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Recognizing Nurses for National Nurses Week 2014

The overriding perception of a “typical” nurse is someone in a white coat, working in a hospital or along-side a doctor in an outpatient clinic. However there are millions of in-home care nurses across the country who administer medication, touch patients’ lives and face unique challenges every day. With the number of U.S. seniors expecting […]

A Higher Standard of Home Care

At BrightStar Care®, we recently conducted third-party market research that showed family caregivers seek a higher standard of care for their loved ones, but have difficulty finding it. The study showed that, as families seek quality in-home care for their aging loved ones, the most important factors they consider include having a compassionate caregiver they […]

5 Unlikely Tests That Could Save Your Life

We’re all familiar with getting our blood pressure checked, having blood drawn and even MRIs. These are standard tests in healthcare that can tell us important things about our health. But did you know that there are simple, more unconventional tests that can tell us more than we think and may even detect disease?

Signs Your Elderly Loved One May Be Malnourished

Good nutrition and a balanced diet are so important for everybody, but especially as we age. But what happens when we aren’t getting the nourishment that we need? What would that look like? Check out this helpful presentation for signs of malnourishment.

Video: 2013 Caregiver of the Year Finalist Mistie Whitney

At BrightStar, our caregivers are everything to our clients – and to us. Each year, we reach out to the people whose lives have been touched by our compassionate care professionals nationwide to share their experiences with us. Hundreds of nominations pour in from our clients and their loved ones for review and a team […]

9 Things to Toss During Spring Cleaning

The weather is starting to turn and it’s time to indulge in the annual spring cleaning ritual. Clean out your garage, tidy up your place and prepare your living area for the season ahead. But spring cleaning doesn’t just have to be about cleaning, it can also be a great opportunity to purge your home […]

Who Will Care for You?

Caregivers often must take care of their own family. It’s inevitable that mom and dad will get older, and we often feel an obligation to take care of them because of all their love and support over the years. But how far will we go to take care of our parents? Will we help them […]

Senior Scams and How to Avoid Them

Scamming has become so prevalent in society that popular talk show hosts Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Phil have dedicated entire segments to the topic! Scammers will stop at nothing to get what they want, and seniors and the disabled are common prey for scam artists. Arm yourself with one of the best tools to combat […]

What You Can Do to Help Prevent Kidney Disease

March is National Kidney Month and, because our kidneys have an important job, it’s important to do what we can to take care of them. Knowing the signs and symptoms of kidney disease is important, but what about preventative measures we can take to avoid kidney disease?

Do You Know the Signs of Kidney Disease?

Did you know that March is National Kidney Month? Our kidneys have an important job, so the National Kidney Foundation is taking this opportunity to remind people not to forget about their kidneys in light of research showing that 59 percent of Americans will at some point have moderate kidney disease The kidneys are twin, […]

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