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5 Ways to Stay Cheerful This Holiday Season

The holidays bring many activities with family and friends, changes in routines and more. Participating in all these activities can be quite stressful for older adults. Below, we here at Freedom Home Care have put together some tips to help your senior loved ones have a happy and safe holiday season. Involve them in holiday preparations Your senior loved one might have some physical limitations, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t help with the holiday preparations. Include them in tasks like putting up decorations, helping to make dinner and dessert, wrapping gifts, tidying up, etc. The smallest and simplest
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Holiday Gift Guide for Seniors

As you begin your Christmas shopping list, don’t forget about getting something for that special someone. Whether they are your senior next-door neighbor, your parents, or the family members you hardly see. As you go down the list, items might get harder and harder to think of. It may be difficult to find something that they don’t already own, but don’t fret! We here at Freedom Home Care have compiled a holiday gift guide for seniors that they’ll love! Whether they love to spend time outdoors in the garden or sitting on the porch, or they’re on the hunt looking
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Holiday Travel Tips for Seniors

  Traveling may be one of the best gifts for mom or dad. The trip may be to visit family for the holidays, an adventure to a destination, or even a return home.  Since planning trips can be hard and time-consuming, we have drafted a list of travel tips for seniors to make sure you get to your destination safe and sound!   Visit Your Doctor   Before you plan anything trip-related, it’s important to plan a trip to the doctor first. Your doctor will be sure to clear your loved one safe for travel and can give you recommendations
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Holiday Shopping Tips for Seniors

With the holiday season approaching fast, you may find yourself out shopping more than usual. This might be a little concerning if you have a loved one who is a senior. They are less mobile than they used to be and may not pay attention to their surroundings. Police nationwide report an increase in crime around the holidays, particularly in retail areas. Senior citizens are often targeted as the victims of crime, due to the perception that they will be easier to distract or slower to react to what is happening. Senior safety tips for holiday shopping can help make
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How to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays

Happy holiday season from Freedom Home Care! It’s time for that run of food-related events that takes us from Thanksgiving on through to New Years Day. It’s time for candied yams, jingle bells, and gobble-gobble. If you are expecting grandchildren to visit, or maybe just a few adults, there are some things you can do to get your home in order.   Freedom Home Care Highland Park reminds you that November is also American Diabetes Month. This is a good reminder of the special food preparation we can do for some of our guests. The holidays are especially difficult for
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It’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Month!

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a time set aside to honor the millions of men and women who live with Alzheimer’s. As five million Americans live with the brain disorder, it’s imperative that time is spent finding a cure for Alzheimer’s, while working toward its treatment and prevention. Alzheimer’s Awareness Month helps to bring awareness to this disorder while offering ongoing support to those who are affected by the disease. What is Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s is a progressive, and unfortunately irreversible, brain disorder that slowly erodes a person’s memory, thinking, and mental processing abilities. Even the most seemingly mundane and simplest
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National Hospice Awareness Month 

  November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and Freedom Home Care is working to help raise understanding and awareness. If you have a loved one who is in need of hospice care, we are your home care agency. We provide assistance and the support you need and deserve. Understanding Hospice Care Hospice is a specific form of care for patients who are terminally ill. Once medical treatments are no longer curative, care is tailored and designed to give that patient comfort and the highest quality of life possible, rather than a cure. The ultimate goal of hospice care
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Fall Decorating Ideas

Fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving decorations are popping up everywhere, and with many fall activities taking place, it is a great way to get excited for fall by decorating your home! We here at Freedom Home Care Highland Park love to get ready for each season by decorating. Below are some tips and ideas we’d like to share with you.   You can find affordable, and cute decorations at Homegoods and Target to add spice to small places in your home. Dollar stores and dollar sections in stores are jackpots when it comes to affordable holiday décor that you can reuse
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Fun Fall Activities for Seniors

After a long, hot summer it sure does feel nice to open those windows for a fresh fall breeze. The change of leaves also offers a lot of fun activities for seniors. Check out these 5 fall things that you and your loved ones can do from us at Freedom healthcare!   Fall Coloring Books Everyone loves a good coloring book no matter what age you are. You can color as a group or a solo activity and there are many health benefits to coloring. Coloring relaxes you and helps to avoid stress. Color pumpkins, scarecrows, apples and more! They
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How to Reduce Caregiver Stress This Holiday Season

The holidays are always a nice time, but it is a lot of work to prepare for. For some family caregivers, there are even more things to do for the holidays and it can be really stressful. Follow these tips to reduce stress this holiday season from us at Freedom healthcare.   Focus on What is the Most Meaningful It is hard to create the perfect holiday experience, don’t stress about it. You have to remember the goal isn’t to have a perfect holiday but to experience pure joy and quality time with loved ones. Try to prioritize holiday traditions
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