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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...

August 2nd, 2017 Becoming Guardian for Mom and Dad Made Easier

  Step up To Becoming a Guardian at the Gate -- Courtesy of BrightStar Care/Evanston It has not been the best year for Mom or Dad or even both of them. They've been forgetting  things, leaving the stove or iron on, and they (and...

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...

March 8th, 2017 A Daughter's Journey: Don't Worry, Be Happy

My mom nicked her finger cutting an apple once because her hands were trembling. She pretended she didn’t see me notice, and I pretended not to be concerned. After all, it’s a fine line between being intrusive and being well-informed...

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...

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