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November 16th, 2022 Why Social Isolation is Detrimental to Older Adults

As we get older, our social situation changes. The kids grow up and move away, we lose friends and sometimes spouses, we retire, and often, we lose the ability to do things that used to connect us to the world around us. It’s easy for older...

November 16th, 2022 Benefits of Music for Seniors

The Importance of Music for Older Adults Music provides psychological benefits. This goes beyond lifting the mood, although research indicates that older people who listen to music tend to have better social interaction and a happier outlook...

October 25th, 2022 Serving Those Who Served: BrightStar Care® for Veterans

“I enjoy working with veterans because they have a wonderful view of the world and of life itself,” says caregiver Montana F. “You get to meet amazing people and enjoy each other’s company, while helping them with their...

October 21st, 2022 Celebrating our 2022 Best and Brightest National Caregivers and Nurses of the Year

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of BrightStar Care®, Founder and CEO Shelly Sun recognized all eight regional honorees as national winners. These outstanding caregivers and nurses exemplify our Core Values and have made an incredible...

October 21st, 2022 Announcing Our 2022 Best and Brightest Regional Nurses and Caregivers of the Year

We are proud to announce our regional winners for Nurse and Caregiver of the Year.  These nurses and caregivers make a difference by living our core values and demonstrating an inspiring level of compassion and dedication to their clients and...

September 27th, 2022 Tips for Breast Cancer Prevention

As you may have guessed from the pink merchandise flooding the stores, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What you may not realize is that breast cancer is the second most common cancer for women in the United States, right behind skin...

September 27th, 2022 Halloween Games for Older Adults

 The holidays are right around the corner! When does the holiday season kick into gear for you? Some people are entirely focused on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hannukah, but for others, Halloween is the main event. There are plenty of...

August 12th, 2022 Checking in with Seniors: Ways to Show You Care

Anyone can feel lonely or socially isolated at times, but older adults are particularly susceptible to this. If you have an aging parent or another senior family member you care about, you can make their day special with a simple phone call or in...

August 12th, 2022 What is Psoriasis | Treatments, Symptoms, Causes

What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition caused by an abnormal autoimmune response. It’s characterized by thick, scaly patches of skin that occur when the body generates new skin cells too quickly. Roughly 2...

August 12th, 2022 Senior Care Tips for Summer

Summer is many people’s favorite season, but high heat, humidity, and sunshine can pose safety concerns for the older population. If you care for an aging loved one, keep these senior care tips in mind to make summer safe and healthy for...

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