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Giving Back to the Naperville Community

2023 Medicare Enrollment!

Homewatch CareGivers would like to invite you to join us on this fantastic ZOOM call about how you can possibly save money and how you could qualify for a better care plan through Medicare. As a Home Care company we like to know that our clients are getting the information they need to them about what is available to them and what they qualify for to help them improve their life. The Naperville TRIAD will be hosting this event and it will be held on Thursday October 13th at 10AM. Registration is FREE and you can go to www.Naperville-Lisle-triad.org to register for the event. We hope to see you there!


TRIAD Hosts FALL Car Care Clinic for Seniors

Saturday October 8th from 8am-12pm at the Lisle Township Highway Department Garage on 4719 Indiana Ave, Lisle, IL 60532. The Naperville-Lisle TRIAD will be hosting a Seniors Fall car care clinic for anyone over 50+ years old. Safety checks like checking tire pressures, hoses, wipers, fluids, and over 30 more different safety items on the vehicle will be looked over as you sit comfortably in your car. Snacks will be provided and no reservations are needed. As the Fall and Winter weather moves in on us, Homewatch CareGivers realizes more than ever how important it is to keep our Seniors safe on the roads this season. As a home care and senior care company we strive to make sure all of our seniors are safe in their homes and out on the roads as they go to appointments or just to run errands. We hope to see you guys out there and as always, Be Safe!

Free Car Care Safety Clinic for Seniors 50+


Hines Vet Outreach

Homewatch CareGivers wants to remind our Vets to please come out and take advantage of this amazing resource. The Hines Outreach team and the VFW Service Officer will be at the post on Tues Oct 4th to answer questions about VA benefits. They will be present from 10AM to 2PM. Come and get your benefits and health care questions answered. Call me with questions or respond to Dennis 630 272 9064.

Location: Judd Kendall VFW Post 908 W. Jackson Avenue, Naperville, IL. We hope to see you there.


Memory Cafe

Homewatch CareGivers would like to remind you that the memory café is coming up this Tuesday the 13th as they join together with individuals living with dementia and their care partners. Its a safe place where both caregiver and care recipient can socialize and connect with others in similar situations. Its a great free event sponsored by Dementia Friendly Naperville and Naperville Senior Task Force.

As a dementia care, senior care, homecare, and 24 hour care provider who focuses on redefining quality home care. Homewatch CareGivers wants to make sure we are getting the recourses out there that our community needs and deserves to better the lives of our seniors and people who are struggling with the effects of dementia in their home who need support. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us here at Homewatch CareGivers.

Memory Cafe Event Flyer


Homewatch CareGivers very own is Nominated for Senior of the Year!

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Homewatch CareGivers of Naperville, a home care and senior care company, is so proud to announce that their very own Kris Chrzan has been nominated for the Naperville 2022 Senior of the Year Award!

Kris has been the Client Services Manager for Homewatch CareGivers of Naperville since May of 2019 and has brought her passion for helping people to the roll. A senior herself, Kris enjoys meeting new seniors everyday, whether on the phone, in person at a client evaluation, or at different senior events. She is skilled at connecting our clients with home care caregivers who not only meet their needs, but invariably, give them so much more. They become friends because the caregivers understand their fears, have compassion, and make the client's situation a bit better at the end of the day. It takes a very special person to be a home care caregiver for our seniors. Nothing makes Kris happier than hearing that our client and caregiver have become a great team.

Kris on top of working atHomewatch CareGivers attends many senior programs throughout each month and all so gives up a lot of her time volunteering at different meetings, nonprofits, and events throughout the community. She is also the rock of her family and is always there for everyone.

As she puts on her lipstick and sunglasses and heads out the door of the office too brighten another seniors day, you will hear shouts of " Have a good day Hollywood!" We only hope we are half as spunky, compassionate and helpful in our 70's as our dear friend and colleague! She has a fan club wherever she goes! She truly is our "Hollywood!"


Homewatch CareGivers Speaks at Motive-8

Homewatch CareGivers is happy to help out their community by speaking at the Career Motive-8 Event Friday Oct-31st from 8:45AM-11:00AM break for lunch and then 11:45AM-2:00PM. Partnering with Homewatch CareGivers and other area businesses, Naperville 203 will host an 8th Grade Career Exploration Day to motivate students to look into career exploration & planning. This event will provide students with an opportunity to talk to and connect with area businesses representing multiple careers.

