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Home Care Services Elgin IL - Aging Veterans Shouldn’t Feel Forgotten
For a number of years in the 70's and 80's, veterans may have felt ‘forgotten.’  The Vietnam War was highly unpopular throughout the United States and the dissatisfaction and even anger people felt about that conflict, the things they witnessed on news programs, and even the stories that were spread around caused resentment and even anger that... Read More »
Elderly Care St. Charles IL - Depression and the Elderly - Do You Know What to Look For?
The CDC estimates that as much as 5 percent of the elderly population suffer from a major depression. The number is higher for those with a chronic health condition or Alzheimer's. Is your parent depressed? Do you even know what to look for? Depression Lasts for Weeks One of the key indicators of depression is that the symptoms go on for week... Read More »
Home Care Oak Park IL - VA Pensions That Help Veterans Rely on Home Care Aren’t as Complicated as They May Seem at First
Getting caught up in certain types of hysteria happen all the time. A news media outlet can begin sharing a breaking story and suddenly people are worried, rush to stores, clean out the shelves of water and other necessities, and even become hostile to one another. An aging veteran having difficulty taking care of himself at home is not likely to c... Read More »
Caregiver Chicago IL - Caregiver Fatigue: How Do You Know if It's Affecting You?
Caregiver fatigue. What do you really know about it? It's defined as being a form of exhaustion that affects one's emotional, mental, and physical state. It can present itself as anxiety, depression, fatigue, panic attacks, and sadness. It's hard to power through it. When you're a family caregiver, it's easy to burn out. That's what happens with... Read More »
Homecare Chicago Heights IL - How Learning More About Aid and Attendance Will Allow Aging Veterans to Be Better Prepared for the Future
Veterans, whether they served during a time of official combat, saw direct combat or not understand the value of being prepared. September is National Preparedness Month and for an elderly veteran who may, at some point in time, require assistance at home, understanding as much as possible about the Aid and Attendance Benefit could be a crucial fac... Read More »
Senior Care Berwyn IL - Could the Netherlands' Dementia Community Work Here?
The Netherlands developed an innovative dementia community. If you think about what you've grown up knowing and enjoying, it's a world where you visit friends, go to a sports event or flea market, shop at stores, sit in the park, or eat at a restaurant. You come and go as you please. In Hogeweyk, that's what people with dementia experience. Most... Read More »

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