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October 11th, 2019 Meet the 2019 Regional Caregivers of the Year

BrightStar Care is honored to celebrate the best of the best Caregivers, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), and Home Health Aids (HHAs) in home care. Our Caregiver of the Year program singles out those who have demonstrated an inspiring level of...

September 17th, 2019 Caregiver Spotlight: Discovering Passion

Finding her calling  Sandra had been a longtime caregiver to Lib before she joined the BrightStar Care of Greenville / Spartanburg team. They made the switch together, and Sandra hasn’t looked back. A former manager at a fast food...

June 27th, 2019 Mom Seeks Support So Bipolar Daughter Can Go to College

Long-distance callWhen Emma headed to college several states away from home, her mom, Janet, was understandably nervous. In addition to the usual worries about managing classes and making friends, Janet had another concern: Would Emma remember to...

May 30th, 2019 A Home Care Nurse & Friend

When Cecy, a registered nurse with BrightStar Care in Charlotte, NC, showed up at 90-year-old Arnold’s door, he tried to turn her away. “My daughter’s the one who hired her,” Arnold explains. “I didn’t want any...

April 5th, 2019 Celebrating our 2019 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 18th, 2019 Caregiver Spotlight: Hospice Nurse Adoria

When 84-year-old Shirley was admitted into hospice care, her sister-in-law Maureen thought she knew what to expect. Maureen had spent time with other family members in hospice before their deaths, but this experience was extraordinary. Shortly...

February 1st, 2019 Tips for Leading a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

February is American Heart Month, making it the perfect time to commit to living a healthier lifestyle. Family history is one major risk factor for heart disease, but an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, smoking, and being overweight can also...

December 6th, 2018 6 Holiday Safety Tips to Prepare for a Senior's Visit

The holidays are a special time of the year when all generations gather together under one roof. Make that time as enjoyable and stress-free as possible by making your home a safer space for aging parents and other loved ones. Our Chief Clinical...

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 Spotlight: Seeing a Couple Though Their 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...

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