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Does your home care company have a disaster plan that includes you?

May 1, 2012

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Among the things to ask when you are investigating home care for a loved one is whether they have a disaster plan.  Any organization that is Joint Commission Accredited will have one but most home care companies don’t strive for that level of achievement. At BrightStar in Houston we know we know we need to have […]

Hardship Inspired Franchise – WSJ.com: Why we chose BrightStar and why you should too.

April 28, 2012

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Hardship Inspired Franchise – WSJ.com. I saw this in the Wall Street Journal and had to share it because it speaks to the quality of BrightStar the brand and the company.  When we were looking at companies to invest in BrightStar stood out because of the seed that was planted in the Sun’s search for […]

Drugs, Dementia and Nursing Homes – Forbes

April 27, 2012

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Why do we want to age well in our own homes or, if necessary in the homes of loved ones? Here is a good article in Forbes and, in addition, some information for us to consider from Texas. According to the State of Texas, based on quality indicators from 2001-2010, Texas nursing facilities worsened for […]

Letting go of old goals and setting new ones can improve quality of life | Health, Medical, and Science Updates

April 24, 2012

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This is great advice for all of us but particularly those of us that are cancer survivors.  It is not easy to walk through the valley and keep motivated but it is good practice and now research bears it out.  Set new goals for yourself, don’t keep looking back but relish today.  I recently read […]

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 […]

Know the risks of hiring an in home health worker

March 11, 2012

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Every day thousands of people look for in-home help to care for someone they love. This care can be for seniors, children, persons with disabilities, those with chronic health conditions or anyone whose quality of life can be improved by having a care worker help in their home. There are really two options and since this can be […]