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Welcome to Illinois Home Care Senior Living

Home care Powered by AUAF has served as a Chicagoland senior living home care agency for over 25 years. We are structured to provide specific levels of senior care services for you or your loved one. Our elderly in-home care service is an alternative to an assisted living facility or nursing home. This allows you or your loved one the independence and the comfort of home.

Everything you need to know about home care, caregivers and senior living in state of Illinois can be found right here. Check back with us periodically in order to learn about how older adults can make small changes that will have big impacts on their wellness. You can also learn about all the benefits of working with a home care agency to live independently in the comfort of your own home, as well as selected other topics about senior living, home care, and more.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to call our local office and speak to a care specialist. We would be happy to answer your questions and provide whatever assistance we can in order to help you and your loved ones.

Take Precaution Against COVID-19 Scams Targeted at the Elderly

July 8, 2020

Scams are running rampant as COVID-19 continues to impact people around the United States. It’s necessary to be aware of the multiple types of fraud and scams that are targeting seniors in particular. Seniors are the most targeted group scams. That’s why it is important to be hyper vigilant as an elderly individual or family member. Recognizing Scams Many scams are related to lottery, sweepstakes, inheritance, medical, romance, or e-mail and phone. Others have taken advantage of the current situation and created coronavirus related scams. There are dozens of other […]

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Connecting Homebound Seniors Through Technology

June 16, 2020

There are around “1.9 million U.S adults over age 65 or older that are completely or mostly homebound” (Ritchie, C., & Leff, B, 2016). As a result, these seniors typically rely on home and family caregivers. Seniors are already at risk of social isolation through many other factors. Therefore being homebound only adds further to the risk. However, we live in a day and age where technology can connect us to other people, to learning, and even to doctors and health care providers. Who is Defined as a Homebound Senior? […]

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Grocery Shopping Online with SNAP

May 26, 2020

The IDHS (Illinois Department on Human Aging) has announced that on June 2nd there will be online grocery shopping for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) customers. The program will be available with any participating retailers that include: Walmart and Amazon. The list of retailers providing service may grow in the coming weeks as more retailers participate in the program. How It Works An implementation plan called the IDHS’ SNAP Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) will allow you to enter your PIN into the participating grocers’ online systems. You will not need […]

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Important Considerations When Aging Alone

May 19, 2020

Aging independently is becoming a more popular option among seniors that want to maintain their lifestyle as they age. As aging alone becomes more popular you need to consider the different scenarios that may arise with life at home. As you consider these scenarios it’s necessary to be proactive and prepare different needs that may arise. Planning for Care Thinking about your options for care are important for many different reasons. If you are aging alone because you value independence you still need to think about cases in which you […]

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Creating a Long-Term Care Plan

May 12, 2020

What this current pandemic may have brought to light for many people is the way that care is being handled. Oftentimes as people age they may not think about the importance of identifying the form of care that they would like as they grow older. The Different Types of Care The reality is that in this day and age there are many different options when it comes to care. Individuals have access to nursing home care, adult day care centers, home health aides, in-home care aides, as well as other […]

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Managing Dementia Care During COVID-19

May 5, 2020

The current coronavirus will undoubtedly create challenges in everyone’s daily lives, especially those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Preventing illness will be an essential part of care during the pandemic. This will require following introduced guidelines and restrictions. Whether it is washing hands for 20 seconds at a time or social distancing, taking precautions is imperative. Making sure guidelines are followed becomes more challenging when you as a home care aide can’t always monitor recipients of care 24/7. The Increased Risk with Dementia Because of difficulty with memory, there may […]

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Caregiver Communication

April 28, 2020

As a caregiver, there are a wide variety of skills that you need when caring for others. One of the most important skills that you will utilize is clear communication. Communication lays the groundwork for all of the tasks that you will complete as a home care service provider. Communication with Family When you are caring for family members you may find that your communication is different to when you communicate with others. It’s important to think about the way that you communicate with family members and how that may […]

