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Laughter’s Impact on Senior’s Health

As April approaches, most associate the beginning of the month with the ever infamous holiday April Fool’s Day. Certainly any one during any stage of their life can get a kick or two out of the practical jokes that go along with this day.

And that is one of the greatest parts of laughter, it’s timeless […]

By |March 31st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Laughter’s Impact on Senior’s Health

Healthy Heart Habits for Seniors

As February comes to a close, let’s continue to practice healthy heart behaviors so you and your loved one can be proactive in staying active and building a healthy heart.
Consider these practical ways to keep your heart in great shape.

MINIMIZE STRESS

Stress can amplify heart disease risks, especially if it is continuous in one’s life. For […]

By |February 27th, 2018|Blog, Elder Care Tips|Comments Off on Healthy Heart Habits for Seniors

Showing Love to Your Aging Parents

The theme around February 14th is love—the most beautiful gift one human can give another.

As our parents’ age, it’s important that we remember to adapt and show them love in the ways they need it. After all, the parents that we now have in our 40s, 50s, and 60s need a different kind of […]

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National Cursive Handwriting Day

Cursive can Provide Psychological Benefits and Emotional Connection for Seniors

Every year on January 23rd, our nation celebrates National Cursive Handwriting Day. This provides a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the benefits of cursive handwriting.

Penmanship is a beautiful form of art.  This was the norm of Baby Boomers and Generation X growing up in the […]

By |January 28th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on National Cursive Handwriting Day

ILLINOIS HOME CARE IN 2018

Illinois Home Care in 2018

 Ensuring Respect, Dignity,

and Quality Care

 

2018 is sure looking to be bright and eventful—especially for those involved in home care in Illinois.

 

On August 11, 2017, Illinois passed the Home Health, Home Services, and Home Nursing Agency Licensing Act. This is going to be a game changer for both home care providers, health […]

By |January 11th, 2018|Blog, Home Care News|Comments Off on ILLINOIS HOME CARE IN 2018

3 Reasons Art Is Essential For The Aging Brain

3 Reasons Why Art Is Essential For The Aging Brain

The aging brain needs art. It is an incredible form of therapy—it has been for centuries. The most amazing thing about art is that it operates as therapy for two individuals—the creator and the viewer.

The creator. Art is a way for the creator to show an […]

By |December 5th, 2017|Blog, Elder Care Tips|Comments Off on 3 Reasons Art Is Essential For The Aging Brain

Why Seniors Should Have a Dog

The Many Benefits of Seniors Owning A Dog
As seniors age, they might start to isolate themselves and not even realize it. Having a dog can prevent the issue of loneliness and give seniors something to look forward to every single day. So many benefits are associated with owning a dog, and it has been medically […]

By |October 24th, 2017|Blog, Senior Care|Comments Off on Why Seniors Should Have a Dog

5 Tips for Helping Your Elderly Loved One Stay Organized Around the House

Making Your Senior’s Life a Little Easier With Some Helpful Household Organizational Tips
As we age, staying organized gets harder and harder. Specific tasks get thrown on the back burner because of our conditions and capabilities. This is the reality for some of our elderly family members.

Life happens. We never know when we are going to […]

By |October 10th, 2017|Blog, Elder Care Tips|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Helping Your Elderly Loved One Stay Organized Around the House

Why Monitoring Blood Pressure is Important for Seniors

Monitoring Blood Pressure as we Age
We all know that monitoring blood pressure is important. We’ve heard it countless times. But why does it matter? More importantly, why should we monitor our blood pressure all the time? These questions are rarely asked by the elderly. However, it’s crucial that they know this information!
Understanding Blood Pressure
Blood pressure […]

By |September 18th, 2017|Blog, Elder Care Tips, Senior Care|Comments Off on Why Monitoring Blood Pressure is Important for Seniors

Preparing the Elderly for Winter

Helpful Tips To Prepare Seniors for Winter
Winter is approaching fast! This popular season brings family, friends, and loved ones together for the holidays. Great food, fun, and memories to create! This upcoming season brings so many reasons to celebrate. Although it will look beautifully decorated outside with holiday lights and a gorgeous blanket of white snow, along with […]

By |September 9th, 2017|Blog, Elder Care Tips, Senior Care|Comments Off on Preparing the Elderly for Winter