"I can take care of myself" they say

The Dangers of of Seniors Living Alone

Is your senior really safe while living alone?


A troubling fact about seniors who live alone is that they are often blind to their own vulnerability. They feel healthy. They move about their home without lot of difficulty. 


But then they fall. 


Age Safe America says,


"Falls account for 25% of all hospital admissions, and 40% of all nursing home admissions. Among those who are admitted to a nursing home, nearly half will never return to independent living."


Age Safe America also says,


"Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. ...  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says ... one out of every three seniors falls each year; every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in an emergency room for a fall...." 


Do you fear for the safety of your senior? Don't let them live alone. Give us a call at (847) 888-3403. Or contact us with our form.

Many times we think mom or dad is safe at home - until they have an accident.

Many times we think mom or dad is safe at home - until they have an accident.

The Tale of Too Many Tasks

The Stresses of an Adult Child Taking Care of Mom or Dad

Are you taking care of your elderly mom or dad - and are totally stressed out?


You might be like Sally, who leaves her workplace after a long day. She stops on her way home to check in on her mother. She quickly prepares a meal and tidies up the apartment. 


Then she gives her mom a kiss and leaves to pick up her son from soccer practice. They go home, where her other children and husband are waiting to be fed.


Sound familiar? And yet thousands of adult children taking care of their elderly parents are at wit's end with their responsibilities. 


Bringing in a caregiver on a regular basis can relieve you of stress, and allow your parents to get their needs met properly.


Are you stressed out taking care of mom or dad? Get some help. Give us a call at (847) 888-3403. Or contact us with our form

Sally does it all for her mother and her family. But she's running ragged.

Sally does it all for her mother and her family. But she's running ragged.

When Do You Know It's Time to Call Home Care?

Checklist for When to Call A Home Care Agency

Answer these questions about your loved one. Is he or she:


  • Elderly, or weakened by disease or surgery?
  • Do they lean on things as they walk? Or walk with an unsteady gait?
  • Fall behind on daily chores such as eating and cleaning?
  • Causing you worry when they shop or go out?
  • Seem to be lonely or depressed?


If your loved one suffers from the above problems, it's time to make an appointment for a home care service evaluation.


Why not call Cherish Home Care, of Elgin? Call us at (847) 888-3403. Or tap or click below to make an appointment.

Is your loved one in danger of falling? Do they walk unsteadily?

Is your loved one in danger of falling? Do they walk unsteadily?