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Transitional In-Home Care During COVID-19

April 21, 2020

Transitional care is known as switching from one type of care to another. In preparation for shelter-in-place orders, some families decided on having parents move in to oversee their care. This is one example of transitional senior care. Instead of caring for parents from time to time or having others care for parents, this meant many adult children took over full time caregiving tasks. This has created a transitional time where adult children are learning the ins and outs of caring for someone at home. It has meant a new […]

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The Importance of Caregiving During COVID-19

April 8, 2020

In-home caregiving has become an essential part of our society. During this outbreak of COVID-19, the importance of experienced caregiving is being highlighted throughout the country and the world. Caregivers provide essential long-term services to their recipients of care. These services can range from emotional to physical support. The tasks that caregivers provide support overall personal care of their care recipients. Why it Matters Now With the need for people to stay home and practice social distancing, caregivers have become lifelines for some of their recipients of care. Seniors are […]

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Staying Busy at Home During the Coronavirus

March 31, 2020

Social distancing will inevitably have most of us staying inside. Non-essential businesses and parks are closed leaving us all with less options on what to do during our free time. While this is vital to everyone’s health and safety, it may leave you feeling isolated and lonely. There are several different activities that you can do to pass the time while keeping yourself and others safe. Puzzles and Board Games Fortunately, there are a wide variety of board games and puzzles that are available in both physical and virtual form. […]

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Elderly Precautions During the Coronavirus

March 24, 2020

If you are an elderly individual or care for one you may be worried about the outbreak of covid-19. It’s necessary to take action to prevent the spread of the disease following guidelines set in place by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). According to the CDC, the virus is spread from person-to-person. This is why it’s vital to wash your hands often and avoid touching your face, nose or ears especially after being in high contact locations. The CDC website lists […]

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Navigating the Anxiety Around Infectious Disease

March 17, 2020

Responding to the current outbreak of COVID-19 will undoubtedly cause anxiety and stress for millions of people. Finding ways to reduce the anxiety and stress surrounding the uncertainty is helpful for making better decisions and for your mental health. Knowing that Your Anxiety and Stress Affects Others As human beings it’s natural to worry about the things we cannot control. But as caregivers, managing the levels of stress that we feel can have a direct impact on everyone around us. This includes both our recipients of care as well as […]

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How Caregiving Impacts Your Life

March 10, 2020

Not everyone begins caregiving by knowing the impact it will have on their lives. But time and time again experienced caregivers rave about the ways that caregiving has positively impacted their lives. Caregiving impacts your life in ways that you won’t be able to understand until you have experienced it. Whether you are planning on caring for a loved one or someone else, the experience will provide you with insight and knowledge that you didn’t anticipate. Caregiving isn’t just about all the formal tasks of helping people, it’s about connecting […]

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The Right Kind of Help for Seniors Living Alone

March 3, 2020

Deciding on the right type of care for your loved one will depend on several different factors, including: the level of care they need, their receptiveness to the care that you recommend, and what works best for everyone in your family. Some people opt for assisted living facilities, while others opt for in-home care. The difference will mainly depend on the level of care your parent requires. For the majority of  seniors seeking help living alone, in-home care serves as the best option for long-term care. Keeping Seniors in Their […]

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Caring for a Parent with Dementia at Home

February 25, 2020

Dementia care is a reality for many people that care for their aging parents. As people are living longer, dementia is becoming more and more common among the aging population, with 7.7 million new cases being diagnosed each year. When it comes to proper care for dementia, it’s necessary to understand what exactly dementia is. After you have understood what it is you can learn the best method for caring for a parent with dementia at home. What is Dementia? Dementia is an overarching term for the symptoms associated with […]

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The Importance of Companionship for Elderly

