Archives for senior independence

Laughter Turns Out to Be the Best Form of Medicine

Trying to relief stress is no joke- especially when you are dealing with a lot. When it comes to trying to relieve stress, the more giggles and laughter the better. Doctors at Mayo Clinic have conducted studies on why laughter is good for stress relief. Find out more from us at Freedom Home Care! Stress Relief from Laughter While laughter alone can’t solve stress, there are a lot of positive things laughter can do for your stress both long and short term. A good laugh has excellent short-term effects on your mind and body. As you begin to laugh, not
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At Home Crafts This Summer

Whether it is a rainy day out and you’re looking for something to do, or you are babysitting the grandkids and want to keep them entertained, at home crafts are a great idea to do this summer- especially given the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out our list of at home crafts this summer from all of us at Freedom Home Care! Not only are at home crafts a fun way to keep busy, there are also a few added health benefits to doing them. When painting, knitting and being creative, you are stimulating your brain and enhancing your cognitive abilities. Whatever
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4 Easy Ways to Stay Connected to Your Senior Loved Ones During COVID-19

The world is an unusual and scary place with the COVID-19 pandemic going on. However, it is times like these that we remember what is truly important in life. Truly important things are the people in our lives, the friends, family, and other loved ones that we care so much about. However, many of us are cut off physically from those loved ones during this pandemic. That does not mean that we can’t stay in touch. We can still interact with those we love, even our senior loved ones. 4 ways to stay connected during COVID-19 Call Often – Many
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How to Create a Cozy Balcony

Whether you have a small balcony, a good size deck, or a fire escape, you can make the most of whatever outdoor space you have. Especially for apartment dwellers, taking time to make your balcony cozy and inviting can completely change how you use your space. Here are our top tips and ideas on how to create a cozy balcony. Plants – Whether you have an interest in plants or not, adding some greenery to your balcony helps enhance the feeling of being outside. Adding certain live flowers or herbs can also make it smell good. If plants are not
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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 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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4 Ways to Fight Back Pain at Home

We all know that feeling of…. Back pain. As you age, the most common and leading cause of pain is back pain. At Freedom Home Care, we might have some ways that can eliminate back pain and fight the stigma that getting older has to hurt.   The first tip to eliminating back pain is developing a healthier lifestyle. With that comes eating healthier and trying to watch your weight. Excess weight on your body will cause a strain on joints and muscles that work to support your back. Making a balanced diet for yourself will help to take some
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One-Year Anniversary of the Wellness Center at The Sheridan at Green Oaks

Freedom Home Care is happy to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Wellness Center at The Sheridan at Green Oaks! Freedom Home Care offers services that will aid seniors everyday life at the Wellness Center at The Sheridan at Green Oaks such as in-home support, transportation to and from errands, shopping and appointments, access to caregivers, CNAs and RNs. The Sheridan at Green Oaks, which recently opened in 2017, provides seniors the best care and an exceptional living experience. The Freedom Home Care Wellness Center at The Sheridan at Green Oaks will be staffed by Freedom Home
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St. Patrick’s Day Traditions Sure to Bring You Luck

Has your luck run short? No worries, you don’t have to be Irish to get luck on St. Patrick’s Day! Follow these 6 classic traditions and get good fortune on the 17th from your friends here at Freedom Home Care.  Some of these might come to you as a surprise, so read all below:   One: “Drowning the Shamrock” Legend has it if you drown a shamrock it is considered a token of good fortune to come. Dating back centuries in Ireland, they used to dunk a shamrock in a glass of whiskey. They would drink the whiskey and throw
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5 Winter Activities for Seniors That Warm the Heart

  The wintry months make it hard to leave the house. Not only does the cold weather keep you indoors, but it also brings about a sense of isolation. Fear not! Blow details five ways older adults can stay active and warm during these cold months.   Heat up around food Did you know that cooking stimulates more than just our stomachs? Not only does making a meal actively exercise the brain, but it also allows older adults to engage in a heartwarming activity. Because cooking involves setting timers and reading recipes, older adults are fighting memory loss and cognitive
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