17May, 2018

Learn About the Role of An ActiveCare Certified Senior Care Manager

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When hiring a home care agency and employing a caregiver to be by your one’s side around the clock isn’t always enough. At ActiveCare we make sure that all our clients are receiving the best care, which is why we assign every client with one of our Certified Senior Care Managers. What many find the best parts of having a care manager is assisting the family with caregiver support and navigating the health care system Caregiver Support Our Certified Senior Care managers is someone who will be your first point […]
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5Apr, 2018

Learn How to Combat Insomnia As You Age

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There are many misconceptions around the idea of sleep. The most popular being the older you get the less sleep is needed. This myth seems to reign true to many Americans, because studies show that more than 30% of the population of America suffers from insomnia. According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults 65 and older need to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Decreases in the amount of sleep you get per night as you age can affect your memory formation, concentration, not allowing your body […]
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16Mar, 2018

How Can You Afford Home Care for Your Loved Ones?

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There are many misconceptions that private home care services are too expensive for many families to afford. Finances are the biggest factors that can deter many clients to consider taking in home care services. What we try to do when helping clients decide if in home care is the best option for them, we also like to give them options of other ways to assist with paying for those services. Below are three great resources we have worked with and feel the best options for affording home care for your […]
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9Aug, 2017

Digital technology is keeping pace when it comes to improving senior care

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In 2016 the leading edge of the Baby Boomers began celebrating their 70th birthday. More often than not,”Aging in Place” resonates as the anthem of “Boomers”. Technology, specifically digital technology, is a viable means of  preserving continued independence for senior adults, and the list of available helpful gadgets continues to grow. Wearable devices, smart phones,and tablets significantly contribute to the health and well-being of today’s senior adults. This fact is no longer questionable; data-driven analytics help seniors, caregivers and concerned family members closely monitor healthcare issues such as medication management, blood pressure,and diabetes. Seniors are beginning to realize the importance […]
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14Jun, 2017

How Do Social Interactions Help Seniors?

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Social interactions are vital to the health and well-being of seniors. Taking part in activities with other people helps seniors feel a sense of connection. Unfortunately, loneliness is a common problem for seniors. A survey conducted by the AARP estimates that 35 percent of people over 45 are lonely. Here’s how social interactions can help seniors, and what we can do to encourage them. Reasons Seniors Feel Lonely Older adults may feel lonely because they are isolated from others. Many live on their own. According to the Institute on Aging, about one-third of older adults living […]
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24May, 2017

Understanding How to Prevent And Diagnose UTI Infections in Seniors

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As we age, it becomes increasingly important to take care of our bodies. If you are close to an elderly person, you need to understand how to take care of them. With increasing age, our bodies may not be and reliable as they once were, and one example is going to the bathroom. As people grow older, their pelvic muscles can weaken, which causes them to become less able to control their urges to go to the bathroom. This can lead to problems like a UTI or even something more serious. So it’s vital to […]
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26Apr, 2017

5 Memory Improving Techniques for Seniors

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  As people age, one common complaint is memory loss. This isn’t only true of seniors who suffer from illnesses such as dementia. Many seniors find that their memories deteriorate over time. There are certain ways to prevent, minimize, or even reverse this problem. Learn about 5 memory improving techniques that can be used for seniors and improve their well-being! 1. Challenge the Brain In some ways, the brain is like a muscle; the more it’s used, the stronger it gets. One problem that many older adults face is that they […]
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12Apr, 2017

3 Advantages of Caregivers Post Hospital Recovery

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When you think of the situations in which you need a caregiver, you may instinctively apply that need to senior citizens. However, these types of services can be much more beneficial and flexible. You might, for example, need help in making a full and speedy recovery after your surgery. Here are 3 advantages of caregivers after time spent in the hospital, applicable to any situation. 1. Caregivers are Convenient You may move away from your family for work, or because you want to explore a different area of the country. But what happens […]
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5Apr, 2017

Exploring Weekend Activities for Seniors

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Exercise is an important part of any healthy person’s lifestyle. Getting up and moving can help a person overcome or work through a variety of medical issues, both physical and mental. For instance, a person who suffers from diabetes can better control his or her blood sugar through the use of exercise. Another great example is the person who lives with depression. Exercise actually releases certain endorphin which can help a depressed individual get through an especially hard day or overcome a funk. Other great benefits of exercise include decreased […]
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16Feb, 2017

Chicago Parks Offer Senior Activities

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As an elderly member of the community, you may find yourself cooped up in the house all too often. After all, without a job to go to, it doesn’t always seem necessary to get out and about. Unfortunately, sitting around in the confines of your home too often can lead to depression and a whole myriad of other health problems. Therefore, it is crucial that you continue to fill your schedule with outings as often as possible Luckily, there are plenty of ways to ensure you are getting out into the […]
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