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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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  • How Long Does It Take to Become a Certified Caregiver in Howard County, MD?

    How Long Does It Take to Become a Certified Caregiver in Howard County, MD?

    Becoming a certified caregiver in Howard County, Maryland, integrates state-wide mandates and specific county-level requirements, focusing on delivering competent and compassionate care to individuals needing assistance. The path encompasses educational prerequisites, state-approved training, evaluation exams, and adherence to state and local regulations for ongoing certification.

  • Are You Ready to Become a Caregiver? Key Qualities and Considerations

    Are You Ready to Become a Caregiver? Key Qualities and Considerations

    April 15, 2024

    This article aims to provide an in-depth exploration of what it means to become a caregiver, highlighting the essential qualities and critical considerations one must assess before stepping into this life-changing path.

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    Navigating Autism with the Help of Occupational Therapy

    As caregivers and educators strive to support individuals with autism, occupational therapy emerges as a critical tool in enhancing their quality of life. This comprehensive guide delves into how occupational therapy empowers those with autism to navigate their world more effectively.

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    BrightStar Care Howard County Achieves Dual Honors as 2024 Best of Home Care Provider and Employer of Choice

    February 28, 2024

    February 20, 2024 – BrightStar Care Howard County, a premier provider in the home care industry, proudly announces its recognition with two significant awards from Home Care Pulse for the year 2024: Best of Home Care - Provider of Choice and Best of Home Care - Employer of Choice. These awards underscore BrightStar Care Howard County's commitment to excellence in delivering exceptional care to clients and creating a supportive, positive work environment for its caregivers.

  • Why Families Choose BrightStar Care for Their Parents

    Why Families Choose BrightStar Care for Their Parents

    In today's fast-paced world, the well-being of our aging parents is a paramount concern for many families. Selecting a service that meets and exceeds expectations becomes crucial with various care options available. BrightStar Care stands out as a beacon of excellence in this arena, offering personalized, compassionate care that truly makes a difference in the lives of seniors and their families. Here, we delve into why families consistently choose BrightStar Care for their loved ones.

  • Caregivers' Guide to a Stress-Free Holiday Season

    Caregivers' Guide to a Stress-Free Holiday Season

    December 15, 2023

    The holiday season, a time of joy and celebration, can overwhelm caregivers. Balancing the demands of caregiving with the added pressures of the holidays requires a thoughtful approach. Our comprehensive guide aims to provide practical strategies to ensure a stress-free holiday season for caregivers.

  • How Medical Staffing Enhances the In-Home Care Experience

    How Medical Staffing Enhances the In-Home Care Experience

    November 15, 2023

    The in-home care experience is pivotal in ensuring the well-being of patients who require assistance. Proper medical staffing is an indispensable element that substantially elevates the quality of care, enriching the patient's experience and ensuring a conducive environment for healing.

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    Making Daily Tasks Easier for Seniors with OT

    October 15, 2023

    With the progression of age, daily tasks that were once simple can become challenging for seniors. Activities such as cooking, dressing, or moving around the house can become formidable obstacles. Fortunately, Occupational Therapy (OT) is designed to help seniors regain their independence and improve their quality of life. This article will explore how OT can make daily tasks more accessible for our beloved elderly population.

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    The Importance of Keeping Dementia Patients Engaged: Strategies for Caregivers

    This blog will explore various strategies and activities that caregivers can use to support dementia patients' engagement and provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment in their daily lives. Whether it's through music, art, technology, or outdoor activities, there are many ways to connect with your loved one and make their life more meaningful, despite the challenges of dementia.

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    The Role of Oxygen Therapy in Enhancing Recovery for Pneumonia Patients

    By delivering oxygen to the body and reducing the workload on the lungs, oxygen therapy can help patients breathe easier and promote healing. In this blog post, we'll explore how oxygen therapy can improve the health of pneumonia patients, as well as some of the different types of oxygen therapy available.