Caregivers in Northbrook, IL – September is Fruit and Veggies More Matters month

September is the perfect time to try and add more fruit and veggies to your weekly menu; there is so much fresh bounty available this month! Even if you just add one more. If you eat lots of ripe tomatoes already, try adding an eggplant recipe one week, asparagus the next, pears the next and then boysenberries. Just change it up. If you are up to the challenge, add more than one new vegetable per week. In America, less than 10% of ... Read more

Companion Services of America Attends an Easter Seals Event – Chicago IL

Steve Shapiro, our Business Manager at Companion Services of America (CSA), is a board member for Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago and is on the President’s Council.  Easter Seals is an organization whose mission is to help people with disabilities and other special needs maximize their independence and create opportunities.  The Easter Seals organization has autism therapeutic schools in Chicago, Rockford, and Tinley Park. Steve attended a networking event at the Iarca gallery in Chicago.  Special guest, Joe Mantegna from Criminal Minds, was ... Read more

10 Tips to Help Improve Senior Care near Deerfield, IL

If you are providing senior care for someone, you want it to be the best it can be. No matter whether you are part of a professional senior health care services agency or you’re in independent caregiver, there are a number of tips that you can use that can improve the quality of care for the patient.   Below are ten tips that may help you improve overall senior care for the patient in your charge. 1. Accept that you can’t be perfect. Too often ... Read more

Avanti Wellness & Rehabilitation, formerly know as Forest Villa Nursing Center held Business after Hours Event August 20th.

I attended the business after hours event yesterday that was held at Avanti Wellness & Rehabilitation, formerly known as Forest Villa Nursing Center. It was great seeing familiar faces and meeting some new people as well. Avanti Wellness & Rehabilitation is the first skilled nursing facility to receive Joint Commission for Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Wound Care. They also have an innovative pulmonary rehabilitation program with respiratory therapy, a pulmonologist on site, and on-site dialysis. They offer physical, occupational, and speech therapies 7 ... Read more

Home Care near Highland Park, IL – Getting your Senior Adult to Drink More Water

If you’ve noticed it’s difficult to get your elderly loved one to drink enough water, you’re not alone! The risk of dehydration is very real for this age group. Water is so important for many body functions, including carrying nutrients from the stomach to the cells. It maintains molecule structure. It’s needed in the blood vessels, lubricates joints and is needed in the eyes and spinal cord. Water is needed everywhere in the body. When people age their hypothalamus starts to have ... Read more
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