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December 14th, 2017 Increasing Personal Safety During the Holiday Season

The holidays are filled with joy, happiness, and excitement, but that does not mean that there are not risks that your parent and you might face while enjoying the celebrations. As a family caregiver it is important that you do not overlook your...

December 6th, 2017 How Owning a Dog Could Help Seniors Live Longer

If you have a canine family member, you probably already know they’re good for you. There’s something about that wiggly tail and goofy doggy smile that instantly boosts your mood. And, when you’re feeling stressed, spending some...

December 5th, 2017 Working at BrightStar Care of Chicago & La Grange has special benefits

During the month of November each year we are reminded to be thankful for our friends, family and work colleagues as well as our health, work and many other things. At BrightStar Care of Chicago and La Grange we are thankful to our staff. Their...

November 28th, 2017 What Tools and Devices Can Make an Aging Adult's Life Easier?

Making your elderly family member's life safer and easier is likely to be pretty high on your priority list as her caregiver. Finding the right tools to do that can make your life easier, too.Fully-automated Can and Bottle Openers Many...

November 22nd, 2017 Communication Issues That Might Arise During the Middle Stage of Alzheimer's Disease

If you are a family caregiver for an elderly adult who is living with Alzheimer's disease, it is extremely important that you prepare yourself for the challenges that your parent will face during each stage of the disease. The progressive...

November 20th, 2017 Autism, Art and Dog Shows

Recently, a story popped up of special interest to Linda Kunicki, Marketing Director for BrightStar Care of Chicago and La Grange.  Why was this particular story of significance? Linda talks to families with pediatric or adult members who...

November 15th, 2017 What Do You Need to Know about Asking for Help?

Asking for help as a family caregiver can be surprisingly difficult to do. You might start to feel as if your senior asked you for help, so you have to be the only one to provide it. That's not true and can keep you locked in a cycle that...

November 12th, 2017 Crafting with Seniors in the Midwest

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, BrightStar Care took a look at the most popular family caregiver activities across the country. Based on national search data from Google, crafting with seniors is popular in the Midwest region.Making...

November 9th, 2017 Family Caregivers and Seniors Both Need Privacy

Are you a family caregiver that is lacking privacy when it comes to your elderly loved one? Perhaps you resent the fact that they use your master bathroom all the time even when they have their own. Or perhaps they follow you around when you are...

November 2nd, 2017 Creating Care Plans in Advance Helps Prevent Future Stress for You and Your Senior Parents

Have you discussed the future of your parents' care with your mom and dad? Do you know what they would want if they couldn't care for themselves? Do you know the medications they take regularly? Do you know where they fill prescriptions...

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