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December 20th, 2016 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 North...

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...

November 23rd, 2016 Long-Distance Caregiving with BrightStar Care's Help

As part of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, BrightStar Care is sharing stories that showcase real, personal stories of connections between clients, families, and caregivers. Follow along on our blog and Facebook for more stories...

November 15th, 2016 No Place Like Home: An Alzheimer's Story

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 Lucy's Alzheimer's Home Care Story

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 November is 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...

September 30th, 2016 2016 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award

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...

September 8th, 2016 September is 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...

August 19th, 2016 Picnic Tips for Seniors

A picnic can be a fun summer activity the whole family can enjoy together, but there are some special considerations to keep in mind when elderly family members will be part of your get together. Luckily, planning a picnic right in your own...

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