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How To Fight Isolation

Senior isolation is increasingly becoming one of the greatest social challenges faced by older Americans. And in 2014, 34 percent of people (or 11 million) aged 65 and older were living alone, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That number continues to increase, as more and more Americans reach their golden years. This is also the time that more seniors are coping on their own – and those statistics are rising as a growing number of older adults don’t have children to care for them. Here are a few important facts that Freedom Home Care discovered about senior isolation and
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Could Telemedicine Benefit You or Your Loved One?

Telemedicine is quickly becoming the new wave of the future. And for seniors, it’s providing better access to quality healthcare in a more affordable way. If you’re like those of us here at Freedom Home Care, then you probably agree that the health and well-being of our seniors is one of our greatest priorities. Finding solutions that meet the needs of older loved ones is crucial, especially when we can’t be there to care for them. And telemedicine does just that. What is Telemedicine? It’s the practice of using electronic communications to monitor and improve the health of patients. Through the use
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Consider Meal Delivery to Make Food Prep Easier

Getting around can be difficult for seniors especially when mobility is an issue. And when going from point A to B is a challenge that makes it tough for older loved ones to maintain a healthy diet because they have no way to access they food that they need. Many people are not aware that hunger and under-nutrition are slowly becoming an epidemic in the U.S.  It was reported by the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger that in 2014, 15.8 percent of the population or 10.2 million older Americans were threatened by hunger, while And 3.7 million seniors are
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Freedom Home Care Celebrates Senior Independence Month

FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL SENIOR INDEPENDENCE MONTH Freedom Home Care celebrates 20 years of helping seniors   HIGHLAND PARK, IL (FEBRUARY 2017) – Freedom Home Care is celebrating National Senior Independence Month this month and 20 years of helping seniors live happy and healthy lives in the comfort of their own homes. According to the American Health Association, this month was established to help seniors remain in control of their daily lives and to encourage seniors to take the opportunity to evaluate their current living situation, and determine whether or not adjustments could be made to create a better lifestyle. This is the opportunity to
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Beginning Tech Fluency in Seniors

Freedom Home Care believes that technology is the primary mode of communication for our generation today. And more and more, seniors are taking advantage of the different ways gadgets and devices allow them the convenience of staying connected to the loved ones in their lives. From 2009 to 2011, the number of seniors using the internet age 65 and older grew 150 percent – the biggest increase among demographic groups, according to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center. When the seniors that were studied used the Internet, 71 percent went online every day, while 34 percent used social
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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

It’s important to get regular eye exams to protect your vision. And because January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, there’s no time like the present to have your eyes checked. Many people are unaware how prevalent Glaucoma is in the U.S. From babies to seniors, whether or not you receive in-home care services or personalized elder care – everyone is at risk for the disease. Its most common form, open-angle glaucoma, shows virtually no symptoms before causing blindness. Today, over three million Americans have been diagnosed with the disease and experts say that by 2030, that number will increase by 58
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