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The BrightStar care team is America’s choice for in-home care. professional, reliable & caring.

March 22, 2013

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The BrightStar care team is America’s choice for in-home care. professional, reliable & caring. If you are considering in-home care it helps to have an understanding of what types of services are available.  In most States, and this is true in Texas, the services are broken down by tasks that can only be done by […]

Baby Boomers are Big – in more ways than one.

February 22, 2013

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One of the challenges for health care providers these days is helping patients to help themselves. The success or failure of the transformation currently under way in our field hinges to a large degree on empowering individuals to take more responsibility for their health and for their health care. A couple of studies have come out […]

Keeping seniors at home and safe requires some thought

February 18, 2013

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Wouldn’t it be nice if we could push a button and make the home safe for the age of the residents?  Unfortunately, that isn’t possible which means that we need to be proactive. I remember seeing the burned notices on the side of my grandmother’s refrigerator that faced the stove.  She had left something on the […]

Preventing Elder Abuse of Someone You Love – They helped you, now they need your help.

June 18, 2012

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Older individuals can be especially vulnerable to financial abuse or exploitation at the hands of others. Individuals with physical or cognitive impairments are at even greater risk. The source of mistreatment may be a stranger or someone an individual trusts — even a family member. As a caregiver, it is important that you are alert to […]

Caring for the Elderly – Government Sites

May 12, 2012

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A list of Government sites that have information on care for the elderly, if you have additional information please let me know so I can add it. Medicare.gov. An all-purpose site with interactive tools for planning and paying for long-term care and choosing among drug plans. Includes searchable inspection results, good and bad, for the […]