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Home care in Erie, PA

  • 1001 State Street
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  • Erie, PA 16501

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October 15th, 2018 Celebrating our 2018 Regional Caregivers of the Year

Each year, it is our honor to celebrate the best of the best Caregivers, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), and Home Health Aides (HHAs), throughout the BrightStar Care organization through our Caregiver of the Year program. Our Regional...

August 26th, 2018 High blood pressure increases risk of dementia in Seniors

Research shows elevated blood pressure in older adult predicts an increase in Alzheimer's diseaseA new study on hypertension and brain health in older age shows links to Alzheimer’s High blood pressure, or hypertension, is known to put...

August 14th, 2018 Caregiver Resources for Erie Families

Responding to the Needs of Family Caregivers in Erie   Maureen A. Wendt of The Dale Association, a Lockport PA based non-profit organization that provides caregiver support services and enrichment activities for adults, reported that &ldquo...

July 24th, 2018 West Nile Virus Alert in Erie County

About West Nile Virus in Erie CountyMosquito Pool in City of Erie Tests PositiveErie County Health Department announced that the second mosquito pool  test this year turned up positive for the virus in Erie County. The West Nile Virus was...

July 14th, 2018 West Nile Virus Alert in Erie County

Mosquito Pool in the City of Erie Tests Positive   The Erie County Health Department announced that the second mosquito pool test this year has turned up positive for the virus in Erie County. No human cases have been reported in the county...

June 28th, 2018 Making Sure Erie Seniors with Alzhiemer’s Disease Can Move Around the House Safely

Home Safety is a Priority for Erie Seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease Falls are the most common cause of injuries among senior citizens and the top reason for a hospital admission for trauma. One-third of people aged 65 and over will fall at...

June 15th, 2018 Caring for Loved Ones in Erie with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

BrightStar Care of Erie Supports Families Living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia   Dementia is a mental decline that interferes with a person’s daily life, and is not a normal part of aging. The symptoms can include problems...

May 24th, 2018 Loneliness and Isolation Cause Serious Health Risks for Erie Seniors

Erie Seniors Suffering from Loneliness Are At Risk of Health Problems and Premature DeathLack of contact with others is a serious issue among seniors. Sometimes, a senior has no local network of family and friends, and feels disconnected from his...

April 24th, 2018 Long-Distance Caregiving for Erie Seniors: Tips for Success

Long-Distance Caregiving Presents Unique ChallengesIf you find yourself in the long-distance caregiving role, here is a summary of things to keep in mind. Experienced caregivers recommend that you learn as much as you can about your family member...

April 13th, 2018 Parkinson Partners For Erie Seniors

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra.Symptoms generally develop slowly over years...

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