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Walking through your parents’ home where you grew up can certainly make you feel nostalgic as you remember all of the good times. The cubby under the stairs that was your secret reading nook away from all of your brothers and sisters. The bedroom door you repeatedly slammed during your tumultuous teenage years. You know that your parents want to age in place in the comfort… read more
People are like snowflakes; no two are the same. When you begin your research into in-home care for an elderly loved one, it’s important to remember that there isn’t a uniform approach for care, and the type of care your loved one needs today may not be the type of care he needs next month, next year, or even tomorrow. Each person’s situation is unique, and… read more
Are you overwhelmed by looking for home care services for youurself or your loved one? Finding quality care is an extremely important process, and Independence-4-Seniors Home Care offers many care options in the suburbs of Chicago. To help you in your research, we've broken down some of the main functions and ability levels that we take into account when recommending either part-time or full-time home care.
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Now that the holiday shopping is behind us, you may find the need for a different kind of shopping: shopping for home care for an elderly loved one. Spending time during the holidays with senior family members often uncovers needs that had previously gone unnoticed, and it can be an emotional and confusing time to sort through the many options available. Independence-4-Seniors is here to help with this first in a series of blogs… read more
It's no surprise that most older adults prefer to age in place at home. There's just something about the familiarity of home that helps people feel more confident and comfortable. However, staying at home unassisted may not always be the best idea, and it's important to determine if in-home care is the right choice for your loved one. There is a classic assessment test called the Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale, developed to… read more