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What Is Alzheimer’s? Five Frequently Asked Questions (Part 2)

Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 47 million people worldwide, and that number continues to grow. Experts estimate 76 million people will suffer from the degenerative cognitive disease by 2030[1]. Recognizing the ever-pressing need for research, the Alzheimer’s Association has organized Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month this November to bring attention to this fatal illness.   To […]

Music Therapy and Activities for Seniors

It’s a rare individual who doesn’t appreciate music. Chances are, your parent or grandparent enjoys it—and you do, too. Take advantage of one of the few truly universal pastimes that transcends all ages and personalities. Spend some time with your parent or grandparent with these music activities for seniors. For Some Fun Exercise: Take Dance […]

Elderly Diabetes Symptoms and Prevention FAQ

Diabetes has become one of the most prevalent diseases in the U.S.—nearly 30 million Americans have it.[1] Older adults are especially at risk. As we age, the risk of type 2 diabetes rises, and, as a result, about one in four Americans over the age of 60 has diabetes.[2] Whether you have a parent who […]

The Joint Commission Presents 2016 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award to BrightStar Care®

Award Honors Home Care Franchisor for Promoting Quality Health Care The Joint Commission presented the 2016 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award to BrightStar Care®, recognizing the national home health care franchisor for its efforts to promote the delivery of high quality, in-home care to its franchisees through Joint Commission accreditation. This is the fourth consecutive […]

2016 National Caregiver of the Year, Kathy Carter

An amazing day – Baltimore CNA honored for providing compassionate, personalized home care Kathy Carter, a Certified Nursing Assistant and Medical Technician from BrightStar Care of Baltimore City/County, received this year’s top honor of BrightStar Care Caregiver of the Year – and deservedly so. A BrightStar Care employee since 2010, Kathy was nominated by not […]

2016 Regional Caregivers of the Year Exemplify A Higher Standard of Home Care

Positive. Encouraging. Trustworthy. Compassionate. These are just some of the words BrightStar Care clients and families use to describe the outstanding Care Professionals they welcome into their homes and rely on for care and support for a loved one. These Caregivers, Certified Nursing Assistants, and Home Health Aides step into emotional and stressful situations and […]

Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every five falls results in a serious injury, such as a bone fracture or head injury.[1] We’re all susceptible to falls, but older adults in particular need to take special care. This is because as we age, mobility, strength, and sensory faculties […]

Celebrate Your Parent’s Career This Labor Day

Many people think of Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer, a last chance to relish barbecue and the outdoors. However, the origin of Labor Day goes back to 1885 when the day was first observed to honor the achievements of America’s workers.[1] So in addition to firing up the grill this holiday weekend, […]

Elderly Pneumonia FAQ: Learn the Signs and Risks

If you help care for your aging parent, then you’ve probably heard the importance of taking preventative measures against pneumonia. That’s because seniors are much more prone to catching the illness. In fact, according to a 2009 study, the annual incidence of pneumonia among adults over 65 is four times that of younger populations.[1] Read […]

Backyard Picnic Tips for the Whole Family

A picnic can be a fun summer activity the whole family can enjoy together, but there are some special considerations to keep in mind when elderly family members will be part of your get together. Luckily, planning a picnic right in your own backyard can simplify things without compromising the fun. Read on for easy […]

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