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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 caregivers...

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...

May 28th, 2021 BrightStar Care receives The Joint Commission’s 2021 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award reinforcing commitment to a higher standard of care and clinical quality.

We’re proud to have been awarded The Joint Commission’s 2021 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award, which reinforces our commitment to clinical quality to keep clients safe in their homes and, in some cases, help prevent hospital...

May 21st, 2021 Why Eating A Balanced Diet Can Get You Through the COVID-19 Blues

Eating a balanced diet protects your physical and mental health, and this is especially true during a pandemic. The disruption of COVID-19 has most of us feeling stressed, and when things seem overwhelming, it’s easy to develop anxiety or...

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...

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