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What Makes Our Caregivers Qualified?

The Demand for Caregivers is Only Going Up Navigating the arena of hiring a caregiver is overwhelming, especially when the demand for caregivers is only going up. People turning 65 today have an almost 70 percent chance of needing some type of long-term care services or support in their remaining years, and 1 in 5 will need such care for more than five years (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). Life expectancy is also only going up so knowing when and how to make the transition to getting a caregiver can be hard to know.   When to Consider
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Why Our Caregivers Love Freedom Home Care

Caregivers at Freedom Home Care are Essential Here at Freedom Home Care, caregivers are not only needed now more than ever, but they are dedicated to making the lives of all clients comfortable and happy. Great care starts with the employees here at FHC. Furthermore, we offer great benefits and experiences to all of our caregivers. FHC is truly a family environment. Caregivers are treated well as FHC employees and it rings true in each of their individual experiences.   First-Hand Caregiver Love for Freedom Home Care Several caregivers and staff members said they love FHC for the “variety of
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National Blood Donor Month

What is National Blood Donor Month? January is National Blood Donor Month, which is a month dedicated to the lifesaving impact of blood and platelet donors. This celebration has taken place each January for nearly 50 years and happens to coincide with one of the most difficult times to maintain sufficient blood supplies for patients. National Blood Donor Month takes place in January because it is a typical period of critical blood shortages. People usually stop donating blood around the holidays and due to winter sicknesses. Not only are voluntary blood donors honored, but also people are encouraged to give
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Flu Vaccination Week

What is Flu Vaccination Week and Why Does it Matter? This year’s National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is from December 5th to December 11th. It’s a week that is observed annually in December to remind everyone 6 months and older that there is still time to get vaccinated against the flu. Vaccination is of heightened importance for people who are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications. This includes people with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease. In previous flu seasons 9 out of 10 adults hospitalized for flu had at least one underlying medical condition.
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Freedom Home Care November Heroes of the Month!

Elise Cusick, RN is honored to receive the nurse of the month nomination. Elise just recently received her RN degree. She has been a LPN for two years and is so excited that she just completed her RN degree. Elise says being a nurse is her superpower! Elise truly believes it was her calling in life. She remembers being a caregiver and always wanting to know more about her patient’s condition and always having the desire to help them on a more clinical level. She ended up being blessed enough to marry a nurse. Her husband is the reason she
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Freedom Home Care Recent Events Spotlight

At Freedom Home Care, we love giving back to the community by either hosting or sponsoring events. While this blog covers events from the second half of 2021, we have been involved with internal and community events for years. This year has been busy, so we wanted to put a spotlight on what our amazing staff have helped to make possible. Here is a recap of some of our favorites from the last few months:   Nurse Appreciation Giveaways To show appreciation to all nurses we had a giveaway in which multiple nurses won cash prizes!   Community Pfizer Vaccine
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Celebrating Thanksgiving with Seniors

Thanksgiving is an opportunity to be with family. That being said, it can be difficult to come up with ways to make it truly enjoyable for seniors battling dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or the difficulties of aging. Here are just some ideas to get started on how to celebrate with senior loved ones during this holiday season. Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving with your Seniors if Apart A key starting point is to remember not to leave your seniors alone on Thanksgiving. Even if you are prevented from gathering in person for Thanksgiving with your seniors here are a few ideas to
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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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Freedom Home Care’s October Heroes of the Month!

In a short time Ronald Jean-Jacques has shown how incredible his skills are to help others. He just completed his Registered Nursing License this past summer. Prior to earning his RN license, he worked in the home health care capacity as a Licensed Practical Nurse since 2015. His passions and specialties are working with Spinal Cord injury and Trachea patients. Before he pursued a career in healthcare his concentration was in Government Administration. He has a Master’s in Public Administration from DePaul University and a Bachelors in Political Science, from The University of Illinois in Champaign, Urbana. He is excited
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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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