Home care in Oak Brook, IL

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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...

January 25th, 2017 Infusing Lives with Compassionate Care

Every January 25th is National Infusion Nurse's Day. Do you know what an infusion nurse does or the many ways they can help your loved one at home? What is an Infusion Nurse?Infusion Nurses are Registered Nurses who specialize in giving medicine...

January 24th, 2017 10 Tips to Help the Elderly During Winter Months

10 Tips to Help the Elderly In Your Life This Winter1. Stock emergency resources in their homes. Emergency kits must be easily accessible and should include water, flashlight, batteries, radio, and blankets. Seniors should have at least a seven...

January 17th, 2017 5 Health and Safety Tips for Seniors in Winter

January can not only bring a lot of beautiful snow, but also slippery ice and freezing temperatures. Whether you live up north where it easily drops below zero, or down south where it can cool down into the 30’s and 40’s, you’ll want to take extra...

January 5th, 2017 Simple Steps to a Healthy Senior Diet This New Year

 A Healthy Diet Made EasierEating healthfully doesn't have to involve hours in the kitchen. Consider these options for maintaining a nutritious diet in your senior years:Get help in the kitchen. If you can't or don't like to cook any more...

January 5th, 2017 Top New Year’s Resolutions for Family Caregivers and their Aging Loved Ones

A new year means it’s time for a fresh start. It’s time to grab the reins on the things we’ve all been saying we are going to get around to doing but haven’t yet. When you have an aging loved one you are caring for, this means having to make New...

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...

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