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Celebrate Labor Day with Healthy Options

So long, summer...(Cue depressing music), Hello, fall! With Labor Day this weekend, we know this means a lot of family get-togethers and delicious food. Many of us have dietary restrictions so we understand these celebrations can be a challenge to find filling and satisfying dishes that meet your dietary needs. From gluten free to vegan, we have you covered with a variety of main courses, side dishes, and desserts that everyone can enjoy! Bunless Burger Bites Not only are these fun to say but they’re extremely easy for anyone tight on time! ...

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What's the difference between Alzheimer’s & Dementia?

The terms ‘Alzheimer’s disease’ and ‘dementia’ are often used interchangeably, as many people mistakenly believe that they are the same thing. However, although symptoms of the two conditions often overlap, they are two distinct diagnoses and medical terms. Distinguishing the difference between the two is important for the management and treatment of each set of symptoms. ...

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Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite

Sleep tight and don’t let the bedbugs bite. But, really, let’s talk about them. Bedbugs are small, easily seen bugs, that feed on human blood and are very common around the world. Fun fact, bedbugs acquired their name because of their preferred homes as sofas, bed mattresses, and other soft furnishings. Bedbugs are not harmful to seniors but could lead to extreme itchiness and create tremendous discomfort. Scratching bed bug bites can lead to irritation and severe infection. It is very important to be aware as a loved one or caregiver of the signs of bedbugs. ...

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Beyond The Tie... Unique Father's Day Gift Ideas

Mark your calendars because Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 18th! We see this day as an opportunity to spoil our dads, granddads, and dad-like men in our lives—plus Father’s Day is an excuse to fire up the grill and spend time outside. It’s all too common for our dads to refuse a gift or say that they’re happy with anything, so we wanted to provide some inspiration to get the special man in your life something special. ...

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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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