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  • Breathing Easier: Best Practices in Trach Vent Maintenance and Care

    Breathing Easier: Best Practices in Trach Vent Maintenance and Care

    April 15, 2024

    If you or a loved one relies on a tracheostomy (trach) and ventilator support, you know how crucial it is to keep everything running smoothly. At BrightStar Care, we're all about making this process as straightforward and stress-free as possible. So, let's dive into the best practices for trach vent maintenance and care, ensuring everyone involved can breathe a little easier.

  • Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Sundowner’s Syndrome

    Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Sundowner’s Syndrome

    Did you know that nearly 7 million adults in the U.S. over the age of 65 are living with dementia? It's a growing concern for many families, as more than 11 million people in the US are unpaid caregivers for their loved ones. These caregivers provide an estimated 18 billion hours of care each year. If you or a loved one is affected by dementia, there are resources and support available. Educating ourselves about this disease is crucial in offering the best care possible.

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    September is Healthy Aging Month

    The numbers of people over 45 is growing every year. People are hoping to stay active and vibrant as long as possible. There are over 76 million baby boomers today over 50, and the first of the 82.1 million Generation X-ers are about to reach that milestone in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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    Paying for In-Home Care

    For many people, paying for in-home care can be a confusing and intimidating process. From determining the cost to navigating insurance regulations-it’s hard to know where your family should start. However, with the help of a trusted partner like BrightStar Care®, you don’t have to go through this alone. We provide personalized guidance on how much in-home care your loved ones needs and offer tailored payment options that are easier and more affordable than ever before. Here is an overview of the different ways you can pay for your in-home care services

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    Millennials: A Younger Generation Caring for Elderly Loved Ones

    The Baby Boomer generation currently ranges in age from their mid-50s to mid-70s. As this population gets older, a growing number of Millennials (currently 25 to 40 years old) are assuming the role of caregiver for their parents or grandparents. In fact, an estimated 10 million Millennials in the US serve as the primary supporter for an aging loved one. This accounts for one in four family caregivers.