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January 17th, 2017 5 Health and Safety Tips for Chicago Seniors in Winter

January can not only bring a lot of beautiful snow, but also slippery ice and freezing temperatures. Whether you live up north where it easily drops below zero, or down south where it can cool down into the 30’s and 40’s, you’ll want to take extra...

January 16th, 2017 Winter Home Safety Guide for Seniors

Is your aging family member prepared for colder temperatures and possible winter storms? There are some important safety measures that are often overlooked. Make sure the home, whether you are living with your loved one or they live on their own...

January 5th, 2017 Top New Year’s Resolutions for Family Caregivers and their Aging Loved Ones

A new year means it’s time for a fresh start. It’s time to grab the reins on the things we’ve all been saying we are going to get around to doing but haven’t yet. When you have an aging loved one you are caring for, this means having to make New...

January 2nd, 2017 Video: Chatting National Family Caregiver Conference with "The Bow Tie Guy"

BrightStar Care was a proud sponsor and exhibitor at the first National Caregiver Conference held in the Chicago area in December. Linda Kunicki, Community Liaison, talks with Chris MacLellan, #TheBowTieGuy, #thepurplejacket, about how our...

December 28th, 2016 5 New Year’s Activities Perfect for Seniors

New Year’s Eve typically gets associated with staying up late and going to big, raucous parties—not exactly the ideal activities for seniors. That doesn’t mean that you and your elderly loved one can’t celebrate the holiday together. We’ve shared...

December 23rd, 2016 Making the Holidays Safe and Special for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s

November was Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and much was talked about. BrightStar Care’s very own dementia care expert and Chief Clinical Quality Officer Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC, and care expert Deborah Hustace, RN, MBA, Senior Director...

December 22nd, 2016 20 Tips to Help Seniors Stick to Their Diets at the Holidays

Picture the typical holiday table and you’ll likely envision an abundant spread of stuffing, turkey, latkes, and pies. Now imagine navigating all that and trying to stick to a low-sodium, low-fat, or low-sugar diet. That’s the challenge in front...

December 16th, 2016 6 Holiday Safety Tips to Prepare for Your Parent’s Visit

The holidays are a special time of the year when all generations keep gather together under one roof. Make that time as enjoyable and stress-free as possible by making your home a safer space for aging parents and other loved ones. Our Chief...

December 15th, 2016 Partnerships That Benefit the Alzheimer's Community

BrightStar Care of Chicago and La Grange Community Liaison, Linda Kunicki, chats with Darryl from ARIA Musicholistics, LLC as a part of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month to discuss how businesses can assist the aging by working together and...

December 9th, 2016 How Families with Alzheimer’s Celebrate the Holidays

For families with Alzheimer’s, celebrating the holidays can require a little extra effort. You want to involve your loved one living with dementia in holiday events, but you want to do it in a way that is appropriate for his or her needs. If you...

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