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Medication Management Tips for Seniors

Managing your medications is critical to your overall health. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, proper medication management is sometimes overlooked and may lead to serious negative consequences for the senior. It is likely that as seniors age, the need for prescription medicines will also likely increase. After all, our bodies start to slow down […]

Dementia Care

To provide care to clients who have dementia is much easier said than done. Just ask the many family members who have tried to provide that care for their loved one. You will hear the stress, and often, the exasperation in their voice. BrightStar Care recognizes that providing care to our dementia clients also requires […]

Caregiver of the Month

The Caregiver of the month for March 2017 is Fatima Amansec. Fatima has exhibited continued and unwavering professionalism, dedication, responsiveness and compassion in the services that she has provided. She has gone above and beyond to ensure that she delivers service with care, passion and authenticity. She immediately responds to last minute requests, communicates frequently […]

Caregiver of the Month

Our Caregiver of the month for Feb 2017 is Joan Valenzuela. Joan has been very reliable, dependable, friendly, and positive. She always arrives on time, works her entire shift and stays late if necessary to complete assigned tasks correctly and on time. She’s efficient and communicative with all coworkers, management and clients.  She works at […]

A Higher Standard Of Care Arrives In Canada

Top Ranked Franchise by Forbes Magazine Opens First Location in Canada BrightStar Care of North York Answers Call for a Higher Standard of Home Care for Local Residents   TORONTO, On – October 13, 2016 BrightStar Care, already a U.S. favourite of Forbes magazine, and numerous other franchise publications, is now open in Canada. With more […]

Tips for Planning Fun Summer Activities for Seniors

We all enjoy engaging in fun summer activities, and seniors are no exception. Of course, heading outdoors with a parent who may require special food or medicines takes a little planning. Below, we’ve outlined five activities the whole family can enjoy together as well as a few questions to ask yourself when preparing to take […]

10 Activities to Do With a Loved One Who Has Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia are progressive illnesses. It’s understandable then that when a loved one receives an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, many families respond with an urgent wish to spend more time together. However, finding healthy activities that take into consideration a loved one’s changes in memory, thinking, mood, and behavior requires some thought. […]

The Three Most Common Types of Dementia

It’s not uncommon to hear the terms “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s disease” used interchangeably, but the two are quite different. Dementia is a general term for a severe loss of memory and other cognitive capacities caused by physical changes in the brain. Alzheimer’s disease is just one of several types of dementia. In keeping with Alzheimer’s […]

What Is Alzheimer’s? Five Frequently Asked Questions

Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 47 million people worldwide, and that number continues to grow. Experts estimate 76 million people will suffer from the degenerative cognitive disease by 2030. Recognizing the ever-pressing need for research, the Alzheimer’s Association has organized Alzheimer’s Awareness Month this June to bring attention to this fatal disease. To bolster their […]

Support Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Whether or not you have a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, chances are you’re aware of the devastating effects of these diseases. Indeed, with more than 47 million people worldwide affected (projections estimate this number to rise to 76 million by 2030[1]), it’s hard to stay ignorant. Yet spreading awareness […]

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