What Do You Know About Treating Eczema?

Senior Care in Northbrook IL: Treating Eczema

The key to keeping your elderly loved one happy and healthy when they are diagnosed with eczema is properly managing the symptoms. If you are interested in minimizing the irritating symptoms of your aging relative’s skin condition, it comes down to applying proper medicine, avoiding triggers, and implementing a proper skin care routine. National Eczema…

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What Do You Know About Guillain-Barre Syndrome?

Caregiver in Des Plaines IL: Guillain Barre Syndrome

It’s rare, but Guillain-Barre syndrome could happen to your parent. Chances of developing this neurological disorder are about 1 in 100,000. If it does occur, the patient typically needs a lot of rehabilitation and help at home from caregivers. Here’s what you should know. Guillain-Barre is an autoimmune disease where the body sees the nerve…

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Employee of the Month: Emma Hodge

Congratulations to Emma Hodge for becoming employee of the month!! Emma has been working with Companion Services of America since 2013! Emma is married and has a son who is studying nursing in the Philippines. Emma is a hard working and compassionate person, who is dedicated to her profession and puts her clients first! She…

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FAQs About Pulmonary Fibrosis in Elderly Adults

Elder Care in Skokie IL: FAQS About Pulmonary Fibrosis

With more than 50,000 new cases diagnosed every year in elderly adults over the age of 65, pulmonary fibrosis is a serious disease that many family caregivers first learn about when their aging relative is diagnosed. September is Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month and it is an excellent opportunity for anyone with interest to gather more…

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. World Suicide day is September 10. This marks the day those affected by suicide are remembered. National Suicide Prevention Week is the Monday-Sunday that surrounds World Suicide Prevention Day. Throughout the month, mental health organizations, practitioners, advocates and survivors come together to promote suicide prevention awareness. Each year more…

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National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September was designated National Prostate Health month by the American Foundation for Urological Disease in 1999. In 2001, Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT) sponsored Senate Resolution 138, endorsing the week and confirming it would be observed annually. George W. Bush specifically named the month, “National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month”. National Prostate Health month increases public awareness…

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FAQs About Bathroom Safety and Seniors

Elderly Care in Deerfield IL: Bathroom Safety for Seniors

Hundreds of thousands of elderly adults are injured in slip and fall accidents that happen in their bathrooms. The combination of slippery surfaces and wetness are just a few of the reasons why bathrooms are often considered the most dangerous rooms in the house for the elderly. Family caregivers should take the time to learn…

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How Can Others Help You In Your Caregiver Journey?

Home Care in Northbrook IL: How Others Can Help In Your Caregiving Journey

Being a family caregiver for an aging adult does not mean you are completely on your own for all of the tasks for your aging parents, as well as for the rest of your family. You may find that friends and family are willing to help you, but you may be unsure of how to…

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Planning Picnics that Bring Generations Together

Senior Care in Wilmette IL: Planning a Picnic

August is National Picnic Month, and with good reason. There’s plenty of sunshine left in August, but the temperatures are usually a little more pleasant than they are in July. In addition, it’s the final month of summer, so it’s time to get in some warm weather fun while you still can. Your aging relative…

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How Family Caregivers Can Get Over Guilt

Caregiver in Buffalo Grove IL: Getting Over Caregiver Guilt

While family caregivers must deal with a range of emotions that are attached to their duties, guilt is one of the more common feelings. Guilt is a painful feeling that can cause a lot of mental stress, which then causes the deterioration of physical health. Why Is There So Much Guilt with Family Caregiving? Caregiving…

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