Monthly Archives September 2018

5 Tips for Seniors to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

  Fall is here and aside from all the things we love like the cool breeze, leaves changing colors, and candles, it comes with one thing we all dread: Flu season. Don’t let the flu ruin your fall season, use these 5 tips to prevent you and your loved ones from getting sick.   Get vaccinated with the Flu shot. The flu vaccine is one effective way to prevent yourself from getting sick. The Center for Disease Control recommends getting vaccinated early in the season, because it can take up to about two weeks for your body to fully become
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Senior Immunizations

  Because an estimated 45,000 seniors die each year because of complications from preventable diseases, experts say more needs to be done to educate older loved ones about the benefits of being immunized. As part of an on-going effort to fend off unnecessary infections and diseases, many health care professionals are offering free information to seniors through pamphlets, emails and text messages. Pharmacies and doctor’s offices are some of the most common places to find information about flu shots. And, in most cases, these services are free to the public. Personal education is another way healthcare professionals are teaching older
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Upcoming Health Fair Happening Soon!

If you haven’t heard yet, here’s the news- We are hosting an upcoming health fair brought to you by us at Freedom Home Care! You are probably asking, so what is it all about? Find out here!   We invite you all to come out and join us at a health fair hosted by your home care agency provider, Freedom Home Care. At this year’s event we will have healthcare providers from all across the Chicagoland area helping share information about the choices you can make for your loved ones health. We know it may not be an easy process,
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September Is Healthy Aging Month

Everyone is constantly searching for the next age-defying secret. Businesses spend billions of ad dollars each year catering to millennials and technology is quickly becoming known as a tool of the younger generation. How are we reaching the growing demographic of seniors among us and in our communities? To combat this growing trend and increase awareness about the benefits of aging, Carolyn Worthington – founder of Healthy Aging Magazine – started September is Healthy Aging Month. The goal of September is Healthy Aging Month is to help seniors find practical ways to improve their lives mentally, physically, socially and financially.
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How to Assess Your Loved One's Care Needs

There comes a time in all of our lives where we need to depend on others for help. This might be easier for some people than it is for others – and understandable so. This is also true for our senior loved ones. But there’s a difference in leaning on someone temporarily in a time of need and relying on someone because of a loss of independence. The thought of no longer having control over your own independence can leave you feeling scared, angry, frustrated and alone. It can also adversely impact one’s health and overall well-being. That’s why it’s
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Senior Home Care Hacks: Ingenious Ways To Convert Everyday Items Into Helpful Tools

As we age, a lack of mobility, physical ailments and chronic health conditions can make it more difficult to do things we used to as easily as we used to do them. But that doesn’t mean seniors have to give up on doing everyday tasks either. They just need to find a better way. Freedom Home Care came up with five life hacks that will not only allow older loved ones to exercise their creativity and know-how, but will also take the hassle out of the daily routine. Color-Coded Keys If you’re like most of us, you’ve probably accumulated more
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