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May 24th, 2018 Why Is Your Senior Starting to Hoard Items? 

When someone starts to hoard items, the home can get out of control extremely quickly. If you don't live with your elderly family member, you might not realize right away that she's started to hoard.  It's Often Related to Loss or...

May 17th, 2018 How Can You Prepare to Help Your Senior More as Her Health Worsens?

As your senior's health worsens, there may be some ways to help her that don't create friction between the two of you. The last thing that you want to do as her caregiver is cause her to pull away from your assistance.Talk to Her, but Don&...

May 15th, 2018 April Employee of the Month

We are happy to announce the April Employee of the Month at BrightStar Care of Chicago and La Grange pictured here with our Branch Manager, Lenora Alabi. Congratulations to sherry Holmes, RN / Registered Nurse. BrightStar Care employees are...

May 15th, 2018 Who can be a Guardian?

Unfortunately, issues often arise relating to the care and protection of disabled adults. These issues most often occur with older adults. In fact, according to the National Council on Aging, approximately 1 in 10 Americans over age 60 have...

May 10th, 2018 The Best Way to Avoid Caregiver Burnout is Elderly Care Help

Anyone who is caring for an elderly relative is familiar with frustration and fatigue. However, when this chronic stress reaches dangerous levels, it is known as caregiver burnout. There are many reasons why family caregivers should do everything...

May 8th, 2018 Guardianship – Why is Guardianship Necessary?

Guardianship is a legal process in which one person is appointed as the guardian of someone who is unable to make personal and financial decisions. The guardian is typically a family member who is familiar with the care and well-being of the...

May 3rd, 2018 What Are You Doing with Your Leisure Time? 

For some family caregivers the concept of leisure time is a foreign one. If you haven't done anything just for fun lately, you might be overdue for figuring out how to take regular time away from being a caregiver. You Are Taking Time for...

April 26th, 2018 What Can You Do to Get Your Senior to Bathe More? 

Bathing can become one of those topics that your aging family member gradually starts to avoid talking about and doing. There are a variety of reasons for this, but you need to start making a plan to resolve the situation for her.Make Sure the...

April 19th, 2018 Does Osteoporosis Have Symptoms?

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bone mass is reduced and the bones become weak and brittle. This condition can be mild, but it can also be severe, leading to increased risk of falls and other accidents as well as increased risk of serious...

April 12th, 2018 Will Occupational Therapy Really Help My Aging Parent?

It can be hard to know what your aging relative’s needs will be as they transition into a time in their life where they need help with daily activities and care. One of the most important resources you can access for them is occupational...

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