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August 25th, 2017 June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June is Brain Awareness Month and The Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day, and November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s Disease causes loss of memory and severe cognitive illness. Most people aren’t...

August 25th, 2017 Signs of Stroke & Prevention Strategies

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke is brain damage caused by a blocked blood vessel or bleeding in the brain. It is the fifth leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability.Signs of StrokeSymptoms vary widely...

August 25th, 2017 All About Alzheimer's Disease

President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops...

August 25th, 2017 Helping Seniors Stay Safe During the Holidays

The holidays are upon us, and that means great food, family and friends. This is a time of year when many families visit their aging loved ones, often seeing them face-to-face for the first time in months, perhaps an entire year. That’s why...

August 25th, 2017 In-Home Care Service Types & Resources

Nursing homes, assisted living communities, and other care centers are not the only solutions for adults, seniors, or a loved one in a recovery program. In-home care services are a suitable alternative for many types of care and support.For...

August 18th, 2017 BrightStar Care Award-Winning Home Care

We are honored to have received some of the most prestigious awards in the home care industry on behalf of the national BrightStar Care brand as well as our local agencies. Related Reading:What home care awards mean to you and your family...

August 16th, 2017 What Our Home Care Awards Mean for You & 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 Meet Becky Morosky, Director of Nursing at BrightStar Care

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...

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...

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