Posts by Freedom Home Care

April’s Freedom Home Care Heroes!

April’s almost over but first you need to meet our heroes for this month! Each month we choose employees that have stood out to us and have gone above and beyond their duties at Freedom Home Care. The two heroes this month are Nariah Curry and Marcia Crutcher. Both of these mothers treat their patients like family and that is just one of the many reasons they were chosen as this month’s heroes. Learn more about them below. Meet Nariah Curry We are so excited to have Nariah Curry as the Hero of the Month. Nariah always has a passion for
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Spring Activities for Seniors

The snow has melted, the sun is shining; it’s the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful spring weather! There are plenty of spring activities for senior citizens to enjoy this season while also remaining safe. We have compiled a list of great spring activity ideas for seniors. Check them out below!    Head Outdoors   First things first, it’s time to ditch the winter jacket and head outside to breathe in the amazing spring air. A walk or picnic are great ideas to start! Many spring flowers are blooming so taking a walk on a scenic trail is an
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5 Ways to Entertain Your Senior Loved One

Your senior loved one may be getting impatient indoors. If you are looking for ideas to keep your loved one busy, we have 5 great tips to help provide entertainment for seniors. Check out our entertainment ideas for seniors below. Entertainment Ideas: Spend Time Outdoors With nicer weather finally here, there’s no better way to entertain your senior loved one than by heading outside and soaking up some vitamin D. There are many outdoor activities we at Freedom Home Care think they will love! To name a few, going on a walk, fishing, having a BBQ, and visiting local parks
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Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month! For those who are not aware of Parkinson’s, we at Freedom Home Care are here to help. To learn about symptoms, treatment and how to get involved this April, continue reading! What is Parkinson’s? Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing neurons in a specific area of the brain. This area of the brain is called substantia nigra. The cause of Parkinson’s remains largely unknown. Although there is no cure, treatment options vary and include medications and surgery. Signs of Parkinson’s One of the first signs of Parkinson’s disease is a slight
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Meet Freedom Home Care’s March Heroes

It is time to meet March’s heroes of the month at Freedom Home Care! We are proud to have these heath care heroes on our team! Meet Evgenia Valkanova “It’s an honor to not only be recognized as Freedom Home Care’s Nurse of the month, but to be a part of such a prestigious company,” says Evgenia Valkanova, mother of two boys who loves to work with, and support the community she lives in.  “I am so proud to be a part of this Freedom family, especially when I hear all the positive comments from facility managers and clients about
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Freedom Home Care’s 25th Anniversary

Freedom Home Care is proud to celebrate 25 years in business! Today we are recognized as one of the leading home care agencies in the Chicagoland area. From a humble beginning in 1996, Freedom Home Care is thriving with over 1,000 compassionate caregivers on staff.  Philosophy Founder Sharon Burack has worked in the rehabilitation industry with senior citizens her entire career. She saw the need to have seniors, and others with medical needs, live happy and healthy in the comfort of their own homes. Burack stated, “I created a program to transition seniors into a happy and healthy lifestyle in the
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How To Know if You Qualify for the COVID-19 Vaccine

As states and cities across the country expand eligibility for the Coronavirus vaccine, you might be wondering: when will I get the COVID vaccine? How do I qualify? There are a variety of factors that contribute to who qualifies for the COVID -19 vaccine. We at Freedom Home Care have put together a helpful list of questions to assist those looking to get vaccinated determine if they qualify. Read more below. Are you a healthcare or essential worker? The CDC first announced when the vaccine became available, it would be offered to essential workers first. This was recommended because healthcare
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March Is National Kidney Month!

March is Kidney Awareness Month! You might be wondering: why is kidney awareness important? 1 in 3 Americans is at high risk for kidney disease due to common factors such as family health history, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Since over 30 million Americans are already diagnosed with kidney disease, we at Freedom Home Care want to encourage you to raise awareness on National Kidney Month and be sure to give your kidneys an annual checkup. Read more below on how to protect your kidneys. Schedule A Checkup If you haven’t already scheduled an annual checkup this year, now is the perfect
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Meet Freedom Home Care’s Heroes of February!

Meet Lee Austin After 20 years in hotel management, Lee Austin’s career got cut short when her father had a stroke. She spent the next five years attending to his needs and became a self-taught caregiver, reading everything available to educate her all about caregiving. Her personal experience landed her a live-in caregiving job, where she spent 15 years. Then, when her kids started having babies, she went back home to care for her seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. “I am a people person and always want to help others,” says Lee. “I love keeping busy and they put
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5 Myths About the COVID Vaccine

With the Coronavirus vaccine being distributed, there have been many questions and speculations regarding the safety and accuracy of the serum. Vaccine myths and misconceptions are to be expected and we at Freedom Home Care are here to help by providing you with 5 myths about the COVID vaccine according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. Check out the vaccine myths below. MYTH #1: If I’ve already had COVID-19, I don’t need a vaccine. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, people who have gotten sick from COVID-19 may still benefit from getting the vaccine. Many reports have stated that after someone contracts COVID-19,
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