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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 […]

Care Connections Across the Miles

As part of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, BrightStar Care is sharing stories that showcase real, personal stories of connections between clients, families, and caregivers. Follow along on our blog and Facebook for more stories, information about Alzheimer’s disease, and ideas to help care for a loved one with dementia. Lily* and her sister live hundreds of […]

No Place Like Home: How In-Home Care Eased a Mother’s Alzheimer’s

As part of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, BrightStar Care is sharing stories that showcase real, personal stories of connections between clients, families, and caregivers. Follow along on our blog and Facebook for more stories, information about Alzheimer’s disease, and ideas to help care for a loved one with dementia. For Peggy’s mom Jean, there really […]

Memories & Connections Campaign for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

As part of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, BrightStar Care is sharing stories, with permission, that showcase real, personal stories of connections between clients, family care partners, and BrightStar Care caregivers. We had the honor of speaking with several families and caregivers from around the country to learn more about how their BrightStar Care caregivers have […]

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