February 18, 2020

Homecare Powered by AUAF specializes in senior care for your loved ones. That care recognizes the importance of companionship for the elderly. The main goals of companion care include social and emotional support. But, that doesn’t mean that’s all elderly companion caregivers provide. For example, there can be a range of tasks that elderly care companions provide. This includes light housekeeping, medication reminders, aiding in grooming and bathing, and more. Some of the most important effects that companion care can have on the elderly is clear in new research by […]

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Caregiving While Working: Homecare Powered by AUAF Can Help

February 11, 2020

Millions of Americans assume the role of a caregiver for a family member or parent (Stepler, 2015) every year. More than half of these people try to juggle having a career along with being a caregiver (Public Policy Institute, 2015). The difficulty in caregiving while working is managing to meet the goals you may have with both work and caregiving. After a certain amount of time trying to manage time between both you might find that you are unable to keep up with the demands adequately. Managing your time between […]

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Homecare Powered by AUAF: Our Staff and Caregivers

February 5, 2020

There’s a lot that goes on within a home care agency. That’s not an exception at Homecare Powered by AUAF. On a day to day basis we have hundreds of staff working to make sure you are experiencing the best when it comes to in home caregivers for seniors. Different Roles and Responsibilities for In Home Caregivers Our field supervisors are the individuals who call and visit our clients. They visit the clients quarterly to check on their general well being. This includes checking on the condition of the home […]

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How HomeCare Powered by AUAF is Different

January 28, 2020

There are many reasons why our services at Homecare Powered by AUAF are different. That begins with how we train and compensate our workers. We compensate our caregivers at a rate above the national average. Thus we make sure that we attract quality and that we reward it as well. We Pay for Your Training From the beginning we invest in our workers. This means we pay for your training when you are to become one of our caregivers. That takes the pressure off of having to have people find […]

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Homecare Powered by AUAF: Our Beginnings and Services In-Home Care

January 21, 2020

For over 25 year Homecare Powered by AUAF has served our communities through in-home care services for seniors. As in-home care services for seniors becomes even more important, we have stayed providing steady and quality home care services. What are In-Home Care Services for Seniors? Home care, also known as in-home care, is supportive assistance. Though the difference from other care is that it is provided in the comfort of your own home. If you’re a senior at risk of going to an assisted living facility or nursing home, you […]

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Isolation and Dementia: Knowing The Harm

January 7, 2020

Many caregivers take care of individuals with dementia. Thus, whether you are a family caregiver or otherwise, it’s necessary to be aware that isolation can be affecting those that you care for. Isolation  harms individuals in many different ways. But, for those with dementia the harmful effects can be even more impactful. According to some studies, there will be an estimated 150 million people affected by dementia. Hence, with this rise in the amount of individuals expected to face dementia, it’s imperative to make sure that risk factors that lead […]

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Caregiver Resolutions for the New Year

December 31, 2019

The holiday season is beginning to wrap up and the New Year is on the horizon. As a family caregiver, your days have probably been filled with many different tasks and responsibilities. With this new year ahead, it’s a great time to reflect on the year you have had and think about any new resolutions you have. While these resolutions can tie into your role as a caregiver, they don’t necessarily need to directly. The positive resolutions you make for yourself will ultimately help you in other parts of your […]

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Dementia Care, Holiday Activities, and Change

December 25, 2019

Caring for a loved one with dementia at the holidays can be a strenuous task. If you are celebrating Christmas this year you may find that you are unable to do all of the things you used to with your family member with dementia. This can be things as small as baking Christmas cookies or decorating the house and tree. Though dementia often means that your routine will change around the holidays it doesn’t mean that the new routine can’t be made fun for both you and your loved one. […]

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The Caregiver Challenges During Holidays: Avoiding Caregiver Missteps

December 19, 2019

The winter holidays are fast approaching. Whoever you are caring for this holiday season, we want to make sure you have a stress free process. It’s no easy task to be a caregiver, and the tasks can multiply and rapidly change during the holidays. That’s why it’s best to be prepared and follow some simple guidelines and tips to help you out. The Many Challenges of Being a Caregiver During the Holidays There are many different challenges that you may face during the holidays as a caregiver. Don’t expect that […]

