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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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Medication Reminders for Your Loved Ones

We all know that making sure you take all your medication at the right time can be hard. The more medication you have to take, it makes it even more of a challenge. Luckily, we at Freedom Home Care have a few tips to help simplify the process and ensure your loved ones are taken care of.   Tip number one, set alarms for medication. There are a ton of multi-function alarm clocks that you can use to remind yourself when it is time to take your medicine. Some are even made for that exact reason like the Med-Q Digital
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Taking Control of Elderly Parents’ Finances

There comes a point in our lives when we realize that our parents are just not as young as they used to be. Maybe mom starts to repeat things she’s already said before or that golf game that dad used to play on a weekly is something he can no longer physically do. We all age. It’s simply a part of life. But what do you do when your parents are not able to effectively handle their personal finances on their own? Freedom Home Care complied a few tips below designed to help guide you through the process of preparing
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Keep Your Loved Ones Safe This Summer With These Tips

Summer is a time meant to be enjoyed by everyone, included older loved ones. But oftentimes, a lack of pre-planning can render seniors defenseless during heat waves and high temperatures. According to dripdrop.com, from 1999-2009, statistics showed that more than 40 percent of all-heat related deaths in America involved seniors over 65. And each year, 200 adults age 50 and older die because of high heat and humidity – many of which were preventable. So, how do your keep your older loved one safe while making sure they’re able to make the most out of the hot, summer months? Freedom
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Healthy Snacks for the Summer

  As we get older, we tend to either experience changes in appetite or lose our appetite altogether. This is usually due to a number of different things like thyroid disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, mouth and throat infections, gum disease, salivary gland problems or cancer. A loss or change in appetite could also be the result of non-medical conditions such as dehydration, difficulty chewing or swallowing, loss of taste, lack of exercise or problems with meal preparation. In addition to changes in appetite, seniors’ nutritional needs can alter their diets and the way they eat, as well. That’s why it’s important
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