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Ideas for Helping A Loved One with Dementia Enjoy the Holiday Season

Our Resident RN Sharon Roth Maguire recently shared some wonderful gift-giving ideas for aging loved ones. In fact, one of her favorites is simply giving the gift of your presence. All of these tips would be great for anyone, but we wanted to also provide a few helpful considerations for those who have loved ones […]

Tips for Planning Around the Holidays With Dementia

The holidays are upon us, and that means great food, family and friends. Not to mention some much-needed rest and relaxation from the everyday grind. November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, and for families living with the disease and other dementias, the holidays can be challenging. All it takes is some planning and the […]

10 Tips for Mindful Communication with Persons with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Through our specialized memory care program, BrightStar Connections, we are able to truly provide A Higher Standard of care and support to our clients living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. In addition to taking great care of our clients living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, it’s important to us to extend a hand to their families as […]

Are Your Loved Ones Ready for the Holiday Season?

The holidays are a time of year when many families visit their aging loved ones, often seeing them face-to-face for the first time months, perhaps an entire year. That’s why experts advise families to carefully watch for signs of possible depression or medical issues in older adults during holiday visits, be prepared with an arsenal […]

Gift-Giving “Hits” for Your Aging Loved Ones

BrightStar Care’s resident RN and Chief Clinical Quality Officer Sharon Roth Maguire was recently featured in the Winter 2015-2016 issue of Christian Living in the Mature Years magazine, sharing some great tips to consider when you’re thinking about what kinds of gifts to get for the seniors in your life. In addition to providing some […]

Safety Tips for Fall

The changing of the seasons can be a great time to check the safety of your living space and surroundings. For those with elderly loved ones, it can be especially important to offer a helping hand to assess the safety of their home. Here are some key areas to review for safety this fall: For […]

2015 Caregiver of the Year Finalists Embody A Higher Standard of Home Care

For the clients we serve and their families, the circumstances that brought them to BrightStar Care® in the first place were usually trying. An accident, a new diagnosis, a progressing illness. This is one of many reasons it is so important to us that our people, our care professionals, truly embody A Higher Standard. Stringent […]

The Joyous Benefits of Music for Seniors

Would you believe us if we told you that music therapy can have a positive impact on seniors? According to the Music Therapy Association, “music is a form of sensory stimulation, which provokes responses due to the familiarity, predictability, and feelings of security associated with it” for the elderly population. There a many benefits that […]

5 Key Areas for Helping to Address Fall Risk

Every year, thousands of older adults fall and hurt themselves. Falls are one of the main causes of injury and loss of independence in people ages 65 and older. People may fall due to loss of balance, dizziness, medicine, aging, muscle weakness or a stroke. Here are some tips for preventing falls, according to WebMD: […]

BrightStar Care “Homecoming” TV Commercial

As a larger population than ever before ages, and time becomes the world’s most precious commodity, bringing expertise, comfort, peace of mind, and human connection to others is what matters most. Aging and thriving at home are the greatest gifts we can facilitate for our families. We’ve focused our core brand positioning and National Advertising […]

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