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Dementia Care: Behavior and Proper Caregiver Responses

December 10, 2019

Whether you are a caregiver or have a family member with dementia, you are likely to face experiences with those that have dementia. It is very common and can have many different stages, though it is more common in seniors. Whatever your level of experience and exposure to dementia as a caregiver, it is always helpful to prepare and learn about different scenarios that can help in your response and care to certain behaviors. Dementia patients may face many different emotions that can range from anger to confusion. When you […]

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The Benefits of Pets For Seniors

December 3, 2019

There are numerous studies about the benefits that pets can have in our lives. And for seniors with pets at home, a furry friend can help make all the difference in the hardships that come with growing older. Some of the benefits:  Lowered Blood Pressure Reduced Stress Increased exercise with certain pets Companionship What is the Best Pet for Seniors Living at Home? When it comes to the best pet for older adults, there isn’t going to be one specific pet that suits every situation. You have to take into […]

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Home Modifications to Allow Aging Comfortably

November 19, 2019

Aging Comfortably Living at Home House alterations are physical modifications made to your home to adjust to the changing demands of the disabled or elderly living at home. They modify and adjust an environment to allow aging in your home. As we get older, our liberty and physical capabilities decrease. Lots of parts of a house that were functional become hard to use. Home accommodations could be as straightforward as altering door handles. But, they can also be as detailed as building an apartment that is full of accommodations like […]

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The End of Daylight Savings and Your Health

November 12, 2019

November 3rd marked the end of what we know as daylight savings. It means you got an extra hour of sleep. And as odd as it may be the end of daylight savings could mean great things for your health. According to research in the U.S, risk for heart attack dropped 21 percent on the Tuesday after the fall time change on one study. Other similar studies have shown similar findings. So while many of us are disappointed with the days getting darker sooner, it’s great to know that turning […]

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Is There Help for the Elderly Living at Home in Illinois?

November 5, 2019

There are a variety of different resources for your elderly loved ones. And yes, there is definitely help available for the elderly if they want to be living at home. If you are looking for more long-term care and daily services, you have in-home care. And more specifically, if you are looking in Illinois, but more specifically in the Chicagoland area and suburbs, there are in-home care services available for your loved one. Homecare Powered by AUAF provides our services to the Chicagoland area and some many surrounding suburbs. We […]

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How to Find a Caregiver for your Parents

October 29, 2019

You may find yourself at a stage where you know you want to find a caregiver for your parents or loved ones. But, many people find themselves wondering on where to start looking. People can find individual private caregivers. On the other hand, you can also find caregivers through agencies that train and prepare caregivers. There can be a difference in who exactly you choose to be a caregiver and where you find them. Be sure to take your time and keep some key things in mind when deciding on […]

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Healthy Aging Lungs During Healthy Lung Month

October 22, 2019

Your lung health is crucial to your overall well being. And certain lung damage is permanent. So don’t think that you can be lenient with the way you take care of your lungs now hoping that you can build it back later. Irreversible damage done due to some habits including smoking and knowingly exposing yourself to other triggers that you know will affect your lung health is not in your best interest.

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Understanding Seniors and Sleep

October 15, 2019

Seniors and sleep are important points of discussion in a world of healthful senior discussion. Getting a good night’s rest is an important step to a good overall wellbeing. Because sleep is so important, it’s important to discuss your sleep, or lack thereof with your doctor. Don’t take problems with your sleep to be a simple and common occurrence. Often times is can help us figure out underlying health conditions. And prolonged and chronic lack of sleep will eventually affect your day to day life.

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The 7 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s in the Elderly

October 8, 2019

Being aware of some key early warning signs can make you and your loved one prepared for the road ahead. There are ways to help manage Alzheimers and ways to prepare to cope. No one has to be alone in their journey.

