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Posted on November 6th, 201411/6/14 |
For the second consecutive year, The Joint Commission has presented BrightStar Care® with the Enterprise Champion for Quality award. The award recognizes BrightStar Care for its efforts to promote the delivery of high-quality home health care to its franchisees through Joint Commission accreditation.
Posted on October 17th, 201410/17/14 |
It’s easy to get caught up in the rigors of daily life. It’s especially hard for those learning to adapt to challenges that may come along with aging or even coming to terms with a difficult diagnosis or new illness. In the aftermath of a debilitating accident or as a health condition progresses, people in [...]
Posted on October 10th, 201410/10/14 |
Caregiving from a distance is never easy. Making sure a loved one who needs help is getting the help they need, taking their medications and getting to appointments can be challenging enough, let alone trying to help coordinate these things from hundreds, even thousands of miles away. Here are some helpful tips to make your [...]
Posted on October 3rd, 201410/3/14 |
It’s one of the most debilitating diseases and one that many of its victims don’t understand. Parkinson’s disease affects more than a million Americans, most over 60. A recent Harris Poll indicates many of these people don’t fee well-informed about treatments or the way the disease progresses.
Posted on September 25th, 20149/25/14 |
For older adults who are looking to maintain independence, there are a growing number of private and public organizations that offer home and community-based services. Many of these services can help solve long-term care issues and ease the stress of the caregiver. According to AARP, these services, which include occasional household help to 24/7 in-home [...]
Posted on September 12th, 20149/12/14 |
A big fall risk is at a seemingly safe place: the home. Older adults can experience a fall for many reasons, including several environmental factors, according to our resident RN Sharon Roth Maguire. She says fall risks can come from the home environment, both the inside and the outside, along with the individual’s characteristics like [...]
Posted on September 5th, 20149/5/14 |
Many adult children tread lightly when it comes to the health of an aging loved one, especially when it could threaten independence. And, sadly, it often takes an incident of some sort before families feel that “enough is enough” and have the confidence to face a health issue head-on. So what can families do for [...]
Posted on August 28th, 20148/28/14 |
Whether it’s sharpening your mind and keeping your body fit, choosing the right vehicle to maximize comfort and safety, refreshing your driving skills or finding ways to get around when driving is no longer a safe option, there are numerous ways seniors can stay active and on the go.
Posted on August 26th, 20148/26/14 |
Whether it’s the hot summer or a bright fall day, the sun can be damaging. So how do you know if you’re avoiding the hazards of the sun? The American Cancer Society lays out some helpful tips on limiting UV exposure that you and your family can use next time you’re thinking about spending the [...]
Posted on August 20th, 20148/20/14 |
The natural process of aging can affect your vision, hearing, reaction time and mental fitness. As a senior driver, that means it also can affect your driving abilities and even increase risk of a traffic crash. Since these changes can occur very slowly, you’ll want to evaluate then early and often – before putting yourself [...]