Hospice is more than end of life care. Typically, a person receives hospice care when their doctor has diagnosed them with less than six months to live. However, there are instances of people living for years and receiving some level of hospice care.
Epilepsy can affect people at any age, anywhere in the country, including the Chicagoland Area. During November’s National Epilepsy Month it is a time to raise awareness about this illness, which affects about 300,000 seniors in the United States. Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological disorder and it is characterized by unpredictable seizures, according…Details
In September, Homewatch CareGivers Northshore 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. Rhonda from Clinical Rehab Services discussed the importance of safely working with clients that need assistance with mobility…Details
Now’s the time to bring awareness to respiratory health during October’s Respiratory Care Week from Oct. 25-31 2015. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), a lung ailment is the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). COPD refers to more than one disease or…Details
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 Arlington Heights can feel stressed when providing care.
For every dollar taken from a person over age 65 in the Chicagoland area, there is an altered life, perhaps one with less independence and confidence than before. An expert offers insight and tips on elderly scams.
In addition to the many roles that Northbrook 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.
Using the Long Term Care Acceleration of Death Benefit Rider from MetLife. Few Americans are prepared for long-term care — care that they expect to need in the future — and even fewer understand the financial costs. The cost of long-term care can be significant. Based on national averages, just two years of home-based care…Details
Grandparents hold a special place in the hearts of many Arlington Heights grandchildren as they are the loving adults in their lives allowed to spoil them as little kids or who impart valuable wisdom throughout their lives. Some grandchildren have such adoration for their Grandma or Grandpa that they devote themselves as caregivers to them…Details
According to some experts, there is a global dementia epidemic. As of 2014, there were an estimated 44 million people living with dementia worldwide, Alzheimer’s Disease International reported. That number is expected to triple by 2015. September 21, 2015 is World Alzheimer’s Day during World Alzheimer’s Month. The purpose of having a designated day to…Details