Homewatch CareGivers North Shore is a professional home care agency dedicated to providing comprehensive in-home care services, senior and elder care services, Alzheimer’s & dementia care, as well as home health care services to Chicago area residents, including Cook County, Lake County and the North Shore suburbs.

Continuing Education for Caregivers – Improving Patience and Understanding

As part of our continuing education program, Homewatch CareGivers Northshore holds quarterly in-services for our caregivers – exploring various topics of discussion that may help to improve their skills when working with their clients. This past May, we all had the opportunity to step into the shoes of our clients – to experience what it’s…

Go Outside and Play!

Are you playing enough? Chances are that if you are out of elementary school, you might not be playing as much as you should, some experts believe. There are many different kinds of play that can be enjoyed at any age and have benefits throughout life, according to experts who study play and its effects…

Staying Engaged

There are a lot of uncertainties after a diagnosis of dementia—for the individual living with the disease and for their family. Yet experts advise staying engaged with life during the early stages of dementia and then keeping someone with dementia engaged as the disease progresses. As a person’s ability to recognize their loved ones recedes…

Are there different types of lung disease

Rethinking Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States. “The American Cancer Society estimates that over 158,000 people (71,660 women and 86,380 men) will die of lung cancer in 2015 alone,” states Eric Jacobs, PhD, Strategic Director of Pharmacoepidemiology at the American Cancer Society. “This is…