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Home Safety Checklist: Preventing Falls When Grandma & Grandpa Come to Visit

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 […]

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6 Holiday Safety Tips to Prepare for Your Parent’s Visit

The holidays are a special time of the year when all generations keep gather together under one roof. Make that time as enjoyable and stress-free as possible by making your home a safer space for aging parents and other loved ones. Our Chief Clinical Quality Officer, Sharon Roth Maguire, shares her holiday safety tips, including […]

More Medications That Could Cause Depression

Polypharmacy, the use of multiple medications by a patient, especially in seniors, can be necessary in treating various conditions, but can also be difficult to manage. To make matters more complicated, some medications can even cause depression-like symptoms, like a decrease in happiness, mood swings, loss of appetite, lack of energy, worthlessness and other severe […]

Could Your Medications Be Making You Depressed?

As we age, our bodies are at greater risk of feeling depressed side effects from medication. It is common for seniors to take multiple medications, but if you or a loved one is dealing with depression, few consider the possibility that some meds can cause depression symptoms, such as lack of energy, listlessness, feeling rundown, […]

7 Healthy Foods to Eat to Promote Senior Nutrition

Let’s face it, snacking throughout the day can be just as important for your health as eating the proper meals. According to a Redbook magazine article, dietitian Rachel Beller said that grazing during the day has a big impact. If you get too hungry between meals, that can deplete your will power and make you […]

6 Tips to Help Seniors Stay Active

Being active, avoiding inactivity, preventing disease and managing stress are four good ways to maximize your health, ward off infection and boost your mood. But we should take a little bit closer look at specific ways seniors can stay active. It’s easy to simply sit there and say to yourself, “I need to do something,” […]

Holiday Gifts for Seniors

For everyone from children to seniors, during the holiday season and beyond, few things can be a more valuable “gift” than being healthy and happy. But when it comes to holiday gifts for seniors, picking something tangible for an aging loved one that is as safe as it is meaningful can be difficult. BrightStar Care […]

3 Ways to Safeguard Seniors in Flu Prevention

The holidays are here and, for many, that means family, food and fun. But it also signals the start of flu season. Hopefully, grandma, grandpa and any elderly aunts and uncles will be well enough to take part in the festivities. It’s also important that other family members do their part to ward off infection […]

Tips for Reducing Loneliness In Seniors During the Holidays

The holidays are times for family, friends and food. Time-honored traditions of gathering with loved ones and sharing in the holiday spirit are things to look forward to, but for some, there can be isolation and even depression in seniors, who can have an especially hard time with the holiday season. There are certain losses […]

Home Care Preparation Kit

When a family member needs care, it can be daunting to try to figure out who can help. After all, inviting someone into your home to provide often very personal care services is not something that should be taken lightly. Our entire BrightStar team is committed to making the process as seamless as possible because […]

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