Hoarding disorder and older adults

Within recent years, watching folks — often up in age — deal with the problem of having and keeping too much stuff has become a form of TV entertainment. But for older adults suffering from the mental disorder commonly known as hoarding, the condition is extremely serious and full of difficulties and challenges. . . READ THE REST

Educating others about Alzheimer’s disease

When someone you love has Alzheimer's disease, it's often difficult to figure out how to communicate this fact to friends and other members of the family. How will others react to the news? How will they treat the person suffering from Alzheimer's? . . . READ THE REST

Dealing with shingles

Many people now over the age of 60 had chickenpox as a child. Sadly, that disease can haunt them again in their advanced years — in the form of the disease known as “shingles.” Read on to learn more about shingles and what you can do if you or someone you love experiences the disease. [...] READ THE REST

Technology to the Rescue!  

Things always seem to be in a little clearer focus when they touch us personally. Most of us are quite aware that it’s a good idea to have a will declaring our desires for what is left after we are gone. This hit home directly with the recent passing of a family member. He had made no will, and as a result, some very awkward family issues arose. . . . READ THE REST

July 2018 Chicagoland activities for older adults

With the weather fluctuating between sunny and rainy, it is often difficult to tell which season it actually is. But these upcoming July events reassure us that it is definitely still summer! Come out and have some fun this July — whether it is celebrating the fourth with the rest of Chicagoland or kicking back with more leisurely activities. . . . READ THE REST

Exciting, affordable technology helps more older adults stay in their own homes

Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans is currently introducing new technology designed to deliver important services to older adults who wish to remain and live in their own homes. . . . READ THE REST

Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans hires Suzette Conroy as Nurse Supervisor

Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans, an in-home care provider located in Elmhurst, is proud to announce Suzette Conroy as the company’s new Nurse Supervisor. . . . READ THE REST

Your will or the bureaucracy’s?

Things always seem to be in a little clearer focus when they touch us personally. Most of us are quite aware that it’s a good idea to have a will declaring our desires for what is left after we are gone. This hit home directly with the recent passing of a family member. He had made no will, and as a result, some very awkward family issues arose. . . . READ THE REST

June 2018 Chicagoland activities for older adults

The weather has changed fast in Chicagoland — a short span of spring-like temperatures moved straight into high summer-like temps in no time at all. Of course, summers don't last too long in this area, so check out these outdoor activities that young and old alike can enjoy this June. . . . READ THE REST

Veterans Assistance and Benefits — What you don’t know can hurt you!

What you don’t know definitely can hurt you — in this case specifically, veterans often miss out on benefits that could greatly improve their lives. Read on, to learn more about one specific and extremely helpful VA benefit that many veterans qualify for, but they don’t even know it. . . . READ THE REST