Employee of the Month

Employee of the Month: Our employee of the month is Mary Ross. Mary has been with Companion Services of America since 2008, starting as a certified nursing assistant.

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What Skin Complications Can be Caused by Diabetes?

Elder Care in Lake Forest IL: When thinking about the impact that diabetes can make on a person’s life, most people immediately think about high blood sugar and dietary changes. As a family caregiver, however, it is important to understand that the disease impacts the body in many other ways.

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Is My Elderly Parent Overstressed?

Elderly Care in Evanston IL: From your busy perspective, you may believe that your elderly mom or dad is living a stress-free life. After all, they are retired and don’t encounter many of the challenges that younger adults face. However, elderly adults come face to face with new challenges that can trigger stress.

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Seniors and Distracted Driving

Home Care in Northbrook IL: Is your elderly loved one a good driver? With age comes many physical and mental challenges to staying safe on the road behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. As a family caregiver, it’s a good idea to frequently evaluate how they are doing and whether they are using good judgement when driving.

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Why Seniors Resist Washing Their Hair

Senior Care in Skokie IL: Being a family caregiver can be frustrating when the elderly relative is resistant to help. Even though they can no longer do many of the daily living tasks they once did, many seniors still battle with family members when it is time to bathe or wash their hair.

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Worried About Senior Eating Habits? Hire an Elder Care Aide

Elder Care in Highland Park IL: When seniors don’t eat adequate amounts of healthy food, they can become malnourished or dehydrated. When elderly adults are malnourished or dehydrated, their health can decline, and they may be more susceptible to illness and diseases. You must do everything you can to make sure your aging relative is eating properly. If that is a challenge for you to do, consider hiring an elder care assistant to lend a hand.

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Is Your Senior At Increased Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Caregiver in Skokie IL: Blood clots, also known as deep vein thrombosis, can be extremely dangerous for your elderly parent. These blood clots can lead to long-lasting effects such as pain and decreased mobility, and can even lead to death, particularly if they move to the lungs causing what is known as a pulmonary embolism.

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Can You Protect Your Parent From Shingles?

Elderly Care in Buffalo Grove IL: As a family caregiver, it is your responsibility not just to help your parents and manage the health challenges and complications that they are already dealing with, but also to take the proper steps to prevent further challenges as they age in place. This is particularly true when it comes to those illnesses that are a special risk for aging adults, and that can carry severe complications and consequences that can linger with them throughout the rest of their life, such as shingles.

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