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May 12th, 2013 Video: BrightStar Care nurses form special bond with home care clients and families

BrightStar Care Senior Vice President of Quality and Clinical Operations Sharon Roth Maguire talks about the powerful bonds that BrightStar nurses form with their clients. In this video, she discusses how home care nurses have a unique opportunity...

January 10th, 2013 5 Reasons to Use In-Home Healthcare

Whether it’s when caring for a child or an elderly loved one, sometimes we all need a little additional help. Before automatically opting for a nursing home or full-time daycare, consider the option of in-home healthcare that allows your loved one...

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...

June 15th, 2010 10 Home Health Care Myths De-Bunked

According to the AARP, 82% of people said that they would prefer to stay in their homes as long as possible. So it's no wonder that an increasing number of families face the challenge of arranging home health care for loved ones every day. And...

August 28th, 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...

Olivia Michel: 2017 West Region Caregiver of the Year

The clients’ family said it best. “You learn that caregivers are born, and they’re not made. Without a doubt, Olivia has that quality.” Olivia Michel’s compassionate, professional care have made it possible for one...

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