Posts by Freedom Home Care

Benefits of Regular Check-ups for Seniors

Regular check-ups and screenings are an important health habit. However, they become more and more important the older we get. Diseases like diabetes, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cancer, and arthritis are more likely to occur the older we get and more likely to go undiagnosed the less we see a doctor. Several of these conditions don’t show symptoms until they’ve gotten worse. Nearly a quarter of visits to family physicians and 60% of hospital visits are from older adults. An annual checkup is an opportunity for a doctor to find something early and treat it or cure
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Highland Park Activities This February

The Highland Park area has no shortage of activities to participate in for fun, educational, or health purposes!   February Doesn’t Freeze Events The ground may be frozen outside, and everything may seem slower after the holiday season, but there are still plenty of activities around! There are outdoor and indoor activities in and around Highland Park for people of all ages.   Highland Park Senior Center The Senior Center website has a catalog and full calendar of activities you can sign up for. Browse the options and you’ll be very likely to find an activity that appeals to you.
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Heart Month and Heart Health Activities

What is Heart Month? February is American Heart Month, which is a month dedicated to the improvement of cardiovascular health. This month the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention is shining a light on hypertension or high blood pressure. This is a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States across populations. Each year one in every four deaths is a result of heart disease. Heart Month is dedicated to reducing these odds and helping individuals learn to take better care of their heart.   Be Aware
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January’s Heroes of the Month

We officially have our heroes from January! Freedom Home Care is full of various heroes that improve the lives of their clients and fellow staff. This month we have picked Teresa and Zolo! Learn more below:   Teresa Domiguez- Caregiver We are so excited to honor Teresa Domiguez as the caregiver of the month. Teresa has so much experience in the medical field. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She retired 3 years ago as a dialysis technician and administrative assistant at a dialysis center. Teresa also was a medical assistant, medical education residency coordinator, international sales associate, purchasing
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What Makes Our Caregivers Qualified?

The Demand for Caregivers is Only Going Up Navigating the arena of hiring a caregiver is overwhelming, especially when the demand for caregivers is only going up. People turning 65 today have an almost 70 percent chance of needing some type of long-term care services or support in their remaining years, and 1 in 5 will need such care for more than five years (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). Life expectancy is also only going up so knowing when and how to make the transition to getting a caregiver can be hard to know.   When to Consider
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Why Our Caregivers Love Freedom Home Care

Caregivers at Freedom Home Care are Essential Here at Freedom Home Care, caregivers are not only needed now more than ever, but they are dedicated to making the lives of all clients comfortable and happy. Great care starts with the employees here at FHC. Furthermore, we offer great benefits and experiences to all of our caregivers. FHC is truly a family environment. Caregivers are treated well as FHC employees and it rings true in each of their individual experiences.   First-Hand Caregiver Love for Freedom Home Care Several caregivers and staff members said they love FHC for the “variety of
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National Blood Donor Month

What is National Blood Donor Month? January is National Blood Donor Month, which is a month dedicated to the lifesaving impact of blood and platelet donors. This celebration has taken place each January for nearly 50 years and happens to coincide with one of the most difficult times to maintain sufficient blood supplies for patients. National Blood Donor Month takes place in January because it is a typical period of critical blood shortages. People usually stop donating blood around the holidays and due to winter sicknesses. Not only are voluntary blood donors honored, but also people are encouraged to give
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Staying Active During Winter

Winter Often Takes a Toll on Exercise Levels Winter stretches longer than it seems and without realizing activity levels take a dip. When it’s too cold to be exercising outside, it’s important to remember there are still plenty of creative options to stay active indoors. This article will outline a few indoor exercise ideas to incorporate during the winter in order to stay active and healthy.   Indoor, Low Resource Options Taking a stroll outside when the weather is nice is a low resource option. To replace this activity during the winter can be difficult so here are a few
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December’s Freedom Home Care Heroes!

The results are in, here are our Heroes for December! When looking at our staff at Freedom Home Care it is always hard to narrow it down to just two heroes of the month. This month we want to talk about Stephanie and Larry! Learn more below: Estefania “ Stephanie” Amador- CNA Stefanie knew she always had a calling for helping other people. It all began at a young age when her mom worked at a hospital as a CNA. She loved observing how her mom had a passion for helping others. Later on in life her older brother got
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How to Have a COVID Safe Holiday Season

Longing to Return to Normal Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic it is safe to say that the availability of safe and effective vaccines has decreased the instances of COVID-19. Many are eager to return to normal celebrations with family and friends. However, COVID is not yet eradicated and with the increase of variants it is important to still remember safety guidelines to ensure the spread of illness is not part of this holiday season.   Remember Smaller is Safer and Ventilation is Key Gathering in a small group will decrease the risk of transmitting COVID to your family
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