Homewatch Caregivers Chicago North has some truly outstanding caregivers that care for our clients. We recently received a letter from a previous client sharing her gratitude for all of the work our caregiver did for her mother. We met Deidra M. in what turned out to be the last couple months of my mother Yolanda’s…
Homewatch CareGivers Chicago North Honored Among Top Home Care Agencies in the Nation — Named “Caring Star of 2017” for Senior Care Service Excellence Positive Consumer Ratings Led to This Industry-Leading Distinction from Caring.com Chicago, Illinois – October 28, 2016 — Homewatch CareGivers Chicago North is pleased to announce it has been selected as a…
Homewatch CareGivers Chicago North announces recipients of 2015 Top Caregivers in Chicago Awards
There are many different types of family caregivers all throughout the Chicagoland area, but research shows that there are an increasing number of caregivers who are in the category of “seniors” who are helping their loved ones. A Caring.com survey found that there is a rise in caregivers in their 70s and fewer in their…
In September, Homewatch CareGivers Chicago North held its Fall In-Service for our caregivers. We had the special privilege of having Heartland Hospice and Clinical Rehab Services come in and provide our caregivers with presentations on specialized patient care.
There are as many reasons for feeling stress as a caregiver as there are reasons that care is needed. Both family caregivers and professional caregivers in Chicago’s North and Near North Sides can feel stressed when providing care.
In addition to the many roles that Chicago caregivers take on, they also add worrier to the list. Experts agree that while this is typical, it is not doing anyone any good to feel guilty.
While statistics show that the average family caregiver on Chicago’s North Side is a 49-year old woman helping out her parent or parent-in-law, there is data showing that there are a growing number of young adult caregivers who are choosing between college or starting a family and caring for a loved one.
Study shows that Northshore Chicago caregivers follow similar trends to the national average. A new study by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP highlights profiles today’s family caregivers, what challenges them, and what’s ahead for them.
Brenda Avadian is an experienced family caregiver and author of nine books, including “Finding the JOY in Alzheimer’s: Caregivers Share the JOYFUL Times,” and an award-winning speaker. She is the founder of The Caregiver’s Voice, a website devoted to helping caregivers for people with dementia gain knowledge and strength with humor.