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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...

August 25th, 2017 In-Home Care Services

Nursing homes, assisted living communities, and other care centers are not the only solutions for adults, seniors, or a loved one in a recovery program. In-home care services are a suitable alternative for many types of care and support.For...

August 25th, 2017 National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke is brain damage caused by a blocked blood vessel or bleeding in the brain. It is the fifth leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability.Signs of StrokeSymptoms vary widely...

August 18th, 2017 BrightStar Care Award-Winning Home Care

We are honored to have received some of the most prestigious awards in the home care industry on behalf of the national BrightStar Care brand as well as our local agencies. Click here to download a printable version of this page. Related Reading...

August 16th, 2017 What home care awards mean to you and your family

By Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC Chief Clinical Quality Officer, BrightStar Care You’ve likely seen them while researching potential home care partners : award logos and seals of approval. Organizations and businesses are &mdash...

August 11th, 2017 Keeping Clients Safe During Hurricane Matthew

As a storm brewed, an emergency plan kicked into action “We’ve had so many misses in the past because of our location on an inlet, nobody thought it was coming anywhere near us,” recalls Becky Morosky, RN, Director of Nursing at BrightStar Care...

August 4th, 2017 Which type of home care is right for your loved one?

Click here to download a printable version of the tips to share with a friend or loved one.

August 3rd, 2017 How to avoid dangerous drug interactions

By Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC Chief Clinical Quality Officer, BrightStar CareMedications are a blessing and a curse. While we’re fortunate to have access to lifesaving, pain-relieving drugs, their abundance can lead to accidental...

July 2nd, 2017 Let’s talk home care: Tips to start the conversation, address concerns

Many people shy away from discussing issues surrounding aging, especially when decisions could threaten an older person’s independence. While these conversations aren’t always easy, they’re important to have to ensure your parent...

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...

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