Archives for certified caregivers

Meet Freedom Home Care’s September Hero of the Month!

Meet Tiffany Wallenberg Tiffany Wallenberg was nominated by a family member of a client to be honored for her outstanding work. Tiffany graduated from Niles North High School in Skokie, IL. She received her caregiving certificate from Freedom Home Care when they provided a program 3 years ago. The reason why she chose to pursue caregiving was because of her grandma named Sharon.  Sharon had a lot of ailments and to see someone she loved not be able to care for herself really destroyed her. Her grandma went through it all, in and out of hospitals and nursing homes. As her family discussed her health and well-being
Read More

Indoor & Outdoor Senior Activities for Summer

The sun is shining, and the heat is rising – it’s the perfect time to get your senior loved one outdoors for some vitamin d! Participating in activities this summer can be very beneficial to elderly mental and physical health. Whether you attend a local festival or sneak away to a theater to cool down, summer activities are in full swing and it’s the perfect time to take advantage. Check out our list of 5 indoor and outdoor activities for seniors from Freedom Home Care here: Go Swimming! The best way to beat the heat is to dive into a
Read More

World Hepatitis Day Is July 28th

Each year on July 28th, World Hepatitis Day raises awareness of the viral disease, hepatitis. The group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, and hepatitis E affects millions of people worldwide. We at Freedom Home Care believe it is important to recognize this day amid the Coronavirus pandemic, as the health and wellness of everyone is crucial now. As a result, we have provided information regarding World Hepatitis Day, the five different types of hepatitis, and how to raise awareness. World Hepatitis Day Explained Every 30 seconds, someone is killed from a hepatitis related illness according to
Read More

June’s Freedom Home Care Heroes!

It’s time to announce the Heroes of the Month for June! We are so thankful to have so many outstanding employees who continue to go above and beyond in their roles here at Freedom Home Care. But this month we particularly want to recognize two stand out employees, Kenny and Ricardo! Learn more about them below.   Meet Rendani “Kenny” Mulaudzi We are so excited to announce that Rendani “Kenny” Mulaudzi was nominated as caregiver of the month. He is a free-lance journalist who realized he really enjoyed making a difference when he dedicated his time taking care of his
Read More

The Leading Causes of PAD and Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

While pain in legs and other limbs may seem common and not a cause for concern, there is a chance you could be suffering from peripheral artery disease. We at Freedom Home Care feel it is vital to be aware of the signs and causes of PAD. USA Vascular Centers discussed what is PAD Disease and the 10 most common questions about it. Read below to see what we learned. What is PAD? Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition in which circulatory problems cause narrowed arteries to reduce blood flow to your limbs. When your blood flow does not
Read More

June Is National PTSD Awareness Month

Experiencing a traumatic event can have a major effect on someone. Whether you are a veteran or non-veteran, PTSD affects between 7 to 8 percent of the population. That’s why we at Freedom Home Care want to discuss the importance of National PTSD Awareness Month. We hope to help inform and educate those on the signs, symptoms, treatment of PTSD. We also hope to help spread awareness on this disorder. What’s PTSD? PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder. According to the American Psychiatric Association, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that occurs in people who have experienced or witnessed
Read More

How to Celebrate Father’s Day with a Parent in Assisted Living

With Father’s Day right around the corner, you might be wondering how to celebrate with your parent in assisted living. Although it may seem like your options are limited, there are still plenty of ways to share a meaningful experience. Check out our Father’s Day ideas inspired by Five Star Senior Living below. Mini Golf Outdoor activities are a wonderful way to bond with a loving parent. If your dad is interested in golf, try going mini golfing. The outing will be much quicker than a traditional game of 18 holes, and will also be great for everyone in the
Read More

Meet Freedom Home Care’s May Heroes of the Month!

May is National Nurses Month! It is time to celebrate the heroes who work hard every day to keep your loved ones healthy and happy. Each month we choose employees that have stood out to us and have gone above and beyond their duties at Freedom Home Care. This month we would like to recognize Omoye and Maria, two nurses here at Freedom Home Care. Learn all about our May Heroes of the Month below! Meet Omoye Ohiku Omoye Ohiku had been a CNA with Freedom for 2 years. She is originally from Nigeria and came to the United States about
Read More

What You Should Know About the COVID Vaccination

As of May 2021, over 200 million people have been vaccinated for the Coronavirus in the United States. Though there are many myths and speculations surrounding the vaccine, there are also facts that the CDC have released regarding the COVID vaccine. These facts include where to get it, and what to expect. Check out what you should know about the COVID-19 vaccine below. Is the COVID vaccine safe? According to the CDC, the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective! There may be side effects of the vaccine. These side effects that may even cause illness. But studies show that the
Read More