Archives for Senior Home Care

7 Ways to Thank Your Caregiver for Everything They Do

If you have a caregiver that takes care of you or a loved one, they work tirelessly to help your family. They put you or your family member before themselves. It can be a great idea to thank them for all they do. If you are looking for some ways to thank your caregiver, you can check out some ideas below. Ways to Thank Your Caregiver Thank You Notes – Something as simple as a handwritten thank you note can show your appreciation for all that your caregiver does for you or your loved one. Share a Laugh Together –
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How to Make a Homemade Face Mask

With the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a lot of questions about how to keep yourself safe and prevent the spread of the virus. The CDC has come out to say that people should wear face masks or cloth face coverings to help keep themselves and others safer when they go out. You can learn more about why this is important below, and you can learn how to make a homemade face mask for yourself or your loved ones. According to the Center for Disease Control or CDC, wearing a cloth face mask can help prevent the spread of COVID-19, particularly
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How to Manage Anxiety Amid the Coronavirus

With the pandemic going on, many people are feeling anxiety about the world around them. This can be tough to add to everything else that is going on in life. There are some ways to manage your Coronavirus anxiety. Check out some helpful tips below. How to Manage Anxiety: Don’t Ignore Your Anxiety, Acknowledge It – It can be tempting to ignore unpleasant feelings like anxiety. Instead, acknowledge that you are experiencing anxiety so that you can get to understanding how you are feeling and what you need. Pay Attention to Positive News and Information – With the COVID-19 pandemic,
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How to Spruce Up Your Living Space

With many of us spending much more time at home, it is the perfect time to spruce up our home. For seniors, sprucing up your living space can also be a good opportunity to make the space more functional based on your specific needs. The following are our top tips for sprucing up you or your senior loved one’s living space. Tip #1: Decorations – Decorate with pieces you have owned and loved for a long time. Whether it’s furniture, artwork, your children or grandchildren’s creations, pieces that bring you joy are the best things to keep around. If you
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How to Disinfect Your Home

During these uncertain times, we are continuously reminded of the importance of keeping both ourselves and our surroundings clean and disinfected. Did you know cleaning and disinfecting are not the same thing? When you clean, you are removing the dirt and germs from a surface, usually using just soap. When you disinfect a surface, you are killing the pathogens, often done using specific chemicals. Disinfecting is more important than ever, because many of the viruses that make us sick, including COVID-19, are transmitted person-to-person from shared contact with objects and surfaces. How to Disinfect: Clean -The first step to disinfecting
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How a Daily Walk Can Boost Your Health

Exercising is important for everyone, at any age. As we age, it becomes even more essential to keep the body moving. Even if your days of running marathons, playing sports, or lifting heavy weights at the gym are behind you, you can still get the exercise your body needs to stay healthy and feel good. Taking a daily walk is easy, it costs nothing, and, for seniors, it is one of the most effective ways to keep moving. If you choose to walk outside or with a loved one or a good friend, it becomes even more beneficial. Benefits of
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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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