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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...

July 29th, 2016 Caregiver Spotlight: Wisconsin BrightStar Care CNA Brings the Beach to Her Client

If you can’t get to the beach, have the beach brought to you. That’s just what happened last week for Judy, a client from the BrightStar Care of South Central, Wisconsin office. Wisconsin’s weather had been unbearably hot, and Judy told her...

June 29th, 2016 Tips for Planning Fun Summer Activities for Seniors

We all enjoy engaging in fun summer activities, and seniors are no exception. Of course, heading outdoors with a parent who may require special food or medicines takes a little planning. Below, we’ve outlined five activities the whole family can...

May 23rd, 2016 National Safety Month - Home Safety Tips for Seniors

In-home care offers senior citizens the best of both worlds: independence and customizable, personal attention. It’s no wonder then that it’s become an increasingly popular option. With this in mind and the arrival of National Safety...

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 12th, 2016 A Successful National Nurses Week

This week, we’ve paid tribute to the hardworking nurses in all of our lives during National Nurses Week, which ran from May 6–12. BrightStar Care is the proud employer of more than 5,000 nurses nationwide, including registered nurses, licensed...

May 9th, 2016 5 Ways to #ThankANurse and Celebrate Nurses Week

One of our favorite times of the year is upon us – National Nurses Week! Although it is recognized as May 6 through 12, we celebrate all month long (and all year long, really) because it’s a special time to recognize our hard-working...

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 29th, 2016 National Nurses Week 2016 – A Preview

National Nurses Week, which runs from May 6–12, is a chance to honor the hardworking nurses who care for our loved ones throughout the year. When you think of a nurse, the first image that may spring to mind is an employee in a large hospital...

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...

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