Home care in Port Charlotte, FL

  • 1777 Tamiami Trail
  • #408
  • Port Charlotte, FL 33948

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April 19th, 2021 11 Things to know about COVID-19 vaccination program

Now that the COVID-19 vaccination program has begun distributing vaccines, there’s a feeling of hope sweeping the nation. Still, many people are hesitant, because they’re not sure that the vaccine benefits outweigh the risks. Do they...

April 8th, 2021 Steps for Caregivers Concerned about COVID-19 Exposure

For those responsible for the care of seniors, the COVID-19 pandemic can be overwhelming. There’s concern not only about their own wellness but about the potential they have to do unintentional harm to those in their care. If you...

March 30th, 2021 Talking to Your Senior Loved One About the COVID-19 Vaccine

If you have an elderly loved one, you may have been waiting anxiously for the COVID-19 vaccine. Because COVID-19 symptoms can be more dangerous for older people, it’s natural for you to want your loved one to receive a vaccine as quickly as...

March 24th, 2021 How meditation and yoga can help you handle COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought us face to face with many unfamiliar challenges. Consequently, the past year has left many people feeling stressed, anxious, and depressed. If you’re a family caregiver, we have a suggestion that may...

February 25th, 2021 Quick Guide to Understanding the Different COVID-19 Vaccines

The past year has been challenging for most people, and particularly those with elderly loved ones. The COVID-19 vaccine, however, has been approved in record time, and is now being rolled out around the country. With so many different COVID-19...

March 17th, 2020 How BrightStar Care is keeping clients safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Nothing is more important than keeping our most vulnerable population safe during this period of uncertainty. BrightStar Care is committed to providing the highest standard of care to our clients who trust us with the care of their loved ones...

April 4th, 2017 4 strategies when individuals with dementia refuse medication

By Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC Chief Clinical Quality Officer, BrightStar Care People with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia may take multiple medications. And because the risk of missing a dose or confusing pills is so high...

January 17th, 2017 5 Health and Safety Tips for Seniors in Winter

January can not only bring a lot of beautiful snow, but also slippery ice and freezing temperatures. Whether you live up north where it easily drops below zero, or down south where it can cool down into the 30’s and 40’s, you’ll...

December 22nd, 2016 20 Tips to Help Seniors Stick to Their Diets at the Holidays

Picture the typical holiday table and you’ll likely envision an abundant spread of stuffing, turkey, latkes, and pies. Now imagine navigating all that and trying to stick to a low-sodium, low-fat, or low-sugar diet. That’s the...

December 16th, 2016 6 Holiday Safety Tips to Prepare for Your Parent’s Visit

The holidays are a special time of the year when all generations keep gather together under one roof. Make that time as enjoyable and stress-free as possible by making your home a safer space for aging parents and other loved ones. Our Chief...

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