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  • Tips to Guide Seniors to Use Ridesharing Services Such as Uber and Lyft

    June 1, 2022

    For most seniors in the Chicagoland area, safe and reliable transportation is critical to staying independent and healthy. After all, they need rides to meet their doctors, run errands, and meet family and friends. Most people who care for their senior parents are not always around to take them to these errands, especially when you also have work to do. Happily, ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft have made getting around easier and more convenient.

  • How to FaceTime the Grandkids!

    May 31, 2022

    FaceTime is the most common way of video chatting today. It enables seniors to create a long-distance bond that helps in building a strong relationship with their grandkids.

    Despite the challenges of distance and hectic schedules, seniors can find ways to interact with their grandchildren. For grandparents who wish to see their grandkids, the greatest hurdle is distance. Nevertheless, grandparents must maintain contact with their grandchildren sinceit provides them with a mental and emotional boost. To make up for time constraints, grandparents are increasingly using new technology with their grandchildren, such as video chats and FaceTime.

    According to a 2019 AARP poll, 38% of American grandparents use video chat to speak with their grandchildren regularly. Here is a guide on how to FaceTime the grandkids.

  • Parkinson's Disease and Exercise: Is It a Good Idea?

    April 29, 2022

  • Hiring Private Caregivers vs. Senior Helpers - What are Your Options?

    April 20, 2022

    When you are looking for professional caregivers for a loved one, one of the biggest decisions you will need to make is whether to choose a private caregiver or a caregiver from Senior Helpers. It is important to understand your options and how they may affect your loved one's care.

  • Roles of Geriatric Care Managers in Seniors' Care

    April 1, 2022

    Getting old has never been easy. You have to navigate the process of finding the appropriate healthcare resources and the best care services. Despite the challenges, the number of people over 65 years in the United States has risen to 16 % and is projected to rise to 23 percent by 2060. As people live longer, it means more specialized healthcare needs. In most cases, aging comes with various conditions as well as syndromes that call for extra attention. Thanks to the geriatric care managers who are considered health advocates for seniors and their families. They support, educate, as well as speak for their clients and participate in planning for the future health needs of seniors.

  • Home Health Care Services via Medicare vs. Non-medical Home Care Services

    April 1, 2022

    Non-medical home care services (for instance, Senior Helpers of Chicago) is provided to a person in their home. Medicare provides Home Health Care with quite a few limitations. Medicare provided Home Health only entails physical and occupational therapy at home and some needed equipment (commodes, walkers, etc.), but it does not assist with activities of daily living. Non-medical home care services will assist with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, as well as transportation. Because it is confusing, it is vital for people considering home health care services to understand what kinds of services are available, who qualifies for these services, and how to access them. 

    We are here to help you out. Read on.

  • Dignity, Privacy, and Self Worth: Caring for Your Parents at Home

    February 28, 2022

    One of the most difficult parts about growing older is the realization that we have moved beyond the time when our parents took care of us. It is now our responsibility to take care of them. These changes can be frightening for everyone and such a delicate situation must be handled with care. 

    Our parents' dignity, privacy, and self-worth are at stake. We have to approach any discussion and any changes with sensitivity, discretion, and logic.

  • A Realistic Look at Aging in Place vs Moving to a Senior Care Community | Senior Helpers - Chicago

    February 25, 2022

    We all, eventually, plan for getting older. Over time, living alone may become less practical and the major question becomes how you will make sure that you have the assistance you need. Should you hire a service to help you age at home, or should you move to a continuing care retirement community?

  • 5 Ways to Make a Safer Home for Seniors | Senior Helpers - Chicago

    February 14, 2022

    Seniors want to be able to live safely and comfortably in their homes. And as we get older, our homes must be updated to meet our new needs. Home improvement can often be difficult, time-consuming, and costly. But there are many easy and inexpensive things you can do to make a safer home for seniors.

     

  • Planning for Older Age

    February 7, 2022

    So many people are living quite well into their middle 80s and beyond without too many physical problems. It's so easy to get caught up in the moment and forget about the future. But, now is a great time to start planning. Here are a few things to think about if you want a less stressful future.

  • Understanding Your Long Term Care Insurance Policy and How to Maximize Benefits

    January 11, 2022

    If you or a loved one need long-term care due to advanced age, stroke, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease or other reasons, you may be wondering if it is time to begin using your long-term care insurance policy. Standard health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid generally do not cover the costs associated with long-term care. This is because long-term care is different from medical care, in that it is often focused on assistance with daily living activities, such as bathing and hygiene, using the bathroom, mobility and general day-to-day care, and this is where your long-term care policy comes into play. Read more...

  • Simple and Effective Exercises for People With Parkinson's Disease

    January 4, 2022

    Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder that affects the brain and central nervous system. It can affect movement, speech, and other functions. The brain cells that produce dopamine, a chemical that helps control movement, die off over time in people with Parkinson's disease. This can lead to problems with movement and coordination as well as cognitive issues, such as difficulty in thinking, paying attention and memory problems. There is no cure for Parkinson's disease, but there are ways that can help improve symptoms, including regular exercise. Learn more.