Month: August 2018

September 2018 Chicagoland activities for older adults

It's September, and while the kids are back in school, that doesn't mean the adults have to stay at home. It's a great time to go out, enjoy the warmer temperatures while they last, and have a little fun. Here are a number of fun activities that everyone, especially older adults, can do this month around Chicagoland. . . . READ THE REST

The importance of hydration for older adults

Our bodies are more than 50 percent water, so staying hydrated is important for them to function properly, especially as people get older. . . . READ THE REST

Alzheimer’s disease: What to do about wandering 

The idea of your loved one wandering away from home and getting lost is a very scary thought, but it's also a very real concern. It's not unusual for people with Alzheimer’s disease to wander away from their home or caregiver. If you are caring for an adult with Alzheimer's disease, here are some ways to limit wandering and prevent the person from becoming lost. . . . READ THE REST

Finding good caregivers is harder than you think

We at Care & Comfort at Home recently wrote to our clients that we were going to raise our rates by one dollar an hour. We are not enthusiastic about taking this measure. We do all we can, within our power, to keep rates as low as we can. However, in light of current robust economic conditions, it's becoming more difficult to acquire the high-quality Caregivers we would want in our own homes. . . . READ THE REST