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  • Blog

    Finding Comfort at Home During Post-Op Recovery

    November 15, 2023

    While surgeons and doctors play their part with skill and care, the true art of recovery often lies in the nurturing environment created in our own living spaces. Understanding and embracing specific measures to enhance comfort at home can significantly accelerate the healing process, transforming post-operative recovery into a more positive, restorative experience. 

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    How Companion Care Enriches Senior Lives

    October 15, 2023

    As our loved ones age, the need for constant compassionate care grows exponentially. Companion care, often overlooked in the past, has emerged as a vital lifeline for seniors, playing a paramount role in enhancing their quality of life. Understanding how companion care enriches senior lives is more essential than ever for an aging population.

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    How to Prevent Home Care Staff Burnout

    The healthcare sector is unarguably one of the most demanding industries. The professionals who dedicate their lives to the wellness of others often find themselves on the brink of exhaustion. In particular, home care staff are susceptible to the dangers of burnout. To counteract these challenges and ensure the continuous delivery of top-notch care, we at BrightStar Medical Staffing West Portland have formulated several strategies and support systems tailored for this purpose.

  • Challenges and Solutions of COPD in Seniors

    Challenges and Solutions of COPD in Seniors

    In this comprehensive article, we explore the specific challenges faced by seniors with COPD and provide practical strategies, including BrightStar Care's Short-Term Transitional Care COPD service, to enhance their quality of life.

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    Enhancing Quality of Life of Persons Living with Diabetes

    Living with diabetes can be a challenging journey, but it doesn't have to be lonely. You can navigate this path confidently and gracefully with the proper care and support. This is where BrightStar Care comes into the picture. This blog post will explore how BrightStar Care can help enhance the quality of life for those with diabetes.

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    How Physical Therapy Helps Stroke Patients

    June 15, 2023

    Regaining movement after a stroke is a critical milestone in the journey of stroke recovery. However, there is hope. Physical therapy emerges as a powerful ally in rehabilitation, offering stroke patients a path toward regaining their mobility, strength, and functionality. It is a cornerstone in their recovery journey, enabling them to reclaim control over their bodies and restore their sense of self.

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    Improving COPD Control and Quality of Life Through Optimal Inhaler Use

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive, incurable disease characterized by an obstruction of airflow. Unfortunately, COPD makes everyday activities such as walking and climbing stairs difficult or even impossible to do at times. Properly using inhaled medications can help reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, slow disease progression, and decrease exacerbations, but regular inhaler use comes with its own challenges. In this blog post, we look at just what those challenges are and how they can be overcome to achieve optimal results when managing COPD.

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    Creating a Safe Home Environment for a Loved One with Dementia

    Through proactive planning, thoughtful strategies, and creative problem-solving, you can create a calming and supportive environment for them - no matter what stage of dementia they are in. In this blog post, we'll discuss some practical tips on how to go about creating such an atmosphere.

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    Importance of ADLs After a Stroke

    March 22, 2023

    Having a stroke is an incredible life-changing moment, and it can affect the way you physically move and interact with your environment. After having a stroke, it’s important to focus on activities of daily living (ADLs) like eating, dressing, and mobility to stay safe and independent. BrightStar Care is an expert in helping those recovering from a stroke; they understand that ADLs play an integral role in healing post-stroke, as well as promote fall safety and offer medication reminders so individuals can enjoy greater peace of mind through their recovery journey. Let’s take a deeper dive into how BrightStar Care helps post-stroke patients regain independence quickly.

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

    February 17, 2023, BrightStar Care of West Portland 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 Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Award. The Best of Home Care - Employer of Choice and Provider of Choice award is based on caregiver satisfaction ratings collected from telephone interviews performed by HCP, an independent experience management company. The home care providers who earn this award consistently exceed the industry standards for employee satisfaction and for quality in-home care.