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Could Your Senior Loved One Be Suffering from Malnutrition?

What do you picture when you hear the term “senior malnutrition?” Perhaps you imagine an older person in a third world country, with limited access to healthy food choices and clean water. Did you realize that even in our land of plenty, senior malnutrition is escalating at astounding numbers? And the reasoning behind it – […]

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Determining When It’s Time for a Senior to Stop Driving

Perhaps the greatest indicator of freedom in our society is being able to hop in the car and take off to whatever destination we please, whenever we please. And for older adults, relinquishing the car keys is one of the most difficult transitions faced. However, there comes a point in our later years when it’s […]

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Are You Managing Caregiver Stress, Or Is It Managing You?

It’s a given: if you’re serving as caregiver to your senior loved one, you’re dealing with some degree of caregiver stress. Meeting the needs of another is a full-time job, and for adult children of aging parents with lives of their own, it can be extremely difficult to juggle all of the necessary tasks, not […]

Caregiver Burnout Quiz

Caregiver Burnout Assessment

Webinar Replay: Navigating the Journey of Life Part 2

Are you the advocate for an aging loved one? This webinar is for you! Learn strategies to begin Navigate the Aging Journey for your loved one. Give yourself peace of mind. Partners in Senior Care has developed a workbook, the Care Connector Healthcare Binder, to help seniors and loved ones assemble all vital documentation and information in […]

Home Care Chicagoland: Your Healthy Eating Questions Answered

Click here to download our fact sheet. Having Problems with Food? Does your favorite chicken dish taste different? As you grow older, your sense of taste and sense of smell may change. Foods may seem to have lost flavor. Also, medicines can change how food tastes. They can also make you feel less hungry. Talk […]

10 Tips to Manage Caregiver Stress

Are you or someone you know overwhelmed with the care of a loved one? It may be caregiver burnout. Don’t know? Take our quiz —> here. Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. Burnout can occur when caregivers don’t get the help they need, or if they try to do more […]

Home Care McHenry County: Falls & Fractures

A simple thing can change your life—like tripping on a rug or slipping on a wet spot on the kitchen floor. If you fall, then you might be like the thousands of older men and women each year who break, or fracture, a bone. A broken bone might not sound awful. But, for older people, […]

Social Support Activities Lead to Better Quality of Life As One Ages

How important is social support as a person ages? This may seem like an easy question to answer. Most people would not choose isolation and loneliness versus spending time with companions. However, can lack of social support really hinder a person’s overall quality of life? Lack of social support is related to negative impacts on […]

10 Tips to Keep the Brain Sharp

Click here to download our fact sheet. Stay Mentally Challenged. Seniors who engage in reading books or newspapers, doing crossword puzzles and word or card games, or who attend adult education classes may be more likely to ward off Alzheimer’s as they age. Researchers at Columbia University in New York found that participation in intellectual and social activities […]