Home care in Oak Brook, IL

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October 19th, 2017 FEATURED Fight Like A Girl!

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One of our very own BrightStar family members, Jennifer Kotlarz, shares her warrior story, and the importance of yearly exams. This is My story… One year ago, this month I was diagnosed with...

October 18th, 2017 FEATURED BrightStar Breakdown

Each month we will "break down" a health topic. One of our experienced team members will discuss a few topics or ideas they feel the community should learn more about. September This month, our Director of Nursing, Jen...

April 8th, 2017 Four Ways To Support The Autism Community After April

While April is filled with inspiration and awareness, April will end. We should inspire our society to become better supporters of the autism community. With that being said, we want to share four ways that the autism community can inspire you...

April 4th, 2017 4 strategies when individuals with dementia refuse medication

By Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC Chief Clinical Quality Officer, BrightStar Care People with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia may take multiple medications. And because the risk of missing a dose or confusing pills is so high for...

March 27th, 2017 Healthy Baking and Cooking Tips for Seniors

Helping your loved one follow a special diet for heart disease or diabetes may not mean they have to give up their favorite family recipes. Who knew you could use applesauce instead of oil in mom’s famous blueberry muffins? Try these simple...

March 4th, 2017 Fun Ways to Spend St. Patrick’s Day with Your Senior Loved One

Deck Yourself in Green This is a great time for you and your loved one to pull out your favorite green clothes. The outfits can be subtle and serious or crazy and silly. You can top your outfits off with a St. Patrick’s-themed hat, or you can...

February 28th, 2017 What Is Sepsis and How Can BrightStar Care Help?

Sepsis (Septicemia) is one of the most common reasons individuals are readmitted to the hospital after a procedure or treatment for another condition, but many people do not know what it is. In addition to health concerns, this can also cause...

February 16th, 2017 BrightStar Care® of Oak Brook BrightStar Receives 2017 Best of Home Care® Employer of Choice Award

We are thrilled to announce that we’ve received the Best of Home Care Employer of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. Only the nation’s top-ranking home care providers earn this distinction based on caregiver satisfaction scores gathered by Home...

February 14th, 2017 Tips for Leading a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

February is American Heart Month, making it the perfect time to commit to living a healthier lifestyle. Family history is one major risk factor for heart disease, but an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, smoking, and being overweight can also...

February 4th, 2017 Valentine’s Day Ideas For Seniors

The month of February is host to arguably the most romantic holiday, so it may come as no surprise that February is commonly referred to as the month of love. We mean, who wouldn’t love a holiday where the most common gifts are chocolate and...

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