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Home Care: Bringing Your Own Clients to a Company

October 1, 2019

Elder care is becoming an important part of our society. We are all looking to try and provide the best, high quality service we can. If you are already contemplating whether or not you should bring your clients to a reputable home care agency with you, you seem to know the answer. An agency with an already established name in the industry can do wonders for you and your clients.

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4 Signs of Caregiver Burnout

September 24, 2019

There are many different signs that could indicate you are suffering from caregiving stress that has lead to burnout. There isn’t going to be one simple thing that indicates you have reached a burnout point. You need to take into account the 4 different signs above, but also think about anything else that would indicate you are exhausted mentally, physically, or emotionally.

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Talking to Your Elderly Parents About Credit Card Debt

September 20, 2019

When it comes to your parents, you obviously want the best for them. And when it comes to your elderly parents’ credit card debt or other finances, you want to help them through their potential struggle. Know that you are not alone in this very common situation and that many have navigated this process before you. You have options in how you want to help.

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Home Care Provider vs. A Care Home

September 10, 2019

What is difference between Home Care and a Care home? Many people wonder about the different types of care there are available for the elderly. The main difference between two main types, in-home care and a care home, have to do with the type and level of care. What is In-Home Care? In-home care for the elderly, or just home care, is a type of care provided to seniors to live independently in their homes with some help. These types of caregivers provide seniors with help on everyday tasks including […]

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What Do Caregivers Do for the Elderly?

September 4, 2019

There are a variety of reasons people opt to have home care. But, the vast amount of benefits that caregivers provide for the elderly can’t just be summed up in a list. They provide different, tailored care for every person they are matched with. And at Homecare Powered by AUAF, our caregivers are trained and ready and willing to add positive and helpful interactions to the senior that needs them.

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Looking for a Caregiver Agency in Chicago?  

August 29, 2019

Find out more about being a caregiver for AUAF. Whether you want to be a caregiver for your parent, or want to pursue caregiving as a career, be sure to consider the quality reputation of Homecare Powered by AUAF.

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What To Check For When Looking for Senior Home Care

August 20, 2019

Great service follows from workers who are treated well. If an agency continues to strive to boost morale and treatment of its workers, the chances are those workers will provide better service. At Homecare powered by AUAF we strive to build trust and an encouraging environment for our workers. That’s also why we pay our caregivers a competitive rate. We want to attract qualified and professional caregivers. It’s by establishing this good relationship with workers that will inevitably filter out into great treatment for those that require senior services.

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The Costs of Caring for the Elderly 

August 13, 2019

At Homecare Powered by AUAF we understand the worries that you may have when it comes to the financial aspect of you or your parents growing older. But know that we work with you to determine if your parent is eligible for in-home care. And we can help you become caregivers if you already care for or want to care for your parents. 

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Preserving Life Stories of the Elderly

July 16, 2019

Storytelling and the process of preserving those stories of the elderly is just one of many activities that can benefit the person you care for. It can be a great bonding experience for you are a caregiver. And, it will ultimately reveal some details about the person’s life that can help you understand and connect with them.

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Depression in Older Adults

July 9, 2019

As a caregiver, some of your duties will go beyond those described in your normal day to day activities. This can include recognizing signs of depression in the elderly adults you provide care for. It’s not always easy to recognize symptoms of depression in older adults. Some things may seem to be a normal part of aging.

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Traveling Concerns as a Senior Caregiver

July 2, 2019

There will be cases where you will have to decide that it won’t be best for your parent to travel. But, other times the difference in them being able to travel will be your ability to plan and make arrangements. In these cases you will be doing a great service to your parent. Remember not to rule out their ability to travel just because there may need to be some accommodations made.

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Conflict in Caring for Elderly Parents

June 19, 2019

When it comes to any decision for your elderly parent, you will most likely run into some sort of conflict. Whether the conflict comes from disagreements with siblings and family members, or from something else, just remember your goal. You want to do what is best for your parent. You will want to approach any and all discussions with an open mind. That way, there will be no component of care that you may have over looked. 

