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    The Benefits of Occupational Therapy for ADHD Patients

    In the field of occupational therapy, there is a growing body of research showing that it has significant benefits for treating patients with ADHD. While medication is the most commonly prescribed treatment for ADHD, occupational therapy can offer patients an alternative or complementary approach that can be extremely effective in addition to medication. By using activities and exercises that can improve focus, organization, and self-regulation skills, occupational therapists can help those with ADHD learn how to better manage their symptoms and lead more successful lives by helping them learn how to manage their symptoms. It is in this blog post that we will explore how occupational therapy can benefit patients with ADHD and some of the specific ways in which it can help them in this regard.

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    Congratulations to our Employee of the Month, Breanna Flinn!

    “Breanna has been an extremely reliable, very personable supportive caregiver to my 93-year-old mother for probably well over a year. Caregiving is all about matching personalities and needs and Breanna has a lot of skills that are extremely supportive for a person of an advanced age. Her caring voice and ability to turn on a dime when expectations or needs change and her hallmarks. She is deserving of being an employee of the month” - Andy K

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    BrightStar Care of Conejo Receives 2023 Best of Home Care -- Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards From Home Care Pulse

    February 28, 2023

    This accomplishment further proves how BrightStar Care of Conejo Valley's consistent dedication to providing excellent care and quality improvement in the home care industry. To qualify for this award, 10% of the clients and caregivers of BrightStar Care of Conejo Valley were interviewed monthly by Home Care Pulse.

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    Congratulations to Our Employee of the Month, Elise Baldwin, Caregiver

    February 22, 2023

    Elise will be a West Coast candidate for Caregiver of the Year. One employee will be selected from each region to become a Bright Star National Finalist!

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    Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Patients with Alzheimer's

    There are many benefits of occupational therapy for patients with Alzheimer's disease. Occupational therapy can help improve cognitive function, reduce anxiety and depression, and improve quality of life. Caregivers can also benefit from occupational therapy, as it can help them better care for their loved ones. If you or someone you know is living with Alzheimer's, consider talking to your doctor about the possibility of adding occupational therapy to your treatment plan.

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

    January 30, 2023

    Caring for a loved one with young-onset Alzheimer's can be incredibly challenging. Not only are you taking on additional responsibility that cuts into your time, but you're also trying to manage the emotional strain of watching a loved one struggle with their health and well-being. In this blog post, we will provide essential advice for caregivers of someone with young-onset Alzheimer’s Disease. We'll talk about the importance of getting educated about the disease, preparing yourself emotionally and mentally for caregiving challenges, finding outside support sources like friends and family (or professional advisors), planning to make sure all medical needs are covered in case an emergency arises, and establishing supportive strategies that enable your loved one to remain as independent as possible while remaining safe. Ultimately, understanding how best to provide care is critical when it comes to having success in managing day-to-day life with young-onset Alzheimer’s.

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    5 Tips For Caregiving During the Holidays

    The holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun. For caregiving families, it can also be a time of added stress. If you have elderly loved ones who need care during the holiday season, it is important to be prepared for the challenges that may come up. In this blog post, we will discuss five tips for caregiving during the holidays. Keep these tips in mind to help make the season a little bit easier for everyone!

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    Congratulations to our Employee of the Month, Hanan Tanious, Caregiver

    November 16, 2022


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    Congratulations to our Employee of the Month, Craig Goldberg

    October 19, 2022

    Craig started working as a caregiver in 2018, soon after his Grandmother passed away.  It was her wish to continue to live in her own home, so Craig and his family took care of her as best as they could.  It was frustrating for Craig at the time because he didn't have the skill set to take care of her the way that he would have liked to. Fortunately, they were able to hire a great caregiver, Alfredo.  He inspired Craig, and gave Craig valuable experience.  Craig was also looking for a job at the time so Alfredo referred him to the agency he was working for. Craig has been a caregiver ever since!