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October 19th, 2018 Can You Avoid a Cold This Year? 

It takes a lot of wind out of your sails to get sick and as a caregiver, you often can't afford to even feel a little bit sniffly. So if there are things you can do that make getting sick a little less likely, those are some activities you...

October 15th, 2018 Celebrating our 2018 Regional Caregivers of the Year

Each year, it is our honor to celebrate the best of the best Caregivers, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), and Home Health Aides (HHAs), throughout the BrightStar Care organization through our Caregiver of the Year program. Our Regional...

October 12th, 2018 10 Facts to Know on World Stroke Day

October 29th is World Stroke Day. Now is the perfect time to learn more about strokes. Here are 10 facts you should know about strokes. #10 – While most stroke victims are 65 or older, one out of four people are younger. Strokes are not...

October 5th, 2018 How to Manage a Lupus Flare-Up

If you are a family caregiver for an older adult with lupus, you probably do everything you can to ensure they follow the doctor’s treatment plan. Doing so helps to keep their lupus symptoms under control. However, sometimes no matter how...

September 28th, 2018 PREVENT FALLS THIS FALL AND BEYOND

Here we are at the beginning of the FALL season which is a great reminder to review Fall Prevention. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every five falls results in a serious injury, such as a bone...

September 28th, 2018 SIGN ON BONUS for Nurses for School Assignments (Full time/CSN not required)

Chicago, ILSchool Nurse Overview:  Join a leader in the home health care industry.  If providing compassionate, high quality care as a Registered Nurse is your passion, BrightStar Care has an opportunity for you. We currently have...

September 25th, 2018 Special Care for Senior Skin

As people age, their bodies change a lot. One thing that changes is their skin. Skin become thinner and more fragile with age. It may break easier, with just a little bump or even by scratching an itch. It also may be dryer and more prone to...

September 21st, 2018 How Can Seasonal Changes Affect Your Parent's Mood?

Have you noticed that a change of seasons makes your mom restless or agitated? Your dad falls asleep just after dinner and wakes up throughout the night. As seasons change, seniors can have a harder time with insomnia, mood swings, and seasonal...

September 13th, 2018 Four Things to Learn During September's Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month

It's Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month. If your mom or dad has this disease, you probably know a little about it. If it's new to you, it's important to know a few facts about the disease. Here are four things you need to know.What is...

September 13th, 2018 WANTED NURSES - SCHOOL AND/OR INFUSION EXPERIENCE IS A PLUS

BrightStar Care of Chicago and La Grange has Full Time and Part Time positions for NURSESNurse Overview:  Join a leader in the home health care industry. Each independently owned BrightStar location makes more possible for the community and...

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