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Wheaton, IL Nurse Named 2016 Nurse of the Year

When you ask BrightStar Care Central DuPage/Wheaton, IL Director of Nursing Kelly Honn why she went into nursing, she would say it was a calling. Kelly was recently named the 2016 Nurse of the Year award winner at BrightStar Care’s annual Branch Leadership Conference in Chicago. BrightStar Care has a brand standard of having an […]

Recognizing BrightStar Care’s 2016 Nurse of the Year Regional Winners

Nurses are typically associated with women in white uniforms, tending to patients in hospitals or doctor’s offices. Yet every day, a growing  number of dedicated nurses care for aging adults and people with complex medical needs inside their homes, administering daily medications, providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness, and managing […]

8 Benefits of Walking

It’s easy to take it for granted. Walking is such a natural action. We do it every day – at work, while shopping, while taking out the garbage and while visiting friends and family. Many people think the only way to exercise is by running or lifting weights. They equate stressing out muscles and joints […]

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Occupational Therapy for Seniors

April is National Occupational Therapy Month, and it is important to inform people of all ages exactly what occupational therapy is. Many of us have heard of physical therapy, massage therapy, even psychotherapy. We have also heard of occupational therapy, but we may not truly know what it means? According to the American Occupational Therapy […]

In Home Care Can Make Home A Viable Senior Housing Option

About 90% of seniors plan to live in their current homes for the next 5 to 10 years, according to the United States of Aging Survey. BankRate.com recently published an article exploring senior housing options, including aging in place at home. This can be a good option for seniors, but it’s important to recognize the […]

Exploring the Possible Ties Between Blood Pressure Medications and Fall Risk

High blood pressure is a very serious condition that can lead to severe illness or even death. But did you know the same medication you may be using to treat this condition could also increase the risk of a dangerous fall? Certain high blood pressure medicine can lead to falls, according to a New York […]

10 Ways to Help a Loved One Manage High Blood Pressure

National Heart Month rolls on, and we’ve already looked at risk factors for high blood pressure and other preventative measures. But what happens when your loved one is the person afflicted with potentially crippling heart issues? Amid all the emotions and fears, what do you do? To whom and where do you turn? According to […]

LISTEN: BrightStar Care Chief Clinical Quality Officer Highlights Evidence Based Dementia Care Program

Sharon Roth Maguire, the Chief Clinical Quality Officer and resident RN of BrightStar Care, recently went on the radio to discuss in-home dementia care and transitional care. Health Professional Radio’s Neal Howard reached out again because of her vast knowledge of the healthcare industry, nearly 30 years of experience. Maguire highlighted BrightStar Care’s specialty in […]

How Many Risk Factors Do You Have for High Blood Pressure?

“Make Control Your Goal” is the theme for American Heart Month this year with a focus on controlling high blood pressure and an important part of this is knowing your risk factors for high blood pressure. According to the CDC, risk factors include health conditions, your lifestyle and your family history that can increase your […]

Make Control Your Goal with Blood Pressure

February is American Heart Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is encouraging Americans to know their blood pressure, and if it’s high, they want you to make control your goal. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. More than 67 million Americans have high blood pressure, […]

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