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June 21st, 2018 FEATURED Announcing The May Employee of the Month at BrightStar Care of Chicago and La Grange

Each month we announce an EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH.  This is one of the ways our BrightStar Care offices recognize our top employees from the previous month. The employee who is chosen is from those who exemplify our core values. The selection...

August 10th, 2018 Why Seniors Should Use Social Media

It seems like just about everyone you know uses social media to keep up with friends and family, for business, for news and for entertainment. But how many elderly adults do you know that have social media accounts. If your aging relative is...

August 1st, 2018 What Does the Stage of Lung Cancer Mean for Your Parent? 

If your aging parent has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer, it is likely that you received a tremendous amount of information right from the beginning. This information can seem overwhelming, and you may not even feel as though you...

July 27th, 2018 Why Caregivers Need Exercise

As a family caregiver, you know how important it is to focus your attention on your aging loved one’s physical and emotional needs. However, that doesn’t mean you should ignore your own. In fact, taking care of yourself may be one of...

July 17th, 2018 Easing Your Aging Parent's Stress When You're Caregiving From a Distance

When you live too far away from your aging parent to be with them on a daily, or even weekly, basis, it is easy to feel added stress as a family caregiver. You are likely to worry that you won't be able to handle their care tasks effectively...

July 12th, 2018 Celebrating Our Colleagues' Birthdays

It's always special to celebrate our birthdays with friends and family but it's an added bonus to also have our colleagues honor our special day. It's just one of the many things that makes BrightStar Care of Chicago and La Grange an...

July 12th, 2018 Tips for Enjoying a Camping Trip with Your Senior Parent

For many families, summertime means going on vacation. Trips are a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time together and make memories you can cherish well into the future. A very popular type of vacation during the summer months is camping...

July 11th, 2018 Interesting article on Chicago's health

In the Chicago area we are very lucky to have a magazine dedicated to the health of our area residents. You can find this magazine in various doctor offices and hospitals and other sources as well. In September there will be a special supplement...

July 10th, 2018 Enjoy a mid-summer CE- Opioid Dependence and Older Adults 

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), about 3 in 10 people between ages 57 to 85 use at least 5 prescriptions. This increases the risk for mistakes and drug abuse and most often happens by accident in...

July 5th, 2018 Home Care Services - Four Ways to Know It's Time

How do you know if your parents need home care services? You have to trust your gut. They may argue. If you see them struggling with daily activities like housework, medications, bathing, and meals, it's time. You'll have to push them into...

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