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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 What Can You Do to Make it Easier 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...

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,...


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...

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