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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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Why Volunteering Is a Great Health Benefit

There are many benefits to volunteering that you might not even realize. While doing a good deed, you can make friends, learn new skills, better your career, and even feel much happier and healthier overall. This senior citizens day, spend it volunteering and feel great!   The nice thing about volunteering is that it doesn’t have to take up your entire day, it can range from 30 minutes to a few hours. You can also choose which type of volunteering you want to do and at what places.   The first benefit is it connects you to others while you
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Why You Should Attend the Next Backyard Bash

This past month, our team at Freedom Home Care celebrated the start of summer with the Backyard Bash at our Highland Park Senior Center. Were you not able to attend? Find out below what you missed! Sitting around with some warm weather, we shared Urban BBQ and listened to the award-winning multi-instrumentalist LJ Slavin. Slavin was very well versed in a wide range of styles like the flute, fiddle, mandolin, musical saw, and much more!   With our view overlooking the beautiful Lake Michigan, it was the perfect spot to enjoy good music, good food, and even better company! Don’t
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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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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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Upcoming Health Fair Happening Soon!

If you haven’t heard yet, here’s the news- We are hosting an upcoming health fair brought to you by us at Freedom Home Care! You are probably asking, so what is it all about? Find out here!   We invite you all to come out and join us at a health fair hosted by your home care agency provider, Freedom Home Care. At this year’s event we will have healthcare providers from all across the Chicagoland area helping share information about the choices you can make for your loved ones health. We know it may not be an easy process,
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Giving to Seniors During the Season of Giving

Make it a holly jolly Christmas for a senior who may not be feeling in the holiday spirit this year. Whether it is because of lost friendships, health decline, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, little family interaction or financial instability, there are a lot of older individuals who could use a little extra encouragement and gifts this winter. In fact, it’s not just help they could use at this one single season of the year, many seniors need assistance throughout the year. The National Council on Aging estimates that there are over 25 million Americans aged 60 years or older are economically
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Ways to Volunteer With Seniors for the Holidays

Giving to others is one of the most rewarding aspects of the holiday season. And what better way to make a difference in the life of a senior than by volunteering your time. Most of us will be surrounded by family and friends this season, but for many seniors, this may not be a reality. Volunteering to offer a little time to meet the needs of a senior who lives alone, could be the very thing that makes their holiday a little bit brighter. If you’re wondering how you can make a difference in the lives of others, consider volunteering
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