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BrightStar Care Awarded for Home Care Quality by the Joint Commission

For the third year in a row, The Joint Commission has honored BrightStar Care with the prestigious Enterprise Champion for Quality Award. BrightStar Care is the only national home care franchise to receive this distinction every year since the award’s inception. BrightStar Care recently conducted a third-party research study that shows that women aged 45-64 [...]

Could You Have Cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye leading to a decrease in vision. They may affect one or both eyes. Often they develop slowly. Symptoms may include faded colors, blurry vision, halos around light, trouble with bright lights, and trouble seeing at night. This may result in trouble driving, reading, or [...]

Tips for (Safe) Fun in the Sun

The odds of developing skin cancer rise as you age. In fact, between 40 and 50 percent of Americans who live up to age 65 will have at least one skin cancer. Older white men are at particular risk. Caucausian men over the age of 65 have had an 8.8 percent annual increase in melanoma [...]

5 Tips for Beating the Heat This Summer

With the summer months upon us, it’s critical for everyone, and especially vulnerable populations like the elderly, to stay hydrated and keep cool. For seniors, becoming dehydrated can cause many issues including losing their balance and falling. Overheating can cause heat exhaustion or worse, heat stroke. Heat exhaustion can occur after a few days of [...]

Free Ebook: Identifying Alzheimer’s

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month and there’s no shortage of information and advocacy to not only find a cure for this disease that impacts the lives of millions each year, but also to promote awareness. And there’s no greater awareness than that of helping to identify and diagnose this disease so that individuals [...]

I Have Alzheimer’s, Now What?

If you been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, don’t worry, you are not alone. There are people who understand what you are going through, and help is available. There is much you can do in the early stage to cope with the changes ahead. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it’s normal to experience a range of [...]

The Many Faces of Dementia

In honor of National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, let’s take a look at another debilitating cognitve affliction – dementia. Here’s a breakdown of the dangerous neurocognitive disorder, according to alz.org: Physicians often refer to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) to guide them in determining if an individual has dementia and, [...]

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

June is National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. The dangerous affliction causes loss of memory and severe cognitive illness. Sadly, most people with Alzheimer’s aren’t aware of it. That’s why it’s vital to look out for the warning signs. Here are 10 early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s, according to the Alzheimer’s Association: Memory loss [...]

3 Resources for Alzheimer’s Information and Memory Tips

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, worldwide, 47 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In fact, 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. With Brain Awareness Month right around the corner (in June) and planning for awareness and advocacy activities for The Longest Day (June 21) already underway across the [...]

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] [...]

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