It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but navigating the holidays when you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other type of dementia, can be tricky. The general hustle and bustle of the season can add a layer of stress… Read More »Navigating the Holidays with Alzheimer’s Disease
November is National Family Caregivers Month and as you navigate the inevitable challenges many individuals are faced with as caregivers to parents, spouses, and other loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other difficult conditions, it is important to remember to take care of yourself… Read More »Tips for the Family Caregiver to Prioritize Self Care
Practicing healthy nutrition and eating habits should be a priority at any age, but as we get older our body and lifestyle changes significantly. A slowing metabolism, changing calorie requirements, and chronic medical conditions can make meeting nutritional needs a challenge. Finding a good balance… Read More »Tips for Eating Healthy as You Age Including an Ingredient That is Often Missed
The terms Alzheimer’s and dementia are often used interchangeably, when in fact “dementia” is an umbrella term for symptoms that cause a disruption in brain function, such as memory loss and changes in cognitive abilities. Alzheimer’s disease is just one type of dementia. As the… Read More »Understanding the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia
As we continue to move into a new year after—following one that rocked us to our very core—we must take time to recognize those which we could not function without. These people, of course, are our caregivers. So, we want to take some time this… Read More »Why We Love Our Caregivers
It has been almost a full calendar year since the “new normal” has taken precedence in our daily lives, and to say that things have changed would be a rather blunt understatement. Specifically in regard to HealthStar, we have had to fully invest in and… Read More »Find a Pandemic Care Partner With HealthStar Home Health
Checking her list Turn the computer on, then check in with “the boss,” Deb Allen in Twin Cities Skilled. Another check-in with “the other boss,” Donna Smith in HR. Pull up Outlook and check Tim’s schedule. Check Barb’s schedule. Make sure there’s enough paper, water,… Read More »Spotlight: Cristina Hernandez, TC Skilled
A caregiver is someone who helps another individual with activities of daily living (ALDs). ALDs are considered daily basic self-care tasks, such as getting dressed, grooming, eating, and transferring. Working as a caregiver can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Do… Read More »Do You Want to Make a Difference in a Senior’s Life? Join Our Team!