Tips for Cooking Your Thanksgiving Turkey Safely

Elder Care in Glenview IL: Turkey and Food Safety

Thanksgiving is a time to look forward to many things. You get to enjoy friends and family, relive traditions you have cherished for years, and make new memories. For most people a central part of the celebration is the turkey. If you are hosting the feast this year, it is important to keep food safety…

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Dementia Care Strategies to Avoid Burnout

Elderly Care in Northbrook IL: Dementia Care Strategies to Avoid Burnout

Are you taking care of your elderly mom or dad who has recently been diagnosed with dementia? It can be extremely stressful to manage the daily life of an elderly relative regardless of their health, but dementia brings an additional level of worry and concern. As your aging parent requires more attention and increased care,…

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How Common is the Common Cold?

Home Care in Des Plaines IL: How Common is the Common Cold?

Everyone has heard the term “common cold,” but just how common is this illness? As a family caregiver, it is important for you to understand all health risks your senior may face, even those that seem minor. All forms of illness and infection can put your aging parent at risk of more serious issues, and…

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Healthy Eating Tips to Reduce Risk for Diabetes

Senior Care in Evanston IL: Healthy Eating Tips to Reduce Risk for Diabetes

Diabetes is a very common health issue. Throughout the United States there are more than 30 million people living with the disease, though experts estimate that approximately 7 million don’t realize they have it, and have not been diagnosed. The risk for developing diabetes increases with age, and elderly adults are far more likely to…

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Employee of the Month

Employee of the Month: Rhean

Congratulations to Rhean Harris for becoming employee of the month!!! Rhean has been a caregiver with Companion Services of America since 2013 and is a Certified Nursing Assistant. She is married and has a four-year-old son. She has worked with a variety of clients, including the mentally challenged and the elderly. She enjoys travel and…

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Bedroom Safety for Seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease

Caregiver in Glenview IL: Bedroom Safety for Seniors with Alzheimer's

For a senior with Alzheimer’s disease, nighttime can be scary and a little bit odd. The house is quiet and dark and she may find it more difficult than during the day to remember how to do certain things. As her caregiver, you can take some steps to help her to feel and to be…

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a worldwide health campaign celebrated every October to increase awareness of the disease and raise funds for research. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. National breast cancer awareness month was founded in October of 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer…

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HALLOWEEN SAFETY MONTH

HALLOWEEN SAFETY MONTH

Halloween is a fun time for children and adults to dress up and have fun trick or treating. By observing a couple of common-sense rules, you and your family can have fun and also stay safe! Kids should never go trick or treating without an adult present. Insist that your teenagers go with a group…

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What to Expect After Heart Valve Surgery

Elderly Care in Skokie IL: What to Expect After Heart Valve Surgery

Many seniors suffer from heart valve disease in which the valves that help control the flow of blood don’t work correctly. The treatment for the problem is often heart valve replacement or repair surgery. How the older adult’s body reacts to and recovers from the surgery depends on a number of individual factors, including how…

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