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Tips For Medication Safety for Older Adults

Are you helping your senior loved one take medications? If you are (or might be in the future), then you must be mindful of medication safety. What is medication safety and why is it important? Medicines are intended to bring healing and wellness to an ill person. Yet, when they are not used according to … Continue reading

Making a Difference with Compassionate Nursing Care

When we think of nurses, many think of the words “efficient” or “diligent” or “professional”. However, at Passionate Private Duty, a provider of both home nursing care and non-medical home care in Illinois, we believe that home health solutions should be delivered with utmost compassion as well as expertise. We’ve compiled a list of ways … Continue reading

Having a Nurse Versus a Caregiver at Home

People who have used home care and home health care services can usually differentiate between the care provided by a caregiver versus a nurse. Caregivers (also called Direct Care Workers) assist with the activities of daily living, while nurses perform medical procedures and care. Choosing between these two professionals to provide in-home care boils down … Continue reading

Senior Care Tips when Recovering at Home

Are you or a loved one soon to undergo surgery? Maybe you’ve already been discharged from the hospital? The road to recovery is just as crucial as your surgical treatment. Many things can happen during the recovery process, so proper care and monitoring should be administered. When the individual recovering is a senior, the level … Continue reading

Reading Aloud to Elderly Loved Ones

One challenge we have heard from family caregivers is keeping our aging loved ones entertained and engaged throughout the day. Reading is one of the best activities for exercising the mind. Unfortunately, elderly people are often unable to read for themselves. They may not be strong enough to hold a book or may have trouble … Continue reading

Gardening for Seniors

Gardening is a hobby everyone, even seniors, can enjoy. As the weather turns more favorable, planting a garden and watching it grow is rewarding and has many benefits as we age. Gardening gets us in the fresh air and helps us connect with nature. There are also health benefits as we watch our flowers or … Continue reading