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Promoting Wellness in the Workplace

BrightFocus Foundation provides resources to help you implement wellness programs for employees.

The Wellness Councils of America (welcoa.org) reports that more than 81% of businesses with 50 or more employees have some form of health promotion program. Many employers offer wellness programs to offset the rising costs of health care. The benefits to employers-large or small-may include reduced absenteeism, a reduction in health care claims, lower rates of employee turnover, and improved productivity and morale.

 

Working With You to Halt Vision Loss

Working with you to promote vision wellnessBrightFocus has simple, easy-to-understand materials you can distribute on site to promote healthy living.

Vision loss is expensive. It accounts for $168 billion in lost productivity worldwide. The total global cost of vision loss is $3 trillion. One of the most frequent risk factors for falls in older people is poor vision. The healthcare cost of fall-related injuries among older adults in the U.S. was $28.2 billion in 2010. It is expected to reach $54.9 billion annually by 2020.

Americans fear losing their vision more than any other of their senses, but they often skip their eye exams. And some eye diseases display no symptoms until it's too late to stop the damage done.

BrightFocus can supply copies of our educational resources in English and Spanish at low cost, or in some cases free of charge, to promote healthy vision.

 

Working With You to Promote Caregiver Wellness

Working with you to promote caregiver wellnessBrightFocus has simple, easy-to-understand materials you can distribute on site to promote caregiver wellness.

Care for an Alzheimer's patient drains both physical and emotional energy. As the disease progresses, patients require 24-hour-a-day care. Caregivers can experience feelings of isolation, loneliness, and depression, which can seriously affect their own health. Most caregivers find that the more they learn about the disease and the resources available to them, the better they can cope. Caregivers are often under tremendous pressure and stress, and it is important that they take advantage of the support and assistance available to them.

BrightFocus can supply copies of our educational resources in English and Spanish at low cost, or in some cases free of charge, to promote caregiver knowledge and wellness.

 

Working With You to Improve Healthy Aging

Working with You to Improve Healthy AgingBrightFocus has simple, easy-to-understand materials you can distribute on site to promote healthy aging.

Only 24% of adults in the U.S. reported eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day in 2007. Based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, more than one-third of all adults did not meet recommendations for aerobic physical activity, and 23% reported no leisure-time physical activity at all in the preceding month.

Research shows that by incorporating healthy habits into your lifestyle you can help protect your vision, improve your overall health, defend against Alzheimer's dsease, and potentially lower your risk of developing glaucoma or macular degeneration.

BrightFocus supplies copies of our educational resources in English and Spanish at low cost, or in some cases free of charge, to promote healthy aging.

Last Review: 08/30/13


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