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May 9th, 2016 5 Ways to #ThankANurse and Celebrate Nurses Week

One of our favorite times of the year is upon us – National Nurses Week! Although it is recognized as May 6 through 12, we celebrate all month long (and all year long, really) because it’s a special time to recognize our hard-working...

April 29th, 2016 National Nurses Week 2016 – A Preview

National Nurses Week, which runs from May 6–12, is a chance to honor the hardworking nurses who care for our loved ones throughout the year. When you think of a nurse, the first image that may spring to mind is an employee in a large hospital...

April 7th, 2016 Recognizing BrightStar Care's 2016 Nurse of the Year Regional Winners

Nurses are typically associated with women in white uniforms, tending to patients in hospitals or doctor’s offices. Yet every day, a growing  number of dedicated nurses care for aging adults and people with complex medical needs inside...

April 4th, 2016 8 Benefits of Walking

It’s easy to take it for granted. Walking is such a natural action. We do it every day – at work, while shopping, while taking out the garbage and while visiting friends and family. Many people think the only way to exercise is by running or...

April 1st, 2016 Occupational Therapy for Seniors

April is National Occupational Therapy Month. Occupational therapy helps people participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities, or occupations. Common occupational therapy interventions...

March 9th, 2016 Helpful Resources for National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, a campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The theme for this year is "Put Your Best Fork Forward," which encourages everyone to follow a healthful eating plan that's packed with...

February 9th, 2016 LISTEN: BrightStar Care Chief Clinical Quality Officer Highlights Evidence Based Dementia Care Program

Sharon Roth Maguire, the Chief Clinical Quality Officer and resident RN of BrightStar Care, recently went on the radio to discuss in-home dementia care and transitional care. Health Professional Radio’s Neal Howard reached out again because...

December 18th, 2015 Ideas for De-Cluttering for Fall Prevention

When you have a cluttered home, it can cause stress and make it difficult to find important items. But even more than that, clutter can pose health and safety risks, especially to the elderly population. In particular, having clutter in the way...

November 25th, 2015 Smooth Traveling for Seniors This Holiday Season

The holidays are here. In addition to all of the great food, family, friends and fun, there are also nuisances that can only grow more difficult without preparation. Travel is necessary, yet can be troublesome during the holidays. Some drive only...

November 13th, 2015 Tips for Planning Around the Holidays With Dementia

The holidays are upon us, and that means great food, family and friends. Not to mention some much-needed rest and relaxation from the everyday grind. But for families living with the disease and other dementias, the holidays can be challenging...

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