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March 8th, 2017 A Daughter's Journey: Don't Worry, Be Happy

My mom nicked her finger cutting an apple once because her hands were trembling. She pretended she didn’t see me notice, and I pretended not to be concerned. After all, it’s a fine line between being intrusive and being well-informed...

March 1st, 2017 BrightStar Care Earns 2017 ‘Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider’ Award

We are proud to announce that BrightStar Care recently earned the 2017 ‘Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider’ award from Home Care Pulse, a leading firm in satisfaction research and quality assurance. Only the nation...

December 28th, 2016 5 New Year's Activities for Seniors

New Year’s Eve typically gets associated with staying up late and going to big, raucous parties—not exactly the ideal activities for seniors. That doesn’t mean that you and your elderly loved one can’t celebrate the holiday...

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 decline...

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