Home care in Oak Brook, IL

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October 19th, 2017 FEATURED Fight Like A Girl!

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One of our very own BrightStar family members, Jennifer Kotlarz, shares her warrior story, and the importance of yearly exams. This is My story… One year ago, this month I was diagnosed with...

October 18th, 2017 FEATURED BrightStar Breakdown

Each month we will "break down" a health topic. One of our experienced team members will discuss a few topics or ideas they feel the community should learn more about. September This month, our Director of Nursing, Jen...

February 24th, 2022 When Do Family Caregivers Need Respite Care?

Family caregivers who are constantly on call or helping loved ones from dawn to dusk rarely find time to take a break. Caregivers can cite the list of things they do every day, but few prioritize time for themselves. Learn when and why family...

January 6th, 2022 Millennials: A younger generation caring for elderly loved ones

The Baby Boomer generation currently ranges in age from their mid-50s to mid-70s. As this population gets older, a growing number of Millennials (currently 25 to 40 years old) are assuming the role of caregiver for their parents or grandparents...

December 10th, 2021 Paranoia in the Elderly

Paranoia in the Elderly One of the most alarming conditions a senior can develop is paranoia, a mental state characterized by persistent fears, worries, and accusations that often strike loved ones as irrational or even ridiculous. As a caregiver...

November 19th, 2021 Navigating Holidays When Loved Ones Need Care – BrightStar Care

Thoughts of the holiday season may have you dreaming of sugar plums and family gatherings for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa. But what about navigating holidays throughout the year, like the 4th of July, when spousal and family...

November 19th, 2021 Sleep Struggles? Natural Solutions for Seniors

A good night’s sleep is essential for optimal mental and physical health, no matter your age. Still, the health conditions, medications, and changes in sleep patterns that often come with age make older adults particularly prone to sleep...

November 19th, 2021 10 Elderly Bathroom Safety Tips to Prevent Falls and Injuries

When it comes to preventing falls and injuries in the home, the bathroom is the most important place to make changes. Adults ages 65 and older have the highest risk of injury from bathroom falls, which may include fractures, broken bones, and...

November 3rd, 2021 What You Should Know About Shingles in the Elderly

Did you have chickenpox as a child? You might remember how itchy and painful they were. One in three American adults will experience that same virus again in their lives. It’s called “shingles,” and older people are particularly...

October 27th, 2021 Taking a road trip with aging parents: 5 ways to prepare

Traveling with seniors presents unique challenges you may not be used to when traveling by yourself or with peers. Taking a road trip with your aging parents can be stressful but rewarding and is an experience to be cherished rather than missed....

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