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December 22nd, 2021 A Life of Service  with Veteran Chris McCreary, owner of BrightStar Care Northern Kentucky

After serving six years as a Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy and nearly 26 years as a contractor with the Department of Defense, Chris McCreary now uses his military background to successfully operate BrightStar Care of Northern Kentucky.  ...

December 20th, 2021 What to Do When Your Nursing Career No Longer Brings You Joy

At the beginning of the pandemic, people throughout the world were cheering and clapping for healthcare workers. Nurses were revered and recognized. Today, those same nurses are quitting their jobs in droves.   Nurses who are serving in our...

November 19th, 2021 Navigating Holidays When Loved Ones Need Care

Thoughts of the holiday season may have you dreaming of sugar plums and family gatherings for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa. But what about navigating holidays throughout the year, like the 4th of July, when spousal and family...

October 28th, 2021 The Importance of Planning Your Own Long-Term Care

Planning your own long-term care gives you choices about care as you age. The truth is, most families don't plan until it's too late because long-term care planning isn't a well-known or frequently discussed subject. On the other hand,...

October 15th, 2021 Managing Anger & Sundowners Syndrome in Loved Ones With Memory Loss

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be physically and emotionally draining, especially when they have behavioral changes caused by their anxiety and confusion. Many advanced dementia patients lash out at their...

October 11th, 2021 5 Reasons to Consider Home Health as a Career

Are you a nurse working in a hospital setting or a person interested in helping others —curious about home health as a career path? For many, the personal reward of helping hospitalized adults returning home, disabled persons, children with...

September 27th, 2021 The Flu Facts You Need to Know This Year

One of the most common misconceptions about the flu is that it’s a stomach bug. Growing up, many of us Boomers and Gen Xers had parents who referred to our bouts of fever, vomiting, cramping and diarrhea as the flu or stomach flu. Although...

August 23rd, 2021 Celebrating the 2021 Best and Brightest Nurses and Caregivers

We are thrilled to announce our 2021 Best and Brightest Nurses and Caregivers from across the BrightStar Care system. These individuals exemplify our Core Values and have made an outstanding difference in the lives of the clients and families they...

July 22nd, 2021 Self-Care Tips for Professional Caregivers

 If you are a professional caregiver, you’re probably passionate about helping others. Such dedication to the health and well-being of vulnerable adults is in high demand these days with the growing senior population and ongoing COVID...

June 18th, 2021 Staying Connected with Your Senior Loved One in a Virtual World

Humans are social creatures who crave companionship, seek out personal connections, and find solace in shared experiences. The coronavirus pandemic began more than a year ago, and left many seniors isolated due to safety concerns. During this time...

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