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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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    Keeping Alzheimer’s Patients Connected to Home Memories

    September marks World Alzheimer's Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness and challenging the stigma associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia. As the world joins together in understanding this debilitating illness, BrightStar Home Care of Greater Hackensack stands firm in its commitment to providing unparalleled care to Alzheimer’s patients. Keeping them connected to their home memories isn’t just a service; it's our mission.

  • The Advantages of Occupational Therapy in Elderly Care

    The Advantages of Occupational Therapy in Elderly Care

    Occupational therapy plays a crucial role in achieving these goals. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the advantages of occupational therapy in elderly care, exploring how it promotes physical, emotional, and mental well-being. From personalized care plans to creating safe living spaces, occupational therapy is the key to unlocking the potential of our beloved seniors.

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    Why Caregivers Should Integrate Music into Daily Care Routines

    A universal language, music can evoke emotions, stimulate memories, and connect people. For caregivers, integrating music into daily care routines can be a game-changer. It's not merely about entertainment; it's about enhancing the quality of care, improving the overall well-being of those under their care, and creating a harmonious environment that fosters healing and happiness.

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    Sensory Activities for People with Dementia

    Together, we will uncover the power of sensory stimulation in preserving cherished memories and fostering meaningful connections. Join us as we embark on a path of discovery, embracing the beauty of sensory activities and their potential to enrich the lives of individuals with dementia. Prepare to embark on a heartfelt journey of reminiscence and connection as we delve into creating lasting memories through sensory experiences.

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    Mindful Activities to Enhance the Lives of Those with Dementia

    Living with dementia presents unique challenges for people and their caregivers. But it doesn't have to be a joyless experience; many activities can provide stimulation, help maintain motor skills, and provide social interaction - both above and beyond interacting with another person – which can create enjoyment, support positive experiences, and have a lasting impact on the lives of those with dementia. In this blog post, we will explore a range of mindful activities specifically designed to maximize the possible benefits for all involved.

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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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    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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    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.