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The holiday season tends to make me and others at our BrightStar Care introspective. Every year I, and I’m sure you also, reflect on what is of value and adds a feeling of joy. For me, the owners of BrightStar Care of Chicago & La...

January 17th, 2018 What Can You Do Just for You to Reduce Stress?

Caregivers need all the help that they can get in reducing stress levels. One of the biggest ways to do this is to start doing certain things just because they work for you.Exercise It might not be your favorite thing to do, but exercise can help...

January 10th, 2018 Can Elderly Care Help Your Life Be More Organized?

When you are a family caregiver especially one who is in the sandwich generation caring for both an elderly parent and children, it can feel as though you are not able to stop and think about anything, much less try to get things organized. You...

January 3rd, 2018 Is Cancer Preventable?

Most people are aware that there are certain risk factors for cancer that are controllable through lifestyle changes. For example, you probably know that smoking can lead to lung cancer, so quitting smoking can reduce risks. A new study delved...

December 27th, 2017 Tools and Technology Your Parent Can Use to Increase Driving Safety and Independence 

Independence is an important concept for everyone, and that does not change with age. In fact, as a family caregiver it is critical that you recognize your parent's ongoing need for independence and autonomy and take as many steps as you can...

December 19th, 2017 Shampoo Alternatives are Ideal for Aging Adults

Without a doubt, one of the most difficult duties of a family caregiver is to help their aging adult relative with bathing and showering. Home care aids do a fine job of this but often don’t come more than a few days per week. As family...

December 14th, 2017 Increasing Personal Safety During the Holiday Season

The holidays are filled with joy, happiness, and excitement, but that does not mean that there are not risks that your parent and you might face while enjoying the celebrations. As a family caregiver it is important that you do not overlook your...

December 6th, 2017 How Owning a Dog Could Help Seniors Live Longer

If you have a canine family member, you probably already know they’re good for you. There’s something about that wiggly tail and goofy doggy smile that instantly boosts your mood. And, when you’re feeling stressed, spending some...

December 5th, 2017 Working at BrightStar Care of Chicago & La Grange has special benefits

During the month of November each year we are reminded to be thankful for our friends, family and work colleagues as well as our health, work and many other things. At BrightStar Care of Chicago and La Grange we are thankful to our staff. Their...

November 28th, 2017 What Tools and Devices Can Make an Aging Adult's Life Easier?

Making your elderly family member's life safer and easier is likely to be pretty high on your priority list as her caregiver. Finding the right tools to do that can make your life easier, too.Fully-automated Can and Bottle Openers Many...

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