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October 15th, 2018 Celebrating our 2018 Regional Caregivers of the Year

Each year, it is our honor to celebrate the best of the best Caregivers, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), and Home Health Aides (HHAs), throughout the BrightStar Care organization through our Caregiver of the Year program. Our Regional...

July 2nd, 2018 Caregiver sees couple through final days

Help in a hurryWhen Marcia needed help in a hurry, BrightStar Care was there. Marcia’s husband, Ken, had suffered from inclusion-body myositis, a progressive, debilitating muscle disease, for more than a decade; but when he was suddenly...

April 5th, 2018 Celebrating our 2018 Regional Nurses of the Year

What makes nurses so special? We believe it is a special combination of head and heart. They have the knowledge and clinical expertise to provide the very best care as well as genuine compassion and empathy during their patients' most...

February 13th, 2018 BrightStar Care® agencies earn more "Best of Home Care" awards than any other brand in the U.S.

Results from Client and Employee Surveys Validate BrightStar Care as the Nation's Premier Provider of In-Home Care BrightStar Care, a national private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with over 300 locations in 36 states, earned...

February 12th, 2018 How home care eased post-surgery recovery of skeptical pilot

A middle-aged man living alone needs help following double knee surgery At 58, Michael Wilkie couldn’t envision a need for home health care; he didn’t even know such services existed. After double knee replacements, Michael managed on...

December 21st, 2017 Caregiver spotlight: Patience is a virtue

A caregiver’s gentle persistence pays dividendsfor a woman living with dementia and her daughter Four years ago, when 88-year-old Lucy fell and broke her hip, her daughter, Katie, knew it would be the start of something new. She moved her...

December 19th, 2017 BrightStar Care of Austin steps in to provide care for father, career for son

A father living with ALS in Austin, Texas, will receive much needed care — and his son much needed relief and a chance at a healthcare career — courtesy of the local newspaper’s Season for Caring program, BrightStar...

December 15th, 2017 Adapting Family Traditions for an Aging Loved One

As your loved one ages, it can be a challenge to honor certain traditions around the holidays. Older adults may not have the energy or physical ability any longer to host or attend a large family event. And if they do feel up to it, many seniors...

November 12th, 2017 Healthy Cooking for Seniors in the West

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, cooking with seniors is popular in the West region.In the West...

November 12th, 2017 Crafting with Seniors in the Midwest

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, crafting with seniors is popular in the Midwest region.Making...

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