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April 1st, 2016 Occupational Therapy for Seniors

April is National Occupational Therapy Month. Occupational therapy helps people participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities, or occupations. Common occupational therapy interventions...

March 9th, 2016 Helpful Resources for National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, a campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The theme for this year is "Put Your Best Fork Forward," which encourages everyone to follow a healthful eating plan that's packed with...

February 9th, 2016 LISTEN: BrightStar Care Chief Clinical Quality Officer Highlights Evidence Based Dementia Care Program

Sharon Roth Maguire, the Chief Clinical Quality Officer and resident RN of BrightStar Care, recently went on the radio to discuss in-home dementia care and transitional care. Health Professional Radio’s Neal Howard reached out again because...

December 18th, 2015 Ideas for De-Cluttering for Fall Prevention

When you have a cluttered home, it can cause stress and make it difficult to find important items. But even more than that, clutter can pose health and safety risks, especially to the elderly population. In particular, having clutter in the way...

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...

November 13th, 2015 Tips for Planning Around the Holidays With Dementia

The holidays are upon us, and that means great food, family and friends. Not to mention some much-needed rest and relaxation from the everyday grind. But for families living with the disease and other dementias, the holidays can be challenging...

September 8th, 2015 Healthy Aging Month

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 X-ers are about to reach that...

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...

July 22nd, 2015 BrightStar Care Awarded for Home Care Quality by the Joint Commission

Joint Commission presents BrightStar Care with 2014 EC4Q award during the national home care franchise’s annual conference. The Joint Commission recently announced that BrightStar Care has earned the 2015 Enterprise Champion for Quality...

July 13th, 2015 Summer Safety Tips for the Elderly

With the summer months upon us, it’s critical for everyone, and especially vulnerable populations like the elderly, to stay hydrated and keep cool. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), extreme heat caused 7,415...

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