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Can You Tell the Difference Between the Flu and the Common Cold?

Your nose is stuffy, your throat is scratchy and your head is pounding. Is it a cold or the seasonal flu? Symptoms can overlap, but it’s important to recognize that, especially in vulnerable populations like children and seniors, the flu can be dangerous. The only way to truly know if you have come down with [...]

A Holiday Gift-Giving Guide for Your Aging Loved Ones

When it comes to picking out a great gift for a senior in your life, there are some important things to consider. In the spirit of promoting health and wellness this time of year (and beyond) for our “Healthy for the Holidays” program, our BrightStar Care resident RN Sharon Roth Maguire recently joined the hosts [...]

Answering Your Questions About the Flu Shot

Flu season is here. With chilly temperatures and harmful viruses spreading, there’s no better time to get your annual flu shot. But did you know this year’s flu shot will offer protection against H1N1 virus, in addition to two other influenza viruses that are expected to be in circulation this flu season? According to Mayo [...]

How Will You Stay Healthy This Holiday Season?

It’s the time of year for family, friends and egg nog. That’s right, the holidays are only a few weeks away. But while a lot of people are looking forward to the festivities, there can be challenges. The holidays can be a stressful time for families – it can also be a time when seasonal [...]

4 Presentations to Help You and Your Loved Ones Stay Healthy this Holiday Season

It’s that time of the year already! Many of us have very positive associations with the holiday season, but there are some very real risks that can come along with winter. Flu Season is in full swing, cold weather is upon many states in the country, fall risk tends to increase during inclement weather and [...]

BrightStar Care® Recognized as “Champion for Quality” in Home Care Two Years in A Row

For the second consecutive
 year, The Joint Commission has presented BrightStar Care® with the Enterprise Champion for Quality award. The award recognizes BrightStar Care for its efforts to promote the delivery of high-quality home health care to its franchisees through Joint Commission accreditation.

2014 Marks Fifth Year for BrightStar Care® Recognizing Caregiver Excellence

It’s easy to get caught up in the rigors of daily life. It’s especially hard for those learning to adapt to challenges that may come along with aging or even coming to terms with a difficult diagnosis or new illness. In the aftermath of a debilitating accident or as a health condition progresses, people in [...]

Making Long-Distance Caregiving Work for Your Family

Caregiving from a distance is never easy. Making sure a loved one who needs help is getting the help they need, taking their medications and getting to appointments can be challenging enough, let alone trying to help coordinate these things from hundreds, even thousands of miles away. Here are some helpful tips to make your [...]

What Do You Know About Parkinson’s Disease?

It’s one of the most debilitating diseases and one that many of its victims don’t understand. Parkinson’s disease affects more than a million Americans, most over 60. A recent Harris Poll indicates many of these people don’t fee well-informed about treatments or the way the disease progresses.

Community Resources for Elder Care

For older adults who are looking to maintain independence, there are a growing number of private and public organizations that offer home and community-based services. Many of these services can help solve long-term care issues and ease the stress of the caregiver. According to AARP, these services, which include occasional household help to 24/7 in-home [...]

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