In our last blog, we discussed some elderly falls statistics and were introduced to the dangers of falling for older adults. One in three adults ages 65 or older falls each year, and they can cause hip fractures, head injuries and even instill a debilitating fear of falling again that can cause mobility issues.
Retirement is commonly the “next step” after years and years of being in the workforce. You’ve raised your family and you might be slowing down health-wise or just wish to spend time doing other things you enjoy. Around 65 or so, many tend to start evaluating life and developing an exit strategy for retirement. But [...]
Whether you’re a family caregiver or someone on the receiving end of care, it is important for everybody to be engaged and doing their part to understand how to promote the best outcome possible. That’s why BrightStar Care has created a helpful how-to video series geared toward guiding family caregivers and their loved ones on [...]
As we celebrate Nurses Week (May 6-12) all month long, we wanted to turn the focus to this year’s theme: “Quality and Innovation.” It was in the spirit of Quality and Innovation that BrightStar Care created CareTogether.com, an online family caregiver resource that helps family caregivers work together to provide compassionate and collaborative care to [...]
April is National Occupational Therapy Month. BrightStar Care has been exploring this helpful method, starting with looking at what occupational therapy is: helping people participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities, or occupations. This week, they’re taking a look at seniors and how they could [...]
The New Year is always a popular time when people resolve to make changes to improve their lives and, most often, these changes are health and fitness-related. And not too long after the New Year, many people, not just Catholics, use this time of the year to give something up for the Lent season. Regardless [...]