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Posted on August 4th, 20178/4/17 |
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Posted on June 19th, 20176/19/17 |
Everyone loves when grandma and grandpa come to visit, and keeping them safe from falls during their stay means more time enjoying their company and affection. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.8 million older Americans are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries each year, so taking the necessary precautions around […]
Posted on January 5th, 20171/5/17 |
A new year means it’s time for a fresh start. It’s time to grab the reins on the things we’ve all been saying we are going to get around to doing but haven’t yet. When you have an aging loved one you are caring for, this means having to make New Year’s resolutions for not […]
Posted on November 23rd, 201611/23/16 |
As part of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, BrightStar Care is sharing stories that showcase real, personal stories of connections between clients, families, and caregivers. Follow along on our blog and Facebook for more stories, information about Alzheimer’s disease, and ideas to help care for a loved one with dementia. Lily* and her sister live hundreds of […]
Posted on September 23rd, 20169/23/16 |
An amazing day – Baltimore CNA honored for providing compassionate, personalized home care Kathy Carter, a Certified Nursing Assistant and Medical Technician from BrightStar Care of Baltimore City/County, received this year’s top honor of BrightStar Care Caregiver of the Year – and deservedly so. A BrightStar Care employee since 2010, Kathy was nominated by not […]
Posted on January 21st, 20161/21/16 |
Are you or is someone you know one of the more than 50 million Americans providing care for a loved one? If so, then you might also fall into the “sandwich generation,” those family caregivers who are “sandwiched” between taking care of an aging parent while still raising their own children. When added to the […]
Posted on August 14th, 20148/14/14 |
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.
Posted on August 5th, 20148/5/14 |
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.
Posted on July 9th, 20147/9/14 |
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 […]
Posted on July 9th, 20147/9/14 |
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 […]