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Home health care a growth engine for BrightStar Group – Focus – Crain’s Chicago Business

April 23, 2012

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BrightStar is featured in Crain’s Business this week. Home health care a growth engine for BrightStar Group – Focus – Crain’s Chicago Business. The stress of being a family caregiver can be immense so we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  We focus on improving quality of life for our customers. […]

BrightStar Houston, April Newsletter

April 22, 2012

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BrightStar Houston, April Newsletter. Lots of good information in this edition including: Caregiver support and pets. Seniors: Aging in place made possible by Occupational Therapy The anatomy of walking, why we should all be doing more of it. And, more information on CareTogether. A free application that can help all families involved in caregiving. Don’t […]

Long-Term Care: Your Hospitals New Priority

April 17, 2012

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From Hospitals and Health Networks comes a story we can only hope plays out in the long run.  With the new penalties on readmissions and the focus the Accountable Care Act has brought to  waste and inefficiency in the healthcare system we need a renewed focus on the long-term needs of the patient.  If someone is […]

May 2012 Health Observations Calendar

April 13, 2012

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May 1 – 31 Arthritis Awareness Month Arthritis Foundation P.O. Box 7669 Atlanta, GA 30357-0669 (800) 283-7800 (404) 872-0457 Fax help@arthritis.org www.arthritis.org   Materials available Contact: Carol Galbreath 1 – 31 Better Hearing and Speech Month American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2200 Research Boulevard, Mailstop 215 Rockville, MD 20850 (800) 498-2071 (301) 296-5700 (301) 296-8580 Fax bhsm@asha.org www.asha.org/bhsm/   […]

April 2012 Health Observations Calendar

April 13, 2012

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April 1 – 30 Alcohol Awareness Month National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. 244 East 58th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10022 (800) NCA-CALL (622-2255) (24-hour helpline) (212) 269-7797 (212) 269-7510 Fax national@ncadd.org www.ncadd.org   Materials available Contact: None designated 1 – 30 Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal […]

Living Life In My Own Way—And Dying That Way As Well

April 12, 2012

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I recommend this article not because I admire the courage of the author, I think she is a role model, but because I think there is value in her story.  Her decisions have not been easy. I to was diagnosed with cancer and had the tests she speaks of but mine came back negative.  I […]

Good news on the Dementia front

April 9, 2012

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Dementia is a word none of us would like to hear while in a doctor’s office, whether it be about us or a loved one. The word “dementia” comes from a Latin root meaning madness, de- “without” and ment from the root of mens’ meaning “mind.” The word is closely associated with another word, demented. Demented […]