Archives for Senior Home Care

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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April Heroes of the Month

April was a great month for our caregivers! You can tell how much they care about what they do. We will always consider all Freedom Home Care staff members as heroes, but this month we are highlighting Sam and Nicole! Learn more below: Meet Sam Fapounda, Caregiver of the Month! Thank you to our client, Jacques Chevalier, who nominated his wonderful caregiver and friend Abiodun “Samuel” Fapounda as Caregiver of the Month. Samuel started his career by selection into the Nigerian Defence Academy as an Officer Cadet and commissioned into the Navy as a sub- lieutenant. He served for 27
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What to Do if Diagnosed With Parkinson’s

After receiving a Parkinson’s diagnosis, it can be difficult to know what to do next. No matter your age or stage we’ll be discussing things that are universally worth trying out. Some strategies may work better than others, whether adjusting lifestyle, mindset, or both. Just know that there is something you can do and know that while all the advice may be overwhelming these are some basics starting points. While you may need some time for the diagnosis to sink in, do not despair or decide your fate before getting educated. There are a lot of resources to consult so
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What to Know Before Getting Your Booster Shot

Why All This Talk About Boosters There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding to get a booster shot. Here we will talk about what those factors are so you can feel confident in your decision. There are three COVID-19 vaccines authorized and approved for use in the United States to prevent COVID-19. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (COVID-10 mRNA vaccines) are the preferred vaccines, but a Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is available in some situations. The COVID-19 vaccines are hard at work. During the recent Omicron surge, those who were boosted were 21-times less likely to die
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March’s Heroes of the Month

Our staff and caregivers continued to impress in March! They work hard and enjoy what they do. We will always consider all Freedom Home Care staff members as heroes, but this month we are highlighting Jennifer and Young! Learn more below: Meet Jennifer Burgess, Caregiver of the Month Freedom Home Care is excited to announce that Jennifer Burgess has been nominated as Caregiver of the Month! Jennifer has always had a passion for caring for others, which she says started at a young age with being the oldest and having five younger siblings! In addition to helping care for her
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The Pros of Home Health Care Over Assisted Living

When it’s Time to Address Greater Care for Loved Ones How best to care for older adults becomes an increasingly pressing question for loved ones and caretakers. Whether health care is needed because an elder is recovering from injury or dealing with the aging process the desire to stay at home is almost universal. Even if another kind of health care situation will be needed, home health care is a comfortable way to transition to more active and involved help and health care. It’s meeting those in need of home health care where they are at: at home.   Pros
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Understanding Your Risk of Getting Diabetes

  The Pervasiveness of Diabetes While everyone is familiar with the term diabetes, it is more difficult to know what it means or even more difficult to realize that it could be affecting you. In a survey conducted by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), around 68% of people did not know that diabetes is closely related to heart disease. Furthermore, the survey also revealed that about 25% of the diabetic population do not even know that they have the disease. It is important to get regular check-ups at the doctor as diabetes and prediabetes are something they check for. Even
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February’s Heroes of the Month

Our February Heroes of the Month have been chosen! Our caregivers and nurses really go above and beyond. While all Freedom Home Care staff members are heroes, this month we have picked Clarice and Keila! Learn more below: Meet Clarice Johnson, LPN- Nurse of the Month Congratulations to Clarice Johnson for being nominated as Nurse of the Month! Clarice has been in the health care field for over 30 years, starting at a young age when she became a CNA. Later on in life she went back to school to get her Associates Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. Clarice has
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Benefits of Regular Check-ups for Seniors

Regular check-ups and screenings are an important health habit. However, they become more and more important the older we get. Diseases like diabetes, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cancer, and arthritis are more likely to occur the older we get and more likely to go undiagnosed the less we see a doctor. Several of these conditions don’t show symptoms until they’ve gotten worse. Nearly a quarter of visits to family physicians and 60% of hospital visits are from older adults. An annual checkup is an opportunity for a doctor to find something early and treat it or cure
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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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