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5 Safety Tips for Elderly Drivers

The natural process of aging can affect your vision, hearing, reaction time and mental fitness. As a senior driver, that means it also can affect your driving abilities and even increase risk of a traffic crash. Since these changes can occur very slowly, you’ll want to evaluate then early and often – before putting yourself [...]

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Are You At Risk for Skin Cancer?

The summer may be winding down, but the potential for hot temperatures and dangerous sunlight is more and more likely every day. That means the risk for skin cancer increases, especially if you spend an excessive amount of time in the sun. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention provides some risk factors for skin cancer and, while some can be controlled, others, like age, can’t be changed. Read on for some key factors to determine if you might be at risk.

Water Aerobics a Great Exercise for Seniors

We are all looking for low-impact, fun ways to get into shape. Seniors especially need something that’s easy on the joints and doesn’t require a lot of physical challenges. Enter water aerobics. These exercises are done in a swimming pool and do not require swimming skills.

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Top 5 Causes of Falls

Did you know that 20 to 30 percent of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries? These injuries can make it hard to get around or live independently. Also, one in three adults age 65 and older fall each year, yet less than half talk to their healthcare providers. Last but not least, every [...]

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What you need to know about prescription painkillers

When used responsibly, prescription drugs can help people lead healthier lives. However, when abused, these same drugs can be fatal, causing more deaths in America than car crashes. Here are some things you need to know about prescription painkillers and their potentially devastating effects, according to the National Safety Council. Since 1999, the number of prescription [...]

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When is the right time to take daily medications? (Part 1)

June is the National Safety Council’s Home Safety Month. One important aspect of home safety focuses on preventing prescription drug abuse. While taking the right prescription drug is important, it’s just as essential that medications are managed properly. Even though the pill bottle may simply state, “take once a day,” the specific time of day [...]

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As National Safety Month approaches, solutions for keeping aging loved ones safe in their homes

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of three older adults, aged 65 or older, falls each year but less than half talk to their healthcare providers about it. June is National Safety Month, and BrightStar Care seeks to educate families on how to identify household hazards that can lead to injuries and [...]

5 Qualities to Look for In Home Care Service

We recently wrote about the research we conducted that identified the higher standard of home care that families are seeking when they have a loved one in need. However, families looking for quality care also find themselves faced with a lack of clinical quality standards within the private duty in-home care sector. That’s why we’ve [...]

Nurses Notes: Missouri Nurse Committed to Overseeing Quality Care

Maureen Ohms is the director of nursing at BrightStar Care of Missouri-Central St. Louis County. Ohms has been an RN for over 30 years. With bachelor’s degrees in nursing, psychology and business management, Ohms is also a Major in the U.S. Air Force (presently Inactive Ready Reserves) as a Senior Flight Nurse, Medical Crew Director. [...]

Introducing the new BrightStar Care TV “Earned It” Commercial

As a larger population than ever before ages, and time becomes the world’s most precious commodity, bringing expertise, comfort, peace of mind, and human connection to others is what matters most. Aging and thriving at home are the greatest gifts we can facilitate for our families. Our loved ones deserve the very best care, which [...]

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