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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:

‘Tis The Season for Health-Related Family Meetings

The holidays are right around the corner and while they represent a time of love and caring, it’s also an ideal time to have family discussions as the entire family is typically present. One common topic for families is the decision process surrounding caring for a loved one. It’s not an easy decision to place […]

Sandy Relief Fund for BrightStar Clients, Nurses, and Caregivers

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 […]

The Ethics of Caregiving in the 21st Century

It is always important for a patient to be informed and be in some control of his or her own decisions. While consent remains a cornerstone of proper caregiving ethics, the change in caregiving needs and practices has shed light on a new set of ethical issues for caregivers. According to the Hastings Center, here […]

Statistics Paint a Picture of Family Caregiver Dedication

We’ve reached November. Cold weather also means fun and family in preparation for the holiday season. It’s time to reconnect with our loved ones and take some time off. But those who can’t necessarily take time off are family caregivers, who often have even more on their plates given the stress and chaos that can […]

Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving

Caregivers must be available for their loved ones at varying times of the day. If there is an emergency and the caregiver is needed promptly, it would be convenient for a caregiver that lives 20 minutes or less away. The faster a caregiver can arrive, the quicker an issue will be resolved. But what about […]

Food Preparation for a Loved One with Heart Failure

Much like helping a loved one with high blood pressure, heart failure patients need to avoid foods high in salt to manage their condition and stay as healthy as possible. Congestive heart failure is a condition that requires a lot of daily management. As a result, it impacts not only the patient, but also family […]

Caregiver of the Year 2012-Finalist Rosalba Ortega

WEST REGION Caregiver of the Year Finalist – Rosalba Ortega (Central Denver, CO office) I was an architect with projects in places as exotic as Singapore and China. I was also a gourmet cook, a quilter, and an artist. One week after my 55th birthday, I had a debilitating brainstem stroke. Two months later I […]

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