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Watch: Practicing Happiness

Webinar with Dr. John C. Webb

Working on our well-being helps get us through tough times and helps us experience happiness – now!  

Join us for a live Zoom program with musician, author, and recently retired professor of music, Dr. John Webb.
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  • World Alzheimer’s Month - September

    Each September people across the globe unite to increase awareness and reduce stigmas that still exist around Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.More Info
  • Festive Fall Activities for Older Adults

    Fall is full of many family traditions. Celebrate the season with activities that are simple, inexpensive, and fun! There’s no right or wrong way to have fun. Engagement and inclusion is key.More Info
  • Community Resources

    This month Memory Cafe and Author Kristine Cichowski

    As a family-owned business, Traycee values partnerships with community members who share our commitment to helping seniors and their families. Each month, we feature businesses and individuals who are making a difference in our community. We hope you take a moment to read and share with others!More Info
  • Using a Montessori Approach to Enhance Quality of Life for Persons with Dementia

    In response to the rising number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias, Traycee Home Care Services provides specialized training to support their team with innovative approaches to care. More Info
  • Practicing Happiness!

    Watch the Recorded Webinar Today

    Last month’s delightful and insightful presentation – Practicing Happiness – Now! - is available to VIEW via our website.More Info
  • Dr. Stephen DeVries

    Thank you, Glenview Senior Center at The East Wing for partnering with Traycee Home Care Services to provide an exceptional presentation by cardiologist Dr. Stephen DeVries from The Gaples Institute. More Info
  • Supporting Family Traditions

    Preserving traditions and creating new ones that bring good cheer is what Traycee Home Care Services is all about. Family Matters! More Info
  • Supporting Family Caregivers

    As the Baby Boomer generation is aging, more seniors are aging in place in the comfort of their own homes. This means more families – approximately 34.2 million people are caregivers to aging seniors. More Info
  • Living With Dementia Doesn’t Mean You Stop Living

    Practical strategies to support quality of life for your loved one and yourself.

    Kristine Cichowski provides practical strategies to help reframe your mental model on living with dementia. Designed to help all persons involved in dementia care.More Info
  • Supporting Seniors with Alzheimer’s

    Alzheimer's is a neuro/cognitive disease that impacts a person's mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. Having support and a plan to navigate the impact of cognitive changes makes all the difference.More Info
  • Celebrating Senior Men’s Health

    Our dads are the cornerstone of our families. As our loved ones age, it is important to help support their holistic health and well-being. The following are some tips to support healthy aging for senior men.More Info
  • Supporting Seniors with Alzheimer’s

    Alzheimer's is a neuro/cognitive disease that impacts a person's mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. Having support and a plan to navigate the impact of cognitive changes makes all the difference. For family caregivers, the following are some ways to help support your loved one with Alzheimer's.More Info
  • "Practicing Happiness Now!" by Dr. John C. Webb

    A Live Virtual Event Tuesday, July 12, 2022 1:00 PM Central Time

    Like many family caregivers, Dr. Webb was launched into that role suddenly and unexpectedly. Dr. Webb will share perspectives from his book to support you in this very special field of caregiving, whether by choice or by circumstance.More Info
  • Cultivating Resilience During Chronic Illness

    Living with chronic illness has many challenges for both seniors and their families. It is important to develop resilience to help seniors face their challenges with hope.More Info
  • Supporting Seniors Through the Challenges of Parkinson’s Disease

    While living with Parkinson’s disease has many challenges, taking small steps to live healthy each day can improve your quality of life and help you live each day to the fullest. More Info
  • Local Community Senior Resources

    Meet Arnie Brown

    Arnie has 35+ years of commercial banking experience leading groups catering to Commercial and Professional/Executive clientele. These include Law and Accounting firms, Engineering, Architectural, and Consulting businesses. He also has deep experience in providing innovative and responsive credit solutions to Medical Groups/practices and Family owned/Middle market businesses, including Manufacturing, Wholesalers and Distributors.More Info
  • Supporting Seniors With Chronic Kidney Health

    Kidney disease is caused by damage to the organs, which prevents the kidneys from filtering blood effectively. Kidney disease can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, infection, or kidney stones.More Info
  • Local Community Senior Resources

    Meet Dr. Brent Nathan

    Dr. Nathan enjoys diagnosis and treatment of acute conditions as well as screening and managing multiple and complex chronic diseases. He has a special interest in patient education and shared medical decision-making. Most of all, he greatly appreciates and respects the continuity and relationship he develops with patients and the opportunity to collaborate with them to achieve their health goals.More Info
  • Caregiving for Seniors with Chronic Health Needs

    When a loved one has a chronic disease, the long-term impact of caregiving can be challenging. Here are some ways families can create healthy lifestyles when caregiving for a loved one with a chronic illness.More Info
  • Heart-Healthy Habits for Seniors

    Heart health impacts every aspect of our health. As we age, changes in the cardiovascular system affect our overall function and increase the risk of developing diseases.More Info
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The Traycee Difference

At Traycee, we are committed to making a difference in the lives of our clients and our staff. As a family-owned business, we consider our staff as part of our family. We are proud of the quality and compassionate caregivers that are a part of our Traycee family.  
We are committed to investing in ongoing education to help equip our caregivers to provide the best care. 

