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The 4 Benefits to Using Music Therapy

Music has the ability to bring happiness to everyone no matter their age. The young and the elders can benefit from using music therapy to provide comfort. We here at Freedom Home Care have put together a list of how music therapy and alternative therapy can help your loved one.   Leading us off at number one is reduction of stress. By using music therapy and frequently listening to music, you can help deal with the stress and tension life brings. Choosing music that is more relaxed can reduce high heart rates and calm your loved one- helping to make
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Ways Animals Benefit The Elderly

Pets seem to add an extra something special to our lives. Sometimes it’s difficult to describe all the ways they actually benefit us. So, in case you or your senior were considering a pet, Freedom Home Care offers some pretty good reasons why pet ownership might be right for you. According to research, pets help increase social interaction, lower blood pressure and reduce stress. They have also been enlisted as therapy animals for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. They Help Ward Off Loneliness Even if they’re receiving caregiver services from a home care agency you trust, many older loved ones often
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Exercises That Help Improve Arthritis in Seniors

It’s a little known fact that exercise can actually help improve the lives of people who suffer from arthritis. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention aerobic activity can help lessen the effects of joint pain and stiffness, while improving flexibility, mobility, mood, general health and well-being. As more and more Americans over the age of 65 are diagnosed with the condition, FHC, a Chicago Home Care Service,  created a list below to help raise the awareness about the benefits of exercise in arthritic patients. For many with the condition it’s difficult to even imagine swimming and biking with joint pain
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Three Reasons Your Senior Loved One Needs a Pet

The benefits of owning a pet are worth their weight in gold. From lowered anxiety to boosted immunity, people young and old often reap the rewards of having man’s best friend by their side. And for seniors, research shows that many people actually experience better changes in their overall health from being exposed to animals. In fact, doctors say that whether you’re receiving in home care services or post-surgery home care, there are a number of physiological and psychological benefits that come from spending time with a pet. Here are a few that Freedom Home Care came up with. Increased
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Alzheimer’s and Stroke Rehabilitation Patients Benefit from Music Therapy

No one really knows how the brain and body process music. It’s a phenomenon that has remained a mystery for many years. But what doctors have discovered is that music is processed on many levels and with almost every part of our brain. Music therapy is a ritual that was used thousands of year ago when its healing affects were thought to positively influence health and behavior. After the war, musicians would travel around the country to hospitals playing music for veterans who suffered from war trauma. Doctors recognized a noticeable physical and emotional response to the music from their
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