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BrightStar Care of Central Austin Receives 2017 Best of Home Care® Provider of Choice Award

We are thrilled to announce that we’ve received the 2017 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. Only the nation’s top-ranking home care providers earn this distinction based on client satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse — a national third-party quality and satisfaction research firm. “We congratulate BrightStar Care […]

Tips for Leading a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

February is American Heart Month, making it the perfect time to commit to living a healthier lifestyle. Family history is one major risk factor for heart disease, but an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, smoking, and being overweight can also elevate your risk. To get yourself and those you love back on the right track, […]

Infusing Lives with Compassionate Care

Every January 25th is National Infusion Nurse’s Day. Do you know what an infusion nurse does or the many ways they can help your loved one at home? What is an Infusion Nurse? Infusion Nurses are Registered Nurses who specialize in giving medicine and fluids to patients through injection or infusion. They require additional training and […]

5 Health and Safety Tips for Seniors in Winter

January can not only bring a lot of beautiful snow, but also slippery ice and freezing temperatures. Whether you live up north where it easily drops below zero, or down south where it can cool down into the 30’s and 40’s, you’ll want to take extra steps to ensure your loved one stays happy and […]

Top New Year’s Resolutions for Family Caregivers and their Aging Loved Ones

A new year means it’s time for a fresh start. It’s time to grab the reins on the things we’ve all been saying we are going to get around to doing but haven’t yet. When you have an aging loved one you are caring for, this means having to make New Year’s resolutions for not […]

5 New Year’s Activities Perfect for Seniors

New Year’s Eve typically gets associated with staying up late and going to big, raucous parties—not exactly the ideal activities for seniors. That doesn’t mean that you and your elderly loved one can’t celebrate the holiday together. We’ve shared a few simple New Year’s activities below that are well suited to older adults. Try them […]

Making the Holidays Safe and Special for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s

November was Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and much was talked about. BrightStar Care’s very own dementia care expert and Chief Clinical Quality Officer Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC, and care expert Deborah Hustace, RN, MBA, Senior Director of Clinical Operations, hosted an engaging Facebook Live Chat on the topic of how to make the holidays […]

20 Tips to Help Seniors Stick to Their Diets at the Holidays

Picture the typical holiday table and you’ll likely envision an abundant spread of stuffing, turkey, latkes, and pies. Now imagine navigating all that and trying to stick to a low-sodium, low-fat, or low-sugar diet. That’s the challenge in front of seniors who must follow certain dietary restrictions because of a heart condition or diabetes. With […]

6 Holiday Safety Tips to Prepare for Your Parent’s Visit

The holidays are a special time of the year when all generations keep gather together under one roof. Make that time as enjoyable and stress-free as possible by making your home a safer space for aging parents and other loved ones. Our Chief Clinical Quality Officer, Sharon Roth Maguire, shares her holiday safety tips, including […]

How Families with Alzheimer’s Celebrate the Holidays

For families with Alzheimer’s, celebrating the holidays can require a little extra effort. You want to involve your loved one living with dementia in holiday events, but you want to do it in a way that is appropriate for his or her needs. If you’re the main caregiver in the family, it’s also very important […]

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