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  • 1675 SW Marlow Ave
  • Suite 405
  • Portland, OR 97225

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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...

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 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 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...

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...

October 14th, 2021 5 Reasons to Consider Home Health as a Career

Are you a nurse working in a hospital setting or a person interested in helping others —curious about home health as a career path? For many, the personal reward of helping hospitalized adults returning home, disabled persons, children with...

September 27th, 2021 Paying for Home Care with Long-Term Care Insurance

If you or your loved one have long-term care (LTC) insurance, it can help to re-familiarize yourself with your policy before you file a claim to pay for home care services.  The basics of long-term care insurance. Each long-term care...

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