Archives for Holiday Ideas

Our Top 5 Valentine’s Day Activities for Seniors

Valentine’s Day can be enjoyed by everyone. Whether you are young or old, single or in a relationship. The following are our favorite ways for seniors to have fun and celebrate love this Valentine’s Day. 1) Get Festive – Decorating your home or the room you spend the most time in is a simple and cost-effective way to make the day a little more joyful and exciting. Even just cutting out some hearts or making your own heart-shaped garland can make a huge impact for almost no money. Your loved ones or your Freedom Home Care companion can help! 2)
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5 Ways to Stay Cheerful This Holiday Season

The holidays bring many activities with family and friends, changes in routines and more. Participating in all these activities can be quite stressful for older adults. Below, we here at Freedom Home Care have put together some tips to help your senior loved ones have a happy and safe holiday season. Involve them in holiday preparations Your senior loved one might have some physical limitations, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t help with the holiday preparations. Include them in tasks like putting up decorations, helping to make dinner and dessert, wrapping gifts, tidying up, etc. The smallest and simplest
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Holiday Gift Guide for Seniors

As you begin your Christmas shopping list, don’t forget about getting something for that special someone. Whether they are your senior next-door neighbor, your parents, or the family members you hardly see. As you go down the list, items might get harder and harder to think of. It may be difficult to find something that they don’t already own, but don’t fret! We here at Freedom Home Care have compiled a holiday gift guide for seniors that they’ll love! Whether they love to spend time outdoors in the garden or sitting on the porch, or they’re on the hunt looking
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How to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays

Happy holiday season from Freedom Home Care! It’s time for that run of food-related events that takes us from Thanksgiving on through to New Years Day. It’s time for candied yams, jingle bells, and gobble-gobble. If you are expecting grandchildren to visit, or maybe just a few adults, there are some things you can do to get your home in order.   Freedom Home Care Highland Park reminds you that November is also American Diabetes Month. This is a good reminder of the special food preparation we can do for some of our guests. The holidays are especially difficult for
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Fall Decorating Ideas

Fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving decorations are popping up everywhere, and with many fall activities taking place, it is a great way to get excited for fall by decorating your home! We here at Freedom Home Care Highland Park love to get ready for each season by decorating. Below are some tips and ideas we’d like to share with you.   You can find affordable, and cute decorations at Homegoods and Target to add spice to small places in your home. Dollar stores and dollar sections in stores are jackpots when it comes to affordable holiday décor that you can reuse
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Fun Fall Activities for Seniors

After a long, hot summer it sure does feel nice to open those windows for a fresh fall breeze. The change of leaves also offers a lot of fun activities for seniors. Check out these 5 fall things that you and your loved ones can do from us at Freedom healthcare!   Fall Coloring Books Everyone loves a good coloring book no matter what age you are. You can color as a group or a solo activity and there are many health benefits to coloring. Coloring relaxes you and helps to avoid stress. Color pumpkins, scarecrows, apples and more! They
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Gifts For People with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease

With a little bit of time and the right amount of planning, finding that special gift for your loved one with dementia can be less of a challenge than you think. Depending on the stage and type of dementia your senior has, it’s best to try to focus on buying gifts that are encouraging and beneficial to them as a person and their overall lifestyle. It’s always nice to get things that you want – after all, isn’t that why we make Christmas lists in the first place? A senior loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia is no different. But
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Valentine's Day Ideas for Seniors

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and you’ve been trying to decide what to get your loved one for the holiday. But how do you purchase a gift for that special someone that seems to have everything? As we get older, our interests and needs change. Perhaps the typical flowers and candy don’t appeal as much anymore. Maybe the socks from holidays’ past seem to be piling up in your significant other’s drawer.  If that’s the case, experts suggest offering your love gifts that help create “experiences” instead of just adding to their “stuff.” Does your love enjoy theatrical
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Valentine's Day Crafts to Try

There’s an undeniable feeling of love in the air. That’s when you know that Valentine’s Day is near.  And it’s the perfect time to show the seniors in your life just how much you care. As children get older, they tend to move away from parents and other family members. If they are not able to benefit from the services of a professional home care agency, elderly loved ones may experience loneliness and isolation while living alone during the holidays. Some may be emotionally distant from those closest to them, while others with mobility issues may be physically unable to travel
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