Archives for Chicago In-Home Care

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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Worldwide Heart Health Day

September 29th is just around the corner. This day is observed each year as Worldwide Heart Health Day. With over a year of an unrelenting virus, now is the time to take extra precautions to protect you heart. This blog will discuss how to protect your heart, heart health and COVID-19, and how to spread awareness. Read more from Freedom Home Care below. Protecting Your Heart Spreading awareness regarding cardiovascular health is very important. According to the World Heart Federation, cardiovascular disease (CVD) “is a class of diseases that affect the heart or blood vessels”. Cardiovascular disease can occur based
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Caregiving App Helps Families Communicate Better About Care

Technology has been rapidly evolving and improving the ways we are able to communicate. Now with society coping with challenges brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic, communication between families near and far is more important than ever. For those who have a loved one needing special care, a new app is launching that can help streamline things. Carely is a caregiving app that allows you and the people in your “Care Feed” to communicate your loved ones needs, everyday routines, and organize events and appointments all in one place. It makes communicating with your family and the caregiver easier when
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Laughter Turns Out to Be the Best Form of Medicine

Trying to relief stress is no joke- especially when you are dealing with a lot. When it comes to trying to relieve stress, the more giggles and laughter the better. Doctors at Mayo Clinic have conducted studies on why laughter is good for stress relief. Find out more from us at Freedom Home Care! Stress Relief from Laughter While laughter alone can’t solve stress, there are a lot of positive things laughter can do for your stress both long and short term. A good laugh has excellent short-term effects on your mind and body. As you begin to laugh, not
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At Home Crafts This Summer

Whether it is a rainy day out and you’re looking for something to do, or you are babysitting the grandkids and want to keep them entertained, at home crafts are a great idea to do this summer- especially given the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out our list of at home crafts this summer from all of us at Freedom Home Care! Not only are at home crafts a fun way to keep busy, there are also a few added health benefits to doing them. When painting, knitting and being creative, you are stimulating your brain and enhancing your cognitive abilities. Whatever
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Tips for Seniors to Keep Their Identity Safe

Every year millions of people become victims of identity or financial fraud. With that being said, seniors are one of the highest targets. Criminals will gain their targets’ trust by communicating with them constantly. Some ways are via phone calls, emails, TV, and even radio. Find out how you can keep your identity safe from us at Freedom Home Care! Why are seniors the most targeted group? In short, they typically tend to be the most trusting and polite amongst age groups. As well as having financial savings, have owned or own a home, and having good credit makes them stand out
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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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Tips for Feeling Safe When Visiting Businesses as Illinois Enters Phase 3

As Illinois makes its way into phase three of re-opening the state, there are some important tips on how to prevent you and your loved ones from getting sick when going to newly re-opened businesses, restaurants, and stores. We at Freedom Home Care have listed ways you can feel safe when traveling outside. Check it out below! What you need to know before going out: Stay at home if you are feeling sick or have a high temperature Wear a cloth face covering when going inside establishments or running errands Use social distancing by staying at least 6-feet away from
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Are Alzheimer’s and COVID-19 Linked?

With the recent spread of COVID-19, people are starting to ask, is the Alzheimer’s gene tied to a higher risk of getting coronavirus? Our staff at Freedom Home Care has looked into studies discussing it. From the studies that have been conducted, here is what doctors and universities have to say. The APOE ε4 gene variant that gives people a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s has been found to link to COVID-19. A study showed that carrying two copies of the variant, APOE4, could make people two times as likely to develop a severe form of the disease, same which
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How to Celebrate Father’s Day at a Distance

We know just how difficult it might be to not be able to be with your father on father’s day this year. While you might not be able to see him in person, we at Freedom Home Care have put together ways you and your family can celebrate online this year. Celebrating Father’s Day at a Distance Things that you might have done in the past with your dad might not be possible. These things could be golfing, having a BBQ, or going to the movies. With the current pandemic, it’s important to discover new ways of celebrating Father’s Day at
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