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November 15th, 2016 No Place Like Home: How In-Home Care Eased a Mother’s Alzheimer’s

For Peggy’s mom Jean, there really is no place like home. Jean was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2012 and shortly thereafter broke her hip, winding up in rehab. “It was awful,” says Peggy. “Her progression in...

November 1st, 2016 “Those are my Momma’s Words”

As part of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, BrightStar Care is sharing stories, with permission, that showcase real, personal stories of connections between clients, family care partners, and BrightStar Care caregivers. When Lucy&rsquo...

November 1st, 2016 National Family Caregivers Month

November is observed as National Family Caregivers Month. The Caregiver Action Network (CAN) coordinates National Family Caregivers Month each November as a time to thank, support, educate, and empower family caregivers.According to &ldquo...

September 30th, 2016 The Joint Commission Presents 2016 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award to BrightStar Care®

Award Honors Home Care Franchisor for Promoting Quality Health Care The Joint Commission presented the 2016 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award to BrightStar Care®, recognizing the national home health care franchisor for its efforts to promote...

September 8th, 2016 Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer is the most common and second leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States. According to statistics from the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated...

September 2nd, 2016 Celebrate Your Parent’s Career This Labor Day

Many people think of Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer, a last chance to relish barbecue and the outdoors. However, the origin of Labor Day goes back to 1885 when the day was first observed to honor the achievements of America’s workers.[1...

August 19th, 2016 Backyard Picnic Tips for the Whole Family

A picnic can be a fun summer activity the whole family can enjoy together, but there are some special considerations to keep in mind when elderly family members will be part of your get together. Luckily, planning a picnic right in your own...

July 29th, 2016 Caregiver Spotlight: Wisconsin BrightStar Care CNA Brings the Beach to Her Client

If you can’t get to the beach, have the beach brought to you. That’s just what happened last week for Judy, a client from the BrightStar Care of South Central, Wisconsin office. Wisconsin’s weather had been unbearably hot, and Judy told her...

June 29th, 2016 Tips for Planning Fun Summer Activities for Seniors

We all enjoy engaging in fun summer activities, and seniors are no exception. Of course, heading outdoors with a parent who may require special food or medicines takes a little planning. Below, we’ve outlined five activities the whole family can...

May 23rd, 2016 National Safety Month - Home Safety Tips for Seniors

In-home care offers senior citizens the best of both worlds: independence and customizable, personal attention. It’s no wonder then that it’s become an increasingly popular option. With this in mind and the arrival of National Safety...

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