Home Care Resources for Chicagoland
At Freedom Home Care we’re committed to providing the best possible care for our clients and their loved ones. That commitment includes giving you extra home health care resources from helpful organizations like the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Aging Institute, and the National Private Duty Association. The links below provide auxiliary information that may help you make more informed choices about your loved one’s care plan.
For example, the e-book “Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease” outlines the signs and stages of Alzheimer’s disease and offers coping strategies for caregivers in the family. This well-organized guide also includes important information on how to take your care of your own needs alongside the needs of the person who is physically suffering. Family members sometimes neglect themselves while dealing with the crisis of illness, a struggle that FHC is well aware of and always able to help fix.
The “Participating in Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trials and Studies” fact sheet is another important resource for people who are looking for ways to combat the disease. It breaks down (in simple and clear language) the types of studies and trials available to Alzheimer’s sufferers, as well as their likelihood of success and risks. If you are interested in taking part in a clinical trial, this document even goes through the steps necessary to participate.
Other home care resources include facts about the National Private Duty Association and a document about health care provider legal liabilities titled “The Accidental Employer: Obligations of Trusts/Trustees When Using Placement Agencies to Meet Trust Obligations”. The document is specific to Illinois law and uses a factual scenario common to many trust situations to provide clarification on employment issues that go along with the use of placement agencies when fulfilling health care obligations.
Publications from National Institute on Aging
- Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide
- Participating in Alzheimer’s Trials and Clinical Research
- Alzheimer’s Disease: Unraveling the Mystery