How Can Home Care Help a Senior Manage Heart Failure?

Finding out that your aging parent has heart failure is a life-changing moment. While this condition does not mean that the heart has stopped or will stop imminently, or that there is nothing that can be done for them, heart failure is a serious issue that can lead to major health consequences. Managing it effectively is essential for protecting your parent's health and helping them to continue living a lifestyle that is as full, fulfilling, and meaningful as possible as they ... Read more

5 Benefits of Swimming for Seniors

Age is no reason for seniors to stop exercising, but the type of activity they choose may have to shift. When joints are sore and muscles aren’t as strong as they once were, it’s easy for the elderly to avoid exercise, even though it can help them with their overall health. There’s only so much that family members and home care aides can do to motivate seniors to exercise, but who can resist spending time in a pool? Many seniors find that ... Read more

Dealing with Being “Under the Weather” During the Transition from Winter to Spring

Home Care in Skokie, IL Everyone has heard the phrase "under the weather" used to describe being slightly ill, and there is no time when this phrase is more applicable than in the transition between seasons. While it would be nice for the seasons to move smoothly from one to the next so that it is easy to get used to the new weather, this is not how it usually happens. Far more often you deal with fluctuations in temperature, pressure, and ... Read more

Home Care Tips: Walking the Dog with Your Seniors Safely

Home Care in Skokie IL Integrating a dog into your home care journey with your aging loved ones is a fantastic way to boost their mental and emotional health, and encourage better physical health. Seniors who interact with animals regularly enjoy a variety of benefits, including lower blood pressure, less stress, eased depression and anxiety, lower instance of loneliness and isolation, and a greater feeling of importance and involvement. Along with taking care of a dog, however, comes the need to bring that ... Read more

Hiring Home Care for After a Serious Illness

Home Care in Skokie IL As a family caregiver caring for elderly parents you face many challenges. The additional difficulty of caring for a senior who has recently suffered a serious illness, however, can make giving this care overwhelming. Extra demands from the recovery needs on top of the care your parents already receive on a daily basis may be too much for you to handle on your own, particularly if you do not live with your aging parents and have other ... Read more