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Choosing a Qualified Caregiver

By: Karen Pinderski, owner of BrightStar Care of Barrington & McHenry County 

As the 85+ population is projected to increase from 5.7 million in 2011 to 14.1 million in year 2040, our “Forever Young” generation is searching for new ways to hold onto their independence as they adjust to the new needs of their daily lives. With the right tools and tactics, from senior safe technology to household  technology updates, increased physical fitness, remaining active and involved, seniors can feel secure living independently for years to come while keeping the worry of their family members at bay. While every senior’s needs differ, there are multiple options to keep our loved ones living independently and safely inside and outside the  home.

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March 5th, 2018 FEATURED Barrington Patch Welcomes BrightStar Care

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL – Entrepreneur Karen Pinderski is fulfilling her dream of making a difference in the lives of local residents by purchasing a home care and medical staffing franchise. BrightStar Care of Barrington & McHenry County...

November 12th, 2017 Crafting with Seniors in the Midwest

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, BrightStar Care took a look at the most popular family caregiver activities across the country. Based on national search data from Google, crafting with seniors is popular in the Midwest region.Making...

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...

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 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...

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 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 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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