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BrightStar Care of Sandy/Draper Identifies Fall Risks

Do you know the impact a fall can have on an elderly loved one? BrightStar Care of Sandy/Draper Owner Tammara Brown recently discussed fall risks in the home and how this can affect seniors as part of a “Check Your Health” segment on KUTV, the CBS affiliate for the Salt Lake City. The segment also [...]

Community Resources for Elder Care

For older adults who are looking to maintain independence, there are a growing number of private and public organizations that offer home and community-based services. Many of these services can help solve long-term care issues and ease the stress of the caregiver. According to AARP, these services, which include occasional household help to 24/7 in-home [...]

Are You At Risk of Falling In Your Home?

A big fall risk is at a seemingly safe place: the home. Older adults can experience a fall for many reasons, including several environmental factors, according to our resident RN Sharon Roth Maguire. She says fall risks can come from the home environment, both the inside and the outside, along with the individual’s characteristics like [...]

3 Tips for Helping a Parent Who May Not Want the Help

Many adult children tread lightly when it comes to the health of an aging loved one, especially when it could threaten independence. And, sadly, it often takes an incident of some sort before families feel that “enough is enough” and have the confidence to face a health issue head-on. So what can families do for [...]

BrightStar Care Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, an effort that calls upon people to take video of themselves dumping a bucket of ice cold water over their heads and donate to the ALS Association (ALSA), is sweeping the nation. The challenge has gone viral across the Web, creating awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to [...]

How To Stay Active and On-the-Go

Whether it’s sharpening your mind and keeping your body fit, choosing the right vehicle to maximize comfort and safety, refreshing your driving skills or finding ways to get around when driving is no longer a safe option, there are numerous ways seniors can stay active and on the go.

Protect Yourself in the Sun

Whether it’s the hot summer or a bright fall day, the sun can be damaging. So how do you know if you’re avoiding the hazards of the sun? The American Cancer Society lays out some helpful tips on limiting UV exposure that you and your family can use next time you’re thinking about spending the [...]

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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