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September 2nd, 2016 Celebrate Your Parent’s Career This Labor Day

Many people think of Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer, a last chance to relish barbecue and the outdoors. However, the origin of Labor Day goes back to 1885 when the day was first observed to honor the achievements of America’s workers.[1...

August 5th, 2016 Beat the Heat With These Indoor Activities for Seniors

As July turns to August, temperatures reach annual highs. While we all love to savor the outdoors come summer, it’s important to take care in the extreme heat, especially for seniors, who are more prone to heat-related illness. Keeping indoors is...

May 6th, 2016 Celebrate National Nurses Week 2016

This week, we are celebrating hardworking nurses across the country during National Nurses Week, which runs from May 6–12. BrightStar Care employs more than 5,000 nurses, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and licensed...

April 5th, 2016 2016 Alzheimer's Disease Statistics

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia. It is a degenerative condition that involves progressive brain cell failure. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. An estimated 5.4 million Americans...

April 4th, 2016 8 Benefits of Walking

It’s easy to take it for granted. Walking is such a natural action. We do it every day – at work, while shopping, while taking out the garbage and while visiting friends and family. Many people think the only way to exercise is by running or...

November 25th, 2015 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...

August 7th, 2015 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...

February 27th, 2015 Tips to Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Did you know that colorectal cancer is the fourth-most common cancer in the United States and the second-leading cause of death from cancer? And since March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to provide some helpful information about...

September 5th, 2014 3 Tips for Helping a Parent Who May Not Want the Help

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...

March 28th, 2014 9 Things to Toss During Spring Cleaning

The weather is starting to turn and it's time to indulge in the annual spring cleaning ritual. Clean out your garage, tidy up your place and prepare your living area for the season ahead. But spring cleaning doesn't just have to be about cleaning,...

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