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January 25th, 2019 FAQs About Winter Flare-Ups and Senior Eczema

Eczema is a common skin problem in elderly adults, mostly because their skin loses a lot of the suppleness it once had, which encourages dry and scaly patches to form. While eczema is usually present all year round, winter weather can cause a...

January 18th, 2019 Help! I Need to Exercise More

Is your New Year’s resolution to exercise more and get healthier? That’s the top of the list for many adults when January rolls around. However, as a family caregiver, it can be especially hard for you to find the time to work out...

January 11th, 2019 Treatments and Care for COPD at Home

If your aging relative is experiencing coughing fits, wheezing, chest tightness and extreme fatigue, they may be struggling with COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This is a serious disease that needs to be managed by a doctor. However...

January 4th, 2019 Serious Warning Signs of Caregiver Burnout

The dictionary defines stress as a type of intense mental tension that is the consequence of demanding circumstances. While some stress is helpful for propelling people to action, chronic stress means living in that state for long periods of time,...

December 28th, 2018 How to Be a Caregiver to Someone with Dementia

It's not easy to care for someone you love who has dementia. The disease takes so much from your family member and from you and other family members. Here are some ideas that can help.Hand the Reins to Someone Else As much as it might feel...

December 21st, 2018 Is Your Elderly Parent Struggling With Self-Care?

Watching your parents age can be incredibly difficult, especially as you watch their previously independent lifestyle start to decline. Illness, injury and chronic health issues can force your aging mom or dad to struggle with some of the most...

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...

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