Sniff Out Dementia with Scent Test ?

Its great that they are discovering more ways to detect dementia which we will all benefit from.  Remember to take your coconut oil and other nutrients if you think your sense of smell is fading. Sniff out dementia with this simple 12-second scent test   by Jack Harrison, Daily Dose, 12/5/15 You’d like to keep […]

A Christmas Poem

I have a really praiseworthy story of how God works in mysterious ways. I’m still in awe. I was wondering over the weekend what to write in this section that would be meaningful for the holiday season. So, I get a text from a caregiver on Sunday afternoon asking me to bring some timesheets to […]

Lavender Can Decrease Senior Anxiety as Much as Dangerous Prescription Drugs?

Common knowledge (and scientific investigation) tells us that the smell of lavender oil, distilled from lavender flowers, has calming properties. Simply smelling lavender oil can decrease anxiety as measured by the Hamilton rating scale, a psychological questionnaire used by doctors to gauge the severity of a person’s anxiety But what happens if you take lavender […]

 3 Life Lessons You Can Learn By Riding a Bike

A few weeks ago my youngest daughter, Alaina, learned to ride a big-girl 2-wheeler, no training wheels bicycle! As I watched her experience the joy of the wind in her hair and pride of pedaling for the first time, a few life lessons occurred to me. I thought I’d share those with you. When the […]

4 DIY Home Tips That Grandma Used

Grandma likely used every one of these, how about you? #1 Soak Greasy Tools in Coca-Cola Coca-Cola might not be good for your waste or teeth but it sure is good for cleaning tools and sticky surfaces. Since the late 1800s, when cola was invented mechanics have been using it as a cleaner for their […]

Good Idea:

I believe that everybody should have a safety profile for their home. Especially Seniors who live alone. Smart911 replaces the Vial of Life that has been around for many years. The vial of life is a brief information sheet including current medications, allergies, doctor’s names next of kin etc. which is put in a […]

Home Care in Aurora, IL During the Holidays: Should You Give a Gift to Your Caregiver?

With the holidays approaching, people who receive home care service may wonder if it is appropriate to give their caregiver a gift. In fact, there is no set protocol for giving gifts to caregivers on special occasions. Some people feel comfortable buying a present for their home care workers; others believe that giving a gift […]

Home Care Companions in Aurora, IL Keep Seniors Socially Active and Increase Life Expectancy

Studies show that socially active seniors are about 1.5 times as likely to remain free of disabilities, such as using the telephone, preparing meals and managing medications, or that involve mobility and strength activities, such as walking up and down a flight of stairs, walking a half mile and doing heavy housework.

Consumers in Aurora, IL overwhelmingly prefer home care delivered services to institutional care.

Home care in Aurora, IL is more often preferred because it: • keeps families together • supports independence • is significantly less expensive and more efficient than other forms of long term care • prevents or postpones institutionalization • involves the individual and family in services that are delivered • represents the best American tradition Home […]

Private Duty Home Care in Aurora, IL: Can Help Patients with Congestive Heart Failure – Keeping them Safe and Healthy!

Based on the American Heart Association, congestive heart failure in essence means that the heart is too weak to pump enough blood throughout the body. While this may happen due to a heart defect or heart attack, it could also occur if the heart muscle becomes weaker over time resulting from weight gain, continued inactivity […]