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Get the latest news about our agency as well as helpful resources to guide your caregiving journey.

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    COPD Awareness: Why It's Important

    Millions of people worldwide suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD. COPD cannot be cured, but early detection and treatment can improve quality of life and longevity. Many people do not recognize the signs and symptoms of COPD until it has progressed to an advanced stage. All of us can help those who suffer from COPD by understanding its causes, risks, and treatments.

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    BrightStar Care of Hackensack Receives 2023 Best of Home Care -- Employer of Choice Awards From Home Care Pulse

    February 28, 2023

    This accomplishment further proves how BrightStar Care of Hackensack’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 Hackensack were interviewed monthly by Home Care Pulse.

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    A Guide to Caring for Patients with Developmental Disabilities

    When a loved one has developmental disabilities, it can be difficult to care for them. Not only are you responsible for their physical well-being, but also for their emotional well-being. We will discuss the best ways to support patients with developmental disabilities in this guide. Our services range from managing medication schedules to helping with daily activities. Hopefully, this guide will make the caregiving process a little bit easier!

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    A Guide To Understanding Late-Onset Multiple Sclerosis

    It can be overwhelming and confusing to learn that a loved one has been diagnosed with late-onset multiple sclerosis. If you are caring for a loved one, you may not know what to expect. In this blog post, you will learn everything you need to know about late-onset multiple sclerosis. We will discuss symptoms, treatment options, and ways to help your loved one manage the condition.

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    How to Improve the Quality of Life for MS Patients: 7 Great Tips

    December 15, 2022

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. It can cause problems with vision, balance, muscle control, and other basic body functions. For caregivers of MS patients, it is important to understand how to best improve the quality of life for your loved one. In this blog post, we will discuss seven great tips for improving the quality of life for MS patients!

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    Treatment with IV infusions at home: The Benefits of Infusion Nurses

    November 10, 2022

    Having to travel to and from the hospital, not to mention the cost of transportation, can make infusion therapy seem like a hassle for patients. Since the advancement of in-home infusion therapy, patients have benefited from its cost-effectiveness as a better alternative. The comfort of your own home is one of the best reasons to consider taking your infusion therapy at home.

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    Taking Care of Seniors with Pneumonia: Tips for Caregivers

    October 13, 2022

    Elderly patients are particularly susceptible to pneumonia, which can be fatal. Caregivers who care for elderly patients with pneumonia should know how to care for them and keep them safe. Caregivers need to know what causes pneumonia in the elderly, what symptoms to look out for, and what to do if a loved one is infected.

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    Companion Care for Seniors: 5 Benefits Worth Considering

    Companion care is a form of senior care that allows elders to have regular social interaction, assistance, and friendship from their care providers. There are many benefits and health advantages elderly adults get from companion care.

    Here at BrightStar Care, we offer companionship services care from our team of professionals. Our caring and skilled caregivers are ready to provide your elderly loved ones with comfort, companionship, and the social interaction your loved one needs as they age. 

    This post will look at the advantages of companion care for seniors.

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    What You Need to Know About Hiring the Right Caregiver for Your Loved One

    Adult children often have to take on the responsibility of caring for their aging parents or elderly loved ones when they can no longer care for themselves. This can negatively impact the caregiver's personal life, as it might be difficult to balance time with their own family and managing a career. Caregiving is also generally a high-stress profession, so it's important to be prepared before taking on all of the roles that come with being a caregiver.

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    Why Families Choose BrightStar Care For Their Parents

    July 29, 2022

    It's an all-too-familiar scenario: You haven't seen your parents in a long time, so you visit them. Unfortunately, they appear to be different from what you remembered since the last time you saw them; your mother has lost weight, and your father seems more uncomfortable than usual. Finally, you understand that they shouldn't live alone at home, but you don't have enough time to investigate your alternatives thoroughly.

    The solution is simple: contact BrightStar Care. We can help you or your loved one stay in their homes as long as possible by providing in-home care. Caregivers assist with activities like personal hygiene, dining, and more complex care. Read more to find out!