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Signs Your Elderly Loved One May Be Malnourished

Good nutrition and a balanced diet are so important for everybody, but especially as we age. But what happens when we aren’t getting the nourishment that we need? What would that look like? Check out this helpful presentation for signs of malnourishment.

Video: 2013 Caregiver of the Year Finalist Mistie Whitney

At BrightStar, our caregivers are everything to our clients – and to us. Each year, we reach out to the people whose lives have been touched by our compassionate care professionals nationwide to share their experiences with us. Hundreds of nominations pour in from our clients and their loved ones for review and a team [...]

9 Things to Toss During Spring Cleaning

The weather is starting to turn and it’s time to indulge in the annual spring cleaning ritual. Clean out your garage, tidy up your place and prepare your living area for the season ahead. But spring cleaning doesn’t just have to be about cleaning, it can also be a great opportunity to purge your home [...]

Who Will Care for You?

Caregivers often must take care of their own family. It’s inevitable that mom and dad will get older, and we often fell an obligation to take care of them because of all their love and support over the years. But how far will we go to take care of our parents? Will we help them [...]

What You Can Do to Help Prevent Kidney Disease

March is National Kidney Month and, because our kidneys have an important job, it’s important to do what we can to take care of them. Knowing the signs and symptoms of kidney disease is important, but what about preventative measures we can take to avoid kidney disease?

Do You Know the Signs of Kidney Disease?

Did you know that March is National Kidney Month? Our kidneys have an important job, so the National Kidney Foundation is taking this opportunity to remind people not to forget about their kidneys in light of research showing that 59 percent of Americans will at some point have moderate kidney disease The kidneys are twin, [...]

Tips for Organizing Important Documents for Elder Care

Spring is almost upon us, bringing with it the annual tradition of long spring cleaning and organization to-do lists. Usually these tasks primarily involve our homes and living spaces, but what about important documents? When it comes to turning your home upside down, shuffling around a loved one’s belongings and paperwork can make it difficult [...]

Video: 2013 Caregiver of the Year Janice McCann

At BrightStar, our caregivers are everything to our clients – and to us. Each year, we reach out to the people whose lives have been touched by our compassionate care professionals nationwide to share their experiences with us. Hundreds of nominations pour in from our clients and their loved ones for review and a team [...]

More Medications That Could Cause Depression

Polypharmacy, the use of multiple medications by a patient, especially in seniors, can be necessary in treating various conditions, but can also be difficult to manage. To make matters more complicated, some medications can even cause depression-like symptoms, like a decrease in happiness, mood swings, loss of appetite, lack of energy, worthlessness and other severe [...]

Could Your Medications Be Making You Depressed?

As we age, our bodies are at greater risk of feeling depressed side effects from medication. It is common for seniors to take multiple medications, but if you or a loved one is dealing with depression, few consider the possibility that some meds can cause depression symptoms, such as lack of energy, listlessness, feeling rundown, [...]

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