BrightStar Care of Burnsville

12400 Portland Avenue, Burnsville, Minnesota, 55337

Counties Served: Minnesota - Dakota

Memory & Dementia Care

About BrightStar Care of Burnsville

It can be heartbreaking to suspect or learn that your loved one has Alzheimers or dementia. As you begin to think about ways to keep them healthy, safe and happy, it may feel overwhelming, but you can turn to BrightStar Home Care Burnsville / South St Paul for guidance.

The First Signs

Alzheimers disease is a neurological disorder that often begins slowly with mild symptoms that gradually advance. Although some memory loss or changes in function are normal as we age, if symptoms move quickly or become more frequent, it could potentially indicate the onset of Alzheimers or another form of dementia.

Here are some things to watch out for:

The inability to remember words, details, directions, people and events.  Difficulty performing simple tasks (such as nutrition, personal hygiene or grooming)

Depression or lack of motivation

Forgetfulness and confusion

Uncharacteristic irritability

Poor decision making or judgment

Its also important to note that those who have Alzheimers may be at a greater risk of falling or accidentally injuring themselves.

Finding the Help You Need

BrightStar Home Care of Burnsville /South St Paul is here to answer your questions and create a plan that works for your loved one and the rest of the family. We know that most people are happier when theyre able to remain at home, especially since being in familiar surroundings can provide comfort and a sense of stability.

Nurse-Led Care Delivers Quality and Peace of Mind.  Our local Director of Nursing, a Registered Nurse (RN), will evaluate your loved one and their needs, as well as discuss your familys goals before putting together a customized plan of care. Our mission is to provide the individualized support needed for your loved one to:

Live with dignity and purpose safely and securely in their own home.

Maintain connections to the people, places, things, and memories that matter most to them.

Enjoy optimal health and emotional well-being.

The Director of Nursing provides ongoing oversight of our professional care staff and will periodically meet with you to make sure we are meeting your expectations.  We have experienced dementia care staff who have undergone extensive background and credentials checks.

Following our proprietary, science-backed Alzheimers and Dementia Care Path, our team is trained to better understand and manage dementia-specific behaviors, as well as recognize changes in your loved ones condition. Our caregivers are patient, gentle and empathetic, giving you peace of mind that your loved one will be treated with kindness and dignity.  Responsive 24/7 Communication and Support.  The knowledgeable team at BrightStar Home Care of Burnsville / South St Paul collaborates transparently with clients, family and healthcare providers. Our 24/7/30 touchpoints ensure that everyone remains informed and involved with the care of your loved one.

Education and Support for Care Partners

We are your partner in your loved ones care. We offer education for family members, including a wide range of materials that give insight into Alzheimers and dementia, along with self-care and wellness tips for family members.  

There is a wide range of effects of Alzheimers or dementia for each person, which means that needs vary greatly. Because BrightStar Home Care Burnsville / South St Paul provides a nurse-led care plan and we offer services across the spectrum of dementia, you can rest assured that our care will adapt to meet your loved ones changing needs.  Our ultimate goal is to provide compassionate care at whatever level is needed so you can spend quality time with your loved one. We are proud to deliver person-centered Alzheimers and dementia care to help people in our community live with dignity in the comfort of their own home.


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Home Health 12400 Portland Avenue South, Ste 195, Dakota, Burnsville, Minnesota, 55337

HOME CARE~S BEST AND BRIGHTEST!At BrightStar Care, we only hire the best and the brightest because thats what our clients and their families deserve! In addition to possessing superior skills and experience, our team is made up of people who demonstrate respect, compassion, and empathy. We call it a higher standard.WHAT A HIGHER STANDARD MEANSIt~s more than a goal.  It~s our daily commitment to clients, and it~s the reason we exist.  A higher standard means being there for the client when we show up at their home, in every sense of the word.  We do the little things that make a big difference.  We treat every client as we treat our own families.  Our dedication to detail means everything, which is why we~ve earned The Joint Commission~s Enterprise Champion for Quality Award every year since 2013.  Some of the communities that we serve include:  Burnsville, West St Paul, Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, Apple Valley, South St Paul and Mendota Heights. Please call us today for your complimentary in-home assessment at 612-435-7390

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Rehabilitation Services 12400 Portland Avenue, Dakota, Burnsville, Minnesota, 55337

