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August 4th, 2017 Which type of home care is right for your loved one?

Click here to download a printable version of the tips to share with a friend or loved one.

August 4th, 2017 How to avoid dangerous drug interactions

By Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC Chief Clinical Quality Officer, BrightStar CareMedications are a blessing and a curse. While we’re fortunate to have access to lifesaving, pain-relieving drugs, their abundance can lead to accidental drug...

August 2nd, 2017 Becoming Guardian for Mom and Dad Made Easier

  Step up To Becoming a Guardian at the Gate -- Courtesy of BrightStar Care/Evanston It has not been the best year for Mom or Dad or even both of them. They've been forgetting  things, leaving the stove or iron on, and they (and you) are...

July 2nd, 2017 Let’s talk home care: Tips to start the conversation, address concerns

Many people shy away from discussing issues surrounding aging, especially when decisions could threaten an older person’s independence. While these conversations aren’t always easy, they’re important to have to ensure your parent...

April 3rd, 2017 A Daughter's Journey: Lies We Tell Ourselves

          My parents have always maintained that if a doctor looks hard enough, she’ll find something. Given medical technology and education these days, I believe that’s probably true. But I also think...

March 23rd, 2017 A Daughter's Journey: Bridge Over Troubled Water

          When people climb Mt. Everest, they cross at least 20 crevasses using ladder bridges. Sometimes, several ladders are lashed together to form one long bridge, dipping in the middle, secured on...

March 8th, 2017 A Daughter's Journey: Don't Worry, Be Happy

My mom nicked her finger cutting an apple once because her hands were trembling. She pretended she didn’t see me notice, and I pretended not to be concerned. After all, it’s a fine line between being intrusive and being well-informed...

March 7th, 2017 Sweet Memories in the Making

As we grow, we pick up habits that will never truly leave our memory, even if other parts of our memory fade away. Lucille, better known as ‘Ms. Bitsy,’ loves cooking, especially homemade pecan pies. This was one of her fondest memories of growing...

March 1st, 2017 BrightStar Care Earns 2017 ‘Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider’ Award

We are proud to announce that BrightStar Care recently earned the 2017 ‘Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider’ award from Home Care Pulse, a leading firm in satisfaction research and quality assurance. Only the nation’s top-ranking home...

February 22nd, 2017 A Daughter's Journey: Adulthood Calling

There are thresholds you cross on your way to adulthood: At 18, you can vote. At 21, you can drink. At 35, you can run for President of the United States. For me, calling my aunts and uncles and telling them that my dad was in the hospital was...

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