Archives for Home Care

Parkinson’s Disease Self-Care

Living with Parkinson’s disease presents unique challenges, but there are ways one can ease symptoms, preserve health, and enhance quality of life. While medical treatment is essential, integrating self-care strategies into daily routines can offer a sense of empowerment and control. Here, we explore comprehensive self-care approaches that encompass maintaining quality sleep, staying active, and ensuring a nutritious diet, supported by insights from Freedom Home Care. Quality Sleep Optimizing Sleep for Better Health Parkinson’s disease can disrupt sleep patterns, leading to fatigue and other health problems. Establishing a relaxing bedtime routine is crucial. Create a sleep-friendly environment by minimizing noise
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Celebrate National Home Care and Hospice Month

November is National Home Care and Hospice Month, a time to honor the millions of home care professionals who provide essential health care services to patients and families in their homes. Home care and hospice workers include nurses, therapists, social workers, aides, and volunteers who offer compassionate and personalized care to those who need it most. Home care and hospice care are vital for many people who face chronic illnesses, disabilities, or terminal conditions. They allow patients to receive quality care in the comfort and dignity of their own homes, while also reducing the costs and risks associated with institutional
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Long-Term Care Insurance and Senior In-Home Care

As individuals and families plan for the future, one crucial consideration is the potential need for long-term care. Aging, illness, or disability can lead to a reduced ability to perform everyday tasks independently, requiring assistance and support. Long-term care insurance has emerged as a valuable tool to ensure that individuals can access the care they need without depleting their savings. In this article, we will delve into the realm of long-term care insurance and focus on the coverage it provides for in-home care or home health aides.   Understanding Long-Term Care Insurance Long-term care insurance is designed to help individuals
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Meet Our Newest Employee: Abby Fawks

Freedom Home Care is always looking for more skilled and passionate people to add to our team. Our office staff and health workers are always there to help with your in-home care needs! Last month, we introduced you to three new team members. This month, we have another we’d like you to meet.   Welcome Abby Please join us in welcoming Abby Fawks to the Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing team. Abby is working in our Medical Records Department and we are thrilled to have her! Abby graduated from Truman State University and decided to advance her education by
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Learn What Care You Need This Health Literacy Month

Health Literacy Month Health literacy is so crucial as everyone at some point in their life will encounter the health care system whether for their own sake or a loved ones. There are challenges to understanding health information and navigating the healthcare system that often keep people from seeking medical attention. The healthcare system is complicated and ensuring everyone can understand it is an effort taken up by healthcare organizations. Acknowledging the complexity of the health care system and providing help in health literacy supports people as they find, understand, and ultimately use their health information and services. In an
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What Nurses Do For Us

Where would we be without nurses? Nurses are a deeply essential part of human society. They take care of us whether that environment is at a pharmacy, at school, in the hospital, or at home. There are over 4 million registered nurses in the United States today. This month is Nurse Appreciation Month, which means we will take the month of May to appreciate and learn more about such an integral part of society and public health: nurses.   What All Nurses Do in General Nurses are a part of the entire patient experience or wherever there is need for
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The Pros of Home Health Care Over Assisted Living

When it’s Time to Address Greater Care for Loved Ones How best to care for older adults becomes an increasingly pressing question for loved ones and caretakers. Whether health care is needed because an elder is recovering from injury or dealing with the aging process the desire to stay at home is almost universal. Even if another kind of health care situation will be needed, home health care is a comfortable way to transition to more active and involved help and health care. It’s meeting those in need of home health care where they are at: at home.   Pros
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Local Halloween Themed Activities for Seniors

Join in the Halloween festivities this year! There are plenty of creative and accessible crafts and activities to do from home or out in the Highland Park area. Halloween Is Just Around the Corner Crafts are a way to celebrate Halloween from home or with friends. Decorate pumpkins, make decorative spider webs, make spiral ghosts, make spooky candles, decorative Halloween garlands. If food is more up your alley, then make a seasonal cider or deviled eggs. An activity to get a group involved is by playing Halloween charades, by sharing scary stories, by making a homemade costume contest, by trick
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month takes place during the month of October every year. It is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. Through the spread of awareness then early detection will more likely happen as well as an intentional pooling of resources to fight breast cancer. Ultimately, this is a month dedicated to help uplift women in need. Stay On Top Of Your Health! The past year saw a setback in screenings and early detection, so the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF) is rising to the challenge! Rise with them! When breast cancer is
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International Day of Older Persons

The world is fortunate to have older people around us. Whether they are our friends, family, coworkers, or general acquaintances, older people are sources of wisdom, experience, and storytelling. Their lives and advice can inspire us and help us live our lives the fullest. To recognize the value older people offer all of us, International Day of Older Persons celebrates the older people in our lives. It takes place on October 1st of each year.    The History of International Day of Older Persons The history of the Day starts back in 1948. At this time, the human rights of
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