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Cleaning out the medicine cabinet – an essential New Year’s resolution

How many times have you gone to your medicine cabinet only to be confronted with bottle upon bottle of unused or expired prescriptions? As time passes, medications quickly accumulate, making it more difficult to find space to store new prescriptions and equally hard to...

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10 methods for caring for someone with Sundowner’s Syndrome

For those unfamiliar with Sundowner’s Syndrome, according to AgingCare.com, it occurs in people with Alzheimer’s disease or severe dementia and typically happens at sundown or at sun-up. During these times, the elder is prone to agitation, confusion or fear. For those who have a...

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Is there a correlation between hospitalization and dementia? One study says yes

In a blog that we here at Freedom Home Care posted in early November, we addressed the common misconception that Alzheimer’s and dementia are interchangeable terms. Although it’s important to understand that dementia is merely a symptom of Alzheimer’s and other diseases associated with...

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Freedom Home Care presents Conney’s Pharmacy as December’s guest speaker

When it comes to personal health, knowledge equates to better physical well-being. And that is exactly why we here at Freedom Home Care have invited Conney’s Pharmacy out of Winnetka, Ill., to be our December guest speaker at our new Wellness Center at The...

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Introducing the Homestead at Morton Grove

Earlier this week, we here at Freedom Home Care reported the opening of our new Wellness Center at the Homestead at Morton Grove. We mentioned how the new facility is geared at improving the lives of Freedom Home Care patients as well as those...

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The importance of maintaining a healthy diet – even after a heart attack

A recent study revealed that not only does a healthy diet reduce the risk of a first-time heart attack; it can also reduce the risk of repeat heart attacks for those who already have heart disease. Most people understand the importance of a healthy...

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Freedom Home Care opens the doors to its new Wellness Center

It has been about one month since Freedom Home Care established its first Wellness Center located at The Homestead at Morton Grove. And since the Nov. 5th grand opening, residents have had the opportunity to experience healthcare with a holistic approach. “Our new Wellness...

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Alzheimer’s patients look to improvements in the form of brain pacemakers

More than 50 years ago, Arne Larsson became the first person to receive a pacemaker, allowing him to live to the rip old age of 86 – outliving the inventor as well as the surgeon who performed the implant. Since that first procedure in 1958,...

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FHC makes yoga accessible to patients for better posture and balance

Because we here at Freedom Home Care understand the importance of balance and posture for seniors, we have been hosting a weekly chair yoga class at the Homestead at Morton Grove. Each week, one of our RNs, who is also a licensed massage therapist, has led...

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Freedom Home Care offers relief to family caregivers

The responsibility of caring for an aging loved one can weigh heavily on a family member. Often times, these caregivers hold full-time jobs on top of the full-time obligation that comes with providing support to those who can no longer care for themselves. And...

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Rhonda Guzman introduces the six aspects of wellness

On Nov. 20, Freedom Home Care welcomed Rhonda Guzman, director of therapy at the Claremont Rehab and Living Center, to speak about the six aspects of wellness. She spoke about the life choices that are instrumental in leading to improved health, wellness and an...

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