Archives for Senior Home Care

Tips to Keep Your Heart Healthy

This month is American Heart Month! What better way to take care of your heart than by following the tips below! 1. Exercise – Being active is a major contributor to keeping your ticker ticking. Getting enough exercise can significantly improve your cardiovascular health. At least 30 minutes of exercise a day is recommended. 2. No Smoking – There are numerous reasons to quit smoking, including improved heart health. So, if you are trying to keep your heart healthy, it is time to quit. 3. Healthy Diet – Diet plays a huge role in our health, including the health of
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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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Fall Decorating Ideas

Fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving decorations are popping up everywhere, and with many fall activities taking place, it is a great way to get excited for fall by decorating your home! We here at Freedom Home Care Highland Park love to get ready for each season by decorating. Below are some tips and ideas we’d like to share with you.   You can find affordable, and cute decorations at Homegoods and Target to add spice to small places in your home. Dollar stores and dollar sections in stores are jackpots when it comes to affordable holiday décor that you can reuse
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Fun Fall Activities for Seniors

After a long, hot summer it sure does feel nice to open those windows for a fresh fall breeze. The change of leaves also offers a lot of fun activities for seniors. Check out these 5 fall things that you and your loved ones can do from us at Freedom healthcare!   Fall Coloring Books Everyone loves a good coloring book no matter what age you are. You can color as a group or a solo activity and there are many health benefits to coloring. Coloring relaxes you and helps to avoid stress. Color pumpkins, scarecrows, apples and more! They
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National Senior Citizens Day- How to Celebrate on August 21st

On August 21st, there is a national holiday dedicated to celebrating your favorite seniors in your life- Senior Citizens Day! As a homecare agency, we know just how special seniors are and cannot wait to celebrate. Below are some ways you can join in on celebrating too- check them out here!   Get your loved ones engaged this holiday and throw them a backyard barbecue, dinner, or make the whole day a party in honor of them being awesome. For some, it might be difficult to express just how much you care for them, but throwing them a party ensures
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Why Volunteering Is a Great Health Benefit

There are many benefits to volunteering that you might not even realize. While doing a good deed, you can make friends, learn new skills, better your career, and even feel much happier and healthier overall. This senior citizens day, spend it volunteering and feel great!   The nice thing about volunteering is that it doesn’t have to take up your entire day, it can range from 30 minutes to a few hours. You can also choose which type of volunteering you want to do and at what places.   The first benefit is it connects you to others while you
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Why You Should Attend the Next Backyard Bash

This past month, our team at Freedom Home Care celebrated the start of summer with the Backyard Bash at our Highland Park Senior Center. Were you not able to attend? Find out below what you missed! Sitting around with some warm weather, we shared Urban BBQ and listened to the award-winning multi-instrumentalist LJ Slavin. Slavin was very well versed in a wide range of styles like the flute, fiddle, mandolin, musical saw, and much more!   With our view overlooking the beautiful Lake Michigan, it was the perfect spot to enjoy good music, good food, and even better company! Don’t
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All About Dementia

Dementia as common as it may occur often goes misinterpreted. At Freedom Home Care, your home care agency, we are here to provide you with some answers to questions you might have. Find out all about dementia here.   Dementia is a progressive brain syndrome that affects someone’s memory, thinking, emotion, and behavior. Because dementia affects major body functions, it is the leading cause of disability amongst older people.   Dementia may be experienced differently depending on the person affected because each case is dealt in its own way. With over 100 forms of dementia, it is normal for some
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The History of National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week has been around for as long as some can remember, but the process took almost more than half a century. With the week quickly approaching and over soon, we at Freedom Home Care would like to tell you a little about its’ history.   So, from your home care agency, here it is! In 1953 a woman by the name of Dorothy Sutherland who worked for the US Department of Health proposed an idea to have a Nurse Day for the next year. On the 100th anniversary of Nightingale’s Crimean mission, Nurses Week took place.   Moving
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Forget Me Not: Tips AND Tricks to Living with Forgetfulness

Do you know a friend or loved one suffering from dementia and/or remembering things? We all forget things from time to time, but with a memory loss disease or age, it may become part of an everyday routine. At Freedom Home Care, we have put together some tips to help with forgetfulness and better maintain independence.   Leading us off at number one is managing medication. Forgetting to take medication, or not remembering if you took it so you double up is the leading cause of why some patients end up going to the hospital.   Some ways to prevent
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