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May 6th, 2022 Nurses Share Why Providing In-Home Care is So Rewarding

 “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.”*    During National Nurses Week, we wanted to honor nurses everywhere by taking the time to truly hear what they have to say...

March 30th, 2022 The Payer Cost of Congestive Heart Failure Management: A case study of cost savings with supportive in-home health care

 The Challenge: Cost Containment for Chronic Conditions Management of Congestive Heart Failure is extensive and expensive, placing heavy demands on health care system resources due to long hospital stays, multiple readmissions and other...

March 25th, 2022 BrightStar Care 2021 National Nurses and Caregivers of the Year

In February, BrightStar Care announced the national winners of our annual Nurse of the Year and Caregiver ofthe Year awards at its annual conference. Our CEO and Founder, Shelly Sun made an unprecedented decision to recognize all eight regional...

February 24th, 2022 BrightStar Care® Agencies and Brand Recognized for Quality Care and Client Satisfaction

We are pleased to announce that 185 BrightStar Care® agencies have received one or more of the 2022 Best of Home Care® awards from Home Care Pulse (HCP)® for the high-quality care we provide our clients every day.   Our locally...

February 24th, 2022 When Do Family Caregivers Need Respite Care?

This article was written during the peak of the Omicron variant, as reflected by some of the information shared within it highlighting how important respite care can be during a national health crisis.Family caregivers who are constantly on call...

February 16th, 2022 10 Things You Didn't Know About Home Care

Family members are first in line for caregiving responsibilities, whether raising children or caring for a spouse, or aging family members. Yet, while home care has been around since 1965 when Medicare and Medicaid were established, the concept of...

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,...

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