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Health & Resource Fair at DesPlaines Frisbie Senior Center

Visit me at the DesPlaines Frisbie Senior Center for their annual Annual Health, Housing and Resource Fair October 12, 2016.

I love to attend senior fairs. It's such a highlight of my position here at Partners in Senior Care. I love to talk about how home care can help seniors remain as independent as possible for as long as possible at home. Everyone wants to age at home. Partners in Senior Care can help, after all, it’s our family taking care of your family. Sometimes seniors believe that if they rely on a caregiver for assistance, they will lose their independence. Nothing can be further from the truth. A caregiver can help prevent the crisis that may send a senior to the hospital or emergency room.

Look for my resource table. I will have lots of information on hand to help seniors make informed decisions about home care. Assistance with dressing, meal preparation, medication reminders or just caring companionship – as few as four hours a day - will help seniors stay healthy and engaged at home. We can even help when a senior has been discharged home after surgery. Read More...

10 Tips to Manage Caregiver Stress


Are you or someone you know overwhelmed with the care of a loved one? It may be caregiver burnout. Don't know? Take our quiz —> here.

Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. Burnout can occur when caregivers don't get the help they need, or if they try to do more than they are able -- either physically or financially. Caregivers who are "burned out" may experience fatigue, stress, anxiety, and depression. Many caregivers also feel guilty if they spend time on themselves rather than on their ill or elderly loved ones.

Here are 10 tips to manage caregiver stress.

Happy Independence Day!

Happy 4th of July from Partners in Senior Care!

Independence.  The word means different things at different times in our lives.  The first time you were allowed to cross the street on your own or bike to the park by yourself.  Your drivers license.  Your first paycheck. Your first car. The first evening alone in your first apartment.  Your first date night with your husband without kids.  The day you become an empty nester - you hope. These are all incredible milestones of freedom and independence. And we remember every one of them.

Social Support Activities Lead to Better Quality of Life As One Ages

How important is social support as a person ages? This may seem like an easy question to answer. Most people would not choose isolation and loneliness versus spending time with companions. However, can lack of social support really hinder a person’s overall quality of life?

Lack of social support is related to negative impacts on health and well being, especially for older people. Having a variety of positive social supports can contribute to psychological and physical wellness of elderly individuals. Support from others can be important in reducing stress, increasing physical health and defeating psychological problems such as depression and anxiety. Read More...

Summer Fun with an Aging Loved One

Now That Summer is Finally Here, It’s a Great Opportunity to Have Some Summer Fun!

It is official: Summer has begun! For an aging loved one, summer is an ideal time to get outside, get some fresh air, and do some fun summer activities like talking walks, birdwatching, and going to an outdoor music concert.
Because winters can be isolating with cold, snowy weather that prevents seniors from getting outside, it is important for caregivers and families to take advantage of the warmer weather and help the senior be active. It probably goes without saying how important exercise and time outside breathing in fresh air is to someone’s physical well-being, but it is equally important for their mental and emotional health. Being outside, enjoying the sunshine and the company of others can do a world of good to boost a senior’s mood. And a happier mood and positive outlook can lead to a longer and healthier life. Read More...

Caregiver Education of the Month - Assistive Devices

Caregiver Education of the Month
It is required that employees have twelve hours of continuing education per year.  This education includes subjects required by the State of Illinois as well as subjects that will increase the employee’s job knowledge. This month the topic is: Read More...

Home Care in Chicagoland: Help for Parkinsons Patients

You want your Parkinson’s loved ones to enjoy the highest quality of life for as long as possible. So does Partners in Senior Care. That is why we have trained over 60 caregivers in the unique needs of the Parkinson’s client. Utilizing the nationally recognized TULIPS: for better Parkinson’s care program developed by Struthers Parkinson’s Center, our caregivers understand: Read More...

Home Care Chicagoland: Partners in Senior Care Receives “Best of Home Care - Provider of Choice 2013” Award

Grayslake, IL – January 21, 2013 – Partners in Senior Care today announced that it has been recognized with Home Care Pulse’s “Best of Home Care - Provider of Choice” distinction. An agency recognized as a Provider of Choice is best-in-class for quality care. Their client satisfaction scores rank in the top 95th percentile nationally in one or more categories. These scores are based on monthly third-party phone interviews with the agency’s clients, conducted by Home Care Pulse. Partners in Senior Care is now ranked among a select few of the best agencies in the country. Read More...