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3 steps for choosing the right home care agency

By Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC Chief Clinical Quality Officer, BrightStar Care Most families don’t think about in-home care for a loved one until a major event happens, such as a fall, a stroke, or some other serious injury or condition. In crisis mode, families may rush into a partnership with the first available […]

Tips to help loved ones stay active as they age

By Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC Chief Clinical Quality Officer, BrightStar Care As we get older, our activity levels can change, as does our range of motion. Older adults are encouraged to exercise, but what does that look like for someone who may be in a wheelchair, rely on a cane, or suffer from […]

7 Ways You Can Help Your Loved One After a Fall

When caring for an aging parent or family member, there are few things as scary as discovering your loved one has fallen. The aftermath can have a major impact on both you and your family’s life, and you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.8 million older people are […]

BrightStar Care Award-Winning Home Care

We are honored to have received some of the most prestigious awards in the home care industry on behalf of the national BrightStar Care brand as well as our local agencies. Click here to download a printable version of this page. Related Reading: What home care awards mean to you and your family

What home care awards mean to you and your family

By Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC Chief Clinical Quality Officer, BrightStar Care You’ve likely seen them while researching potential home care partners : award logos and seals of approval. Organizations and businesses are — understandably — proud of their successes. Our BrightStar Care teams across the country work hard every day to provide skilled, compassionate […]

Keeping Clients Safe During Hurricane Matthew

As a storm brewed, an emergency plan kicked into action “We’ve had so many misses in the past because of our location on an inlet, nobody thought it was coming anywhere near us,” recalls Becky Morosky, RN, Director of Nursing at BrightStar Care in St. Simons Island, Georgia, about Hurricane Matthew, which made landfall in […]

How to avoid dangerous drug interactions

By Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC Chief Clinical Quality Officer, BrightStar Care Medications are a blessing and a curse. While we’re fortunate to have access to lifesaving, pain-relieving drugs, their abundance can lead to accidental drug interactions. It’s easy for a drug interaction to happen to you or a loved one. Every year, the […]

Which type of home care is right for your loved one?

Click here to download a printable version of the tips to share with a friend or loved one.

INFOGRAPHIC: Tips for Smart Medication Management

Did you know 40% of adults 65+ take 5 or more medications? Practicing safe medication management is critical to making sure your loved one is getting the proper benefits from their medications as well as avoiding potentially harmful interactions. Read our tips for smart medication management and learn how in-home care can help keep your […]

Let’s talk home care: Tips to start the conversation, address concerns

By Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC Chief Clinical Quality Officer, BrightStar Care Many people shy away from discussing issues surrounding aging, especially when decisions could threaten an older person’s independence. While these conversations aren’t always easy, they’re important to have to ensure your parent can continue living safely at home. Some seniors need just […]

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