Posts by Jamie Shapiro

How Can Volunteering Help Your Elderly Parent As They Age?

Home Care in Wilmette IL: Benefits of Volunteering

Many elderly adults struggle with feeling as though they are no longer relevant, or that they cannot make a positive contribution to the world around them. Encouraging your senior to volunteer can be a fantastic way to reduce these feelings, and also give them a wide range of other benefits. As a family caregiver, you…

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Five Ways to Manage Fatigue in Your Aging Adult

Senior Care in Skokie IL: Managing Fatigue

Fatigue is an extremely common problem for aging adults and can cause your elderly family member to experience a seriously diminished quality of life. Battling fatigue is not always easy, but it is possible. Encourage Her to Eat Breakfast. Lots of people avoid eating breakfast. Some avoid it because they just don’t like eating breakfast,…

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EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

Employee of the Month: Rosenda Roberts

Congratulations to Rosenda Roberts for becoming employee of the month! Rosenda has been working with Companion Services of America since 2016. She has worked for the same client for the past two years.  She is a compassionate  and caring person, which reflects in her outstanding work performance. She enjoys,” hanging out with her family” in…

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HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!!

Independence Day also known as the fourth of July has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, commemorating the declaration of independence. On July 2, 1776, the congress voted in favor of the independence, which was drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated with…

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July is Social Wellness Month

July is Social Wellness Month

Social Wellness month was founded by the counseling group, Words of Wellness. Studies show that people who have a strong social network tend to live longer, manage stress better, and enhances the immune system’s ability to fight off illness. It’s the goal of Words of Wellness to increase national awareness of the power of social…

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Keeping Elderly Relatives Cool During Summer Heat Waves

Elder Care in Des Plaines IL: Keeping Seniors Cool During a Heat Wave

Many elderly Americans are susceptible to high temperatures, especially during the heat waves that affect many parts of the country each year. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can trigger severe health issues in elderly adults, leading to further complications and even death. If you are a family caregiver for your aging relative and the upcoming…

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How to Use Pictures with Dementia Patients

Elderly Care in Lake Forest IL: Using Pictures to Help Dementia Patients

It can be difficult to communicate with older adults who have dementia. This is especially true when the person has lost their ability to communicate verbally. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t be reached. One way to connect with dementia patients is to use pictures as a form of communication. They can be used to…

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Easter Seals Golf Outing

Easter Seals Golf Outing

We attended the golf outing in Lake Geneva on June 8th, to support Easter Seals of Metropolitan Chicago. Easter Seals is a great organization that supports children and their families  dealing with Autism. Companion Services of America was proud to be a sponsor and support such a great organization. Joe Montegna was again the celebrity…

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Avoid Caregiver Burnout: Hire a Home Care Provider

Home Care in Skokie IL: Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

Are you feeling irritable, overwhelmed and frustrated? Do you find it hard to sleep, and either overeat or have no appetite? Is your family saying you are irritable, moody and stressed? Has your overall health declined recently? If you are a family caregiver for an elderly relative and you are experiencing these symptoms, you may…

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