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August 12th, 2016 Medication Management Tips for Seniors

As a senior parent ages and his or her body starts to slow and break down, the need for prescription medicines will likely increase. Keeping track of multiple medicines and all that comes with that (dose amounts and times, side effects...

August 8th, 2016 Eye Health: Do You Know Myth From Fact?

Knowing the facts is important in general, but especially when it pertains to your health. We’ve all heard at least some of the following statements about eye sight, like wearing the wrong glasses can harm your eyesight or reading small print can...

August 8th, 2016 Video: Workers Compensation Nurse Utilizes BrightStar Care Services

BrightStar Care® Chicago and La Grange Community Liaison, Linda Kunicki, and Karen, a Nurse Case Manager focusing on Workers Compensation Medical Cases, talk about how learning about BrightStar Care® services, as well as we discovering we are in...

August 5th, 2016 Beat the Heat With These Indoor Activities for Seniors

As July turns to August, temperatures reach annual highs. While we all love to savor the outdoors come summer, it’s important to take care in the extreme heat, especially for seniors, who are more prone to heat-related illness. Keeping indoors is...

July 21st, 2016 Answers to 10 Frequently Asked Cataract Questions

Cataracts affect practically everyone over the age of 75. Even though they are common, they can still be challenging to navigate. Progressive vision loss can be a scary and uncomfortable experience for a parent or grandparent. Arming yourself with...

July 1st, 2016 How to Prevent Elderly Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

Caring for an elderly parent through summer’s intense heat requires special considerations. This is due largely to the potential for heat stroke and heat exhaustion, which affect adults over 65 more than most. Why? As we age, our bodies’ internal...

June 29th, 2016 Tips for Planning Fun Summer Activities for Seniors

We all enjoy engaging in fun summer activities, and seniors are no exception. Of course, heading outdoors with a parent who may require special food or medicines takes a little planning. Below, we’ve outlined five activities the whole family can...

June 23rd, 2016 Video: Patient Healthcare Advocate Discusses BrightStar Care Resources

BrightStar Care of Chicago and La Grange Community Liaison, Linda Kunicki, along with Maryellen Jachimowski, RN, MSN, CSA, Private Healthcare Advocate, discuss why It’s important to learn about resources like BrightStar Care® for her...

June 23rd, 2016 10 Activities to Do With a Loved One Who Has Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia are progressive illnesses. It’s understandable then that when a loved one receives an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, many families respond with an urgent wish to spend more time together. However, finding...

June 17th, 2016 The Three Most Common Types of Dementia

It’s not uncommon to hear the terms “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s disease” used interchangeably, but the two are quite different. Dementia is a general term for a severe loss of memory and other cognitive capacities caused by physical changes in the...

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