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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 24th, 2014 5 Questions to Ask a Doctor About Pending Procedures

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's...

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...

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...

June 4th, 2013 Statistics Make the Case for Promoting Elderly Falls Prevention

Today, we are exploring a prevalent issue: elderly falls. Each and every day seniors across the country endure falls while others have risk factors that they might not even be aware of, making the topic of falls prevention a critical one. Looking to make a difference in people's lives? At BrightStar Care you can do that every day.

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