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Celebrating National CNA Week

Introduction National Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) Week is a special time dedicated to recognizing the hard work and dedication of CNAs across the country. These healthcare heroes play a crucial role in patient care, often providing the essential support that makes a significant difference in the lives of patients and their families. In this blog, we’ll explore the history of National CNA Week and thoughtful gift ideas for the CNAs in your life. Plus, we’ll highlight the exceptional services provided by Freedom Home Care, a leader in home care. History of National CNA Week National CNA Week was established to
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Year in Review: 2023

At Freedom Home Care, we take great pride in our commitment to the community through our active involvement in both hosting and sponsoring events. The past year has seen a bunch of engaging and beneficial activities, and we’re eager to shine a light on the contributions of our exceptional team. Here’s a glimpse into a few of the remarkable events that unfolded in 2023: Holiday Activities & Events A lot happened this holiday season. We had a Toys for Tots bin, and thanks to the generosity of our communities, we helped make a lot of Christmas wishes come true. We
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Tips and Exercises to Improve Posture as We Age

Maintaining good posture is essential for overall health and well-being, especially as we age. People lose about half an inch of height every 10 years from their peak height on average. This becomes truer after age 70. While aging is normal, poor posture can lead to various musculoskeletal issues, affecting our flexibility, balance, and even our breathing. To help keep your body aligned and how to improve posture in old age, we’ve gathered some of the following valuable tips from Jamie Lens, a local physical therapist. Let’s dive into some practical advice that can make a significant difference in your
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Community Food Drive

In an effort to give back to the community, we will be taking part in a food drive for the Moraine Township Food Pantry. We ask that anyone who has any extra food goods drop them off at one of the donation bins we have listed down below. For a cause like this, no amount is too little to make a difference. Thank you in advance to all the generous members of our Chicagoland communities! Who This food drive is a collaboration between Freedom Home Care, The Auberge At Highland Park, and the Moraine Township Food Pantry. When This particular
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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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December’s Freedom Home Care Heroes!

The results are in, here are our Heroes for December! When looking at our staff at Freedom Home Care it is always hard to narrow it down to just two heroes of the month. This month we want to talk about Stephanie and Larry! Learn more below: Estefania “ Stephanie” Amador- CNA Stefanie knew she always had a calling for helping other people. It all began at a young age when her mom worked at a hospital as a CNA. She loved observing how her mom had a passion for helping others. Later on in life her older brother got
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Dangers of the Summer Sun on Elderly, and How to Protect Yourself from It

Summer is a time that many people look forward to all year long thanks to its warmth, sunshine, and activities that follow. While it is fun in the sun, the sun can lead to some serious health issues that are dangerous to elders. At Freedom Home Care, we want to inform you all about the dangers of sun and provide ways how you and your loved ones can enjoy the summer, while staying safe. Find out below! Hotter months like July and August can cause thousands of heat-related illnesses where seniors are among the most vulnerable. One of the main
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Freedom Home Care’s Medical Staffing Services

You may have seen Freedom Home Care services advertised in the Chicago area. Freedom Home Care Highland Park provides many different in-home senior care services to give those that you love a little bit of extra help. However, you might not know that Freedom Home Care also has medical staffing services. Learn more about these medical staffing services below. Medical Staffing Services The medical staffing service at Freedom Home Care is separate from their other senior-care services. This medical staffing service is to help your hospital or doctor’s office get some extra medical staff if you happen to have a
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Old Timer, Seniors, Elderly Person, What Else?

Figuring out what to call someone who is higher on the age scale is not as simple as it may sound. If you call someone in their late fifties “elder” they will be offended, and you will probably be getting some mean looks. So how do you go about it? Find out here at Freedom Home Care.   This topic is getting more challenging each day because more and more people are living longer than ever before. People feel more youthful longer because of this and those over the age of fifty don’t look at age the same as some
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How to Freshen Up for Spring

  You finally just packed up that last box of holiday décor and I know what you’re thinking next- Spring! With the weather finally starting to warm up and the sound of birds chirping next to your window, it feels like the perfect time to freshen up your home or a loved one’s home. We at Freedom Home Care, your home care agency, have some tips for you!   Flowers- What better way to bring some new fresh scents into a home than some fresh flowers. The flowers will add a pop of color to any room and leave a
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