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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...

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...

March 4th, 2016 In Home Care Can Make Home A Viable Senior Housing Option

About 90% of seniors plan to live in their current homes for the next 5 to 10 years, according to the United States of Aging Survey. BankRate.com recently published an article exploring senior housing options, including aging in place at home...

February 10th, 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 29th, 2015 Fall Prevention Awareness Day

September is observed as Falls Prevention Awareness Month. September 23, 2015, the first day of fall, marks the 8th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, sponsored by the National Council on Aging.This year’s theme for Falls Prevention...

September 11th, 2015 The Importance of Fall Prevention

Elderly fall prevention is more critical than ever before to families. Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls and the results can be life-altering. At BrightStar Care, most of our clients are identified as being at risk of...

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