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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 […]

Medication Management Tips for Seniors

As a senior parent ages and his or her body starts to slow and break down, the need for prescription medicines will likely increase. Keeping track of multiple medicines and all that comes with that (dose amounts and times, side effects, contraindications, interactions, etc.) takes significant time and effort. The stakes are also high: improperly […]

Beat the Heat With These Indoor Activities for Seniors

As July turns to August, temperatures reach annual highs. While we all love to savor the outdoors come summer, it’s important to take care in the extreme heat, especially for seniors, who are more prone to heat-related illness. Keeping indoors is a winning strategy to stay safe and comfortable, and there’s no reason it can’t […]

Caregiver Spotlight: Wisconsin BrightStar Care CNA Brings the Beach to Her Client

If you can’t get to the beach, have the beach brought to you. That’s just what happened last week for Judy, a client from the BrightStar Care of South Central, Wisconsin office. Wisconsin’s weather had been unbearably hot, and Judy told her Caregiver Amy that she missed the beaches of her native Florida. Together, the […]

Answers to 10 Frequently Asked Cataract Questions

Cataracts affect practically everyone over the age of 75. Even though they are common, they can still be challenging to navigate. Progressive vision loss can be a scary and uncomfortable experience for a parent or grandparent. Arming yourself with information about cataracts is one great way to help your loved one. For instance, did you […]

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