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May 11th, 2021 Helping Seniors Living with Alzheimer’s Stay Active During COVID-19

If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s important to help your loved one stay active and engaged. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, and when people battling dementia are...

April 19th, 2021 11 Things to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccination Program & Health Benefits

Now that the COVID-19 vaccination program has begun distributing vaccines, there’s a feeling of hope sweeping the nation. Still, many people are hesitant, because they’re not sure that the vaccine benefits outweigh the risks. Do they...

April 7th, 2021 A Caregiver Guide to COVID-19 Exposure

For those responsible for the care of seniors, the COVID-19 pandemic can be overwhelming. There’s concern not only about their own wellness but about the potential they have to do unintentional harm to those in their care. If you...

March 24th, 2021 How Meditation and Yoga Can Help You Handle COVID-19 Stress

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought us face to face with many unfamiliar challenges. Consequently, the past year has left many people feeling stressed, anxious, and depressed. If you’re a family caregiver, we have a suggestion that may...

March 17th, 2021 Talking to Your Senior Loved One About the COVID-19 Vaccines

If you have an elderly loved one, you may have been waiting anxiously for the COVID-19 vaccine. Because COVID-19 symptoms can be more dangerous for older people, it’s natural for you to want your loved one to receive a vaccine as quickly as...

February 23rd, 2021 Quick Guide to Understanding the Different COVID-19 Vaccines

The past year has been challenging for most people, and particularly those with elderly loved ones. The COVID-19 vaccine, however, has been approved in record time, and is now being rolled out around the country. With so many different COVID-19...

February 23rd, 2021 Heart-healthy Recipe: Lemon Dill Salmon, Couscous and Asparagus with Fresh Strawberry Angel Food Cake

March is National Nutrition Month. A balanced diet plays a crucial role in health and wellness for everyone, but it’s especially essential for older adults. To help your loved one maintain a healthy diet, we partnered with Chef Wade...

January 28th, 2021 Congratulations to 2021 Best of Home Care® award winners

BrightStar Care agencies earn Home Care Pulse Awards, reinforcing their commitment to delivering a highter standard for both customers and employees. The results of the 2021 Home Care Pulse® Best of Home Care® awards are in, and 148...

May 1st, 2020 Interview: Signs of depression and how to stay connected with loved ones while socially distant

 We had a chat with Aneta Kryczka, Counselor, LCPC, MA about the signs of depression in seniors and how you can stay connected with your loved ones during this difficult time.  BrightStar Care: How can social distancing affect seniors...

April 15th, 2020 Coronavirus Safety Precautions for Clients and Caregivers

As we move into a new stage of these unprecedented times, we want to briefly pause and give thanks to BrightStar Care nurses, CNAs, HHAs, and all of our professional caregiving staff across the country...

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