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 […]
Alzheimer’s disease and dementia affect not just the patient, but the entire family. The Grove Players of Downers Grove explore dementia’s affect on families in “Too Much, Too Much, Too Many,” playing at the Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave. in Downers Grove, Feb. 16-18 and 23-25. “Too Much, Too Much, Too Many,” written by Meghan […]
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 […]
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month – a good time to remind caregivers that they’re not alone, and that help is available.
As family members get older, it’s understandable that your worries begin to grow. Sure, leaving them by themselves years ago was not much of a concern. But as people age, their bones and muscles can become weaker, their memories can begin to fail, and the simplest tasks can become more difficult.
Your elderly loved one may still feel young at heart. Nonetheless, it may no longer be a good idea to leave them at home all alone. When your elderly parents or relatives are feeling weaker or unable to fully take care of themselves, home health care may be the best way to ensure they are […]