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The Most Important Vaccinations for Seniors

—   August is National Immunization Awareness Month and with flu season just a few months away, now is a good time to review essential vaccinations for seniors. Research tells us that many seniors aren’t getting the vaccinations they should and yet, they are one of the age groups where vaccines are most important. As we... Read More

Declare Your Independence from Chronic Pain

—   Our country recently celebrated Independence Day. Freedom to live our lives the way we choose is part of the American dream. But for those living with a chronic disease – and according to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), almost half of all adults have a chronic disease or condition – freeing... Read More

Summertime Provides More Opportunities for Human Connection

— Now that summer is here (or, officially, nearly here), many of us will come out of hibernation and start engaging with others more frequently – summer BBQs, family reunions and warmer weather all create opportunities to connect with family and friends. And this is a good thing. As human beings, we are, by nature, social... Read More

Exercise Is a Key Component to Aging Well

—   The famous centenarian George Burns once quipped, “If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself!” More and more, taking care of oneself isn’t about extending the length of one’s life – it’s about continuing to live well as we age. One of the most... Read More

Workshops for Those Who Have Lost a Parent

—   Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can bring up painful memories for those who have lost a parent. Self-care is not about indulgence. It is necessary for preserving our energy and respecting ourselves. Join others who share your experience of grieving the loss of a parent while participating in creative projects to help your self-care routine.... Read More

Celebrating Hospice Care

—   In our last blog post, we talked about planning ahead for end-of-life care. Part of end-of-life planning includes whether you want to pursue curative treatments throughout an illness or want to pursue palliative or hospice care as the time for death approaches. Barbara Bush passed away on April 17 of this year. Shortly before... Read More

Planning Ahead for End-of-Life Care

—   April 16-22 is National Healthcare Decisions Week. It is meant to draw attention to the importance of planning ahead for your end-of-life care. One of the best ways to ensure your wishes are honored is through a variety of documents called advance directives. In Illinois, there are four main types of advance directives. Health... Read More

Celebrating Social Workers

—   March is National Professional Social Work Month. At Family Home Health Network, we would like to take a moment and acknowledge the critical role social workers play in caring for our clients and their families. Why We Need Social Workers Social workers are essential to providing our patients and families with the compassion, care... Read More

How to Maintain a Healthy Heart

—   February is American Heart Month. It is estimated that about 62 million Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease. And in spite of all the advances made over the past few years in education and treatments, it remains the leading cause of death in the world. And many of these deaths are preventable –... Read More