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Community events make more possible for the people – more knowledge, more security, more joy. And there is no better indication of a thriving community than when the people can come together, for any reason or no reason at all. Whether it’s for recreation and just enjoying the company of others, community education or to promote health and wellbeing, local events that bring the people together are what strengthen a community from the inside out.

BrightStar Gurnee serves all of Lake County, including Zion, Waukegan, Libertyville, Mundelein, Lake Zurich, North Chicago, Antioch and more. Our community extends further than our Gurnee office location and so do we. Part of what makes our team so special is our passion for getting involved locally, whether it’s an elder care expo, Gurnee homecare education or even a philanthropic event – we not only serve the community, we are part of it. Join us.


Communication with Dignity:
It brings out the Best in Everyone!
Presented by:  Susan Schlais – Lighthouse Speech Solutions
Presented by Susan Schlais-a WI and IL licensed Speech and Language Pathologist and member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. Lighthouse Speech Solutions 



1. LEARN the 4 components of effective communication.


2. IDENTIFY verbal, non-verbal, and behavioral   aspects of communication that breakdown with age, certain medical diagnosis, and various levels of cognitive decline.


3. ANALYZE real life communication breakdowns with problem solving techniques to GUIDE to greater independence, motivation and compliant behaviors.


4. FACILITATE effective communication through practical applications you will discover with individuals you work with for success and more rewarding interactions!.

5. DISCOVER practical applications YOU can make to facilitate more effective communication with an individual you work with for success and a more rewarding interaction!





To provide practical ideas and tools for interacting with individuals with communicative and/or cognitive handicaps

Non-Pharmacologic Strategies For Care
Presented By: Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BCChief Clinical Quality Officer – BrightStar
Sponsored By: BrightStar Care® , Journey Care, Sunrise Gurnee,  Anthony Ferraro Law Office, ManorCare Libertyville and Silver Connections


Welcome & Overview of Topic Objectives

  • Review of Published Research on Non-Pharmacologic strategies for responding to challenging Behaviors in person with Dementia
  • Identifying the shared characteristics of hearing loss and dementia
  • Framework for Understanding/responding to the Behavioral & Psychiatric Symptoms of Dementia
  • Unmet Need
  • Behavioral Learning Model
  • Environmental Vulnerability/Reduced Stress Threshold Mode

Person Centered Care Overview


  • Kitwood’s work
  • Examples of Person Centered Approaches

General & Specific Examples of Non-Pharmacologic Approaches

  • Blame the Pain




1.0 CEU Credit offered to Nurses, Case Managers, and Social Workers
 (CE Professionals Only)   
Date:  Tues, Feb 25th
Time: 5:30- 7:30pm
Location: Bodega Grill  (Strip Mall next to Heather Ridge Golf Course)
                                750 S Il Route 21 – Gurnee, IL 60031
Dinner and two drink tickets will be provided.

Caregiver Conference 2014

Are you or someone you know a Family Caregiver?
This conference is intended for in home family caregivers.  Caregivers who will benefit from the conference include family caregivers of elders and/or adults with disabilities, such as spouses caring for spouses and/or adult children caring for aging parents.
This conference is FREE with a complimentary breakfast buffet and lunch.  We have an excellent line up of speakers and resources available


Registration, Breakfast & Vendor Booths





“Getting Your Ducks In A Row”Anthony Ferraro



Break/Vendor Booths



“Diagnosing the Diagnosis -Dementia’s Defined”

Dr. Joshua LaVigne



Lunch & Vendor Booths



“Cognitive Fitness: It’s OnEveryone’s Mind” Joanne Telser-Frère

& Charles Bonilla



Vendor Give-Aways/Thank You



BrightStar is providing free respite on a first come first serve basis. Please call 847-377-7355 to register for this event.
Where:   University Center
               1200 University Center Dr
               Grayslake, IL
When:    March 8th
               9am to 3pm
Co-Sponsors include:   Chris Damon, Dimensions Home Health, Journey Care, Spring Meadows, Winchester House 
We look forward to seeing you there! 
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