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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 […]

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 […]

Tips for Mindful Travels with Aging Loved Ones

This is a busy travel time for families across the country and people of all ages. We recently shared some tips for traveling with elderly loved ones for family caregivers who may be traveling with seniors or even if you have an aging loved one who has plans to travel alone and you’d like to […]

Warding Off the Flu, Boosting Your Mood to Be “Healthy for the Holidays”

BrightStar Care®’s “Healthy for the Holidays” program was developed to place a special emphasis on the holiday season as a time when our aging loved ones are most vulnerable to infection and even depression. This is a time of year when many families visit their aging loved ones, often seeing them face-to-face for the first […]

Smooth Traveling for Seniors This Holiday Season

The holidays are here. In addition to all of the great food, family, friends and fun, there are also nuisances that can only grow more difficult without preparation. Travel is necessary, yet can be troublesome during the holidays. Some drive only a few minutes to a family gathering, while many drive or fly for hours […]

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