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November 5th, 2018 FEATURED OUR TEAM AT THE 2018 CHICAGO ALZHEIMER’S WALK

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month so our team joined together to participate in the 2018 Chicago Alzheimer’s Walk. Led by Joe Duellman, President and owner of BrightStar Care of Chicago and La Grange, our team of Linda...

December 13th, 2018 Winter Safety Tips for Seniors in Wheelchairs

Does your aging relative need a wheelchair to get around? It may seem easy to zip around in an electric wheelchair, but the truth is that it is extremely challenging to get around, especially when winter weather is working against you. Elderly...

December 11th, 2018 New Team Member!

It is with great pleasure that BrightStar Care of Chicago and La Grange announces and introduces Khadijah Livingston as a Customer Care Manager for our team. Khadijah has worked in the healthcare field for over twelve years with experiences in...

December 7th, 2018 How Much Physical Activity is Safe for a Senior with COPD? 

If your aging parent is one of the approximately 11 million people throughout the United States who have been diagnosed with COPD, you know how important it is to make sure they manage their condition effectively. As their family caregiver, you...

November 30th, 2018 5 Things to Avoid when Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s

Having an older family member who has Alzheimer’s disease isn’t easy. One of the things many family caregivers do when they start helping someone with the disease is to learn as much as possible. They may seek out information about...

November 23rd, 2018 Tips for Playing Games as a Family Activity

Being a multi-generational family caregiver is a fantastic way to manage all of the needs of the different generations of your family, maximize your time and effort, and promote strong bonds. There are many ways you can maximize your care efforts,...

November 19th, 2018 REVEALING THE OCTOBER EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH 

Each month at BrightStar Care® of Chicago and La Grange we choose a staff member EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH award.  This is one of the ways our BrightStar Care offices recognize our top employees from the previous month. The employee who is...

November 15th, 2018 What You Can Do While Preparing the Turkey to Reduce Thanksgiving Foodborne Infection Risk 

Thanksgiving is nearly here, which means that most families are starting to think about that quintessential centerpiece of the holiday table -- the turkey. A Thanksgiving turkey is a treasured tradition and something many people look forward to...

November 10th, 2018 REVERING VETERANS EVERYDAY

November 11th is Veterans Day, an official United States public holiday. As we recognize the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1, it is a fitting time on this Veteran’s Day to recognize all those who served their country in our Armed Forces,...

November 8th, 2018 Learn More During Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month

Nina’s elderly aunt was just diagnosed with celiac disease and the doctor told them they would need to make some diet changes as part of the treatment. Nina didn’t know anything about celiac disease and felt overwhelmed as she was the...

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