Individuals living with physical disabilities or special needs have unique care requirements. In many cases, mobility is limited and skilled care is required. At BrightStar, together with our highly personalized approach to care, we provide comprehensive case management and disability assistance for our clients - such as Spina Bifida, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Cerebral Palsy and spinal cord injuries — giving them the resources they need to live as independently as possible. From disability aids, to accessible transportation, to skilled care and more, our advanced and specialized expertise in this area ensures our clients’ safety, and empowers you and your family to get the most out of life. We offer the following disability services: Therapy BrightStar provides comprehensive therapy programs, including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and active and passive Range of Motion exercises to improve mobility and develop capabilities. All therapeutic programs are administered by certified professional therapists. Pressure Relief Mobility issues can lead to pressure sores, decubitus ulcers and, in severe cases, the need for wound care. BrightStar caregivers are trained to provide pressure relief every 15 minutes for wheelchair-bound patients, and to turn bed-bound patients every two hours to prevent complications caused by prolonged immobility. Our CNAs are also trained in the transfer of patients using Hoyer lifts and slide boards, and use the proper techniques to help patients avoid injuries and falls during transport. Travel Companionship Travel and transportation can be challenging for individuals with disabilities. But, for many, travel is an important part of their lives, either for business or for pleasure. BrightStar provides travel companion care to help make travel accessible for people with special needs, enabling them to experience more in life. Special Event and Respite Care Whether you need assistance caring for your loved one during a wedding or holiday celebration, or you simply need a break, BrightStar can help. We provide care on a short-term basis so you and your family can make time for a much-needed vacation or receive additional support during a special event.