We all know what we need to do to maintain a healthy heart. But as we age, once-simple tasks like shopping for healthy foods can become a chore. Even remembering to take prescribed medications can become difficult. Home Helpers is here to help. Our caregivers are trained to perform a number of in-home care tasks […]
If you get a shock every time you touch a metal doorknob or find socks stuck to the insides of your sheets, chances are your house is suffering from a lack of humidity caused by dry winter air. The science behind the problem is simple – cold air just can’t hold as much moisture as […]
It’s December 21. From this day forward, the days will start to get just a little longer and the nights a little shorter. But it won’t always seem like that, and winter depression is a real thing. January and February can drag on, causing some people to become sad, bored and lonely. It’s true that […]
Winter doesn’t officially start until Dec. 21, but the snow, the cold and the sniffles that come with the season are already here. We can’t avoid the snow and the cold, but there are things you can do to help prevent a cold. Here are a few things to try yourself, along with a few […]
3 Common Causes of Bad Breath and What to do About Them With the holidays come many opportunities to socialize. While you’re choosing the perfect outfit and primping your hair for that party or holiday open house, don’t forget to also take steps to ensure that you won’t offend your family and friends with a […]
MammaCare® Teaches Women to Find Breast Cancer Early As researchers continue to make strides in the battle against breast cancer, one thing remains unchanged – the importance of early detection. “It’s much more curable in the early stages,” said Deb Ellsworth, breast self-exam instructor at Amita Cancer Institute and Outpatient Center in Hinsdale. Ellsworth and […]
Summer is a time to enjoy the sunshine, picnics, cookouts and family.
But there’s danger lurking out there in the form of tiny, disease-carrying ticks.
May is American Stroke Month, and we’re starting the month in San Diego for the Home Helpers Annual Conference. This is one of the few times each year I have the opportunity to share ideas and plans for the future with colleagues from our network across the country. One of my favorite parts of the […]
Gerry, a 50-ish professional with an active lifestyle, was chatting with a co-worker in the parking lot outside his office when his companion suddenly began leading him to his own car. Several times, Gerry protested that he had somewhere to go, but his colleague persisted. Gerry was fortunate that day because his friend […]
No one needs to look far to find an outlet for their time and talent. No matter your area of interest, there’s an organization not far from home who could use your help. All it takes to get started is an email or a phone call.