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Dispelling Senior Nutrition Myths

Jul 6, 2018 by Anonymous

The American diet is rich in ... processed foods. And that's not good for anyone. Fortunately, every dietary change that’s made – no matter how small – can make a significant impact on senior health and well-being. Read Article

CNA Training and Tuition Reimbursement for Our Team Members!

Jun 29, 2018 by Anonymous

Comfort Keepers has started a new partnership with Lake County Workforce Development. We are thrilled to be able to offer CNA training and tuition reimbursement to qualified Comfort Keepers caregivers! Read Article

Senior Hydration: Why It’s Important

Jun 25, 2018 by Anonymous

Our body’s water content decreases by approximately 15% by the time we reach 80 years of age. Adequate hydration is easy to achieve -- and keeping that water bottle close at hand is one solution. Read Article

Benefits of Shopping for Older Adults

May 15, 2018 by Anonymous

Grocery shopping may seem like a very commonplace activity, but the cognitive processes involved can do wonders for the physical, mental and emotional well-being of older adults. Read Article

Keeping Seniors Safe in the Bathroom

May 4, 2018 by Anonymous

Did you know that approximately 80 percent of the falls that occur in the home happen in the bathroom? However, taking some very simple safety precautions can reduce the risk considerably. Read Article

Benefits and Services for the Older Veteran

Apr 30, 2018 by Anonymous

We feel privileged to offer quality in-home care and companionship to veterans who served our nation in times of need. Once you are an approved participant in a VA program, check with Comfort Keepers office to inquire about veteran’s services. Read Article

Caregivers and New Technologies Keep Seniors Connected to Others

Apr 5, 2018 by Alex Holden

A message from Anna Holden, General Manager, Comfort Keepers of Chicago North Shore Read Article

Sensing the Need for Home Care: What to Look For

Dec 21, 2017 by Alex Holden

Many holiday traditions tempt your five senses. These senses can also be used to evaluate the status of elderly family members. Read Article

The Holiday Hangover: Alcohol Abuse and Older Adults

Dec 17, 2017 by Anonymous

Often, the senior’s family hesitate to address the senior’s drinking, believing that the person should be left alone to enjoy the final years of his or her life. Unfortunately, the negative consequences and effects on the senior’s quality of life warrant intervention. Read Article

Alzheimer's and the Holidays

Dec 13, 2017 by Anonymous

Communication and patience are the keys to navigating the holiday season when Alzheimer's is part of the mix. Read Article

Tips for Holiday Happiness

Dec 7, 2017 by Anonymous

Simple steps can make the holidays easier for you -- and those in your care. Read Article

Giving Thanks for America’s Family Caregivers

Nov 22, 2017 by Alex Holden

Giving Thanks for America's Family Caregivers From the AARP Blog... Read Article

Comfort Keepers Offers Senior-Friendly “grandPad” Tech Device to Help Families Stay Connected

Nov 15, 2017 by Alex Holden

Designed specifically for seniors, the grandPad allows older adults to take or send photos, view family photos and videos, call loved ones, send voice mails, play games and even listen to their favorite music at the touch of a button. Read Article

Better Communication in Alzheimer’s Care

Nov 16, 2016 by Anonymous

Communication refers to the ability to speak, understand speech, read, write, and gesture. It is how we make contact with each other. Nonverbal messages are given through silence, body movements, or facial expression. Read Article

Practical Aids for Living

Oct 21, 2016 by Alex Holden

Many people have some physical limitations, whether these involve moving, seeing, hearing, communi- cating or using everyday tools like knives, forks, spoons, toothbrushes or telephones. Solutions exist for over- coming these limitations. Read Article

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Sep 22, 2016 by Alex Holden

As we age, the need to take more and different kinds of medications increases. Growing older means our bodies respond differently to alcohol and medications than when we were younger. Read Article

Fire Safety and Storm Emergencies

Jul 21, 2016 by Alex Holden

Every area has its potential hazards and all households need a plan to ensure that everyone stays safe if disaster strikes. The specifics will vary by where you live and which hazards you’re most likely to face but the basics are the same everywhere. Read Article

Elder Abuse and Self-Neglect

Jun 17, 2016 by Alex Holden

Elder abuse, like other types of domestic violence, is complex. Generally a combination of psychological, social, and economic factors, along with the mental and physical conditions of the victim and the perpetrator, contribute to the occurrence of elder maltreatment. Seniors with dementia are at greater risk of abuse and neglect than those of the general elderly population. Read Article

Depression - What You Eat Matters

May 6, 2016 by Alex Holden

Aging is a normal, physical process. Aside from the many physical changes that evolve, various emotional and mental changes also occur. We often associate dementia with aging, but elderly individuals may also experience other mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, paranoia, and substance abuse. Read Article

Eating Right When Money’s Tight

Mar 12, 2016 by Alex Holden

Using coupons and looking for the best price are great ways to save money at the grocery store. Knowing how to nd them is the rst step to cutting costs on food. Read Article

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease: How to Tell If a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease Is in Pain

Jan 26, 2016 by Alex Holden

It can be difficult to gure out whether someone with dementia is in pain, and what is causing the pain. People with dementia may not be able to tell you in words that they are in pain, or even where the pain is. Read Article

Bathing and Pericare

Dec 9, 2015 by Alex Holden

Bathing is often called the most challenging activity for both the person with dementia and the caregiver. What a shame that the idea of relaxing in a warm tub filled with bubbles rarely matches the typical caregiver–care receiver experience. Read Article

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