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August 5th, 2016 Beat the Heat With These Indoor Activities for Seniors

As July turns to August, temperatures reach annual highs. While we all love to savor the outdoors come summer, it’s important to take care in the extreme heat, especially for seniors, who are more prone to heat-related illness. Keeping indoors is...

May 20th, 2016 Memorial Day Activities for Seniors

Memorial Day is about more than barbecue and the unofficial start of summer. Beyond the sun and fun, the holiday carries a deeper significance: honoring the men and women who have passed while serving in the U.S. Military. Who better to help mark...

May 6th, 2016 Celebrate National Nurses Week 2016

This week, we are celebrating hardworking nurses across the country during National Nurses Week, which runs from May 6–12. BrightStar Care employs more than 5,000 nurses, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and licensed...

April 20th, 2016 Wheaton, IL Nurse Named 2016 Nurse of the Year

2016 Nurse of the Year Kelly Honn with BrightStar Care CEO Shelly Sun, BrightStar Care of Central DuPage/Wheaton Franchise Owners Judy and Jim Flickinger and BrightStar Care President Thom Gilday. When you ask BrightStar Care Central DuPage...

April 5th, 2016 2016 Alzheimer's Disease Statistics

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia. It is a degenerative condition that involves progressive brain cell failure. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. An estimated 5.4 million Americans...

March 4th, 2016 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...

September 29th, 2015 Fall Prevention Awareness Day

September is observed as Falls Prevention Awareness Month. September 23, 2015, the first day of fall, marks the 8th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, sponsored by the National Council on Aging.This year’s theme for Falls Prevention...

September 11th, 2015 The Importance of Fall Prevention

Elderly fall prevention is more critical than ever before to families. Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls and the results can be life-altering. At BrightStar Care, most of our clients are identified as being at risk of...

May 11th, 2015 Kelly Honn: Former financial planner switched to nursing

When 9/11 hit, not a lot of people were investing their money anymore, uncertain of what the future held. That didn’t bode well for financial advisor Kelly Honn. At the time, the 64-year-old was taking care of an elderly neighbor when she was...

May 11th, 2015 Jennifer Alicandri: Individual care fuels the family

Director of Nursing Jennifer Alicandri enjoys making a difference. With more than three years under her belt with BrightStar Care, and 17 years in the nursing business, Alicandri represents the Woodbury, New York franchise with passion...

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