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June 20th, 2018 Does an older adult need a guardian to use Home Care?

We are proud to announce that BrightStar Care of Chicago and BrightStar Care of La Grange is collaborating with various resources to share important topics for our audience and theirs. Many of you have shared with our Marketing Director, Linda...

June 13th, 2018 Planning Ahead for a Safe and Fun Hike with Your Elderly Parent

June is Great Outdoors Month. In your role as a family caregiver this is a fantastic opportunity for you to get out, enjoy the summer weather together, and boost your parent's health and well-being. Of course, you also want to make sure you...

June 5th, 2018 Here's a Look Into a Day With a Mid-Stage Alzheimer's Patient

Here's a look at the day-to-day life with someone who is in the mid-stages of Alzheimer's. You'll see how important it is to have caregivers available to help with some or even all of your parent's daily activities.Morning...

May 30th, 2018 One Simple Salad on Hand Ensures Your Mom Eats Plenty of Vegetables

Your mom needs to eat better. She doesn't cook, so she only eats things she can reheat in the microwave or open and eat. She eats a lot of packaged crackers, deli meats and cheeses, and canned soups. They're not nutritious. If you want to...

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...

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