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What You Should Tell Your Doctor

September is Healthy Aging Month, which focuses on ways that people can stay healthy as they age. An important aspect of aging well is communicating well with your doctor. Talking about your health means sharing information about how you feel not just physically, but also emotionally and mentally. Here are a few tips for your... Read More

Is Home Health Right for You?

Whether you need post-surgery care, help with medication management, or need physical therapy after an injury, many health needs that used to require a hospital stay can now be managed in the comfort of your own home. Thanks to the growth of the home health care industry, nurses, physical therapists, and even medical social workers... Read More

For Seniors, Mental Health Treatment Supports Physical Health

As we grow older, we are more likely to be living with chronic health conditions. Heart disease, arthritis, vision and hearing loss, diabetes and many other illnesses all can take a toll on our quality of life, so it’s not surprising that many seniors who are living with health challenges are also dealing with depression,... Read More

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