Facebook Pixel

Call Now to Speak with a Care Manager Speak with a Care Manager Now: (440) 332-0170

Blog

Home Care Assistance Cleveland Blog

Elderly With Granddaughter
Elderly With Granddaughter
By Sila Melika, 1:44 am on December 5, 2016

Halloween is drawing near, but does your senior loved one have a costume in mind? Instead of buying an expensive, over-used costume from the store, Chicago elderly care providers recommend that seniors make their own costumes this year. Below are a few crafty DIY options you can make with your loved one. Cerial Killer Make your loved one’s neighbors and friends laugh by dressing him or her up as a Cerial killer, which only requires a few materials to create a memorable costume. You’ll need to staple a box of Cheerios, Rice Krispies, or Trix to your loved one’s t-shirt and add fake blood that drips out onto the fabric…

Read Article
Elderly Couple
Elderly Couple
By Sila Melika, 12:55 am on December 5, 2016

There is a virtual laundry list of vitamins and micronutrients that have been found to preserve our vision and support eye health as we grow older. Chief among these are omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, vitamins A, C and E, zinc, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin. These nutrients have been found to help prevent cataracts and could also combat age-related macular degeneration as well as help prevent light-induced damage to the retina. Although many supplements contain all of the above ingredients, many Chicago in-home care agencies believe that the following seven foods are more beneficial in terms of eye health. 1. Kale Kale is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zeaxanthin and…

Read Article
Elderly Couple
Elderly Couple
By Sila Melika, 12:54 am on December 5, 2016

When it comes time for seniors to retire, they don’t always know what to do with their spare time. Fortunately, Chicago in-home care providers have a few creative suggestions that will help seniors make the most of their retirement. Write a Book Wordsmiths should make it a goal to write a book on a subject that they’re skilled in or have studied for several years to offer their expertise on topics like starting a business or cooking. They can even consider writing a fictional book and creating an exciting storyline for hungry readers to devour. After completing the project, seniors can hire an editor and look for a publisher that…

Read Article
Elderly Couple
Elderly Couple
By Sila Melika, 12:52 am on December 5, 2016

There’s no denying that staying active keeps seniors healthy both physically and mentally. Fortunately, there are plenty of activities that can provide opportunities for seniors to interact, learn new skills, sample local food, and stay active in Chicago. Here are a few ideas suggested by Chicago senior care agencies. 1. Farmers Markets Seniors can find a wide selection of fresh fruits and veggies from the many local farmers markets that take place throughout the year. Some of the popular ones that will still be serving up locally grown goodies this fall include: Daley Plaza Farmers Market When: Thursdays through October 27, 7am-3pm Where: Daley Plaza 50 W. Washington Street Admission:…

Read Article
Kidney Stone on Screen
Kidney Stone on Screen
By Sila Melika, 12:45 am on December 5, 2016

It’s no secret that kidney stones are a common problem among the elderly. They occur when hard deposits of minerals and acid salts clump inside concentrated urine and result in serious pain when they are passed. Following are a few ways live-in Chicago caregivers recommend seniors reduce their risk of kidney stones. Limit Protein Intake Calcium oxalates are the most common types of kidney stones. Calcium is a mineral that is found in a wide variety of food and beverages that people consume on a daily basis. Oxalates are compounds that make up most protein that is derived from animal sources such as red meat and fish fillets. Dairy products…

Read Article
Senior Woman Volunteering
Senior Woman Volunteering
By Sila Melika, 12:44 am on December 5, 2016

It’s generally assumed that senior citizens are much more mellow and compassionate than young adults. In a recent experiment at the University of Oregon, a study was done to determine the extent to which aging can increase altruism. The staff and students at this institution simply wanted to find out if people truly become more caring with age. The finding may be surprising for seniors, families and Chicago home caregivers. Psychology professor Ulrich Mayr took a leading role in the experiment. He was assisted by one of his students who sought to get a doctorate certification. They agreed that from a scientific point of view, altruism could be measured to…

Read Article
Assorted Cancer Medication
Assorted Cancer Medication
By Sila Melika, 12:41 am on December 5, 2016

Ongoing research concerning the conditions that cause Alzheimer’s led a group of scientists from the Georgetown University Medical Center’s Translational Neurotherapeutics Program to an amazing discovery. Based on the chemical compounds that cause the neuron damage found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, researchers learned that the medications formerly approved by the FDA for the treatment of renal cancer prove helpful in combating the disease. Here are what families and Chicago home care providers need to know about the findings. Alzheimer’s Building Blocks Tau proteins in the brain assume the responsibility of eliminating harmful amyloid beta proteins. However, in Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders, tau proteins undergo a transformation process….

Read Article
Senior Man Celebrating Downsizing with Daughter
Senior Man Celebrating Downsizing with Daughter
By Sila Melika, 12:12 am on December 5, 2016

Paring down your belongings can be an emotionally taxing experience. Although it’s often hard to part with items of sentimental value, you may be surprised to discover that your adult children are actually far more distraught than you. Following are a few strategies from the leading provider of elder care Hinsdale families trust for helping them get on board with these efforts. Host a Family Gathering Bring everyone together to discuss your decision to downsize. This is far better than simply springing the idea on your loved ones. It gives adult children the chance to adapt to the forthcoming changes and to emotionally prepare for them. This is also a…

Read Article
Home Care Assistance Awards