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In Home Care Can Make Home A Viable Senior Housing Option

About 90% of seniors plan to live in their current homes for the next 5 to 10 years, according to the United States of Aging Survey. BankRate.com recently published an article exploring senior housing options, including aging in place at home. This can be a good option for seniors, but it’s important to recognize the […]

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 […]

10 Ways to Help a Loved One Manage High Blood Pressure

National Heart Month rolls on, and we’ve already looked at risk factors for high blood pressure and other preventative measures. But what happens when your loved one is the person afflicted with potentially crippling heart issues? Amid all the emotions and fears, what do you do? To whom and where do you turn? According to […]

LISTEN: BrightStar Care Chief Clinical Quality Officer Highlights Evidence Based Dementia Care Program

Sharon Roth Maguire, the Chief Clinical Quality Officer and resident RN of BrightStar Care, recently went on the radio to discuss in-home dementia care and transitional care. Health Professional Radio’s Neal Howard reached out again because of her vast knowledge of the healthcare industry, nearly 30 years of experience. Maguire highlighted BrightStar Care’s specialty in […]

How Many Risk Factors Do You Have for High Blood Pressure?

“Make Control Your Goal” is the theme for American Heart Month this year with a focus on controlling high blood pressure and an important part of this is knowing your risk factors for high blood pressure. According to the CDC, risk factors include health conditions, your lifestyle and your family history that can increase your […]

Make Control Your Goal with Blood Pressure

February is American Heart Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is encouraging Americans to know their blood pressure, and if it’s high, they want you to make control your goal. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. More than 67 million Americans have high blood pressure, […]

Some Answers for the Family Caregiver Who Is Spread Thin

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 […]

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 […]

Home for the Holidays: 5 Ways to Accommodate a Senior Loved One

The holiday season is in full swing and, if you’re hosting an elderly loved one, it’s important to plan ahead and be mindful about accommodating their needs. From planning ahead to let other family members be involved with helping to considering what kinds of activities a loved one could do, BrightStar Care resident RN and […]

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