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Older & Wiser - Celebrating Older Americans Month

May is the official ‘Older Americans Month,’ which provides us with the unique opportunity to celebrate the privilege of aging! Now we know that the thought of adding more candles to your birthday cake may bring a harmonious groan, but at For Papa’s Sake, we believe the process of aging is something we can celebrate. With each passing birthday, we should celebrate with fun and enthusiasm rather than consternation. Why? Aging has the potential to bring out new personalities, opportunities, and ultimately give people the chance to enjoy life in new ways....

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Last Minute Mother's Day Ideas

Roses, chocolate and jewelry tend to consume the market during Mother’s Day. In case you’re looking for the perfect gift for your senior mother or the special mother-like person in your life, we have some unique and thoughtful ideas outside of the standard gifts. Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so here are a few great last minute shopping ideas to help get you inspired....

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Spring Has Sprung!

Spring has certainly sprung here in the Chicagoland area. At For Papa’s Sake Home Care, we love Spring because it’s a great opportunity to get our clients and Pearls outside and finally get some much needed fresh air. Winter is difficult for many people, especially seniors because it limits daily activities. Along with Spring comes unknown weather conditions, which makes it difficult to plan properly. Here are a few tips to help get us through the initial shock of Spring. Dust Off Your Walking Shoes...

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Chronic Illness & Having a Pet

At For Papa’s Sake, you know we love pets and our dogs are part of our family. But, did you know that having a pet can actually benefit your health, especially when diagnosed with a chronic illness such as Multiple Sclerosis. Companionship...

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A Year In Review...

2016 has been quite a ride! When we started For Papa’s Sake nearly 6 years ago, we knew we wanted to be more than an agency. We wanted to be a pillar in the community and really be able to give back. Here’s a look back at some of our favorite moments in 2016! In September, we walked for Annette Simon. Annette is our owner, Robert Simon’s mother who sadly passed away in 2005 from Alzheimer’s. For Papa’s Sake raised over $2,000 towards Alzheimer’s research. Next year, we hope to double this amount and hope to help find a cure for this heart-breaking disease. ...

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Creating a Memorable Thanksgiving for Seniors

Oh, the holidays! That time of year where families get together, eat far too much and all is merry and bright in the world. It’s important to remember that the holidays, although a special time, can also be difficult for some. The elderly may struggle with the holidays and it’s important to be mindful of their feelings. While Thanksgiving is a joyous time for many, seniors can often experience the “holiday blues”. Seasonal depression can also have a significant impact on the elderly as they reminisce about their loved ones who are no longer with us....

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Someone I Love Needs Home Care, Now What?

Finding the right caregiver for an aging loved one is not an easy task, especially if you’ve never had to navigate this world before. It’s difficult enough to watch your mom, dad, grandpa, grandma, or anyone you love age and become less independent. Most people would prefer to stay in their home if they are able to remain as independent as possible. Daily tasks may be more challenging but manageable with the right help. This is where home care comes in as a serious option for many seniors and disabled. ...

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What’s With the Name For Papa’s Sake?

If there is one question we get all the time, it’s “what’s with the name For Papa’s Sake?” It’s definitely a conversation starter, that’s for sure! When we started thinking through our name several years ago, we knew we wanted to be different and connect with why we started the business. ...

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What to Say When Your Parent's Memory Starts to Slip

I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess we’ve all had some moments with our aging parents that drive us a little crazy. As much as we love our parents, it still can be difficult to be told the same story over and over again. Seniors often know that their memory and physical abilities are weakening, and reminders can be hurtful. When seniors brain functions start “slipping,” they are aware of the loss, and they are often terrified, scared and even isolating....

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Walking to End Alzheimer's Together

For Papa’s Sake is excited to join forces with the Alzheimer’s Association this September to help end this horrible disease. Alzheimer’s is very close to our hearts as we watched one of our own suffer for many years with Alzheimer’s. Annette Simon, mother of our owner, Robert Simon sadly passed away in 2005 after battling for many years. We walk this September 17th in her honor and to help keep her legacy alive. ...

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