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June 20th, 2022 FEATURED How BrightStar Care Cares for those with Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease, a progressive neurological illness, affects memory, thinking, and judgment. The condition is most common in people aged 65 and older but can affect anybody regardless of age. According to the Alzheimer's Association...

April 29th, 2020 FEATURED Portland COVID-19 Screening Services

Safeguard Your Employees and Your Business During the COVID-19 Pandemic   The CDC has recommended employers conduct COVID-19 screening including temperature checks for workers. This step is already in place for many healthcare workers...

August 31st, 2018 FEATURED Celebrating Our 10 Year Anniversary!

BrightStar Care of Portland is Celebrating 10 Years Serving Our CommunityCelebrating a Decade of Service in Potland, ORAt BrightStar Care of OR - Portland, owned by Lori Calder-Miller, RN,  our home health care agency has been providing...

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...

January 27th, 2022 New Oregon Hospital Guidelines for COVID19 Patient Overload

New Guidelines direct hospitals to rank patients "by evaluating the likelihood of their short-term survival without judgment about their overall quality of life or long-term survival before the current illness."Oregon hospital's new...

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 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 18th, 2021 Alzheimer's and Food

Unhealthy Weight Loss in People with Alzheimer's DiseaseProper nutrition can help someone with Alzheimer's maintain physical strength and balance and contribute to overall health and well-being. Unhealthy weight loss can occur without...

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...

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