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Sepsis (Septicemia) is one of the most common reasons individuals are readmitted to the hospital after a procedure or treatment for another condition, but many people do not know what it is. In addition to health concerns, this can also cause unnecessary emotional stress and financial burden. If your loved one recently visited the hospital, these answers to common questions may help you reduce the likelihood of a return trip to the hospital as a result of this serious condition. What is Sepsis? Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death.1 Sometimes, sepsis can occur as a result of contaminated blood sources during a procedure, but more commonly it happens as a result of another less-serious infection. For example, for someone whose immune system is compromised, a simple urinary tract infection (UTI) left untreated can spread to the individual’s blood and cause sepsis. Who is Most Likely to Get Sepsis? Sepsis is triggered by an infection, which can affect people of all ages. However, some people are more likely to develop sepsis than others. The elderly and those who are extremely frail are most susceptible as their bodies are weaker and less able to fight infections that may lead to sepsis. Individuals who have multiple illnesses, people with autoimmune disorders or those undergoing chemotherapy or other drug regimens are also considered high-risk because of their weakened immune systems. Other conditions that may be more likely to develop sepsis include diabetes, heart failure, and pneumonia. What are the Signs and Symptoms of Sepsis? Sepsis symptoms include: High fever or shivering Extreme pain or discomfort A drop in blood pressure and/or a high heart rate Lack of urination Cognition changes, including confusion, lethargy, weakness or fatigue Shortness of breath Dizziness and/or fainting It is important to note that these symptoms also may indicate general changes in... Read Original Article
Master Both Sides of Marketing
Lately we put in some long days of highway driving and saw a zillion billboards advertising a wide range of products – including advertising itself. We got to thinking that there are two important ... Read Original Article
Social Media Marketing: Using Social Network Revamps
With such a large variety of social media platforms in the market, it can be a tough job to keep up with all of the various updates, additions, changes, and redesigns that all of the different ... Read Original Article

BrightStar Care of Conejo Valley has received the Best of Home Care Provider of Choice Award from Home Care PulseProvider of Choice_2017

BrightStar Care of Conejo Valley/Thousand Oaks is ranked as a select home care agency for our ability to provide outstanding care.

The Provider of Choice Award is granted only to the top ranking home care providers, based on client satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse. BrightStar Care of Conejo Valley is now ranked among a select few home care providers across the country who have proven their ability to provide outstanding care.

Best of Home Care Provider of Choice award-winning providers have contracted with Home Care Pulse to gather feedback from their clients by conducting live phone interviews with their clients each month. Because Home Care Pulse is an independent third-party company, it is able to collect honest and unbiased feedback. These award-winning providers have received the highest satisfaction scores from their clients in areas such as professionalism, services provided, compassion of caregivers and overall quality of care.

“[Insert quote here from your company discussing the importance of this award and how it demonstrates your dedication to providing excellent in-home care],” says [name and job title of person being quoted].

“Our goal at Home Care Pulse is to empower home care businesses to deliver the best home care possible,” says Aaron Marcum. “We are happy to recognize BrightStar Care of Conejo Valley as a Best of Home Care Provider of Choice and to celebrate their accomplishments as a trusted home care provider.”

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We are thrilled to announce that we’ve received both the Best of Home Care Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards from Home Care Pulse. Only the nation’s top-ranking home care providers earn this distinction based on client and caregiver satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse — a national third-party quality and satisfaction research firm. “We want to congratulate BrightStar Care of Conejo Valley on receiving both the Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award and the Best of Home Care – Employer of Choice Award,” says Aaron Marcum, CEO and founder of Home Care Pulse. “Since these awards are based on real, unfiltered feedback from clients and caregivers, it demonstrates their team’s dedication to providing a great work environment and solid training to employees, while maintaining their focus on client satisfaction. We are pleased to recognize their dedication to quality, professionalism, and expertise in home care.” BrightStar Care contracted with Home Care Pulse to gather feedback from their clients and caregivers via live phone interviews each month. Because Home Care Pulse is an independent third-party company, it can collect honest and unbiased feedback. These award-winning providers have received the highest satisfaction scores in areas such as professionalism, compassion of caregivers, training, and client/caregiver compatibility. “ Our goal at Home Care Pulse is to empower home care businesses to deliver the best home care possible,” says Aaron Marcum, CEO and founder of Home Care Pulse. “We are happy to recognize BrightStar Care of Conejo Valley as a Best of Home Care award-winning provider and celebrate their accomplishments in building a team of happy, qualified caregivers who provide outstanding care for their clients.” To find out more about BrightStar Care of Conejo Valley’s commitment to excellence, please call 805.233.3800 or request a call from our team contact us. Read Original Article
February is American Heart Month, making it the perfect time to commit to living a healthier lifestyle. Family history is one major risk factor for heart disease, but an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, smoking, and being overweight can also elevate your risk. To get yourself and those you love back on the right track, start by heading to your general practitioner for a full check-up. This should be done yearly. To make sure you’re staying healthy year-round, try following these daily tips. Heart-Healthy Tip #1: Eat Right Eating right isn’t just a great idea, it’s a necessity. By putting the right food into your body, you’ll receive the proper nutrients it needs to fight off everyday germs, and helps you stay energized and strong. Try these easy tips for eating right: Prep meals ahead of time. Spend some time one day a week putting together nutritious meals for yourself and your family members to grab and heat up. Never go shopping on an empty stomach. This will help you avoid buying treats that aren’t on your shopping list. Take a walk. After a meal, take your family on a walk together to resist the urge to overeat and to grab a sweet treat. The best dessert will be spending more time together. Avoid alcohol and sugary drinks. When choosing something to drink, steer clear of alcohol, sodas, and sports drinks. Remember, water is your friend as it takes up 70% of your body. Keep fully hydrated, and replace any water you may lose from sweat. Heart-Healthy Tip #2: Exercise Regularly Exercise helps keep the body strong and helps keep the weight off and the heart healthy. Try these small ways to make healthy decisions every day. When you go shopping, park farther away from the door, walking is good for your body. Instead of taking the escalator or elevator, take the stairs. If you’re at a wedding or even in your own living room, dance to the tunes that are playing. You’ll be surprised how many calories you can burn from busting a move. Love to watch TV? Walk or... Read Original Article
Love Your Internet Pro? Let’s Count the Ways…
When you’re romancing a sweetheart, you’ll do all kinds of things just to see them happy and prove your devotion to their needs. In recognition of Valentine’s Day, let’s take a look at all the ... Read Original Article
Micro-Influencers: Social Media Marketing
We now live in a time where people trust social media platforms as a sort of news source. When it comes to social media marketing, and specifically when it comes to brands on social media, ... Read Original Article

BrightStar of Conejo Valley Invites you to a Community Dinner in West Lake with Presentations on Baby Boomers and Aging Parents

Feb . 23 Dinner Event  at North Ranch Center from 6 t0 8pm

RSVP:  Email gina@mainstreetloans.com

 

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Some messages from our group...

What makes the Conejo Valley special, unique or interesting?

The Conejo Valley offers excellent schools, weather, safety, culture, entertainment and neighbors.... A perfect community to raise a family and retire.

— Debbie Soden - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage