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    Speech Therapy Benefits for Elderly Patients

    March 20, 2023

    The benefits of speech-language therapy can be great for elderly patients. It can result in an improvement in communication, eating, and swallowing functions, as well as a better quality of life in general. You might want to consider arranging for speech therapy services for an elderly loved one if you are caring for them. Your loved one may be able to enjoy some benefits from the treatment, and the following are just some of them.

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    How Occupational Therapy Benefits Patients with ADHD

    February 28, 2023

    Occupational therapy is a growing field that is increasingly being recognized for its benefits in treating patients with ADHD. Although medication is the most commonly prescribed treatment for ADHD, occupational therapy can offer patients an alternative or complementary approach that can be extremely effective. Through activities and exercises that help to improve focus, organization, and self-regulation skills, occupational therapists can help patients with ADHD learn to better manage their symptoms and lead more successful lives. In this blog post, we'll explore how occupational therapy can benefit patients with ADHD and some of the specific ways it can help.

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    BrightStar Care of Bedford/Manchester NH Receives 2023 Best of Home Care -- Leader In Experience, Provider of Choice, and Employer of Choice Awards From Home Care Pulse

    February 21, 2023

    For Immediate Release:

    February 20, 2023, BrightStar Care of Bedford/Manchester in New Hampshire, a leading provider of in-home care, assisted living, and medical staffing, announced today that it has received Home Care Pulse's 2023 Best of Home Care Leader in Experience, Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Award.

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    Taking Care of a Loved One with Young-Onset Alzheimer's Disease: Essential Advice for Caregivers

    It can be incredibly challenging to care for someone with young-onset Alzheimer's. Additionally, you're trying to manage the emotional strain of watching a loved one struggle with their health and well-being in addition to taking on additional responsibilities. We will provide caregivers with essential advice to help them care for someone with young-onset Alzheimer's disease in this blog post. We'll talk about the importance of educating yourself about the disease, preparing yourself emotionally and mentally for caregiving challenges, finding external support sources like friends and family (or professional advisors), making sure your loved one's medical needs are covered in case of an emergency, and developing support strategies so that he or she can remain as independent as possible while remaining safe. To be successful in managing day-to-day life with young-onset Alzheimer's, understanding how best to provide care is crucial.

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    Autism Respite Care: When Is It a Good Idea?

    Autism is a developmental disorder that affects an individual's ability to communicate with their peers and interact with them in a social context. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a term used to describe a range of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe, that are associated with the disorder. If you have a child who has autism, you know how challenging it can be to take care of them daily. A respite care program for autism can help. The purpose of autism respite care is to give caregivers a temporary break so that they can relax and recharge. This blog post will discuss when autism respite care is a good idea.

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    Patient Care for People with Developmental Disabilities

    January 15, 2023

    Caring for a loved one with developmental disabilities can be challenging. Aside from their physical well-being, you need to be there for them emotionally as well. We will discuss how to best support patients with developmental disabilities in this guide. Everything from managing medication schedules to helping with daily activities will be covered. We hope this guide will make the caregiving process a little easier for you!

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    Stress-Reducing Tips For Caregivers During The Holidays

    The holidays are coming up and can be challenging for caregivers! Here at BrightStar Care, we take pride in our team of professional caregivers who go above and beyond their scope of work and provide a personalized program to our clients – especially during the holidays. That being said, we came up with helpful tips for our caregivers to plow through the holiday season! 

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    Concierge Medicine: Revolutionizing Healthcare

    December 15, 2022

    There is a new term in healthcare called concierge medicine that describes a specific kind of healthcare. Personalized care is provided by concierge doctors, who usually charge a membership fee in addition to regular medical bills. Since patients are looking for more personalized care, this type of practice has become increasingly popular. In this blog, we will discuss the benefits of concierge medicine and how it is changing healthcare!

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    The 3 Essential Questions Parents Should Ask When Hiring a Pediatric Skilled Nurse

    November 19, 2022

    It can be quite a challenge for any parent to hire a pediatric skilled nurse to provide care at home for their children. The most important thing is to find someone who is both qualified and experienced, as well as one who will be a good fit for your family. If you are thinking of hiring an at-home pediatric nurse, here are three questions every parent should ask.

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    The Joys of Friendship in Caregiving: The Heartwarming Story of Jayne and Doris

    November 15, 2022

    It is a beautiful thing to see friendships grow in unexpected ways. Jayne met Doris on the first week of March with the intent of helping her get through her days by assisting her in tasks she can’t do on her own: laundry, vacuuming, and most importantly, gardening. This is not just a story of excellent caregiving, but this is also a story of a friendship that flourished organically throughout time. BrightStar Care is proud to recognize Jayne as the 2022 BrightStar Care® Caregiver of the Year for the Northeast Region.