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September 19th, 2012 De-Bunking 5 Common Stereotypes About Aging

When we think of old age, we predict a world where we slow down, sit around and watch television. But the way we view the aging process may very well determine how we age. Research has linked negative perceptions of aging in people over the age of...

July 17th, 2012 Tips for Calling a Family Meeting to Help a Loved One In Need

If you have a loved one that may need assistance, a family meeting is a viable option for weighing out what needs to be done. Almost nothing is more crucial in times of family crisis than having a family support system ready to act. Why a family...

April 18th, 2011 From “Undercover Boss” Comes CareTogetherTM

CareTogether™ is a free and secure online care manager geared toward helping upwards of 50 million family caregivers nationwide to organize and work with friends and family to deliver all aspects of care through scheduling, messaging, task...

December 9th, 2010 Adults and Seniors Combating Loneliness This Holiday Season

To many, the holiday season is often filled with the imagery of warmth, family gatherings and celebration. But what about those who aren't so lucky to have these positive associations with "the most wonderful time of the year?" For many...

August 27th, 2009 10 Ways Seniors Can Use Skype

Whether you're bedridden or you have a disability that makes it difficult to get around, staying in your home for health purposes doesn't necessarily mean that you're confined within the walls of your house. Skype, a software...

April 3rd, 2017 A Daughter's Journey: Lies We Tell Ourselves

          My parents have always maintained that if a doctor looks hard enough, she’ll find something. Given medical technology and education these days, I believe that’s probably true. But I also think...

March 7th, 2017 Sweet Memories in the Making

As we grow, we pick up habits that will never truly leave our memory, even if other parts of our memory fade away. Lucille, better known as ‘Ms. Bitsy,’ loves cooking, especially homemade pecan pies. This was one of her fondest memories of growing...

March 1st, 2017 BrightStar Care Earns 2017 ‘Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider’ Award

We are proud to announce that BrightStar Care recently earned the 2017 ‘Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider’ award from Home Care Pulse, a leading firm in satisfaction research and quality assurance. Only the nation’s top-ranking home...

December 28th, 2016 5 New Year’s Activities Perfect for Seniors

New Year’s Eve typically gets associated with staying up late and going to big, raucous parties—not exactly the ideal activities for seniors. That doesn’t mean that you and your elderly loved one can’t celebrate the holiday together. We’ve shared...

November 23rd, 2016 Care Connections Across the Miles

As part of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, BrightStar Care is sharing stories that showcase real, personal stories of connections between clients, families, and caregivers. Follow along on our blog and Facebookfor more stories, information...

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