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12 Ways to Engage the Aging

12 Ways to Engage the Aging

Does it feel like the senior in your life is less engaged in life than they used to be? Have they gotten stuck in a routine? Check out these 12 ideas to help you rekindle their interests, stimulate their physical and mental capacities, and bring some joy and...

Create a Video Legacy for Your Loved Ones

Create a Video Legacy for Your Loved Ones

Have you been thinking about preserving the memories of your mother or father for yourself and future generations? Are you looking for a simple but powerful way to honor your loved one? Creating a video is a great way to showcase Mom or Dad’s legacy—and now is the...

Keeping Your Balance

Keeping Your Balance

Why is balance so important for healthy aging? Having good balance means being able to control and maintain your body’s position, whether you’re moving or remaining still. For seniors, it’s especially important to help maintain mobility, stay independent, and carry...

Home Care or Assisted Living: What’s best for your loved one?

Home Care or Assisted Living: What’s best for your loved one?

Are you starting to notice changes in your aging parent’s ability to take care of themselves or their home? For many adult children, there comes a time when difficult decisions need to be made about what kind of assistance your loved one may need and where they can...

6 Tips to Boost Brain Health

6 Tips to Boost Brain Health

It’s natural and normal to see changes in your body and your brain as you age. But are there ways to slow down some of the toll that time takes? Yes! Mounting evidence suggests there are a number of healthy habits and behaviors that can not only keep you healthier...

Smartphone Tricks to Make Life Easier for Seniors

Smartphone Tricks to Make Life Easier for Seniors

Is your parent or grandparent struggling with decreasing vision? Help them out with some tools that are built into their Apple or Android phones or tablets! Here are some smartphone tricks for seniors: For iPhone/iPad Increase the size of text messages: Are they...

Healthy Eating, Healthy Aging

Healthy Eating, Healthy Aging

A nutritious diet is important at any age, but becomes even more essential later in life. Not only does it keep the mind and body healthier, but eating well can also help prevent serious conditions like heart problems, cancer, diabetes and other diseases. Here are...

How to Senior-Proof your Aging Parent’s Home

How to Senior-Proof your Aging Parent’s Home

Because older adults tend to spend a lot of time at home, that’s where the majority of injuries and accidents take place. Falls are the leading cause of injuries of all types for people over 65. But the good news is that most...

Meet our owner, Liz.

Meet our owner, Liz.

The DesPlaines Chamber of Commerce highlighted Home Care Angels and our owner Liz Birch in their recent video series. Take a peek! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTPLNV9MIZU

The Great Outdoors is Great For Seniors

The Great Outdoors is Great For Seniors

The health benefits of spending time in nature at any age are undisputed. For seniors, it can be even more important because they tend to be more confined or have difficulty navigating the outdoors on their own. You can help by finding ways for your loved one to get...

10 Fun Activities to Keep Seniors Active

10 Fun Activities to Keep Seniors Active

For aging seniors, staying active is key to physical, mental and social-emotional wellbeing. And, exercising the mind is just as important as maintaining physical fitness and strength. Luckily, there is no shortage of affordable, easy-to-find games and puzzles that...

6 Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving

6 Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving

Living far away from your aging parent can be difficult, but there are many ways to bridge the geographic and emotional gap. Focus on what you can do to support your loved one rather than feeling guilty about not being there. Here are some tips to help you play a...

5 Essential Exercises for Seniors during Coronavirus Lockdown

5 Essential Exercises for Seniors during Coronavirus Lockdown

You’ve probably heard the expression, “move it or lose it.” But seniors are less active now since the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, so it's more important than ever to get moving at home. Exercise can help seniors improve strength, balance and mobility—all essential...

Join Our Caregiving Team!

Join Our Caregiving Team!

Home Care Angels is a home service agency that provides exceptional care for aging adults. Our caregivers are at the heart of our service and we invite you to join our caregiving family! We believe that by taking care of you, in turn, you will be able to give our...

Helping Seniors Eat a Healthy Diet

Helping Seniors Eat a Healthy Diet

Good nutrition is one of the most important things that will keep your parent healthy and happy as they age. It can help your loved one maintain a healthy weight, stay energized and get the nutrients they need. It can also lower the risk of developing chronic health...

When a Loved One has Dementia

When a Loved One has Dementia

Watching a loved one go through mental changes can be devastating. You feel like you’re losing your connection and your past shared memories. It can be very difficult, but there are some things you can do to make the best of the situation. There will be good days and...

How to Avoid Scams Aimed at the Elderly

How to Avoid Scams Aimed at the Elderly

Sadly, seniors are often the target of scams. They can be vulnerable and are seen as easy prey by many would-be scammers. Why? They often have substantial savings. They may be lonely and willing to talk to strangers. They tend to follow rules and may trust strangers...