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Posted on August 14th, 20148/14/14 |
The summer may be winding down, but the potential for hot temperatures and dangerous sunlight is more and more likely every day. That means the risk for skin cancer increases, especially if you spend an excessive amount of time in the sun. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention provides some risk factors for skin cancer and, while some can be controlled, others, like age, can’t be changed. Read on for some key factors to determine if you might be at risk.
Posted on August 5th, 20148/5/14 |
We are all looking for low-impact, fun ways to get into shape. Seniors especially need something that’s easy on the joints and doesn’t require a lot of physical challenges. Enter water aerobics. These exercises are done in a swimming pool and do not require swimming skills.
Posted on July 9th, 20147/9/14 |
Did you know that 20 to 30 percent of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries? These injuries can make it hard to get around or live independently. Also, one in three adults age 65 and older fall each year, yet less than half talk to their healthcare providers. Last but not least, every [...]
Posted on July 9th, 20147/9/14 |
When used responsibly, prescription drugs can help people lead healthier lives. However, when abused, these same drugs can be fatal, causing more deaths in America than car crashes. Here are some things you need to know about prescription painkillers and their potentially devastating effects, according to the National Safety Council. Since 1999, the number of prescription [...]
Posted on June 20th, 20146/20/14 |
June is the National Safety Council’s Home Safety Month. One important aspect of home safety focuses on preventing prescription drug abuse. While taking the right prescription drug is important, it’s just as essential that medications are managed properly. Even though the pill bottle may simply state, “take once a day,” the specific time of day [...]
Posted on May 29th, 20145/29/14 |
According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of three older adults, aged 65 or older, falls each year but less than half talk to their healthcare providers about it. June is National Safety Month, and BrightStar Care seeks to educate families on how to identify household hazards that can lead to injuries and [...]
Posted on May 16th, 20145/16/14 |
We recently wrote about the research we conducted that identified the higher standard of home care that families are seeking when they have a loved one in need. However, families looking for quality care also find themselves faced with a lack of clinical quality standards within the private duty in-home care sector. That’s why we’ve [...]
Posted on May 9th, 20145/9/14 |
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. Our loved ones deserve the very best care, which [...]
Posted on April 24th, 20144/24/14 |
We’re all familiar with getting our blood pressure checked, having blood drawn and even MRIs. These are standard tests in healthcare that can tell us important things about our health. But did you know that there are simple, more unconventional tests that can tell us more than we think and may even detect disease?
Posted on April 19th, 20144/19/14 |
Good nutrition and a balanced diet are so important for everybody, but especially as we age. But what happens when we aren’t getting the nourishment that we need? What would that look like? Check out this helpful presentation for signs of malnourishment.