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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: [...]

BrightStar Care “Homecoming” TV Commercial

As a larger population than ever before ages, and time becomes the world’s most precious commodity, bringing expertise, comfort, peace of mind, and human connection to others is what matters most. Aging and thriving at home are the greatest gifts we can facilitate for our families. We’ve focused our core brand positioning and National Advertising [...]

The Importance of Fall Prevention

Elderly fall prevention is more critical than ever before to families. Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls and the results can be life-altering. At BrightStar Care, most of our clients are identified as being at risk of falling for a number of reasons. That’s why we’ve developed our “Focus [...]

Study Shows Benefits of Key Fall Prevention Strategies

At BrightStar Care, our “Focus on Falls” program has us hyper-focused on safety and prevention throughout the year but especially in September as part of National Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 23. Elderly people can lose their sense of balance, judgment and motor skills as they get older. This results in awkward falls, and [...]

Tips for Reinventing Yourself As You Age

It’s never too late to find a new career, a new sport, passion or hobby. The numbers of people over 45 is growing every year. People are hoping to stay active and vibrant as long as possible. There are over 76 million baby boomers today over 50, and the first of the 82.1 million Generation [...]

De-Bunking Common Myths About Your Eyesight

Advice from well-meaning friends, neighbors and even family members. We hear this advice all the time, but what’s the truth? When it comes to your vision, it’s important to cut through the “noise” and get the facts. Here’s a look at four more common vision myths, according to Prevent Blindness. Myth: Wearing contacts prevents nearsightedness [...]

Eye Health: Do You Know Myth from Fact?

Knowing the facts is important in general, but especially when it pertains to your health. We’ve all heard at least some of the following statements about eye sight, like wearing the wrong glasses can harm your eyesight or reading small print can damage your eyes. But what’s really true? Here are five common myths about vision, [...]

Diagnosing Cataracts

This month, we’re focusing on Eye Health and honing in on cataracts. According to Prevent Blindness America’s Vision Problems in the U.S. report, more than 24 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have cataracts. Every year in the U.S., more than one million [...]

BrightStar Care Awarded for Home Care Quality by the Joint Commission

For the third year in a row, The Joint Commission has honored BrightStar Care with the prestigious Enterprise Champion for Quality Award. BrightStar Care is the only national home care franchise to receive this distinction every year since the award’s inception. BrightStar Care recently conducted a third-party research study that shows that women aged 45-64 [...]

Could You Have Cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye leading to a decrease in vision. They may affect one or both eyes. Often they develop slowly. Symptoms may include faded colors, blurry vision, halos around light, trouble with bright lights, and trouble seeing at night. This may result in trouble driving, reading, or [...]

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