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August 18th, 2017 BrightStar Care Award-Winning Home Care

We are honored to have received some of the most prestigious awards in the home care industry on behalf of the national BrightStar Care brand as well as our local agencies. Click here to download a printable version of this page. Related...

August 4th, 2017 How to avoid dangerous drug interactions

By Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC Chief Clinical Quality Officer, BrightStar CareMedications are a blessing and a curse. While we’re fortunate to have access to lifesaving, pain-relieving drugs, their abundance can lead to accidental drug...

August 2nd, 2017 Becoming Guardian for Mom and Dad Made Easier

  Step up To Becoming a Guardian at the Gate -- Courtesy of BrightStar Care/Evanston It has not been the best year for Mom or Dad or even both of them. They've been forgetting  things, leaving the stove or iron on, and they (and you) are...

April 3rd, 2017 A Daughter's Journey: Lies We Tell Ourselves

          My parents have always maintained that if a doctor looks hard enough, she’ll find something. Given medical technology and education these days, I believe that’s probably true. But I also think...

March 7th, 2017 Sweet Memories in the Making

As we grow, we pick up habits that will never truly leave our memory, even if other parts of our memory fade away. Lucille, better known as ‘Ms. Bitsy,’ loves cooking, especially homemade pecan pies. This was one of her fondest memories of growing...

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’s top-ranking home...

December 28th, 2016 5 New Year’s Activities Perfect 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 together. We’ve shared...

November 23rd, 2016 Care Connections Across the Miles

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 Facebookfor more stories, information...

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...

October 5th, 2016 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among U.S. women. According to statistics from the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 246,660 new new cases of breast cancer and 40,450...

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