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A Guide for New Caregivers

June 13, 2019

The decision to become a caregiver is no easy feat. But, whether you are caring for your parents or caring for others, you are a vital component to our society. Care giving is no east task but can be very fulfilling. New caregivers have a lot to keep in mind, but with the right approach, it can be very fulfilling. Take Into Account the Advice of Other Caregivers Whenever one is new to anything, the best form guidance you can receive is from those who have done it before you.

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The Benefits of Exercising as You Age

May 15, 2019

Exercise is a vital factor in your routine as you age. Hence, it can make a huge difference in the way that you or your loved one experience your senior years. As a result, making exercise a part of your daily tasks in a fun and healthy way will become an important component of your life. And as with anything, it’s important not to overdo it. Light to moderate exercise will definitely help you reap its positive benefits.

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How to Overcome Stress as a Senior Caregiver

May 1, 2019

Being a senior caregiver is no easy job. It’s important to take care of your health, so that you can take care of your senior’s health. Whether you are a caregiver for your parent or a general caregiver, it will be vital to manage your stress. It’s vital for both you and those you care for.

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Senior Spring Holiday Adjustments

April 23, 2019

With Easter just coming to an end and Passover continuing throughout the week, there have undoubtedly been many family visits with your senior loved ones. This can be a great time for family to reconnect and spend some well sought out time together. It may be some of the only time that your elderly family members get to engage with all members of the family or break up their normal daily routine. Make the Most of Your Holiday Together It’s alright to just get together with family and take things […]

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How Global Changes in Elderly Home Care Affect You

April 16, 2019

Ideas about responsibility and who bears the responsibility of elderly home care will continue to grow as the elderly population rises. Similarly, so will the network and number of caregivers. Thus, with this rising population of caregivers, will also come necessary shifts in the way that caregivers serve different communities. Subsequently, a rise in care will mean a rise in the different types of people receiving care. As a result, programs and common standards will continue to change.

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Senior Care Services Progressing in Numbers and Accessibility

March 27, 2019

According to the CDC, the number of Americans over 65 is expected to expected to double from 2010 to 2050. This means an increase from 40.2 million seniors to around 88.5 by 2050. This could mean a dramatic shift in the way we see in home care services continue to grow. Because of this, there is an expected increase in those who will receive long term care.

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Illinois Medicaid Paid Caregiver Program

March 20, 2019

It’s important to understand that in the state of Illinois and in the case of home care agencies in Illinois, home care agencies serve as a middle ground. Home care aides are trained and assigned from Homecare Powered by AUAF. But, assessment and coverage of a home care recipient (whether through Medicaid or other means) is determined by a CCU.

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The Process Behind Becoming a Caregiver For Your Parent

March 12, 2019

While each organization is different, you can learn about the process of becoming a caregiver for your parent at Homecare Powered by AUAF. To initially start the process of becoming a caregiver for your parent, you will come in for an initial interview at AUAF followed by an application process.

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The Thoughts Behind Becoming a Caregiver for a Parent

March 5, 2019

There is a lot of information to process when deciding on becoming a paid caregiver for one of your family members. It’s no easy decision to make. There are three main criteria that you need to consider before deciding.

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Fraud Prevention for Seniors

February 26, 2019

Seniors have long been targets for financial scams. Scammers have honed tactics in reaching out to this vulnerable population. But, preventing senior fraud can be as a simple as understanding the vulnerabilities scammers are looking for. There are programs, that help seniors understand how to avoid different types of fraud. The Illinois Attorney General’s Office has one such program called Silver Beat. It helps seniors obtain knowledge and the ability to take control of what can happen.

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Tips for Giving a Bath to Seniors

February 20, 2019

Showers and baths are important components of hygiene. Being hygienic prevents many other issues with seniors down the line. As we age and slow down, not being able to take baths on our may cause anyone to want to avoid them. It can be embarrassing or make someone feel like they are losing independence. This is especially true with seniors who may be facing many other changes and moments in their life where they realize they may now need help.

