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Video: Home Care Nurses Form Special Bonds with Clients

Hospitals and care facilities are typically bustling with people needing different types of care, requiring nurses and other care professionals to spread their time between multiple patients. The home care environment is very different. According to BrightStar Care Chief Clinical Quality Officer and resident RN Sharon Roth Maguire, “In other healthcare settings… relationships [with patients] [...]

Special Honors for Home Care Nurses for 2015 National Nurses Week

Nurses are typically associated with women in white uniforms, tending to patients in hospitals or doctor’s offices. Yet every day, a growing number of dedicated nurses care for aging adults and people with complex medical needs inside their homes, administering daily medications, providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness, and managing [...]

20 Questions Every Family Caregiver Should Ask

According to the National Family Caregivers Association, more than 50 million Americans provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend during any given year. Nearly all of us will face this situation at some point. These 20 questions will help you consider key factors as well as accurately and realistically [...]

BrightStar Care & Infusion Nurses Society Form Mutually Beneficial Partnership

In an effort to continue to provide the highest quality care for its clients and offer its nursing staff valuable professional resources, BrightStar Care recently announced a strategic partnership with the Infusion Nurses Society (INS), the premier professional organization for infusion nursing. Formally thought of as an extreme measure used only on the most critically [...]

6 Tips for Managing Chronic Pain

For those who experience chronic pain, being able to do everyday tasks and do so comfortably is a luxury. Chronic pain not only lasts long after initial trauma but also transforms our brains and nervous systems into hurt machines, pumping out pain, day after day. The more we learn about pain, however, the more we [...]

“Greening” Your Spring Cleaning

Spring is in the air, and what better time to shape up the house! But when broaching the topic of spring cleaning, it’s important to remember that cleaning products with harmful chemicals can affect anyone, but can be particularly risky for children and seniors. From irritating eyes and skin to more serious impacts like being [...]

Survey: Mixed Feelings About Different Aspects of the Senior Care Experience in the U.S.

A recent survey by the Commonwealth Fund shows that people over the age of 65 in the U.S. may be in trouble when it comes to health care. The survey was published in a New York Times article, and it reveals we still have major issues despite our seemingly unlimited resources. Here’s the bad news: [...]

Top 5 Hazards for Falls in Milwaukee, WI

Did you know that 1 in 3 adults 65 and over will fall each year? Sometimes they’re lucky and can walk away unscathed, but for many, falls can be devastating. The good news is that, often times, falls are preventable with the right know-how and willingness to come to terms with our own risk factors. [...]

What Do You Know About Advance Directives?

There’s no such thing as being too early when it comes to document your wishes for if there is a time when you become too sick to communicate these yourself. A living will allows you to document your wishes concerning medical treatments at the end of life. According to Caring Connections, before your living will [...]

Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer in Milwaukee

In our last installment about colorectal cancer, we discussed preventative measures. Now, let’s get into symptoms and resources you can find to beat this ugly disease. The Prevent Cancer Foundation gives these helpful tips: Symptoms Bleeding from the rectum or blood in or on the stool Change in bowel habits Stools that are more narrow [...]

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