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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 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.

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    Essential Medication Management For COPD Caregivers

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be a complex condition to manage, not only for patients but also for their caregivers. As a caregiver managing someone else's COPD, keeping up with their medications and adhering strictly to their treatment protocols is essential. Developing an effective medication management plan that includes routine reminders and organization makes both repetitive and complex tasks much more manageable. Read on to learn more about how you can ensure your loved one receives the correct doses of medication at the right time.

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    The Impact of Accreditation on the Home Care Industry: Improving Care and Safety Standards

    Accreditation is the process by which a home care agency is evaluated against established quality and safety standards by an independent organization. Achieving accreditation shows that the agency is committed to providing the best possible care to its patients. It also assures patients and their families that the agency is accountable and trustworthy. In short, accreditation plays a critical role in maintaining the high standards that are necessary for the field of home care.

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    Benefits of Post-Op In-Home Recovery

    March 31, 2023

    By utilizing this service, patients enjoy various benefits associated with recovering from surgery at home as opposed to in a healthcare facility or hospital setting. In today's blog post, we're going explore these benefits and how BrightStar Care makes it possible for individuals recovering from surgeries to do so safely without having to leave their own homes.

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    Caring for Patients with Diabetes: How BrightStar Care Can Help

    At BrightStar Care, we understand how important it is to stay on top of preventative care and implement appropriate interventions for those suffering from diabetes and other medical conditions. That's why our licensed nurses perform foot inspections, and blood glucose level checks, and provide family education to ensure that our patients are receiving the highest quality of care. By having these practices in place during every visit, we can help promote overall health for each individual under our direct care–and provide peace of mind for their families. So if you or a loved one lives with diabetes, read on to learn more about how BrightStar Care can assist with creating an effective plan of care–tailored perfectly to meet your needs!

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    Why COPD Awareness is Important

    COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a serious lung condition that affects millions of people worldwide. While there is no cure for COPD, early detection and treatment can improve quality of life and longevity. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the signs and symptoms of COPD until the disease has progressed to a more advanced stage. By understanding the causes, risks, and treatments available for COPD, we can all do our part to help those who suffer from this disease.

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    BrightStar Care of Howard County Receives 2023 Best of Home Care

    February 17, 2023

    Leader in Experience, Provider of Choice, and Employer of Choice Awards From Home Care Pulse

    February 17, 2023, BrightStar Care of Howard County, 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. The Best of Home Care - The Leader in Experience Award is the highest recognition awarded by Home Care Pulse and is awarded to home care businesses that continuously rank highest among 10 or more quality metrics.