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December 21st, 2017 Caregiver spotlight: Patience is a virtue

A caregiver’s gentle persistence pays dividendsfor a woman living with dementia and her daughter Four years ago, when 88-year-old Lucy fell and broke her hip, her daughter, Katie, knew it would be the start of something new. She moved her...

December 19th, 2017 BrightStar Care of Austin steps in to provide care for father, career for son

A father living with ALS in Austin, Texas, will receive much needed care — and his son much needed relief and a chance at a healthcare career — courtesy of the local newspaper’s Season for Caring program, BrightStar...

December 15th, 2017 Adapting Family Traditions for an Aging Loved One

As your loved one ages, it can be a challenge to honor certain traditions around the holidays. Older adults may not have the energy or physical ability any longer to host or attend a large family event. And if they do feel up to it, many seniors...

November 12th, 2017 Healthy Cooking for Seniors in the West

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, BrightStar Care took a look at the most popular family caregiver activities across the country. Based on national search data from Google, cooking with seniors is popular in the West region.In the West...

November 12th, 2017 Crafting with Seniors in the Midwest

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, BrightStar Care took a look at the most popular family caregiver activities across the country. Based on national search data from Google, crafting with seniors is popular in the Midwest region.Making...

November 12th, 2017 Exercises for Seniors to Try in the Northeast

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, BrightStar Care took a look at the most popular family caregiver activities across the country. Based on national search data from Google, exercise with seniors is popular in the Northeast region.To...

November 12th, 2017 Benefits of Gardening with Your Loved One in the South

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, BrightStar Care took a look at the most popular family caregiver activities across the country. Based on national search data from Google, gardening with seniors is popular in the South region.No...

November 12th, 2017 National Family Caregivers Month: Discovering New Ways to Spend Time with Your Loved One

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and we’re celebrating the working family members who put their time, energy, and love into helping their loved ones in need. Caregiver Appreciation Day, which falls on November 13, is the perfect...

November 12th, 2017 Doing Yoga with Your Loved One in the Southwest

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, BrightStar Care took a look at the most popular family caregiver activities across the country. Based on national search data from Google, yoga with seniors is popular in the Southwest region.Yoga...

November 9th, 2017 Caregiver Spotlight: In a soldier’s service

A veteran and his family find a loving allyDe-Anna Esquives admittedly has a soft spot for veterans. “They’re fighting for our freedom,” she explains. “They choose to go, and they’re allowing us to live our dreams...

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