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July 12th, 2018 Food Insecurity - Do You Know a Bethesda Senior Who Needs Groceries?

Hunger and Bethesda, Maryland SeniorsMaryland Food Bank National numbers for seniors experiencing hunger nationally are above pre-Great Recession numbers: 7.7 percent in 2016 vs. 6.3 percent in 2007. Women make up nearly six in ten food-insecure...

June 21st, 2018 Making Sure Bethesda Seniors with Alzhiemer’s Can Move Around the House Safely

Home Safety is a Priority for Bethesda Seniors with Alzheimer’s   Falls are the most common cause of injuries among senior citizens and the top reason for a hospital admission for trauma. One-third of people aged 65 and over will fall...

June 15th, 2018 Caring for Loved Ones in Bethesda / Silver Spring with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Dementia is a Mental Decline that Interferes With a Person’s Daily Life, and is Not a Normal Part of Aging for Bethesda Seniors. The symptoms can include problems with memory, communication, and thinking. The 3 most common types of...

May 21st, 2018 Preventing Complications After Surgery

Support after surgery can help prevent complicationsTips for Avoiding Complications after Surgery: 1.)  Breath -  Deep coughing, commonly referred to as "a cough and deep breathe," is encouraged at this time.  Coughing...

May 11th, 2018 National Nurses Week - Montgomery County Nurse Recognition

BrightStar Care of Bethesda / Silver Spring Celebrates National Nurses Week - Montgomery County Nurse RecognitionThank You to Our Montgomery County Director of NursingKelly BarnesNurses aren’t angels, but they may be the closest thing we...

April 24th, 2018 Common Chronic Conditions for Bethesda Seniors

Bethesda Seniors Suffer from Chronic Conditions, But BrightStar Care Can Help! All too often, because there are so many chronic conditions that seem to afflict older persons, there is the mistaken perception that diabetes, arthritis and the like,...

April 10th, 2018 Help and Coping with Parkinson's Disease as a Bethesda Senior

If you are a Bethesda senior living with Parkinson's Disease, do not feel frightened or alone, help and support are available! BrightStar Care, along with many other community facilties/programs can provide you with the care and support you...

April 5th, 2018 Celebrating our 2018 Regional Nurses of the Year

What makes nurses so special? We believe it is a special combination of head and heart. They have the knowledge and clinical expertise to provide the very best care as well as genuine compassion and empathy during their patients' most...

March 19th, 2018 Kidney Care is Extremely Important for Bethesda Seniors!

Are Bethesda Seniors Taking Care of Their Kidneys?   March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation is urging all Americans to give their kidneys a second thought and a well-deserved checkup.Quick Facts on Kidney...

March 10th, 2018 Having the Right View of Insomnia as a Bethesda Senior

Insomnia is something that many Bethesda seniors struggle with while they age. The key is to have the right view. Taking steps to cure or curb your insomnia is a process, one that cannot be rushed. The common thought is that all adults need at...

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