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September 29th, 2015 Fall Prevention Awareness Day

September is observed as Falls Prevention Awareness Month. September 23, 2015, the first day of fall, marks the 8th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, sponsored by the National Council on Aging.This year’s theme for Falls Prevention...

September 11th, 2015 The Importance of Fall Prevention

Elderly fall prevention is more critical than ever before to families. Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls and the results can be life-altering. At BrightStar Care, most of our clients are identified as being at risk of...

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 23rd, 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 11th, 2015 Jennifer Alicandri: Individual care fuels the family

Director of Nursing Jennifer Alicandri enjoys making a difference. With more than three years under her belt with BrightStar Care, and 17 years in the nursing business, Alicandri represents the Woodbury, New York franchise with passion...

May 11th, 2015 Kelly Honn: Former financial planner switched to nursing

When 9/11 hit, not a lot of people were investing their money anymore, uncertain of what the future held. That didn’t bode well for financial advisor Kelly Honn. At the time, the 64-year-old was taking care of an elderly neighbor when she was...

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 5th, 2015 Jesus Adaniel: From nurse to franchisee, all in the name of love

Jesus Adaniel’s track record could be featured in a New York Times best-selling novel. A former Army Lieutenant. A RN and CRNI. An assistant nurse manager in the Trauma Intensive Care Unit. Sprinkle on pediatric certifications, and Adaniel even...

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