Archives for Caregivers

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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October Heroes of the Month at Freedom Home Care

We are excited to share with you our October heroes of the month at Freedom Home Care! These employees show great dedication and do outstanding work for our company and your loved ones. Celebrating 20 years with us at Freedom Home Care, we would like to introduce our first October hero of the month Krystyna Nowosielski. We would like to congratulate Krystyna on 20 years of providing your loved ones with the best care and compassion. Krystyna is our longest employee at Freedom Home Care and we appreciate all that she has done for us over the past 20 years.
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Laughter Turns Out to Be the Best Form of Medicine

Trying to relief stress is no joke- especially when you are dealing with a lot. When it comes to trying to relieve stress, the more giggles and laughter the better. Doctors at Mayo Clinic have conducted studies on why laughter is good for stress relief. Find out more from us at Freedom Home Care! Stress Relief from Laughter While laughter alone can’t solve stress, there are a lot of positive things laughter can do for your stress both long and short term. A good laugh has excellent short-term effects on your mind and body. As you begin to laugh, not
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How to Celebrate Father’s Day at a Distance

We know just how difficult it might be to not be able to be with your father on father’s day this year. While you might not be able to see him in person, we at Freedom Home Care have put together ways you and your family can celebrate online this year. Celebrating Father’s Day at a Distance Things that you might have done in the past with your dad might not be possible. These things could be golfing, having a BBQ, or going to the movies. With the current pandemic, it’s important to discover new ways of celebrating Father’s Day at
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7 Ways to Thank Your Caregiver for Everything They Do

If you have a caregiver that takes care of you or a loved one, they work tirelessly to help your family. They put you or your family member before themselves. It can be a great idea to thank them for all they do. If you are looking for some ways to thank your caregiver, you can check out some ideas below. Ways to Thank Your Caregiver Thank You Notes – Something as simple as a handwritten thank you note can show your appreciation for all that your caregiver does for you or your loved one. Share a Laugh Together –
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How to Create a Cozy Balcony

Whether you have a small balcony, a good size deck, or a fire escape, you can make the most of whatever outdoor space you have. Especially for apartment dwellers, taking time to make your balcony cozy and inviting can completely change how you use your space. Here are our top tips and ideas on how to create a cozy balcony. Plants – Whether you have an interest in plants or not, adding some greenery to your balcony helps enhance the feeling of being outside. Adding certain live flowers or herbs can also make it smell good. If plants are not
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Freedom Home Care’s Medical Staffing Services

You may have seen Freedom Home Care services advertised in the Chicago area. Freedom Home Care Highland Park provides many different in-home senior care services to give those that you love a little bit of extra help. However, you might not know that Freedom Home Care also has medical staffing services. Learn more about these medical staffing services below. Medical Staffing Services The medical staffing service at Freedom Home Care is separate from their other senior-care services. This medical staffing service is to help your hospital or doctor’s office get some extra medical staff if you happen to have a
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Holiday Travel Tips for Seniors

  Traveling may be one of the best gifts for mom or dad. The trip may be to visit family for the holidays, an adventure to a destination, or even a return home.  Since planning trips can be hard and time-consuming, we have drafted a list of travel tips for seniors to make sure you get to your destination safe and sound!   Visit Your Doctor   Before you plan anything trip-related, it’s important to plan a trip to the doctor first. Your doctor will be sure to clear your loved one safe for travel and can give you recommendations
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National Hospice Awareness Month 

  November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and Freedom Home Care is working to help raise understanding and awareness. If you have a loved one who is in need of hospice care, we are your home care agency. We provide assistance and the support you need and deserve. Understanding Hospice Care Hospice is a specific form of care for patients who are terminally ill. Once medical treatments are no longer curative, care is tailored and designed to give that patient comfort and the highest quality of life possible, rather than a cure. The ultimate goal of hospice care
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