Archives for Caregivers

One-Year Anniversary of the Wellness Center at The Sheridan at Green Oaks

Freedom Home Care is happy to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Wellness Center at The Sheridan at Green Oaks! Freedom Home Care offers services that will aid seniors everyday life at the Wellness Center at The Sheridan at Green Oaks such as in-home support, transportation to and from errands, shopping and appointments, access to caregivers, CNAs and RNs. The Sheridan at Green Oaks, which recently opened in 2017, provides seniors the best care and an exceptional living experience. The Freedom Home Care Wellness Center at The Sheridan at Green Oaks will be staffed by Freedom Home
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St. Patrick’s Day Traditions Sure to Bring You Luck

Has your luck run short? No worries, you don’t have to be Irish to get luck on St. Patrick’s Day! Follow these 6 classic traditions and get good fortune on the 17th from your friends here at Freedom Home Care.  Some of these might come to you as a surprise, so read all below:   One: “Drowning the Shamrock” Legend has it if you drown a shamrock it is considered a token of good fortune to come. Dating back centuries in Ireland, they used to dunk a shamrock in a glass of whiskey. They would drink the whiskey and throw
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5 Books on Caring for Aging Parents and Grandparents

The National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP estimated that about 34.2 million Americans have provided care to an adult 50 or older. The Alzheimer’s Association found that approximately 15.7 million adult family caregivers have cared for loved ones living with Alzheimer’s. Caring for aging parents, grandparents, family or friends is becoming a common experience. Many of us find reading stories from other caregivers helpful to understand and prepare for care-giving duties. Below are a couple books that depict the challenges of caring for seniors. “The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias,
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Surround Yourself with People Who Make You Laugh

You know what they say- laughter is the best medicine, so why not surround yourself with people who make you laugh out loud for hours. Researchers have found that there are health benefits from laughter and they are even more effective in senior citizens.   At Freedom Home Care we take pride in giving your loved ones the best care while stressing the importance of laughter. Not only will it brighten your loved one’s day, but it also can do way more health wise like the following below.   Increased endorphin levels are a result from laughing. Because endorphins are
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A Good Breakfast for Senior Citizens

Are you running out of breakfast ideas for your loved ones to stay healthy and have energy throughout the day? Starting out the day with a nutritious and healthy breakfast might help prevent health conditions for your loved one. Luckily for you, we at Freedom Home Care, your home care agency, have some ideas for you!   When asking around, we found that the most difficult part about eating healthy, especially for elders, is all the planning that goes into it. Our first tip for you is to plan out what your loved one is going to eat for the
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Medication Reminders for Your Loved Ones

We all know that making sure you take all your medication at the right time can be hard. The more medication you have to take, it makes it even more of a challenge. Luckily, we at Freedom Home Care have a few tips to help simplify the process and ensure your loved ones are taken care of.   Tip number one, set alarms for medication. There are a ton of multi-function alarm clocks that you can use to remind yourself when it is time to take your medicine. Some are even made for that exact reason like the Med-Q Digital
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Taking Control of Elderly Parents’ Finances

There comes a point in our lives when we realize that our parents are just not as young as they used to be. Maybe mom starts to repeat things she’s already said before or that golf game that dad used to play on a weekly is something he can no longer physically do. We all age. It’s simply a part of life. But what do you do when your parents are not able to effectively handle their personal finances on their own? Freedom Home Care complied a few tips below designed to help guide you through the process of preparing
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Caregiver Tips for Traveling with a Loved One with Dementia

Has a loved one been diagnosed with dementia? Living with dementia may require some adjustments and will mean taking extra precautions in order to ensure your loved one stays safe and continues to enjoy the lifestyle they love. Freedom Home Care has put together the following tips for caregivers and family members who are planning travel for someone with dementia: Decide if Travel is Appropriate Be sure to consider if travel is appropriate. It is important for seniors with dementia to have the opportunity to visit family and other loved ones, but gauging if it is appropriate is important in
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Armchair Exercises

Exercise is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. Exercise is very important for everyone, even elderly people. However, as you get older, exercise can seem more overwhelming. There are some easy and beneficial exercises for the elderly that only require you to have an armchair. Learn more about these exercises below. According to Very Well Fit, “For senior citizens who’ve lost a step or two in their later years, or who are battling the effects of chronic pain or disability due to injury or health condition, there are accessible exercise options that can improve strength, cardiovascular health, mobility, and balance,
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