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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month takes place during the month of October every year. It is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. Through the spread of awareness then early detection will more likely happen as well as an intentional pooling of resources to fight breast cancer. Ultimately, this is a month dedicated to help uplift women in need. Stay On Top Of Your Health! The past year saw a setback in screenings and early detection, so the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF) is rising to the challenge! Rise with them! When breast cancer is
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International Day of Older Persons

The world is fortunate to have older people around us. Whether they are our friends, family, coworkers, or general acquaintances, older people are sources of wisdom, experience, and storytelling. Their lives and advice can inspire us and help us live our lives the fullest. To recognize the value older people offer all of us, International Day of Older Persons celebrates the older people in our lives. It takes place on October 1st of each year.    The History of International Day of Older Persons The history of the Day starts back in 1948. At this time, the human rights of
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National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month, and it’s the perfect time to recognize this disease and spread awareness regarding the dangers of sickle cell. Read more from Freedom Home Care below. What is Sickle Cell? Sickle cell is a genetic red blood cell disorder that is apparent at birth. Healthy red blood cells are round and move through the body to support oxygen to all parts of the body, however, someone with sickle cell does not possess healthy red blood cells. The red blood cells in someone with sickle cell disease become hard and sticky and look like a C-shaped
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Indoor & Outdoor Senior Activities for Summer

The sun is shining, and the heat is rising – it’s the perfect time to get your senior loved one outdoors for some vitamin d! Participating in activities this summer can be very beneficial to elderly mental and physical health. Whether you attend a local festival or sneak away to a theater to cool down, summer activities are in full swing and it’s the perfect time to take advantage. Check out our list of 5 indoor and outdoor activities for seniors from Freedom Home Care here: Go Swimming! The best way to beat the heat is to dive into a
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World Hepatitis Day Is July 28th

Each year on July 28th, World Hepatitis Day raises awareness of the viral disease, hepatitis. The group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, and hepatitis E affects millions of people worldwide. We at Freedom Home Care believe it is important to recognize this day amid the Coronavirus pandemic, as the health and wellness of everyone is crucial now. As a result, we have provided information regarding World Hepatitis Day, the five different types of hepatitis, and how to raise awareness. World Hepatitis Day Explained Every 30 seconds, someone is killed from a hepatitis related illness according to
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June’s Freedom Home Care Heroes!

It’s time to announce the Heroes of the Month for June! We are so thankful to have so many outstanding employees who continue to go above and beyond in their roles here at Freedom Home Care. But this month we particularly want to recognize two stand out employees, Kenny and Ricardo! Learn more about them below.   Meet Rendani “Kenny” Mulaudzi We are so excited to announce that Rendani “Kenny” Mulaudzi was nominated as caregiver of the month. He is a free-lance journalist who realized he really enjoyed making a difference when he dedicated his time taking care of his
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The Leading Causes of PAD and Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

While pain in legs and other limbs may seem common and not a cause for concern, there is a chance you could be suffering from peripheral artery disease. We at Freedom Home Care feel it is vital to be aware of the signs and causes of PAD. USA Vascular Centers discussed what is PAD Disease and the 10 most common questions about it. Read below to see what we learned. What is PAD? Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition in which circulatory problems cause narrowed arteries to reduce blood flow to your limbs. When your blood flow does not
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June Is National PTSD Awareness Month

Experiencing a traumatic event can have a major effect on someone. Whether you are a veteran or non-veteran, PTSD affects between 7 to 8 percent of the population. That’s why we at Freedom Home Care want to discuss the importance of National PTSD Awareness Month. We hope to help inform and educate those on the signs, symptoms, treatment of PTSD. We also hope to help spread awareness on this disorder. What’s PTSD? PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder. According to the American Psychiatric Association, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that occurs in people who have experienced or witnessed
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How to Celebrate Father’s Day with a Parent in Assisted Living

With Father’s Day right around the corner, you might be wondering how to celebrate with your parent in assisted living. Although it may seem like your options are limited, there are still plenty of ways to share a meaningful experience. Check out our Father’s Day ideas inspired by Five Star Senior Living below. Mini Golf Outdoor activities are a wonderful way to bond with a loving parent. If your dad is interested in golf, try going mini golfing. The outing will be much quicker than a traditional game of 18 holes, and will also be great for everyone in the
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