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3 Resources for Alzheimer’s Information and Memory Tips

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, worldwide, 47 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In fact, 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. With Brain Awareness Month right around the corner (in June) and planning for awareness and advocacy activities for The Longest Day (June 21) already underway across the [...]

VIDEOS: Decreasing Fall Risk and Promoting Safety

Do you know if you are or a loved one is at an increased risk for falling inside or outside of the home? Sometimes the answer to this question is not always clear because there are some lesser-known reasons behind why people fall that are important to consider, especially for vulnerable populations like seniors. The [...]

Jennifer Alicandri: Individual care fuels the family

Director of Nursing Jennifer Alicandri enjoys making a difference. With more than three years under her belt with BrightStar Care, and 17 years in the nursing business, Alicandri represents the Woodbury, New York franchise with passion, comprehensive care and love. A seasoned caregiver, Alicandri was nominated for BrightStar Care’s Nurse of the Year award. With [...]

Kelly Honn: Former financial planner switched to nursing

When 9/11 hit, not a lot of people were investing their money anymore, uncertain of what the future held. That didn’t bode well for financial advisor Kelly Honn. At the time, the 64-year-old was taking care of an elderly neighbor when she was exposed to the health care world. Unhappy with the money industry, Kelly [...]

Video: Home Care Nurses Form Special Bonds with Clients

Hospitals and care facilities are typically bustling with people needing different types of care, requiring nurses and other care professionals to spread their time between multiple patients. The home care environment is very different. According to BrightStar Care Chief Clinical Quality Officer and resident RN Sharon Roth Maguire, “In other healthcare settings… relationships [with patients] [...]

Stephanie Zishka: Owner, Director of Nursing has passion for helping people age at home

Stephanie Zishka is not only a Director of Nursing at the BrightStar Care location in Fort Wayne, Indiana, she’s also one of three owners. For Zishka, her career as a nurse is the fulfillment of a lifetime dream. “I just knew I always wanted to be a nurse, even as a little kid,” she said. [...]

Mary Fant: The nurse’s nurse

When it comes to nursing, veteran DON Mary Fant has been there, done that. The 2015 Nurse of the Year candidate out of the BrightStar Care office in Mesa, Ariz., has experienced just about every form of nursing, including trauma, ICU Telemetry, pediatrics, transplant unit and behavioral health nursing. With 25 years in the business, [...]

Jesus Adaniel: From nurse to franchisee, all in the name of love

Jesus Adaniel’s track record could be featured in a New York Times best-selling novel. A former Army Lieutenant. A RN and CRNI. An assistant nurse manager in the Trauma Intensive Care Unit. Sprinkle on pediatric certifications, and Adaniel even owns the BrightStar Care agency in Delray Beach, Florida that he works for. The 47-year-old and [...]

Christy Wolf: Growing on a personal level

For 44-year-old Christy Wolf, an RN out of the BrightStar Care office in Moraga, California, the love for taking care of people was always there. But in-home care was a different story. “For some reason, I had a really negative idea of in-home care nurses,” Wolf said. “I thought they were not as skilled as [...]

Special Honors for Home Care Nurses for 2015 National Nurses Week

Nurses are typically associated with women in white uniforms, tending to patients in hospitals or doctor’s offices. Yet every day, a growing number of dedicated nurses care for aging adults and people with complex medical needs inside their homes, administering daily medications, providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness, and managing [...]

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