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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...

December 1st, 2014 Answering Your Questions About the Flu Shot

Flu season is here. With chilly temperatures and harmful viruses spreading, there’s no better time to get your annual flu shot. But did you know this year’s flu shot will offer protection against H1N1 virus, in addition to two other influenza...

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...

August 20th, 2014 5 Safety Tips for Elderly Drivers

The natural process of aging can affect your vision, hearing, reaction time and mental fitness. As a senior driver, that means it also can affect your driving abilities and even increase risk of a traffic crash. Since these changes can occur very...

May 16th, 2014 5 Qualities to Look for In Home Care Service

We recently wrote about the research we conducted that identified the higher standard of home care that families are seeking when they have a loved one in need. However, families looking for quality care also find themselves faced with a lack of...

May 10th, 2014 Nurses Notes: Missouri Nurse Committed to Overseeing Quality Care

Maureen Ohms is the director of nursing at BrightStar Care of Missouri-Central St. Louis County. Ohms has been an RN for over 30 years. With bachelor’s degrees in nursing, psychology and business management, Ohms is also a Major in the U.S...

March 28th, 2014 9 Things to Toss During Spring Cleaning

The weather is starting to turn and it's time to indulge in the annual spring cleaning ritual. Clean out your garage, tidy up your place and prepare your living area for the season ahead. But spring cleaning doesn't just have to be about cleaning,...

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