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August 20th, 2014 5 Safety Tips for Elderly Drivers

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...

May 16th, 2014 5 Qualities to Look For in Any Home Care Agency

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...

May 9th, 2014 Meet the Director of Nursing at BrightStar Care of Central St. Louis County

Maureen Ohms is the director of nursing at BrightStar Care of Missouri-Central St. Louis County. Ohms has been an RN for over 30 years. With bachelor’s degrees in nursing, psychology and business management, Ohms is also a Major in the U.S...

March 14th, 2014 Senior Fraud Prevention Tips

Scamming has become so prevalent in society that popular talk show hosts Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Phil have dedicated entire segments to the topic! Scammers will stop at nothing to get what they want, and seniors and the disabled are common prey for...

January 24th, 2014 5 Questions to Ask a Doctor About an Upcoming Procedure

There's no question that we want the best for ourselves and our loved ones and this often is the driving force that pushes us to be our own best advocates. But when it comes to healthcare, it can feel like we as patients are not in the driver&...

January 2nd, 2014 7 Healthy Foods to Eat to Promote Senior Nutrition

Let's face it, snacking throughout the day can be just as important for your health as eating the proper meals. According to a Redbook magazine article, dietitian Rachel Beller said that grazing during the day has a big impact. If you get too...

November 21st, 2013 Tips for Reducing Loneliness In Seniors During the Holidays

The holidays are times for family, friends and food. Time-honored traditions of gathering with loved ones and sharing in the holiday spirit are things to look forward to, but for some, there can be isolation and even depression in seniors, who can...

November 11th, 2013 Winning the Enterprise Champion for Quality Award

BrightStar Care® has received The Joint Commission’s Enterprise Champion for Quality award for 2013. The Joint Commission, a nationally recognized healthcare quality standards organization that also accredits hospitals and other health...

September 23rd, 2013 Falls Prevention Causes & Resources

September 22nd, 2013, the first day of fall, also marks the 6th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, sponsored by the National Council on Aging. Falls are the leading cause of injury related emergency department visits for older adults,...

June 4th, 2013 Promoting Elderly Falls with Prevention Strategies

Today, we are exploring a prevalent issue: elderly falls. Each and every day seniors across the country endure falls while others have risk factors that they might not even be aware of, making the topic of falls prevention a critical one. Looking to make a difference in people's lives? At BrightStar Care you can do that every day.

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