Browsing All Posts published on »July, 2012«

Henry Winkler at Today’s Caregiver magazine’s Fearless Caregiver Conference – YouTube

July 31, 2012


Caregivers are amazing people.  In our orientations I always ask “why did you choose this profession?”  The answers are always interesting and sometimes moving.  I respect our BrightStar caregivers a great deal. Henry Winkler at Today’s Caregiver magazine’s Fearless Caregiver Conference – YouTube.

Johns Hopkins program enables those with dementia to ‘age in place’ : Johns Hopkins University – The Gazette

July 30, 2012


BrightStar specializes in dementia care and will be glad to talk to you about how we can help you or a loved one stay at home. By Stephanie Desmon, Johns Hopkins Medicine A Johns Hopkins research program that brought resources and counselors to elderly Baltimore residents with memory disorders such as dementia significantly increased the chance […]

New strategies help dementia patients stay home longer: BrightStar can help

July 29, 2012


  Keeping aging parents at home can be challenging but BrightStar is there to help.  Recent findings bring new hope that patients with dementia can avoid institutionalization longer — and stay at home instead if they receive the proper in-home care. This is thanks to a new system of care identified in a recent study […]

CPR Classes in August at BrightStar Downtown Houston

July 27, 2012


Please join us August 18 or August 25 for an American Heart Association Basic Life Saving CPR Class.  This class is only $30 for a limited time and is given at our Richmond office right off Southwest Fwy. Class Location: 3311 Richmond Avenue, Suite 230 Houston, Texas 77098 832 730 1255 via Downtown Houston local […]

Managing your health: be proactive to reduce your chances of a hospital stay

July 26, 2012


  A new study is out that reinforces current thinking about home health care. Providing home health care for longer periods of time following a hospital stay and providing disease management education as part of this care can reduce hospital readmissions. Providing in-home treatment for patients and offering chronic disease management as part of that […]

Falling – a high risk venture for the elderly

July 24, 2012


  Why another Blog about Falling? Falls are dangerous to anyone but can be deadly to anyone 65 years old or older. Did you know? A third of seniors in the U.S (about 12 million people) fall each year and are the leading cause of injuries for people 65 and older. More than 300,000 persons […]

Hospital bills could go unpaid if states opt out of Medicaid

July 10, 2012


If states opt out of Medicaid expansion, hospitals could be stuck with the poorest patients and with no one to foot the bill, The Washington Post blog reported. Since the Supreme Court ruling, states, including South Carolina, Louisiana, Florida, Iowa, Mississippi and Texas, have spoken out, vowing to pass on Medicaid expansion. One of the […]

With Alzheimer’s, hospital stays can be a hazard | Fox News

July 5, 2012


With Alzheimer’s, hospital stays can be a hazard Published June 18, 2012Associated Press WASHINGTON –  For people with Alzheimer’s disease, a hospital stay may prove catastrophic. People with dementia are far more likely to be hospitalized than other older adults, often for preventable reasons like an infection that wasn’t noticed early enough. Hospitals can be […]