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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...

April 29th, 2016 Celebrate 2016 National Nurses Week

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...

April 20th, 2016 BrightStar Care of 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...

April 7th, 2016 2016 Nurse of the Year Regional Winners

Nurses are typically associated with women in white uniforms, tending to patients in hospitals or doctor’s offices. Yet every day, a growing  number of dedicated nurses care for aging adults and people with complex medical needs inside...

April 1st, 2016 Occupational Therapy for Seniors

April is National Occupational Therapy Month. Occupational therapy helps people participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities, or occupations. Common occupational therapy interventions...

March 9th, 2016 Helpful Resources for National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, a campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The theme for this year is "Put Your Best Fork Forward," which encourages everyone to follow a healthful eating plan that's packed with...

March 4th, 2016 In-Home Care is a Viable Senior Housing Option

About 90% of seniors plan to live in their current homes for the next 5 to 10 years, according to the United States of Aging Survey. BankRate.com recently published an article exploring senior housing options, including aging in place at home...

February 9th, 2016 Listen and Learn About Our Evidence Based Dementia Care Program

Sharon Roth Maguire, the Chief Clinical Quality Officer and resident RN of BrightStar Care, recently went on the radio to discuss in-home dementia care and transitional care. Health Professional Radio’s Neal Howard reached out again because...

December 18th, 2015 Ideas for De-Cluttering for Fall Prevention

When you have a cluttered home, it can cause stress and make it difficult to find important items. But even more than that, clutter can pose health and safety risks, especially to the elderly population. In particular, having clutter in the way...

November 13th, 2015 Tips for Planning the Holidays When a Loved One Has Dementia

The holidays are upon us, and that means great food, family and friends. Not to mention some much-needed rest and relaxation from the everyday grind. But for families living with the disease and other dementias, the holidays can be challenging...

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