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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...

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...

October 28th, 2016 10 Fun Halloween Crafts for Seniors

  Why should kids have all the fun on Halloween? We’ve created a list of 10 fun and easy Halloween crafts for seniors below. Research shows that crafting fosters mindfulness, eases depression, and may lessen your chance of cognitive...

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