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September 8th, 2015 Healthy Aging Month

The numbers of people over 45 is growing every year. People are hoping to stay active and vibrant as long as possible. There are over 76 million baby boomers today over 50, and the first of the 82.1 million Generation X-ers are about to reach that...

August 7th, 2015 Eye Health: Do You Know Myth from Fact?

Knowing the facts is important in general, but especially when it pertains to your health. We've all heard at least some of the following statements about eye sight, like wearing the wrong glasses can harm your eyesight or reading small print can...

July 22nd, 2015 BrightStar Care Awarded for Home Care Quality by the Joint Commission

Joint Commission presents BrightStar Care with 2014 EC4Q award during the national home care franchise’s annual conference. The Joint Commission recently announced that BrightStar Care has earned the 2015 Enterprise Champion for Quality...

July 13th, 2015 Summer Safety Tips for the Elderly

With the summer months upon us, it’s critical for everyone, and especially vulnerable populations like the elderly, to stay hydrated and keep cool. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), extreme heat caused 7,415...

May 7th, 2015 Stephanie Zishka: Owner, Director of Nursing has passion for helping people age at home

Stephanie Zishka is not only a Director of Nursing at the BrightStar Care location in Fort Wayne, Indiana, she’s also one of three owners. For Zishka, her career as a nurse is the fulfillment of a lifetime dream. “I just knew I always...

May 1st, 2015 Special Honors for Home Care Nurses for 2015 National Nurses Week

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 their...

April 27th, 2015 Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. Parkinson’s disease is one of the most debilitating diseases and one that many of its victims don’t understand. It is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s...

April 14th, 2015 BrightStar Care & Infusion Nurses Society Form Mutually Beneficial Partnership

Left to right: Deborah Hustace, RN, MBA, BrightStar Care Director of Clinical Operations; Chris Hunt, INS Executive Vice President; Maria Connors, INS Membership Services Manager; and Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC, and BrightStar Care Chief...

February 27th, 2015 Tips to Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Did you know that colorectal cancer is the fourth-most common cancer in the United States and the second-leading cause of death from cancer? And since March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to provide some helpful information about...

September 5th, 2014 3 Tips for Helping a Parent Who May Not Want the Help

Many adult children tread lightly when it comes to the health of an aging loved one, especially when it could threaten independence. And, sadly, it often takes an incident of some sort before families feel that "enough is enough" and have the...

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