Archive for 2014

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Long Distance Caregiver Tips

Oftentimes, it is easier to deny the fact that our frail elderly parents may need extra care assistance than it is to admit their health may be declining. If you live at a distance, it becomes that much more important […]

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Flu and Pneumonia Vaccination Myths

Freedom recognizes National Influenza Vaccination Week by providing information on many common misconceptions about flu and pneumonia vaccinations, oftentimes deterring people from obtaining a vaccine that could protect them. Whether you are in a community housing environment or one’s own home, […]

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How to Help Seniors Beat the Holiday Blues

  For most of us, the holidays are a wonderful time to share the joys of family life and friendship. But for many older adults the holidays can be highly stressful, confusing, or even depressing if their mental, physical and […]

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Freedom in the Community

This week Freedom was a part of many great events helping to support the caregivers in our community. Freedom values every opportunity to help enrich the lives of the caregivers and their families who work so hard to make sure […]

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8 Unselfish Ways to Put Yourself First

Freedom recognizes the struggles many caregivers face when they are caring for a loved one but neglect to care for themselves. Here are some helpful tips on how to manage caregiver stress and a busy lifestyle. Eat a well-balanced diet […]

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Common Causes and Supportive Responses for Alzheimer’s Related Behaviors

This month is national Alzheimer’s awareness month and because of this Freedom would like to share some helpful response to the common causes of Alzheimer’s behaviors. Freedom recognizes the difficulty families and caregivers face when they are trying to care […]

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Freedom’s Carmen McPherson Awarded for Excellence

Freedom is proud to have caregivers like Carmen McPherson who go above and beyond the call of duty. She embodies our “Whatever it takes!” mentality and Freedom is honored to have such an excellent caregiver awarded for her outstanding performance. Pictured […]

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Assistive Products for People with Vision Impairment

When caring for a family member with impaired vision because of diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration, there are many things a caregiver can do to help. However, there are also many innovative and useful specialty products for people who have low vision. These […]

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Get Moving to Manage Osteoarthritis

Regular, moderate exercise offers numerous benefits to people with arthritis. This week is Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week and Freedom would like to present a few helpful tips on how to best care for your bonesa and joints as […]

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The Experience of Grief and Spousal Caregiving

Catherine E. Nakonetchny, MSW, LSW “Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.” – Anne Roiphe According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, there are approximately 45 million people around the globe currently diagnosed with some […]