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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 16th, 2016 6 Holiday Safety Tips to Prepare for Your Parent’s Visit

The holidays are a special time of the year when all generations keep gather together under one roof. Make that time as enjoyable and stress-free as possible by making your home a safer space for aging parents and other loved ones. Our Chief...

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...

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

Jeanne McCutcheon, a caregiver for BrightStar Care of Louisville East in Kentucky was awarded as this year’s 2016 BrightStar Care Southeast Caregiver of the Year. Her constant dedication to her clients, providing them with individualized care to...

November 15th, 2016 No Place Like Home: How In-Home Care Eased a Mother’s Alzheimer’s

For Peggy’s mom Jean, there really is no place like home. Jean was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2012 and shortly thereafter broke her hip, winding up in rehab. “It was awful,” says Peggy. “Her progression in...

November 1st, 2016 “Those are my Momma’s Words”

As part of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, BrightStar Care is sharing stories, with permission, that showcase real, personal stories of connections between clients, family care partners, and BrightStar Care caregivers. When Lucy&rsquo...

November 1st, 2016 National Family Caregivers Month

November is observed as National Family Caregivers Month. The Caregiver Action Network (CAN) coordinates National Family Caregivers Month each November as a time to thank, support, educate, and empower family caregivers.According to &ldquo...

September 30th, 2016 The Joint Commission Presents 2016 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award to BrightStar Care®

Award Honors Home Care Franchisor for Promoting Quality Health Care The Joint Commission presented the 2016 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award to BrightStar Care®, recognizing the national home health care franchisor for its efforts to promote...

September 8th, 2016 Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer is the most common and second leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States. According to statistics from the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated...

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