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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

Tips for Helping a Senior Get Accustomed to a Hearing Aid

Wearing a hearing aid can make a huge difference for a senior who is living with hearing loss. These assistive devices can boost your parent’s confidence and self-esteem, increase their functioning, and support more involvement and quality of life throughout their later years. For many elderly adults, however, getting accustomed to their new hearing aid can be a challenge. This can cause your parent to stop using their hearing aid, taking away the possible benefits. Helping them to get accustomed to their ... 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

What Can You Do if an Aging Family Member Drives with a Suspended License?

For some seniors, a piece of paper isn't going to keep them from driving. If that describes your elderly family member, you may be forced to take additional action. Talk to Your Senior about Why This Is so Dangerous Depending on the reasons that your elderly family member is no longer allowed to drive, she may feel as if she can still do what she likes. The problem, of course, is that this can be dangerous for your aging adult and for other ... Read more

Are Walk-In Tubs Worth The Money?

Your parents have been having a harder time getting in and out of the bathtub lately. The step over the side of the tub is hard on their arthritic knees and hips. You worry about them falling, even though grab bars are in place. After seeing an ad for a walk-in tub, you wonder if they're worth the money. We've taken a closer look. What is a Walk-In Tub? Walk-in bathtubs are slightly larger than the tub you have in your house. The ... Read more

How to Keep Your Parent with Dementia from Wandering

The Alzheimer’s Association states that six out of every 10 people with dementia wander. Wandering can be very dangerous for a person with dementia because sometimes they cannot remember their names, where they live, or any other information that can help to bring them home safely. While it’s impossible for family caregivers and senior care providers to watch a person with dementia every second of every day, there are some techniques for preventing wandering that could help keep your parent safer. Add ... 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

What Modifications Should You Make to a Loved One’s Home if Mobility Is an Issue?

Mobility issues can keep your loved one from doing too much at home. Part of the reason this can be true is that your loved one might be afraid she'll fall or that she won't be able to do what she wants to do. Modifying her home or otherwise applying safety devices can help incredibly. Check Door and Hall Widths for Wheelchairs If your loved one uses a wheelchair, halls and doorways can be a big obstacle for her. One solution might be ... Read more

Are You Becoming an “Invisible Patient”?

In 2015, author Lauren Weinstein released a graphic novel titled “Invisible Patients.” The novel shared the story of a woman who quit her job to care for her husband. Being isolated leads to anxiety, stress, and even depression. The term “invisible patient” covers family caregivers who drop everything to care for an ailing family member and end up dealing with health issues as a result. Alzheimer's is One of the Leading Diseases Requiring Caregivers The Alzheimer's Association states that over 15 million people ... Read more


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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