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July 22nd, 2015 2017 Regional Caregivers of the Year

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 Meet Director of Nursing Jennifer Alicandri

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 Meet Kelly Honn, Director of Nursing at BrightStar Care

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...

May 6th, 2015 Meet Stephanie Zishka, Director of Nursing & BrightStar Care Owner

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 Meet the Owner of BrightStar Care in Delray Beach, Florida

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...

April 30th, 2015 Special Honors for In-Home Care Nurses

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 April is 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 13th, 2015 BrightStar Care & Infusion Nurses Society Form 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...

December 1st, 2014 Answers to 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...

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