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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 […]

Jennifer Rine, BSN, RN, named BrightStar Care 2017 National Nurse of the Year

Congratulations to Jennifer Rine, BSN, RN, the Director of Nursing for BrightStar Care of South West Fort Worth/Burleson, TX, and our 2017 National Nurse of the Year! “Jennifer has been a mentor and coach to many new franchise Directors of Nursing (DON) and over 280 CNAs, RNs, LVNs, HHAs, and Caregivers, as well as having […]

Celebrating the Best Nurses in Home Care

We love nurses, and they play a vital role in how we make sure each client receives the highest quality in-home care. At each BrightStar Care agency, a Registered Nurse Director of Nursing oversees every client’s personalized plan of care as well as trains and mentors a team of nurses, CNAs, and caregivers to live […]

Healthy Baking and Cooking Tips for Seniors

Helping your loved one follow a special diet for heart disease or diabetes may not mean they have to give up their favorite family recipes. Who knew you could use applesauce instead of oil in mom’s famous blueberry muffins? Try these simple substitutes for healthier ingredients the next time you cook or bake together:

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BrightStar Care Earns 2017 ‘Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider’ Award

We are proud to announce that BrightStar Care recently earned the 2017 ‘Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider’ award from Home Care Pulse, a leading firm in satisfaction research and quality assurance. Only the nation’s top-ranking home care providers earn this distinction based on both customer and employee feedback. This new accolade further sets BrightStar Care […]

What Is Sepsis and How Can BrightStar Care Help?

Sepsis (Septicemia) is one of the most common reasons individuals are readmitted to the hospital after a procedure or treatment for another condition, but many people do not know what it is. In addition to health concerns, this can also cause unnecessary emotional stress and financial burden. If your loved one recently visited the hospital, […]

Low Vision Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors

Did you know seniors with impaired vision are twice as likely to experience a fall? Low vision or other conditions that affect eyesight can make it harder to see tripping hazards and even affect balance in some cases. If you’ve noticed your parents are having more trouble seeing lately, consider trying these fall prevention tips […]

Tips for Leading a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

February is American Heart Month, making it the perfect time to commit to living a healthier lifestyle. Family history is one major risk factor for heart disease, but an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, smoking, and being overweight can also elevate your risk. To get yourself and those you love back on the right track, […]

Infusing Lives with Compassionate Care

Every January 25th is National Infusion Nurse’s Day. Do you know what an infusion nurse does or the many ways they can help your loved one at home? What is an Infusion Nurse? Infusion Nurses are Registered Nurses who specialize in giving medicine and fluids to patients through injection or infusion. They require additional training and […]

Winter Home Safety Guide for Seniors

Is your aging family member prepared for colder temperatures and possible winter storms? There are some important safety measures that are often overlooked. Make sure the home, whether you are living with your loved one or they live on their own, is fully equipped and ready to handle those chilly winter days with this helpful […]

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