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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 […]

Improving Patient Safety at Home

We sat down with BrightStar Care Chief Clinical Quality Officer Sharon Roth Maguire MS, RN, GNP-BC, to learn why patient safety is important and how BrightStar Care agencies lead the charge in providing safe, quality home care through Joint Commission accreditation and following the National Patient Safety Goals. Why is patient safety important? Simply put, […]

5 Health and Safety Tips for Seniors in Winter

January can not only bring a lot of beautiful snow, but also slippery ice and freezing temperatures. Whether you live up north where it easily drops below zero, or down south where it can cool down into the 30’s and 40’s, you’ll want to take extra steps to ensure your loved one stays happy and […]

Home Safety Month – Causes, Misconceptions, and Smart Precautions | BrightStar Care

Alison McCreary, owner of BrightStar Care of Northern Kentucky, appeared on WXIX-TV (FOX 19) in Cincinnati to discuss Home Safety Awareness month. As nearly 1 in 3 seniors are affected by a fall, being aware of how to make a home environment safe for a senior is a sensible approach to reduce the impact of […]

Exploring the Possible Ties Between Blood Pressure Medications and Fall Risk

High blood pressure is a very serious condition that can lead to severe illness or even death. But did you know the same medication you may be using to treat this condition could also increase the risk of a dangerous fall? Certain high blood pressure medicine can lead to falls, according to a New York […]

Why Falls Happen and What You Can Do About It

While falls can happen all year ’round, this is a time of the year when seniors can be even more susceptible to an accident. At BrightStar Care®, we take a unique approach to decreasing fall risk by pairing our unmatched clinical expertise with key patient education resources to help and empower families. One such resource […]

5 Key Areas for Promoting Winter Safety for Seniors

When the temperature drops, older adults run a higher risk of health problems and injuries related to the weather and it’s important that they, and those who care for them, take certain precautions at this time of year. Here’s a good look at things that will prevent the unthinkable, according to healthinaging.org. Fire and carbon […]

Ideas for De-Cluttering for Fall Prevention

When you have a cluttered home, it can cause stress and make it difficult to find important items. But even more than that, clutter can pose health and safety risks, especially to the elderly population. In particular, having clutter in the way can create an unintended risk of a fall which, for seniors, can be […]

Safety Tips for Fall

The changing of the seasons can be a great time to check the safety of your living space and surroundings. For those with elderly loved ones, it can be especially important to offer a helping hand to assess the safety of their home. Here are some key areas to review for safety this fall: For […]

5 Key Areas for Helping to Address Fall Risk

Every year, thousands of older adults fall and hurt themselves. Falls are one of the main causes of injury and loss of independence in people ages 65 and older. People may fall due to loss of balance, dizziness, medicine, aging, muscle weakness or a stroke. Here are some tips for preventing falls, according to WebMD: […]

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