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Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

All this social distancing has motivated many of us to focus on how to tidy and organize our personal spaces. As we ease into summer, there are many things you can do to not only put order to your home and yard, but make these places safer for you and your loved ones during this... Read More

Good Nutrition is as Important as Ever for Older Americans

May is Older Americans Month, and what better time to focus on the things that contribute to a higher quality of life, such as getting good nutrition. A common assumption is that seniors have the same nutritional requirements as all other adults. Not true, says a report issued by the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition... Read More

About Face: Face Mask Use During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Many people continue to ask whether they should be wearing a face mask to filter out germs right now. What types of face mask should we choose is another question. How do we make them, care for them, and properly use them: There are a LOT of questions in our communities because few of us... Read More

More COVID-19 Resources

Family Home Health Network COVID-19 overview Flyer Learn what we are doing to keep you and our staff safe. Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) COVID-19 FAQs The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) addresses some frequently asked questions about COVID-19. IDPH what-to-do if you or a loved one suspects or is diagnosed with COVID-19 Learn... Read More

Staying safe and healthy at home: Helping reduce your risk for the Coronavirus

Since March 20, the governor of Illinois put in place specific social distancing requirements, to help flatten the curve to slow the spread of the coronavirus. This includes large-scale measures like canceling group events and closing public spaces, such as libraries and schools.  It also includes closing restaurants, bars, gyms, retail stores, and asking people... Read More

Ten Superfoods that May Help to Enhance Your Health

March is National Nutrition Month, making this the perfect time to take a look at some of the foods that have been shown to improve health, reduce risk for many diseases and increase longevity. Many studies have shown that Mediterranean-style diets – which consist of consuming lots of fruits and vegetables, fish, whole grains, and... Read More

What You Stand to Gain by Losing Weight

  February is American Heart Month. As we discussed in this post, maintaining an appropriate weight is one of the best ways to reduce your risk for heart disease. Losing unwanted pounds can also increase your health in other ways. It’s no secret that carrying extra weight can be harmful. You’ve undoubtedly heard the about... Read More

Managing the Medications You Take is Essential to Aging Well

  The older we get, the more likely we are to be taking prescription medications. As we mentioned in this post, more than a third of Americans over the age of 65 take at least five prescription medications and the typical 75-year-old takes more than 10 prescription drugs. This can make taking the right doses... Read More

These Five New Year’s Resolutions Can Lead to a Healthier 2020

The start of a new year is a natural time to take stock and make plans to create a better future. We’ve compiled five resolutions that we feel could have the biggest impact on your health and aging well. Exercise We’ve all heard that exercise is important for maintaining optimal health. But it can’t be... Read More

How to Support Yourself as a Family Caregiver

November is National Family Caregivers Month. About 34 million Americans provide unpaid care to an elder loved one with almost half caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. At Family Home Health, we see the important role family caregivers play and recognize their invaluable contribution. Most of these caregivers do this... Read More