Posts tagged "home care"

“Caring Champion” is One of Chicagoland’s Own

I’ve already told you why I think that Cubs fans make great caregivers. It turns out that not only Cubs fans fit the bill – Chicagolanders in general are simply stellar when it comes to caregiving. Congratulations to Charity Ntim of Homewatch CareGivers in Northbrook for being chosen one of ten “Caring Champions” by Read more »

Community Care Programs in Illinois are Safe – For Now

I would guess that a slew of caregivers who read this blog know all too well the value of community-based care. If you’re not sure what that is, think of the home health care and adult day care services that have allowed your family member to live at home instead of move into a nursing... Read more »

Caregivers Should Aim for Middle Ground When Family Members Resist Care

Sherry sees all the signs that her mother needs more care if she wants to continue living independently. An unkempt house, missed bill payments, and mixed-up medications are just a few of the indicators pointing to a necessary and painful intervention. Whenever Sherry brings up the possibility of bringing in some help, her mother adamantly... Read more »

Caregivers Providing Complex Medical Care: A Growing Trend

We already know that family caregivers provide personal care such as helping their loved ones with bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, and going to the bathroom. We also know that family caregivers are often involved in household tasks such as cleaning, cooking, paying bills, doing laundry, and providing transportation. But did you know that 46% of... Read more »

Home Care Agencies: The Good, the Bad, and Ten Questions to Know the Difference

It’s official – I’m angry. Those who know me understand that this is a rare occurrence (I don’t even get angry when the Cubs go on a 9-game losing streak – I just get despondent). But when someone’s actually getting hurt, my blood starts to boil. In this case, the people getting hurt are older... Read more »