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June Heroes of the Month at Freedom Home Care

We’re honoring two amazing caregivers as June’s Heroes of the Month. These women have exemplified what it means to serve your clients at the highest level. They show professionalism and compassion day in and day out! Freedom Home Care Hero: Joy Best We are so excited to honor our wonderful caregiver, Joy Best, as Hero of the Month! Joy was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised by immigrant parents, who are from Belize in Central America. She has been a CNA for 25 years, staring in her early twenties, and absolutely loves what she does! As a child,
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What Makes Our Caregivers Qualified?

The Demand for Caregivers is Only Going Up Navigating the arena of hiring a caregiver is overwhelming, especially when the demand for caregivers is only going up. People turning 65 today have an almost 70 percent chance of needing some type of long-term care services or support in their remaining years, and 1 in 5 will need such care for more than five years (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). Life expectancy is also only going up so knowing when and how to make the transition to getting a caregiver can be hard to know.   When to Consider
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Freedom Home Care’s October Heroes of the Month!

In a short time Ronald Jean-Jacques has shown how incredible his skills are to help others. He just completed his Registered Nursing License this past summer. Prior to earning his RN license, he worked in the home health care capacity as a Licensed Practical Nurse since 2015. His passions and specialties are working with Spinal Cord injury and Trachea patients. Before he pursued a career in healthcare his concentration was in Government Administration. He has a Master’s in Public Administration from DePaul University and a Bachelors in Political Science, from The University of Illinois in Champaign, Urbana. He is excited
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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