Posts by Freedom Home Care

Meet Our Director of Business Development: Laura Bogira

Welcome Laura Bogira to Our Team at Freedom Home Care! We at Freedom Home Care are excited to announce a new addition to our wonderful team as Director of Business Development. Please join us in welcoming Laura Bogira, a seasoned RN/BSN with over 18 years of rich experience in the healthcare industry. Laura has a broad background ranging from working in hospital employee health and workers’ compensation programs to serving as a nurse liaison for home infusion and home health care companies. She is passionate about utilizing her extensive skills to improve the quality of life for our clients, helping
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Chronic Kidney Disease Self Care at Home

Living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) requires diligent care and lifestyle adjustments, particularly in the comfort of one’s home. Freedom Home Care is committed to supporting individuals with CKD by providing essential guidance and services that promote health and wellness right where they live. This blog draws inspiration from trusted sources and our expertise in home care to offer practical self-care tips for managing CKD at home. Understanding CKD and Home Care CKD affects your kidneys’ ability to filter waste and fluids from your blood efficiently. Managing this condition involves a holistic approach that includes diet, medication management, and lifestyle
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10 Energizing Snacks to Boost Your Hiking Adventures

Hiking is an exhilarating experience that merges the love of nature with physical activity. But to truly enjoy the journey and maintain stamina, you need the right kind of fuel. That’s where smart snacking comes into play. Here are 10 energizing snacks recommended by Freedom Home Care to keep you fueled on your next hike. These snacks are not only nutritious but also easy to carry, ensuring you have the energy to explore the great outdoors. Table of Contents Mixed Nuts Energy Bars Dried Fruit Peanut Butter Sandwiches Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Jerky Fresh Fruits Cheese Energy Gels 1. Mixed Nuts: The
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Home Care Nurse or In-Home Personal Caregiver?

Home Care Nurse or In-Home Personal Caregiver? In today’s aging society, more seniors are choosing to age in place, favoring the familiarity and comfort of their own homes over the institutional setting of assisted living or nursing facilities. This shift brings to the forefront a critical decision for seniors and their families: determining the need for a home care nurse versus an in-home personal caregiver. Understanding the differences between these two types of care is essential for making an informed decision that best suits the needs of your loved one. Freedom Home Care stands ready to provide both, ensuring personalized
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Chair Yoga for Seniors

5 Amazing Benefits of Chair Yoga for Seniors Chair yoga for seniors stands out as a beacon of hope, offering a gentle yet effective way to improve flexibility, strength, and mental well-being. In a world where exercise is often synonymous with high-intensity workouts, chair yoga emerges as a serene alternative, especially designed for those who seek to maintain their health and vitality into their golden years. Chair Yoga for Seniors As we gracefully age, staying active becomes increasingly important, yet equally challenging. Chair yoga, a modified version of traditional yoga, is tailored to meet these challenges head-on. By incorporating the
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Tylenol Side Effects in the Elderly

Introduction At Freedom Home Care, we understand the importance of informed medication use for senior citizens. This concise guide focuses on Tylenol, a common medication, and its side effects in the elderly. Understanding Tylenol Tylenol, or acetaminophen, is widely used for pain relief and fever reduction. However, its impact on the elderly requires special attention due to changes in their body’s drug metabolism. Key Considerations for Elderly Patients Physiological Changes: Decreased liver and kidney function in the elderly affect drug processing. Common Side Effects: These include nausea, dizziness, and rare skin reactions. Digestive Impact: Prolonged use increases the risk of
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After Surgery Care Package for Seniors

Introduction Undergoing surgery can be a challenging experience, especially for seniors. In these times, a little gesture of care can go a long way in uplifting their spirits and aiding their recovery. At Freedom Home Care, we understand the importance of thoughtful gestures, and we’ve compiled a list of 10 ideal items to include in an after-surgery care package for seniors. Comfort and Relaxation Items: A post-surgery period requires rest and relaxation. Including a soft, luxurious throw blanket and cozy, non-slip socks can offer physical comfort and warmth. Aromatherapy items like soothing candles or essential oils and diffusers can also
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Year in Review: 2023

At Freedom Home Care, we take great pride in our commitment to the community through our active involvement in both hosting and sponsoring events. The past year has seen a bunch of engaging and beneficial activities, and we’re eager to shine a light on the contributions of our exceptional team. Here’s a glimpse into a few of the remarkable events that unfolded in 2023: Holiday Activities & Events A lot happened this holiday season. We had a Toys for Tots bin, and thanks to the generosity of our communities, we helped make a lot of Christmas wishes come true. We
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Celebrate National Home Care and Hospice Month

November is National Home Care and Hospice Month, a time to honor the millions of home care professionals who provide essential health care services to patients and families in their homes. Home care and hospice workers include nurses, therapists, social workers, aides, and volunteers who offer compassionate and personalized care to those who need it most. Home care and hospice care are vital for many people who face chronic illnesses, disabilities, or terminal conditions. They allow patients to receive quality care in the comfort and dignity of their own homes, while also reducing the costs and risks associated with institutional
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26 Years of Serving Chicago’s North Shore

As the demand for in-home care continues to grow, Freedom Home Care is delighted to commemorate its 26th anniversary, marking over a quarter-century of gratitude for the unwavering commitment to serving clients and their families throughout the North Shore and the greater Chicagoland area. From its modest beginnings at the initial location in Highland Park, Freedom Home Care has recently expanded with two additional branches in Lake Forest and Barrington, enhancing its ability to express gratitude to its ever-increasing clientele. Acknowledged as one of the foremost and most esteemed home care agencies in the region, the company now extends its
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