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Family Caregiver Conference: A Loving Approach to Dementia Care

April 19, 2013

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Join BrightStar of Downtown Houston, Sheltering Arms Senior Services and the Alzheimer’s Association for “A Loving Approach To Dementia Care.”  Laura Wayman, Nationally known speaker, trainer and author Laura Wayman will be presenting. In this special Family Caregiver Conference, learn how you can: Become a better, more nurturing caregiver Make meaningful connections with the dementia […]

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 […]

Protect those around you with good respiratory etiquette

January 7, 2013

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January is often the peak time for the flu season in Texas, and it’s not too late to get a flu shot and take other common sense steps to protect yourself from illness. Flu is spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, releasing the contagious virus into the air. People with flu can transmit […]

State of Texas Legal Planning: Free Resources | downtown-houston

September 10, 2012

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State of Texas Legal Planning: Questions and Answers Estate planning and living documents are critical documents to implement or update when a loved one’s physical and/or mental health is declining. These documents allow an individual to name a trusted family member or confidant to make important decisions regarding their health care or legal and financial affairs, in […]

CPR Classes in August at BrightStar Downtown Houston

July 27, 2012

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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 […]

Hospital bills could go unpaid if states opt out of Medicaid

July 10, 2012

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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 […]

CMS Announces Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes

May 31, 2012

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As pressure mounts CMS (the Center for Medicare and Medicaid  Services) announced a partnership to improve dementia care in the US.  They are partnering with providers, caregivers, patients to ensure appropriate use of antipsychotic medications. They say they want to “ensure appropriate care and use of antipsychotic medications for nursing home patients.”  Their first goal is […]