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Video: 2013 Caregiver of the Year Finalist Mistie Whitney - At BrightStar, our caregivers are everything to our clients – and to us. Each year, we reach out to the people whose lives have been touched by our compassionate care professionals nationwide to share their experiences with us. Hundreds of nominations pour in from our clients and their loved ones for review and a team [...] http://ow.ly/2FLHxC
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What You Can Do to Help Prevent Kidney Disease - March is National Kidney Month and, because our kidneys have an important job, it's important to do what we can to take care of them. Knowing the signs and symptoms of kidney disease is important, but what about preventative measures we can take to avoid kidney disease? The kidneys are twin, fist-size organs located at [...] http://ow.ly/2EOJep
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Tips for Organizing Important Documents for Elder Care - Spring is almost upon us, bringing with it the annual tradition of long spring cleaning and organization to-do lists. Usually these tasks primarily involve our homes and living spaces, but what about important documents? When it comes to turning your home upside down, shuffling around a loved one’s belongings and paperwork can make it difficult [...] http://ow.ly/2Er3eR
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More Medications That Could Cause Depression - Polypharmacy, the use of multiple medications by a patient, especially in seniors, can be necessary in treating various conditions, but can also be difficult to manage. To make matters more complicated, some medications can even cause depression-like symptoms, like a decrease in happiness, mood swings, loss of appetite, lack of energy, worthlessness and other severe [...] http://ow.ly/2DZdjR
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Tips for Safely Keeping Track of Multiple Medications - Polypharmacy is the use of multiple medications by a patient and is often experienced by seniors. While taking multiple medications may be absolutely necessary for managing chronic diseases and conditions, keeping track of doses and various medication schedules can become overwhelming. And on top of this, whether it's over-the-counter supplements, prescriptions and herbal medications, the [...] http://ow.ly/2Dxpj4
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Who Will Care for You? - Caregivers often must take care of their own family. It’s inevitable that mom and dad will get older, and we often fell an obligation to take care of them because of all their love and support over the years. But how far will we go to take care of our parents? Will we help them [...] http://ow.ly/2F2Cf2
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Do You Know the Signs of Kidney Disease? - Did you know that March is National Kidney Month? Our kidneys have an important job, so the National Kidney Foundation is taking this opportunity to remind people not to forget about their kidneys in light of research showing that 59 percent of Americans will at some point have moderate kidney disease The kidneys are twin, [...] http://ow.ly/2EC59C
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Video: 2013 Caregiver of the Year Janice McCann - At BrightStar, our caregivers are everything to our clients – and to us. Each year, we reach out to the people whose lives have been touched by our compassionate care professionals nationwide to share their experiences with us. Hundreds of nominations pour in from our clients and their loved ones for review and a team [...] http://ow.ly/2Ec2RI
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Could Your Medications Be Making You Depressed? - As we age, our bodies are at greater risk of feeling depressed side effects from medication. It is common for seniors to take multiple medications, but if you or a loved one is dealing with depression, few consider the possibility that some meds can cause depression symptoms, such as lack of energy, listlessness, feeling rundown, [...] http://ow.ly/2DON0d
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The care we provide empowers our clients to live well at every stage of life.
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The care we provide empowers our clients to live well at every stage of life and in every setting, and gives them, their families and their loved ones the support they need to get the most out of life. At BrightStar, our mission is to go above and beyond to make more possible — more joy, more comfort, more security, more quality, more time, more peace of mind.