When you or a loved one are recovering from a hospitalization or are being discharged from a rehabilitation center such as a skilled nursing facility (SNF), you may need short-term transitional home care. Our nurse-led care and team-focused approach are designed to optimize your health and well-being.Even if your loved one is receiving skilled nursing care from another agency (such as a Medicare-approved group), the companion care and personal care services we offer through BrightStar Home Care Burnsville / South St Paul provide a wonderful supplement. These services can help meet basic needs such as light housekeeping, companionship, family respite, dressing, personal hygiene, and ambulation (walking and moving around).  Professionally delivered care can help reduce undesirable outcomes such as re-hospitalization, medication errors and falls; it may even reduce long-term healthcare costs by helping to prevent the health conditions from getting worse.Short-Term Transitional Home Care ServicesA Registered Nurse (RN) from BrightStar Home Care Burnsville / South St Paul oversees the plan of care to help provide a safe transition back home. Our team provides a wide range of services to support a variety of health needs such as: COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease): Well coach proper inhaler use, provide medication reminders and support habits to improve wellness. Diabetes: We will conduct foot inspections and perform blood glucose level checks, as well as provide family education. Heart Attack/AMI (Acute Myocardial Infarction): Well provide education and support to develop new lifestyle habits that promote heart health. Heart Failure: Well help manage medication adherence, diet, and exercise. Pneumonia: Well provide RN-led medication management, help manage oxygen therapy and offer personal care. Post-Operative: We will assist with surgical recovery in the comfort of home. Stroke: We will help with activities of daily living (ADLs) like eating, dressing and mobility, as well as promote fall safety, offer medication reminders and provide transportation to physician appointments or therapy (physical, occupational and/or speech). Therapy for Post-Op or Stroke: We also have physical, occupational and speech therapists who can provide rehabilitation in your home. Care Paths Deliver Superior OutcomesOne of the unique services we offer is Care Paths for Falls and Change of Condition. Although care paths are common, weve taken this approach farther by building person-centered and condition-specific Care Paths based on your loved ones unique needs, current conditions and past medical history.Using our proprietary technology, our caregivers can help predict and prevent a fall or worsening of your family member~s current condition. When a change of condition is identified, we will communicate that information immediately to the supervising nurse at BrightStar Home Care Burnsville / South St Paul and/or your loved ones physician so any needed action can be taken.   

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Non-Medical 12400 Portland Avenue South, Ste 195, Dakota, Burnsville, Minnesota, 55337

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Companion Care 12400 Portland Avenue, Dakota, Burnsville, Minnesota, 55337

One of the foundations of BrightStar Home Care Burnsville / South St Paul is our commitment to helping clients maintain independence by delivering personalized companion care services. Our compassionate and experienced professionals are well-equipped to meet your loved one~s specific emotional and practical needs.Whether youre looking for ongoing in-home senior companion care or need occasional respite services, your loved ones care will be overseen by our Director of Nursing, a Registered Nurse (RN) who creates each clients personalized plan of care.Companion Care ServicesAvailable for clients of all ages, our services include around-the-clock care including: In-home support Light housekeeping and help with laundry Meal planning and cooking Respite for family caregivers Help with shopping and errands. Adult and senior transportation to and from doctor appointments and social events Travel companionship Sitter services In-Home Senior Companion CareAs part of BrightStar Home Care Burnsville / South St Pauls commitment to person-centered care, we take the time to get to know each clients history, personality, and goals, as well as overall family circumstances. Our senior companion care services focus on improving the health and well-being of your aging loved ones so they can remain independent and experience dignity throughout their days.Committed to providing services that are stimulating and enjoyable, we offer a variety of in-home companion care services to help you achieve the quality of life you or your loved one desire. We can: Assist with writing letters and other correspondence. Help connect with loved ones through email, texting, video chat and social media. Engage in stimulating activities such as crafts, games, puzzles and reading. Create customized grocery lists to meet dietary needs and preferences. Facilitate visits with friends and neighbors. Plan outings, activities, and trips Facilitate and assist with daily schedule. Provide respite and family relief. Hospital Companion Care for ChildrenWhen a child is hospitalized, it affects the whole family dynamic and energy level. Its important to care for yourself so that youre able to support your hospitalized little one. Our reliable and gentle professionals can provide any variation of the following: In-hospital childcare assistance In-hospital companionship for your child Hourly or around-the-clock companionship Respite care for family or friends Comprehensive Companion Care AssessmentsEach BrightStar Home Care Burnsville / South St Paul client receives a personalized, in-depth assessment conducted by our Director of Nursing to understand the clients health, personality, and needs. This process helps us ensure the right fit between our clients and their caregivers. It also enables us to quickly modify a clients plan of care as needs evolve so we can deliver the highest quality care to the individuals and families we serve.  

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