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How to Assemble a Caregiving Team

Fact: Most of us either already are involved in caregiving, or will need to be a caregiver or find a way to provide caregiving for someone in our family at some point in our lives. But how do you do that? Where to begin? Read on. Whether it’s driving mom to the doctor, doing dad’s […]

Hire an Elf for the Holidays!

Let us help make your holidays brighter this season!  At BrightStar, we’re here to help take the stress out of this busy time of the year so you and your family can sit back and enjoy the wonders of the holidays and have a happy and healthy new year!  We can help with any of […]

In Home Care on the Rise

  In the current economy with finances being tight for many seniors/families, BrightStar offers our clients the flexibility to work within their budgets and offer services in their homes.  There is a growing number of seniors electing personal care assistance in their homes vs moving into senior communities.  Take a moment to view a recent […]

Family Caregivers: Helping You and Your Loved Ones Avoid the “Holiday 10”

From Tricks and Treats to holiday feasts, many fall festivities focus on food — and lots of it! But for too many of us, from children to the elderly, a season of overeating leads to a winter of discontent — and eventually to serious long-term health complications. This is not only important to watch for […]

CareTogether: How to Invite Family and Friends to Your Care Team Using Google Contacts

BrightStar Care® built CareTogether™ as a free support tool for family caregivers. It’s a private, secure, one-stop destination where family members and friends who take care of a loved one can manage care by keeping track of appointments, sharing photos, accessing condition-specific resources, and more. Caregiving can be physically and emotionally draining. CareTogether helps caregivers […]

Have You Thought of What We Will Do When the Current Nurses Retire??

Have you stopped and thought about what’s going to happen when the current nurses retire with the potential influx of seniors in our population?  According to this article, the median age of a nurse in America is 46.  With the impending nursing shortage, this article talks about what some hospitals are doing to start to prepare […]

Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Here are 10 warning signs as provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. 1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life 2. Challenges in planning or solving problems 3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure 4. Confusion with time or place 5. Trouble understanding visual images […]

Preventing a Stroke for the First-Time

 August 26, 2011 | By:  Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Publication:  Senior Citizen Journal The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have a new report that offers a list of things seniors can do to try to prevent strokes.  These tips work for seniors of any age. Keep blood pressure under 140/90 Eat […]

CareTogether – It’s Free so why not use it?

We know how challenging the responsibility of caring for a loved one can be.  Managing appointments, asking for help and keeping in touch can be overwhelming.  With CareTogether™, families have the tools they need to help take care of their loved ones. All together. Caretogether Web Tour      

National Family Caregiver Month

 November is recognized as National Family Caregiver Month- a time to support those that have selflessly taken on the responsibility of caring for a loved one. A recent survey has found that caregivers are most concerned with respite care, personal health and finances all of which are additional stresses beyond insuring their loved one is […]

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