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Spring Activities for Seniors

The snow has melted, the sun is shining; it’s the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful spring weather! There are plenty of spring activities for senior citizens to enjoy this season while also remaining safe. We have compiled a list of great spring activity ideas for seniors. Check them out below!    Head Outdoors   First things first, it’s time to ditch the winter jacket and head outside to breathe in the amazing spring air. A walk or picnic are great ideas to start! Many spring flowers are blooming so taking a walk on a scenic trail is an
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5 Ways to Entertain Your Senior Loved One

Your senior loved one may be getting impatient indoors. If you are looking for ideas to keep your loved one busy, we have 5 great tips to help provide entertainment for seniors. Check out our entertainment ideas for seniors below. Entertainment Ideas: Spend Time Outdoors With nicer weather finally here, there’s no better way to entertain your senior loved one than by heading outside and soaking up some vitamin D. There are many outdoor activities we at Freedom Home Care think they will love! To name a few, going on a walk, fishing, having a BBQ, and visiting local parks
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Freedom Home Care’s 25th Anniversary

Freedom Home Care is proud to celebrate 25 years in business! Today we are recognized as one of the leading home care agencies in the Chicagoland area. From a humble beginning in 1996, Freedom Home Care is thriving with over 1,000 compassionate caregivers on staff.  Philosophy Founder Sharon Burack has worked in the rehabilitation industry with senior citizens her entire career. She saw the need to have seniors, and others with medical needs, live happy and healthy in the comfort of their own homes. Burack stated, “I created a program to transition seniors into a happy and healthy lifestyle in the
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March Is National Kidney Month!

March is Kidney Awareness Month! You might be wondering: why is kidney awareness important? 1 in 3 Americans is at high risk for kidney disease due to common factors such as family health history, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Since over 30 million Americans are already diagnosed with kidney disease, we at Freedom Home Care want to encourage you to raise awareness on National Kidney Month and be sure to give your kidneys an annual checkup. Read more below on how to protect your kidneys. Schedule A Checkup If you haven’t already scheduled an annual checkup this year, now is the perfect
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Vitamins and Your Immune System

In times like today, we at Freedom Home Care know how hard we all work to be as healthy as possible. Yes, it is true you cannot control your immune system. However, you can take certain steps to ensure that your immune system is boosted. This limits the number of times you get sick. Boosting your immune system is surprisingly simple and affordable. When following a routine, you can better your body’s natural resistance and improve your immune system in many ways. We as your home health care provider recommend you read up on supplements and vitamin research to know what exactly you
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Nutrition for Seniors

Let’s face it, many of us struggle to eat healthy. Most of us want to feel fit and look good, but we struggle to make the right healthy eating choices, or we may not even know what those choices are. Particularly if you are an older adult, you will have heard all different things about how to eat healthy, and it can be confusing. We want to help make things easier and more understandable with a few healthy eating tips for seniors below. Healthy Eating Tips Eat a Variety of Foods – When people talk about eating healthy, one thing
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Our Top 5 Valentine’s Day Activities for Seniors

Valentine’s Day can be enjoyed by everyone. Whether you are young or old, single or in a relationship. The following are our favorite ways for seniors to have fun and celebrate love this Valentine’s Day. 1) Get Festive – Decorating your home or the room you spend the most time in is a simple and cost-effective way to make the day a little more joyful and exciting. Even just cutting out some hearts or making your own heart-shaped garland can make a huge impact for almost no money. Your loved ones or your Freedom Home Care companion can help! 2)
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Freedom Home Care’s Medical Staffing Services

You may have seen Freedom Home Care services advertised in the Chicago area. Freedom Home Care Highland Park provides many different in-home senior care services to give those that you love a little bit of extra help. However, you might not know that Freedom Home Care also has medical staffing services. Learn more about these medical staffing services below. Medical Staffing Services The medical staffing service at Freedom Home Care is separate from their other senior-care services. This medical staffing service is to help your hospital or doctor’s office get some extra medical staff if you happen to have a
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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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