As we age, our eye sight might weaken, our sense might not be as strong as they once were, our bodies change. One of the most recognized changes in some seniors and adults as they age are cognitive. So what if there was a way to “exercise” to promote brain fitness? Here are some helpful activities that are geared toward doing just that.
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 with retirement can come inactivity and less social opportunities so it’s important to explore ways to maintain these areas of life to stay as active, healthy and sharp as possible. (more…)
BrightStar Care Senior Vice President of Quality and Clinical Operations Sharon Roth Maguire talks about the powerful bonds that BrightStar nurses form with their clients. In this video, she discusses how home care nurses have a unique opportunity to develop deeper and longer-lasting relationships with their clients than nurses who work in other settings like hospitals and nursing homes. BrightStar Care nurses partner with their clients on their healthcare journey and share all the ups and downs along the way.
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 key considerations that encourage optimal health and care. This week, resident RN Sharon Maguire discusses explores the management of pain caused by common types of arthritis: (more…)
For National Nurses Week, we are highlighting some of the wonderful impacts BrightStar Care nurses have on our teams as well as to our clients and their families. Our nurses are relentless in their pursuit of delivering the utmost in quality care. As part of our Nurses Notes series, we’ve already profiled two inspiring nurses, but there are more great stories to share in celebration of nurses and the many hats that they wear. (more…)
In honor of National Nurses Week, we would like to take a look at a few of BrightStar’s finest. These nurses are in the trenches every day, providing and overseeing quality care to those who need it. As part of the celebration of nurses, we will look at hard-working RNs from all across America and share their journeys. (more…)
With flexible work hours and the ability to develop strong, personal relationships with patients, in-home care is quickly becoming a highly desired form of employment for nurses. BrightStar Care provides a unique and appealing opportunity for nurses looking to find alternative employment options. It is one of the only national homecare companies that requires each office to have a registered nurse as a director of nursing who creates a unique and personalized plan of care for each client. BrightStar Care nurses provide highly skilled services — like medication assistance, infusion therapy, and wound care — to a range of people from infants to seniors in the comfort of home. Click “Read More” to hear more about nurse opportunities from our resident RN Sharon Roth Maguire. (more…)
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 a loved one. (more…)
One of our favorite times of the year is upon us – National Nurses Week! Although it is recognized as May 6 through 12, we celebrate all month long (and all year long, really) because it’s a special time to recognize our hard-working nurses. (more…)
Earlier this week, we posted a blog about the Determinators, an impressive group of young inventors who made The EZ Inflatable, a device to help get seniors out of chairs. The idea to create this ingenious device came from acknowledging that seniors can experience challenges with some activities of daily living: standing from a sit-down position, climbing stairs or even vacuuming or doing household chores. So how can caregivers or persons living with seniors help to make things easier and safer for them? (more…)