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The Top Causes of Elderly Falls

February 12, 2019

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in four adults aged 65+ falls each year. And, one in five of these falls causes a serious injury. With the added risk of frailer bones, these falls can cause horrific injuries in the elderly. This is why it’s important to understand certain risk factors that make falling more likely. Once you know these risk factors, you can understand the safety tips to avoid any injury.

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Family Caregiver Training

February 5, 2019

You will be walked through the process of training from beginning to end by our licensed and insured agency. Hence, opting to become a caregiver through an established agency, like Homecare Powered by AUAF, provides you with the backbone of what you need to begin reputable service.

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Flu Danger and the Elderly

January 23, 2019

We have all caught the flu at some point in our lives. But, as we get older it can be vital to take precaution against it. Consequently, as we enter our senior years, our immune systems can’t fight infection as efficiently. Therefore, this is why it is important to keep up with our health and nutrition as we age.

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Understanding Technology Use and the Elderly

Understanding Technology Use and the Elderly

January 14, 2019

With the growing digital age, the number of elderly people using new technology has significantly increased. According to Pew Research, 6 in 10 seniors, or about 59% now go online. Consequently, there are many ways in which seniors lives are being enriched through increased technology use.

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Dementia and In Home Caregivers

Dementia and In Home Caregivers

January 9, 2019

What we at Homecare Powered by AUAF can do is provide non-medical in-home care. And what this can do, is provide support to a loved one that may be in the early stages of dementia. Dementia is marked by mental decline. Because of this, the wide variety in support that in home caregivers can provide, can take a lot of the stress and anxiety out of those beginning to suffer with dementia.

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Home Care Assistance Pay Rate and Caregivers

Home Care Assistance Pay Rate and Caregivers

December 27, 2018

The question of how much home care providers make can be an important consideration in becoming a home care aide. It can be an important question in the case of deciding on whether to become a home care aide for a loved one. Deciding to become a home care aide, or becoming a home care aide specifically for your loved one can be daunting. For a loved one, it can mean deciding to give up your time and potentially making a drastic change from what you currently do.

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Why Elderly Care Can Be So Important

December 18, 2018

Taking the steps necessary to provide your loved one with what they need to age sets them up for ease in their older years. This can be in a variety of ways. This can include taking time to make sure they are doing the things they enjoy in life, that they are still focusing on their mental health, or even talking to them about adding an in-home care aide to their daily or weekly routine.

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Holiday Crafts With Chicago Home Care Services

Holiday Crafts With Chicago Home Care Services

December 12, 2018

A perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with your senior loved one is with crafting. With the streets of the Chicagoland area being decorated for the holidays, it’s a great time for your senior loved one to partake in the decorations.

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Positives of Growing Older with a Chicago Homecare Agency

Positives of Growing Older with a Chicago Homecare Agency

December 4, 2018

Growing and transitioning into your older years can become some of the best days of your life. As you or your loved one transitions into a new stage of life, there are many positive changes to look forward to.

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Home Care Assistance and Nutrition

Home Care Assistance and Nutrition

November 27, 2018

There are many specifications when it comes to healthy aging. Taking care of both the physical and mental aspects of our bodies are requirements. One very important aspect in our physical care, is our nutrition.
A key to nutrition is making sure you are getting enough fruits and vegetables. Certain studies show that fruits and vegetables that are “in season” are packed full of more nutrients.

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How Home Care Can Assist With Alzheimer’s Disease

How Home Care Can Assist With Alzheimer’s Disease

November 23, 2018

Chicago homecare agencies such as Home Care by AUAF are there to assist with the unexpected. Behavioral shifts may need the attention of one of our caregivers here. Also, it’s important to note that these shifts could be signs that a senior is experiencing symptoms that may escalate. Alzheimer’s affects approximately 1 in every 2 families in the U.S.

