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April 27th, 2015 April is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. Parkinson’s disease is one of the most debilitating diseases and one that many of its victims don’t understand. It is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s...

April 13th, 2015 BrightStar Care & Infusion Nurses Society Form Partnership

Left to right: Deborah Hustace, RN, MBA, BrightStar Care Director of Clinical Operations; Chris Hunt, INS Executive Vice President; Maria Connors, INS Membership Services Manager; and Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC, and BrightStar Care Chief...

December 1st, 2014 Answers to Questions About the Flu Shot

Flu season is here. With chilly temperatures and harmful viruses spreading, there’s no better time to get your annual flu shot. But did you know this year’s flu shot will offer protection against H1N1 virus, in addition to two other...

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...

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