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Meet The Clients: Jacques E Chevalier

Back on St. Patrick’s day we were able to visit Jacques E Chevalier, one of our long time clients. He is 95 years old and one of the most sincere and caring people we have ever met. He talked about how much Freedom Home Care has helped him to be taken care of or to simply smile. According to him, Freedom Home Care is so amazing because of the individuals within. The people are why it has been such a pleasant experience for him.                 Jacques told us some fascinating events from his
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How Far Will Our Caregivers Travel to You?

Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing has provided care to Highland Park and the surrounding Chicagoland areas since its founding in 1997. We provide the kind of care that lasts. Since 1997 we have been the go-to provider of in-home care. So, if moving to a home or moving in general isn’t an option, then take a look and see if Freedom Home Care serves your area. Furthermore, each client is given the best possible care, whether that is in home care, Alzheimer’s care, personalized elder care, etc. So where should you go if you need to see us? Our
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Highland Park Activities This February

The Highland Park area has no shortage of activities to participate in for fun, educational, or health purposes!   February Doesn’t Freeze Events The ground may be frozen outside, and everything may seem slower after the holiday season, but there are still plenty of activities around! There are outdoor and indoor activities in and around Highland Park for people of all ages.   Highland Park Senior Center The Senior Center website has a catalog and full calendar of activities you can sign up for. Browse the options and you’ll be very likely to find an activity that appeals to you.
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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

More than 6.2 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month – a month to raise awareness, show support, and ultimately further the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.   UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER’S Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking, and behavior. Symptoms eventually grow severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. The greatest known
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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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