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7 Ways You Can Help Your Loved One After a Fall

When caring for an aging parent or family member, there are few things as scary as discovering your loved one has fallen. The aftermath can have a major impact on both you and your family’s life, and you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.8 million older people are […] Read More

Is it Alzheimer’s?

Many people find it difficult to distinguish between aging and disease, which can often be stressful and scary. Here are some helpful tips to guide you through the process: Someone with Alzheimer’s… Forgets entire experiences Rarely remembers later Is gradually unable to follow written/spoken directions Is gradually unable to use notes as reminders Is gradually […] Read More

Caregiving for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s & Dementia

In the early stages, you may act more like a care partner, than a caregiver. Your role is one of support, love and companionship. You are there to help with daily life, as needed, and to help the person with Alzheimer’s plan for the future. Since no two people experience Alzheimer’s alike, the degree of […] Read More

Tips to Help Loved Ones Stay Active as They Age

By Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC Chief Clinical Quality Officer, BrightStar Care As we get older, our activity levels can change, as does our range of motion. Older adults are encouraged to exercise, but what does that look like for someone who may be in a wheelchair, rely on a cane, or suffer from […] Read More

We are Growing! Groundbreaking for BrightStar Senior Living of Waunakee

Franchise owners, Jeff Tews and Susan Rather, celebrated the groundbreaking of the second BrightStar Senior Living on August 4th, 2017.  Construction will begin soon on BrightStar Senior Living of Waunakee.  The community will have a similar look and feel to its sister community, BrightStar Senior Living of Madison.  The community will serve up to 36 […] Read More

BrightStar Franchise Owners Named In CNBC’s 50 Top-Performing Franchisees in America

BrightStar Senior Living of Madison franchise owners Jeff Tews and Susan Rather were recently named in CNBC’s top 50 franchise success stories. “There are close to 3,000 franchise companies in the United States collectively contributing more than $1 trillion annually to the economy,” the article said. “That said, it was no easy task to crown […] Read More

A Successful National Nurses Week

This week, we’ve paid tribute to the hardworking nurses in all of our lives during National Nurses Week, which ran from May 6–12. BrightStar Senior Living of Madison is the proud employer of 2 fabulous nurses, Robyn and Sara, who play a vital role in delivering quality care, service and support to our residents and […] Read More

National Nurses Week 2016 – A Preview

National Nurses Week, which runs from May 6–12, is a chance to honor the hardworking nurses who care for us and our loved ones throughout the year. When you think of a nurse, the first image that may spring to mind is an employee in a large hospital. However, there are also millions of nurses […] Read More

Moments of Magic and Some Irish Luck

Last month, our journey “Around the World” brought us to the land of bagpipes, shamrocks and the beautiful Emerald Isle of Ireland. Our community was buzzing with activity, from an Irish fiddle performance  to an Irish dance performance by Trinity Irish Dance Academy, and full of moments of magic and joy. Be sure to check […] Read More

“Around the World” Around Our Community

Finding common ground to connect with others while still being able to express what makes us who we are. These are important aspects of the human experience and ones that we try to honor in everything we do with and for our residents. In the spirit of connection and celebrating who we are and where […] Read More