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February 22nd, 2017 A Daughter's Journey: Adulthood Calling

There are thresholds you cross on your way to adulthood: At 18, you can vote. At 21, you can drink. At 35, you can run for President of the United States. For me, calling my aunts and uncles and telling them that my dad was in the hospital was...

February 15th, 2017 A Daughter's Journey: Fighting the Fear

We were faced with two separate problems, like a Rubik’s cube that needed to be turned in just the right way. First, my dad needed surgery to stop internal bleeding. Second, he had cancer. Cancer. This one word carries a thousand fears...

February 8th, 2017 A Daughter's Journey: Diagnosis Day

Leah Boyle is a 42-year-old wife, mother, and daughter who convinced her parents to sell their family home and relocate near her, a few towns away, so they could help each other. Leah’s husband is an airline pilot, a career that often leaves...

December 9th, 2016 2016 BrightStar Care Southeast Caregiver of the Year

Jeanne McCutcheon, a caregiver for BrightStar Care of Louisville East in Kentucky was awarded as this year’s 2016 BrightStar Care Southeast Caregiver of the Year. Her constant dedication to her clients, providing them with individualized care to...

October 5th, 2016 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among U.S. women. According to statistics from the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 246,660 new new cases of breast cancer and 40,450...

September 2nd, 2016 Celebrate Your Parent’s Career This Labor Day

Many people think of Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer, a last chance to relish barbecue and the outdoors. However, the origin of Labor Day goes back to 1885 when the day was first observed to honor the achievements of America’s workers.[1...

August 5th, 2016 Beat the Heat With These Indoor Activities for Seniors

As July turns to August, temperatures reach annual highs. While we all love to savor the outdoors come summer, it’s important to take care in the extreme heat, especially for seniors, who are more prone to heat-related illness. Keeping indoors is...

May 20th, 2016 Memorial Day Activities for Seniors

Memorial Day is about more than barbecue and the unofficial start of summer. Beyond the sun and fun, the holiday carries a deeper significance: honoring the men and women who have passed while serving in the U.S. Military. Who better to help mark...

May 6th, 2016 Celebrate National Nurses Week 2016

This week, we are celebrating hardworking nurses across the country during National Nurses Week, which runs from May 6–12. BrightStar Care employs more than 5,000 nurses, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and licensed...

April 5th, 2016 2016 Alzheimer's Disease Statistics

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia. It is a degenerative condition that involves progressive brain cell failure. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. An estimated 5.4 million Americans...

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