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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 Care

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...

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 Having Family Meetings 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...

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 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 23rd, 2017 A Daughter's Journey: Bridge Over Troubled Water

          When people climb Mt. Everest, they cross at least 20 crevasses using ladder bridges. Sometimes, several ladders are lashed together to form one long bridge, dipping in the middle, secured on...

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...

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