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January 29th, 2021 FEATURED 2020 National Caregiver of the Year

2020 National Caregiver of the Year | Rafael Benavides   Rafael was chosen from among hundreds of nominees. He is the first BrightStar Care of Santa Barbara’s first caregiver to win this high honor. We are so very proud of Rafael...

August 8th, 2020 FEATURED COVID-19 Employee Screening & Testing

Fighting the Spread of COVID-19 through Screening and Testing   Protecting employees, customers and guests during COVID-19 requires new approaches.   BrightStar Care, a national leader in Home Care and Medical Staffing, is proud to...

February 24th, 2022 When Do Family Caregivers Need Respite Care?

Family caregivers who are constantly on call or helping loved ones from dawn to dusk rarely find time to take a break. Caregivers can cite the list of things they do every day, but few prioritize time for themselves. Learn when and why family...

December 10th, 2021 Paranoia in the Elderly

Paranoia in the Elderly One of the most alarming conditions a senior can develop is paranoia, a mental state characterized by persistent fears, worries, and accusations that often strike loved ones as irrational or even ridiculous. As a caregiver...

November 19th, 2021 Navigating Holidays When Loved Ones Need Care – BrightStar Care

Thoughts of the holiday season may have you dreaming of sugar plums and family gatherings for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa. But what about navigating holidays throughout the year, like the 4th of July, when spousal and family...

November 19th, 2021 Sleep Struggles? Natural Solutions for Seniors

A good night’s sleep is essential for optimal mental and physical health, no matter your age. Still, the health conditions, medications, and changes in sleep patterns that often come with age make older adults particularly prone to sleep...

November 19th, 2021 10 Elderly Bathroom Safety Tips to Prevent Falls and Injuries

When it comes to preventing falls and injuries in the home, the bathroom is the most important place to make changes. Adults ages 65 and older have the highest risk of injury from bathroom falls, which may include fractures, broken bones, and...

November 3rd, 2021 What You Should Know About Shingles in the Elderly

Did you have chickenpox as a child? You might remember how itchy and painful they were. One in three American adults will experience that same virus again in their lives. It’s called “shingles,” and older people are particularly...

October 27th, 2021 Taking a road trip with aging parents: 5 ways to prepare

Traveling with seniors presents unique challenges you may not be used to when traveling by yourself or with peers. Taking a road trip with your aging parents can be stressful but rewarding and is an experience to be cherished rather than missed....

October 15th, 2021 Managing Anger & Sundowners Syndrome in Loved Ones With Memory Loss

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be physically and emotionally draining, especially when they have behavioral changes caused by their anxiety and confusion. Many advanced dementia patients lash out at their caregivers...

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