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How a Chicago Home Care Agency Can Prepare Your Senior Loved One for the Winter

What a Chicago Home Care Aide Can Change for Your Loved One in the Winter

November 19, 2018

As a Chicago home care agency, we strive to go above and beyond. We recognize the added stress of home care in Chicago. This recognition pushes us to present suitable activities to your loved one. Furthermore, it pushes us to find the caregivers that are ready to participate in these activities while maintaining the rest of your loved ones basic in-home care needs.

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Benefits Of Mental Activity For Your Loved One

Mental Activity For Seniors: The Benefits

November 14, 2018

While receiving assistance from a homecare agency in Chicago, there are a variety of needs that can be met. One of the positive factors surrounding home care from our agency includes the regularity of mental activities provided by our caregivers. As we age, our resilient, dynamic brains are still constantly growing with new neurons forming. Those neurons form as a result from a variety of mental activities, both new and familiar.

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Homecare Powered by AUAF Rooted in Meeting the Needs of the Elderly Community

Homecare Powered by AUAF Rooted in Meeting the Needs of the Elderly Community

November 13, 2018

Homecare Powered by AUAF started as a result of the Coalition of Limited Speaking Elderly. This means that our very beginnings in elder care were sparked by an intent to meet the needs of underrepresented communities. Our beginnings rest in the idea that we can serve communities through elder care at home. Our in-home care aides receive training with the base goals of the CLESE in mind. The wide array of languages that we can provide homecare aides meet these goals. This includes English, Assyrian, Arabic, Russian, Persian, and Armenian.

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How to Become a Paid Caregiver for a Family Member in Illinois?

November 9, 2018

When a parent or loved one begins to get older, common questions arise, “can a family member be a paid caregiver for that loved one?”. The answer isn’t a simple yes or no. Many things need to be taken into account. Becoming a homecare aide for a loved one requires time, dedication, and patience.

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What Homecare Assistance in Chicago Can Mean for You

What Homecare Assistance in Chicago Can Mean for You

November 2, 2018

Deciding to opt into receiving care from a caregiver agency in Chicago can mean many new things for your senior life. There are a variety of activities for seniors to do as they grow older. Hence the addition of homecare assistance frees up time and energy for you or your loved on to do the things they want to do as they grow older. The Chicagoland area has drastically changing the weather and can take potential tolls on the elderly.

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The Cost of In-Home Senior Care Services

The Cost of In-Home Senior Care Services

October 25, 2018

In general, in-home care can be paid for in a variety of ways. At HomeCare Powered by AUAF, our home care aides are provided to you at no cost. This is because the senior services received are covered by Medicaid or your insurance provider. Please ask your insurance provider more about details regarding home care services.

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“The Differences Between In-Home Care and Home Health Care” (Edit)

The Differences Between In-Home Care and Home Health Care

October 17, 2018

There are a wide array of homecare services available for your loved one. We at Homecare Powered by AUAF provide in-home care services. This means that we provide help with a wide variety of tasks including things like laundry, meal preparation assistance, medication reminders, transportation assistance, and even social and companionship interaction.

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Benefits of Having a Caregiver

April 27, 2018

The benefits of having a caregiver for elderly parents and loved ones are undeniable. Senior care doesn’t need to be a burden on anyone. A home care agency can offer the solutions you need, at the time you need them most.

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What is Home Care?

April 20, 2018

A home care agency can provide the senior care assistance you need to live independently. Find out if home care is the right choice for your elder care needs.

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Seniors Home Care Services

A Message from Our Program Manager

If your senior parent or family member is in need of proven, comprehensive elderly care in the Chicago area, you’ve come to the right place. At Home Care Powered by AUAF, we are proud to serve the elderly community of Illinois, distinguished by our commitment to our clients.

Finding the right caregiver for your loved one is never easy. Our experienced team here at Home Care Powered by AUAF will help you consider your options and make the right decision. We look forward to welcoming you into our family.

Christian Icho, Community Care Program Manager

 

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