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January 29th, 2016 How Many Risk Factors Do You Have for High Blood Pressure?

"Make Control Your Goal" is the theme for American Heart Month this year with a focus on controlling high blood pressure and an important part of this is knowing your risk factors for high blood pressure. According to the CDC, risk factors include...

January 24th, 2016 Some Answers for the Family Caregivers Who Are Spread Thin

Are you or is someone you know one of the more than 50 million Americans providing care for a loved one? If so, then you might also fall into the “sandwich generation,” those family caregivers who are “sandwiched” between...

January 19th, 2016 Why Falls Happen and What You Can Do About It

While falls can happen all year ’round, this is a time of the year when seniors can be even more susceptible to an accident. At BrightStar Care®, we take a unique approach to decreasing fall risk by pairing our unmatched clinical expertise with...

January 10th, 2016 5 KEY AREAS FOR PROMOTING WINTER SAFETY FOR SENIORS

When the temperature drops, older adults run a higher risk of health problems and injuries related to the weather and it’s important that they, and those who care for them, take certain precautions at this time of year. Here’s a good look at...

January 2nd, 2016 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...

August 15th, 2013 Gilday promoted to President and COO of BrightStar Group Holdings

BrightStar announces the promotion of Thom Gilday from BrightStar Group Holdings, Inc. Chief Financial Officer to President and Chief Operating Officer. Gilday will be responsible for the day-to-day operating activities of BrightStar...

February 22nd, 2012 35-year-old mother diagnosed with dementia

Although rare, and extremely heart-breaking, this case of a young woman developing dementia has been a very tough story to read.  The mother of two children, and just 35 years old, no one would have ever thought that the signs and symptoms...

February 1st, 2012 February is American Heart Month

The month of February is American Heart Month. But why do we recognize this? Well, according to the CDC, someone experiences a coronary event every 25 seconds and heart disease is a leading cause of death in North America. And although...

January 12th, 2012 Keeping the aging mind sharp

It's important that as people age they find ways to keep both their body and mind sharp. Sandy Gibson, the Director of Nursing with BrightStar of Chicago, put together a great list of games and activities to do with seniors to help with memory...

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