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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 […]

Help Your Loved One Avoid a Devastating Injury From a Fall

By Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC Chief Clinical Quality Officer, BrightStar Care Elderly people suffer 29 million falls annually in the United States. When a frail older person falls, they’re more likely than a younger person to suffer severe injuries, such as broken bones or concussions. As a geriatric nurse practitioner, I have seen […]

Brothers in Arms

In honor of Memorial Day and all those brave women and men who serve our country, we wanted to share this story about two military veterans’ special friendship. Two former fighter pilots form a friendship, and a family is grateful Col. Bill Gauntt and L. Hardwick Caldwell, Jr., were soldiers of different generations, but their […]

A Daughter’s Journey: Lies We Tell Ourselves

          My parents have always maintained that if a doctor looks hard enough, she’ll find something. Given medical technology and education these days, I believe that’s probably true. But I also think we know when there’s really a problem—whether we admit it or not. Before my dad was diagnosed with CML, […]

A Daughter’s Journey: Bridge Over Troubled Water

          When people climb Mt. Everest, they cross at least 20 crevasses using ladder bridges. Sometimes, several ladders are lashed together to form one long bridge, dipping in the middle, secured on either end to a moving glacier. One climber has described the ladders as anything but horizontal; as hikers gingerly […]

Improving Patient Safety at Home

We sat down with BrightStar Care Chief Clinical Quality Officer Sharon Roth Maguire MS, RN, GNP-BC, to learn why patient safety is important and how BrightStar Care agencies lead the charge in providing safe, quality home care through Joint Commission accreditation and following the National Patient Safety Goals. Why is patient safety important? Simply put, […]

5 Health and Safety Tips for Seniors in Winter

January can not only bring a lot of beautiful snow, but also slippery ice and freezing temperatures. Whether you live up north where it easily drops below zero, or down south where it can cool down into the 30’s and 40’s, you’ll want to take extra steps to ensure your loved one stays happy and […]

2016 BrightStar Care Southeast Caregiver of the Year

Jeanne McCutcheon, a caregiver for BrightStar Care of Louisville East in Kentucky was awarded as this year’s 2016 BrightStar Care Southeast Caregiver of the Year. Her constant dedication to her clients, providing them with individualized care to match their specific personalities, is why Jeanne was awarded with this prestigious title. One of her clients who […]

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