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August 27th, 2009 10 Ways Seniors Can Use Skype

Whether you're bedridden or you have a disability that makes it difficult to get around, staying in your home for health purposes doesn't necessarily mean that you're confined within the walls of your house. Skype, a software...

September 1st, 2017 Tips to help loved ones stay active as they age

By Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC Chief Clinical Quality Officer, BrightStar Care As we get older, our activity levels can change, as does our range of motion. Older adults are encouraged to exercise, but what does that look like for...

August 2nd, 2017 Becoming Guardian for Mom and Dad Made Easier

  Step up To Becoming a Guardian at the Gate -- Courtesy of BrightStar Care/Evanston It has not been the best year for Mom or Dad or even both of them. They've been forgetting  things, leaving the stove or iron on, and they (and you) are...

April 3rd, 2017 A Daughter's Journey: Lies We Tell Ourselves

          My parents have always maintained that if a doctor looks hard enough, she’ll find something. Given medical technology and education these days, I believe that’s probably true. But I also think...

March 7th, 2017 Sweet Memories in the Making

As we grow, we pick up habits that will never truly leave our memory, even if other parts of our memory fade away. Lucille, better known as ‘Ms. Bitsy,’ loves cooking, especially homemade pecan pies. This was one of her fondest memories of growing...

March 1st, 2017 BrightStar Care Earns 2017 ‘Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider’ Award

We are proud to announce that BrightStar Care recently earned the 2017 ‘Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider’ award from Home Care Pulse, a leading firm in satisfaction research and quality assurance. Only the nation’s top-ranking home...

December 28th, 2016 5 New Year’s Activities Perfect for Seniors

New Year’s Eve typically gets associated with staying up late and going to big, raucous parties—not exactly the ideal activities for seniors. That doesn’t mean that you and your elderly loved one can’t celebrate the holiday together. We’ve shared...

November 23rd, 2016 Care Connections Across the Miles

As part of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, BrightStar Care is sharing stories that showcase real, personal stories of connections between clients, families, and caregivers. Follow along on our blog and Facebookfor more stories, information...

October 28th, 2016 10 Fun Halloween Crafts for Seniors

  Why should kids have all the fun on Halloween? We’ve created a list of 10 fun and easy Halloween crafts for seniors below. Research shows that crafting fosters mindfulness, eases depression, and may lessen your chance of cognitive...

October 5th, 2016 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among U.S. women. According to statistics from the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 246,660 new new cases of breast cancer and 40,450...

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