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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 3rd, 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...

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...

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...

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...

February 15th, 2017 A Daughter's Journey: Fighting the Fear

We were faced with two separate problems, like a Rubik’s cube that needed to be turned in just the right way. First, my dad needed surgery to stop internal bleeding. Second, he had cancer. Cancer. This one word carries a thousand fears...

February 8th, 2017 A Daughter's Journey: Diagnosis Day

Leah Boyle is a 42-year-old wife, mother, and daughter who convinced her parents to sell their family home and relocate near her, a few towns away, so they could help each other. Leah’s husband is an airline pilot, a career that often leaves...

December 20th, 2016 A Grand Thank You: How BrightStar Care Changed a Client’s Life for Good

We love to hear stories from clients and families about local BrightStar Care caregivers making a real difference in their lives. We recently received such a letter from David Cubarney, a gentleman who receives care from BrightStar Care of...

December 9th, 2016 2016 BrightStar Care Midwest Caregiver of the Year

Elsa Salguero, a certified nursing assistant for BrightStar Care of Central DuPage-Wheaton, as well as a nursing student at the College of DuPage, has been awarded this year’s 2016 BrightStar Care Midwest Caregiver of the Year. Her above and...

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