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How Can a Caregiver Benefit from a Hospitalist?

A fairly new title in the medical world (it’s only 16 years old), a hospitalist is a physician whose primary professional focus is hospital medicine. The practical effect of the hospitalist is to act as transition coordinator and case manager due to the tremendous growth in medical knowledge and corresponding number of medical specialists. Hospitalist […]

Promoting Winter Safety for Seniors

Winter is officially here to stay, bringing with it cold, snow and ice. And while that may elicit thoughts of hot chocolate, sledding and ice skating to some, it also means risk for safety issues, especially for children and seniors. Caregivers and seniors alike can heed this easy advice when it comes to handling the […]

Tips for Keeping A Watchful Eye on Seniors In Your Life This Holiday Season and Beyond

We love to get together with our entire family during the holidays. While there is going to be plenty of time to talk, eat, drink and be merry, don’t forget about the older relatives and/or neighbors in your life. How are they doing? Even if they say nothing is wrong, make it a point to […]

Who Stays With Grandma When There’s A Holiday Trip?

With end of the year vacations, school breaks and closed offices, the holidays are often the perfect time for families to relax and travel. But those caring for an elderly family member have more to consider besides locking the door or who will feed the cat. From prescription medication monitoring and staying on top of […]

Give the Gift of Peace of Mind

From gift shopping and wrapping to party planning and hosting, the holidays are filled with time consuming tasks. For those of us with an elderly family member who may not be able to complete the daily tasks, BrightStar Care® is here to help. The favored Hire An Elf® promotion is underway and caregivers are ready […]

What is a Care Coach?

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 […]

Alzheimer’s Awareness Tips In Honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

If a loved one was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, would you know what to do? Or maybe you already have a loved one who has been struggling with this disease. In either scenario, it is no surprise that most families are unprepared for this news and it can be a shock that leaves you feeling […]

The Crippling Effects of Sandy on the Elderly

Fear. Despair. Hopelessness. Anxiety. Panic. These are just some of the painful feelings of the thousands of older people who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy and its devastation of the East Coast. Many elders fear being alone and nobody knowing if something happens to them. However, many do well. According to a New York […]

Join us in providing relief for BrightStar clients, nurses, and caregivers impacted by Superstorm Sandy

BrightStar Care to match donations up to $50,000 in support of clients, nurses, and caregivers affected by Superstorm Sandy. Superstorm Sandy and the powerful storms that followed unleashed an unprecedented amount of damage and devastation to the northeast. During the storms and throughout their aftermath, more than 500 BrightStar Care nurses and caregivers provided care […]

7 Warning Signs of Breast Cancer

October was National Breast Cancer Awareness month, but with more and more families facing this disease, it’s imperative to know the early warning signs of breast cancer and find out what you can do to help prevent the disease. According to caring.com, here are seven warning signs of breast cancer:

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