Archives for healthy living

A Healthy Heart is a Happy Heart

The month of love isn’t just about caring for your Valentine, but for caring about yourself and your heart. While February 14 is often the highlight for retailers around town, in the realm of health, February is important because it is the federally designated American Heart Month.   Around each hospital and home care agency alike, instruction and attention is focused on heart health throughout the month—ever since February 1964, when cardiovascular disease was the cause of more than half of the deaths in the U.S.   Today it’s still responsible for about one in four deaths, but the good
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February is National Senior Independence Month

Age can bring on a myriad of emotions, fears and concerns. And even if you’re are able to fully function on your own or are receiving in-home care or outpatient services, every senior deserves to live their life as independently as possible. In efforts to help promote a more self-sufficient lifestyle among older Americans, February has been designated National Senior Independence Month. During the “golden” years, the journey towards greater independence can include everything from healthy eating habits, physical fitness and proper medical care to accident prevention and creating new experiences. Everything you do has an impact on you lifestyle
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Does Your Loved One Need a Caregiver?

  There comes a time in all of our lives when we’ll need assistance from the ones we care about. Health and mobility are usually the first things to decline as we age. But how do you know exactly when a parent or older family member needs help? Keeping in mind that your senior has probably lived a full, independent life will work to everyone’s benefit when thinking about how to approach care giving for a loved one. But that also makes it difficult for them to admit they can no longer take care of themselves. The fear of losing
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Celebrating the seniors in our lives

The reason that we here at Freedom Home Care started blogging was to help the seniors in our lives live comfortably and happy. Our goal was always to offer any advice that we could to help make healthy living a possibility. From time to time, we also try to highlight the successful seniors in this world who are doing stupendous things. We’ve written about all sorts of famous seniors citizens from 70-year-old Olympians to Academy Award winning actors. What we realized, however, is that we don’t get to spend enough time celebrating the elderly loved ones in all our lives.
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Rhonda Guzman introduces the six aspects of wellness

On Nov. 20, Freedom Home Care welcomed Rhonda Guzman, director of therapy at the Claremont Rehab and Living Center, to speak about the six aspects of wellness. She spoke about the life choices that are instrumental in leading to improved health, wellness and an overall better quality of life. Focused on wellness as the active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence, the attendees of the event were engrossed in her expertise on the topic of better living. Guzman explained that the aspects of wellness are broken into six specific areas, including emotional, intellectual,
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