The Importance of Good Sleep

According to the Better Sleep Council, good sleep is essential to promoting good health and maintaining cognitive function. A good night’s sleep leads to a better day. Caregivers can help seniors get a good night’s sleep with the following tips

Self-Care for Seniors and Caregivers

Caring for a senior family member can be challenging – both physically and emotionally. Taking time every day to implement self-care can help promote good physical and emotional well being. The following are tips for seniors and family caregivers to help nurture self-care.

Nutrition for Seniors from an Expert

This month we are proud to feature an article written by Nutritionist Alisa Bloom, RDN from Live Your Best 365. We are thrilled to share Alisa’s expertise with our readers to help seniors reach their nutritional goals and live healthy lives!

Nail grooming can help you stay healthy

For seniors, nail grooming is an important yet often overlooked aspect of preventing the spread of germs. Long fingernails can carry bacteria. This bacteria can cause infections if the skin is scratched. The following are some tips on fingernail grooming to help seniors maintain good hand hygiene.

Memory Care for Seniors

Seniors with memory and cognitive health issues such as Alzheimer’s, need multifaceted care to help support their physical, mental, and emotional needs. Often seniors feel confused or frustrated when they struggle with memory issues or are unable to perform a task. Caregivers can help support seniors by providing gentle reminders, assisting seniors in performing tasks, and sharing activities that celebrate the present moment.

Home Caregivers - Who is Your Most Essential Client?

Congratulations on being a fantastic caregiver!

Regardless of your credentials, love for the job and expertise, there’s one essential client you can never forget – yourself! Meeting the needs of others before ourselves may appear to be noble, but you have to allow time for self-care, so as to not sabotage the quality of your caregiving, and your own life!

Guest blogger: Jason Van Puymbroeck WELA Financial

Did you know that neither, your health insurance nor Medicare will pay for extended long-term care services in the event that you needed them in the future? If you develop a chronic illness or become disabled and can no longer care for yourself for an extended period, you will need long-term care services.

February is American Heart Month

Make Heart Health Part of Your Self - Care Routine

According to the National Institute on Aging , aging can cause changes in the heart and blood vessels. For example, as you get older, your heart can’t beat as fast during physical activity or times of stress as it did when you were younger. As you get older, it’s important for you to have your blood pressure checked regularly, even if you are healthy.  Many seniors become sensitive to salt, which may cause an increase in blood pressure and/or edema.

Everyday tips for seniors with Psoriasis

Living with psoriasis can be challenging year-round. August is psoriasis awareness month. For seniors, small steps every day can make a big difference in managing chronic conditions. The Mayo Clinic offers the following tips for supporting everyday skin health for seniors with psoriasis.

Enjoying Summer with Mobility Challenges

For many, summertime brings memories of lazy days at the beach, vacations with family, or enjoying the outdoors. For seniors with mobility challenges, enjoying summer activities can be difficult. Caregivers can make a difference by helping seniors enjoying activities tailored to their ability level to enjoy summer days to the fullest!

Dental health is essential to overall health

This month is national dental hygiene awareness month. Dental health is a key indicator of overall health. Poorly managed dental health can lead to oral infections, difficulty eating nutritious food, and chronic pain. The following are tips for seniors to promote good oral health!

Cognitive Health and Mindfulness

Research is exploring the connections between exercise and cognitive health in seniors. In a study published in the journal of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, practices such as yoga which integrate movement and mindfulness may improve cognitive function and well being in seniors.

Celebrating Men’s Health Month

Men have unique challenges as we age. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more men are affected by cardiac health issues as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The following are tips for healthy living at every age.

8 Great Blogs By Seniors

Prior to the pandemic, my favorite time of the day was spent curled up on my couch… reading books. I love classics, non-fiction, fiction, history, and travel. Frequently, I would read into the wee hours of the night. A strange phenomenon, however, occurred this last year. My attention span became very short. In fact, I haven’t finished a book or even a magazine from cover to cover since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
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