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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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At Home Crafts This Summer

Whether it is a rainy day out and you’re looking for something to do, or you are babysitting the grandkids and want to keep them entertained, at home crafts are a great idea to do this summer- especially given the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out our list of at home crafts this summer from all of us at Freedom Home Care! Not only are at home crafts a fun way to keep busy, there are also a few added health benefits to doing them. When painting, knitting and being creative, you are stimulating your brain and enhancing your cognitive abilities. Whatever
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Tips for Feeling Safe When Visiting Businesses as Illinois Enters Phase 3

As Illinois makes its way into phase three of re-opening the state, there are some important tips on how to prevent you and your loved ones from getting sick when going to newly re-opened businesses, restaurants, and stores. We at Freedom Home Care have listed ways you can feel safe when traveling outside. Check it out below! What you need to know before going out: Stay at home if you are feeling sick or have a high temperature Wear a cloth face covering when going inside establishments or running errands Use social distancing by staying at least 6-feet away from
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Are Alzheimer’s and COVID-19 Linked?

With the recent spread of COVID-19, people are starting to ask, is the Alzheimer’s gene tied to a higher risk of getting coronavirus? Our staff at Freedom Home Care has looked into studies discussing it. From the studies that have been conducted, here is what doctors and universities have to say. The APOE ε4 gene variant that gives people a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s has been found to link to COVID-19. A study showed that carrying two copies of the variant, APOE4, could make people two times as likely to develop a severe form of the disease, same which
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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 Manage Anxiety Amid the Coronavirus

With the pandemic going on, many people are feeling anxiety about the world around them. This can be tough to add to everything else that is going on in life. There are some ways to manage your Coronavirus anxiety. Check out some helpful tips below. How to Manage Anxiety: Don’t Ignore Your Anxiety, Acknowledge It – It can be tempting to ignore unpleasant feelings like anxiety. Instead, acknowledge that you are experiencing anxiety so that you can get to understanding how you are feeling and what you need. Pay Attention to Positive News and Information – With the COVID-19 pandemic,
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4 Easy Ways to Stay Connected to Your Senior Loved Ones During COVID-19

The world is an unusual and scary place with the COVID-19 pandemic going on. However, it is times like these that we remember what is truly important in life. Truly important things are the people in our lives, the friends, family, and other loved ones that we care so much about. However, many of us are cut off physically from those loved ones during this pandemic. That does not mean that we can’t stay in touch. We can still interact with those we love, even our senior loved ones. 4 ways to stay connected during COVID-19 Call Often – Many
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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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How to Spruce Up Your Living Space

With many of us spending much more time at home, it is the perfect time to spruce up our home. For seniors, sprucing up your living space can also be a good opportunity to make the space more functional based on your specific needs. The following are our top tips for sprucing up you or your senior loved one’s living space. Tip #1: Decorations – Decorate with pieces you have owned and loved for a long time. Whether it’s furniture, artwork, your children or grandchildren’s creations, pieces that bring you joy are the best things to keep around. If you
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How to Disinfect Your Home

During these uncertain times, we are continuously reminded of the importance of keeping both ourselves and our surroundings clean and disinfected. Did you know cleaning and disinfecting are not the same thing? When you clean, you are removing the dirt and germs from a surface, usually using just soap. When you disinfect a surface, you are killing the pathogens, often done using specific chemicals. Disinfecting is more important than ever, because many of the viruses that make us sick, including COVID-19, are transmitted person-to-person from shared contact with objects and surfaces. How to Disinfect: Clean -The first step to disinfecting
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