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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...

September 1st, 2017 Tips to help loved ones stay active as they age

By Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC Chief Clinical Quality Officer, BrightStar Care As we get older, our activity levels can change, as does our range of motion. Older adults are encouraged to exercise, but what does that look like for someone...

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 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...

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