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The Benefits of Home Care over Assisted Living

Aging brings with it some natural changes – vision sometimes fades, the body often moves a little slower, etc. And those natural changes can make everyday activities like dressing, preparing meals, and housework more challenging. When this occurs, families often start investigating assisted living options for their senior loved ones, to ensure all their needs […]

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Wilmette IL Senior Care | Answering Your Questions About Alzheimer’s Disease

Encountering symptoms of dementia in a senior loved one brings up a wide range of questions about Alzheimer’s disease: Is it truly Alzheimer’s, or might it be another form of dementia? What’s the cause of Alzheimer’s? What treatment options are available? And how is it clinically diagnosed, anyway? With our extensive experience in caring for people […]

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Communicating with Alzheimer’s: How to Best Help Your Loved One

Alzheimer’s disease has a strong effect on language. The disease affects speech and the usage of words, as well as the comprehension of words. As the disease progresses through the later phases, language as a means of socializing becomes less effective, and friends and family may need to employ alternate methods for communicating to interact with […]

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Time to Update the Baby (Boomer) Book!

Get it Together Before it Falls Apart Trisha here!  I have been a nurse for almost 50 years.  For the past 25 years I have specialized in senior care, assisting seniors and their families.  Perhaps one of the most important lessons that I have learned is that in a personal medical emergency, even the most […]

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Break Down Fitness Barriers with These Elderly Exercise Tips

Starting and maintaining an exercise routine can be challenging at any age. Working out is time consuming, tiring, and can lead to soreness or even injury. We’ve all made excuses like these for not working out; but frailty and advanced age make it even more difficult to stick to an exercise plan.

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What are the warning signs it’s time for in-home care?

Angie here!  One of my goals is to go “Live” on Facebook every week to answer a question you may have about in-home care.  This is the third week I have done this.  And if you haven’t seen it, I hope you will either head over to watch it on our facebook page or our […]

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Senior Exercise for All Activity Levels

Exercise is a crucial part of life, even, and especially, as we age. While it can be difficult for seniors who are frail or who spend most of their time in a wheelchair to exercise, there are still plenty of senior exercise options available to strengthen, improve resistance and flexibility.

Senior woman and her adult daughter

What’s the Best Care Solution When Mom Needs a Helping Hand?

One of the most honorable decisions adult children can make is to open up their home to an elderly parent. Our parents took care of us when we were younger, so it seems natural to reciprocate when it becomes unsafe for Mom or Dad to live independently. But there are a number of considerations to […]

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When Sibling Rivalry Interferes with Caring for Aging Parents

As children, we learned to share toys as well as our parents’ attention, and those feelings can carry with us well into adulthood. As wonderful as it is to have siblings, there are also times it can result in increased stress levels, such as when caring for aging parents. While loving each other and thinking […]