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Elderly Americans considered winners in fiscal cliff deal

In the 11th hour, Republicans and Democrats found common ground, keeping the U.S. economy from tumbling over the fiscal cliff. That doesn’t mean, however, that everyone is happy about the outcome. Many consider the deal a losing battle, although, according to the Huffington Post,...

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Understanding the role of elder mediators

“As society ages, it’s become more common for adult children to provide assistance to their elderly parents,” explained the editor of a Chicago Tribune article. “But making sure that everyone, including the parent, agrees on a care plan can often be a challenge. A...

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How to ease sibling tension when dealing with aging parents

In the following video titled, “What To Do When You Fight With Your Siblings Over Your Aging Parents,” Dr. Mikol Davis from AgingParents.com provides professional legal and health care information to families in need. In addition to discussing the potential for conflict between siblings...

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21 classic movies to watch in 2013

As winter begins to settle in, there’s nothing better than curling up with an afghan and a movie on the living room couch. Because let’s face it, with a now-permanent blanket of snow on the ground and temperatures sticking below 32, no one wants...

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Get assistance from Freedom Home Care before and after a colonoscopy

Colorectal cancer, which includes cancer of both the colon and rectum, is the second-leading cancer killer of men and women in the United States. By undergoing an endoscopic examination of the bowels, individuals can receive a diagnosis for the potential of colon cancer or...

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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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