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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...

October 27th, 2017 Caregiver Spotlight: When it comes to outstanding personal care, the difference is in the details

In the three years Jane Walton has been caring for Sandy’s husband, 94-year-old Abraham, she has become an integral part of the couple’s life. Abe has been hospitalized several times in the last few years. His abilities have declined...

October 6th, 2017 Outstanding Individuals Shine as 2017 Regional Caregivers of the Year

Throughout the year, we hear stories of wonderful caregivers making a difference in the lives of their clients across the country. And every year, we have the honor and pleasure of naming four Regional Caregivers of the Year – finalists for...

September 12th, 2017 3 steps for choosing the right home care agency

Most families don’t think about in-home care for a loved one until a major event happens, such as a fall, a stroke, or some other serious injury or condition. In crisis mode, families may rush into a partnership with the first available care...

September 1st, 2017 7 Ways You Can Help Your Loved One After a Fall

When caring for an aging parent or family member, there are few things as scary as discovering your loved one has fallen. The aftermath can have a major impact on both you and your family’s life, and you are not alone. According to the...

August 25th, 2017 Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June is Brain Awareness Month and The Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day, and November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s Disease causes loss of memory and severe cognitive illness. Most people aren’t...

August 25th, 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops...

August 25th, 2017 Helping Seniors Stay Safe During the Holidays

The holidays are upon us, and that means great food, family and friends. This is a time of year when many families visit their aging loved ones, often seeing them face-to-face for the first time in months, perhaps an entire year. That’s why...

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