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February 18th, 2019 When little things mean the most

When 84-year-old Shirley was admitted into hospice care, her sister-in-law Maureen thought she knew what to expect. Maureen had spent time with other family members in hospice before their deaths, but this experience was extraordinary. Shortly...

February 1st, 2019 Tips for Leading a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

February is American Heart Month, making it the perfect time to commit to living a healthier lifestyle. Family history is one major risk factor for heart disease, but an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, smoking, and being overweight can also...

December 6th, 2018 6 Holiday Safety Tips to Prepare for Your Parent’s Visit

The holidays are a special time of the year when all generations 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...

October 15th, 2018 Celebrating our 2018 Regional Caregivers of the Year

Each year, it is our honor to celebrate the best of the best Caregivers, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), and Home Health Aides (HHAs), throughout the BrightStar Care organization through our Caregiver of the Year program. Our Regional...

July 2nd, 2018 Caregiver sees couple through final days

Help in a hurryWhen Marcia needed help in a hurry, BrightStar Care was there. Marcia’s husband, Ken, had suffered from inclusion-body myositis, a progressive, debilitating muscle disease, for more than a decade; but when he was suddenly...

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...

February 13th, 2018 BrightStar Care® agencies earn more "Best of Home Care" awards than any other brand in the U.S.

Results from Client and Employee Surveys Validate BrightStar Care as the Nation's Premier Provider of In-Home Care BrightStar Care, a national private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with over 300 locations in 36 states, earned...

February 12th, 2018 How home care eased post-surgery recovery of skeptical pilot

A middle-aged man living alone needs help following double knee surgery At 58, Michael Wilkie couldn’t envision a need for home health care; he didn’t even know such services existed. After double knee replacements, Michael managed on...

December 21st, 2017 Caregiver spotlight: Patience is a virtue

A caregiver’s gentle persistence pays dividendsfor a woman living with dementia and her daughter Four years ago, when 88-year-old Lucy fell and broke her hip, her daughter, Katie, knew it would be the start of something new. She moved her...

December 19th, 2017 BrightStar Care of Austin steps in to provide care for father, career for son

A father living with ALS in Austin, Texas, will receive much needed care — and his son much needed relief and a chance at a healthcare career — courtesy of the local newspaper’s Season for Caring program, BrightStar...

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