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Cold weather safety for older adults

Older adults have some special challenges when it comes to staying warm in general. The icy, bitter-cold of winter weather can be all the more challenging — and quite dangerous — for seniors. So it’s important to be aware of cold weather safety for older adults. . . .

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Making exercise a goal for older adults

It’s a new year, which means it’s also time for new goals and resolutions. For many, adding exercise to daily life is a common goal — and for good reason. But what if you are an older adult? While seniors can certainly benefit from regular exercise, starting an exercise regime as an older adult can be challenging. . . .

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Real world caregiving

David Hachmeister

We here at Care and Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans have been intrigued by the multiple commercials on TV for various in-home care agencies. . . .

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How older adults can get a good night’s sleep

All people need sleep. But older adults have some special needs and concerns when it comes to getting to sleep and getting enough sleep. . . .

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Six unique gift ideas for older adults

Are you having trouble coming up with a good gift for the special older person in your life? Great! This is your opportunity to get creative and look beyond bath salts and fuzzy slippers, and instead, give a gift that your loved one will truly enjoy. Here are six unique gift ideas that you can use to make any day extra-special for the seniors in your life!

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Is long-term care insurance right for you?

While many of us might not want to face the fact, the truth is — assuming all goes well — we will continue to grow older.

Are you planning well for the inevitable? What can you do to ensure that you will be able to afford the care services you will most likely need later in life?

One option that you might not be aware of is “long-term care insurance.” Read on to learn more about what it is and how it can help you and your family in the future. . . .

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Being open to history

David Hachmeister

One of my “go-to” places when I get discouraged is history. Just traveling back a few decades, let alone centuries, reminds me of how great it is to be alive today. . . .

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December 2017 holiday activities in Chicagoland for older adults

Chicagoland — always a hub of activity, for young and old alike — is all the more so during the holiday season. Our current, unseasonably warm weather makes for a great opportunity to travel around Chicago and its suburbs to enjoy some of the holiday fun that takes place outside as well as inside. Check out these great holiday activities this December that older adults in particular can really enjoy. . . .

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Care & Comfort at Home’s very own Phyllis Duncan chosen as one of the “Featured Faces of Caregiving” by Home Care Association of America

Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans is excited to announce that one of its very own professional caregivers, Phyllis Duncan, has be chosen by Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) as one of its “Featured Faces of Caregiving.”. . .

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Food Safety for older adults

Food safety is important for everyone. But older adults have specific, special needs when it comes to food safety. Read on to learn more about those needs and how to protect yourself and/or your older loved ones from food illnesses. . . .

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