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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 9th, 2014 Nurses Notes: Missouri Nurse Committed to Overseeing Quality Care

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 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,...

March 14th, 2014 Senior Scams and How to Avoid Them

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...

February 27th, 2014 Tips for Organizing Important Documents for Elder Care

Spring is almost upon us, bringing with it the annual tradition of long spring cleaning and organization to-do lists. Usually these tasks primarily involve our homes and living spaces, but what about important documents? When it comes to turning...

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 12th, 2013 BrightStar Recognized for Exceptional Commitment to Home Care Quality Standards

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 care...

September 23rd, 2013 Falls Prevention Awareness Week

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,...

July 18th, 2013 Tips for Keeping Seniors Cool and Avoiding Heat Exhaustion

With temperatures scorching throughout the country this summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants people to be cool. According to a CDC study published in the June 6 journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 650...

July 3rd, 2013 How Do You Get Skin Cancer?

With summer here, so, too, comes sunny skies and humidity, which means people will venture outside, but sometimes danger can lurk - skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It accounts...

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