Archives for Chicago In-Home Care

Alzheimer’s Month at The Wildbird Shack

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month has returned. We take this month very seriously as Alzheimer’s disease is something we work with closely. There are lots of ways to improve the lives of those with the disease. We discussed one of these methods with Alyse at The Wildbird Shack. Sensory Stimulation Sensory stimulation is important to those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. It helps engage all the senses when outside with a bird house or sensory garden. Sight, sound, and smell can all easily be engaged when surrounded by these things. The colors of flowers, the houses, and the birds create a positive visual
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Meet The Clients: Mr. Rosenberg

Recently, we got to visit another of our clients, Richard Rosenberg. We were astonished to see his collection and hobby that he’s had his entire life. Mr. Rosenberg worked as a pharmacist but his real passion lied with trains. It began when he was young and his father who worked for the railroad company got him into the hobby. Richard’s current collection has been over 37 years in the making. His newest track that covers the whole basement has been a 10 year project. Most of it took a year and a half and he has been adding to it
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Paws For Patrick In Highland Park

What is Paws For Patrick? Paws for Patrick is a local organization that was created for young people with mental health concerns. It raises money to help with its mission, which involves emotional support animals and training them. These animals are provided to those who need them, either in the form of ownership or just seeing them while in therapy or various other safe settings.   Turn Our Towns Green In May, over 22 communities, led by Paws For Patrick, collected donations and put up signs or ribbons all over in solidarity with Mental Health Awareness Month. Schools, businesses, and
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What Nurses Do For Us

Where would we be without nurses? Nurses are a deeply essential part of human society. They take care of us whether that environment is at a pharmacy, at school, in the hospital, or at home. There are over 4 million registered nurses in the United States today. This month is Nurse Appreciation Month, which means we will take the month of May to appreciate and learn more about such an integral part of society and public health: nurses.   What All Nurses Do in General Nurses are a part of the entire patient experience or wherever there is need for
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How Far Will Our Caregivers Travel to You?

Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing has provided care to Highland Park and the surrounding Chicagoland areas since its founding in 1997. We provide the kind of care that lasts. Since 1997 we have been the go-to provider of in-home care. So, if moving to a home or moving in general isn’t an option, then take a look and see if Freedom Home Care serves your area. Furthermore, each client is given the best possible care, whether that is in home care, Alzheimer’s care, personalized elder care, etc. So where should you go if you need to see us? Our
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April Heroes of the Month

April was a great month for our caregivers! You can tell how much they care about what they do. We will always consider all Freedom Home Care staff members as heroes, but this month we are highlighting Sam and Nicole! Learn more below: Meet Sam Fapounda, Caregiver of the Month! Thank you to our client, Jacques Chevalier, who nominated his wonderful caregiver and friend Abiodun “Samuel” Fapounda as Caregiver of the Month. Samuel started his career by selection into the Nigerian Defence Academy as an Officer Cadet and commissioned into the Navy as a sub- lieutenant. He served for 27
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What to Do if Diagnosed With Parkinson’s

After receiving a Parkinson’s diagnosis, it can be difficult to know what to do next. No matter your age or stage we’ll be discussing things that are universally worth trying out. Some strategies may work better than others, whether adjusting lifestyle, mindset, or both. Just know that there is something you can do and know that while all the advice may be overwhelming these are some basics starting points. While you may need some time for the diagnosis to sink in, do not despair or decide your fate before getting educated. There are a lot of resources to consult so
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What to Know Before Getting Your Booster Shot

Why All This Talk About Boosters There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding to get a booster shot. Here we will talk about what those factors are so you can feel confident in your decision. There are three COVID-19 vaccines authorized and approved for use in the United States to prevent COVID-19. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (COVID-10 mRNA vaccines) are the preferred vaccines, but a Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is available in some situations. The COVID-19 vaccines are hard at work. During the recent Omicron surge, those who were boosted were 21-times less likely to die
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March’s Heroes of the Month

Our staff and caregivers continued to impress in March! They work hard and enjoy what they do. We will always consider all Freedom Home Care staff members as heroes, but this month we are highlighting Jennifer and Young! Learn more below: Meet Jennifer Burgess, Caregiver of the Month Freedom Home Care is excited to announce that Jennifer Burgess has been nominated as Caregiver of the Month! Jennifer has always had a passion for caring for others, which she says started at a young age with being the oldest and having five younger siblings! In addition to helping care for her
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