnerable to other health complications and challenges due to the tendency for seniors to have less effective immune systems, other health complications ... Read more

What Does Glycemic Index Mean?

If your parent is diabetic, you have probably heard the term “glycemic index” during discussions about healthy eating. However, it’s not a term that’s used in everyday conversation, so you may not be familiar with what it is and why it is important for managing your parent’s condition. Having a good understanding of the glycemic index and how to use it can help you and your parent to plan healthy meals that keep blood sugar levels under control. Measuring Carbohydrates The glycemic index ... Read more

Tips for Helping Your Elderly Parent Lose Weight

As people age, losing weight may become more difficult due to a slower metabolism and physical changes that make exercise more difficult. In addition, some people have a mindset that gaining weight is just part of getting older. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is important at any age, though. If your parent is overweight, shedding those excess pounds could help them to lower their blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart attack, and even reduce the risk of dementia. Even ... Read more

Extended Family Care Attends St. Peter’s Job Fair in Allentown

On June 20, 2017 Extended Family Care attended the Greater Allentown Community Job Fair with over twenty other employers in the Allentown area who are currently seeking qualified job applicants.  The event was held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Allentown, Pennsylvania. “The job fair was a huge success”, stated Carole Chiego, Administrator of Extended Family Care, Allentown.  “We were able to recruit several quality employees and made valuable community contacts with numerous companies within the area”, she continued.  Reliant Hiring sponsored ... Read more

Common Problems Adult Children Run Into When Mom Ages at Home

Mom wants to age at home, but you're having mixed thoughts. You want her to be happy, but you worry about her being alone every day. Here are the most common problems adult children face when it comes to a parent aging at home. Transportation Problems Arise As your mom ages, there will come a time when she can no longer safely drive herself to stores, appointments, or friends' houses. You'll have to arrange transportation for her or take time off of work ... Read more

NEW CENTRAL STAR BABY ARRIVES AT AVITA HEALTH SYSTEM

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
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