The purpose of Career Motive-8 is to provide hands-on experience for students, aligned with the district’s comprehensive counseling curriculum, to deepen their understanding of the careers available in our community and across multiple career paths. This event supports our district's mission to produce students who are self-directed learners, collaborative workers, complex thinkers, quality producers, and community contributors.

Homewatch CareGivers is a home care company that offers 24hr care, dementia care, senior care, elder care, and much more. We are also a VA approved provider for the veterans in our community. We work hand in hand with other companies in the area to make sure that your loved ones get the right care and services they need to either get back on their feet after a surgery or just need that little bit of extra assistance around the house. Please contact us today to talk to one of our Client Managers and we would love to answer any questions you have about our services.


Senior Dance Party!

Food, Dancing, and Music... Nothing is better for the soul. As the cool weather starts to move in on us and the leaves start to change and do a dance of their own, we grab the chance to gather to gather with the seniors of our community and celebrate life, health, friends, and just good company and kick up some dust.

Homewatch CareGivers, a senior care and home care company, will be there to celebrate with you and support our seniors in getting some good physical exercises while dancing the night away. If you have any questions for us on our 24 hour care, dementia care, or senior care in any of our locations of Lockport, Naperville, Plainfield, Oswego, Yorkville, Aurora, Joliet, Lisle and more, we would love to answer them. We will be there to answer any questions you might have whether it be for yourself or a loved one. We are also a VA approved provider so we are able to do home care for our Veterans as well who are approved through the VA program.

Homewatch CareGivers and the Dupage Senior Citizens Council look forward to seeing you on September 22nd starting at 4pm - 8pm at the Abbington Distinctive Banquets 3S002 Route 53 Corner of Route 53 and Butterfield Rd. Glen Ellyn, IL.

Please RSVP before by calling 630-620-0804 or by clicking here. Or go to https://www.dupageseniorcouncil.org/senior-dance-party/ See you on the Dance floor!



Local Caregiver Nominated for National Award
Homewatch CareGivers of Naperville, IL a homecare and senior care based company could not be prouder to have announced today that Trina Glowienke was nominated for the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) 2022 Caregiver of the Year Award. Trina is among the top 300 home caregivers nominated from home care agencies all across the country.

This national program recognizes the top caregivers across the country who provide homecare, elder care, senior care, Dementia care, 24hour care, and other home care serves for seniors and people with disabilities.

“Caregiving is tough. It requires a special kind of empathy that not all people are lucky enough to possess,” said HCAOA CEO Vicki Hoak. “This award is just one way we can lift up our caregivers, who are a vital lifeline to the clients they serve at home. It is a pleasure to recognize those who go above and beyond with a song, a surprise outing, or a client’s favorite meal to ensure they are cared for."

Trina Glowienke -

"I was 50 and I did it in my 40's as a volunteer too neighborhood seniors and got paid some with residents at Bensenville Home Society and Castle Towers for apartments seniors associated with Franciscan Sisters. (My mom was living there at the time) So employed 16 years now. I worked for Abcore Health in Arlington for approximately 8 years. I was at Assisting Hands in Downers Grove about 2 1/2 years and also at Snug and Comfort Caregivers for 2 years. During this time I was recommended to Homewatch CareGivers with Denise Vaughn's company. I would say I've worked in caregiving since 1995. I've been in health care in general since 1980. Schooling 1979 - 1984 for respiratory therapy and did clinicals and also worked at two hospitals, Mercy Center and Good Samaritan. In the late 80's early 90's I worked in medical records at Elmhurst Clinic.

My caregiving is my retirement career and I hope to work another 10 years improving peoples lives to help them be independent and safe and cared for in their homes as a companion and personal caregiver.

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Our symbol for friendship, trustworthiness, compassion, and dedication."

The top caregiver will be announced at the HCAOA Annual Leadership Conference this year at the Hilton Orlando, and will receive a cash award of $1,000.

We are so proud of you Trina!

Trina


The goal to be...Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise

The Naperville TRIAD is having a FREE event this Friday, September the 9th in the morning from 8:30AM to 11:30PM at the Naperville Municipal Center 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville. This Event is on being Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise! Gosh, Doesn't that sound great? The speaker will be Attorney Karen Mills who will delve into decision making capacity, financial exploration, elder abuse, and undue influence. Seniors can learn risk factors and tips to protect themselves, family, and friends involved with elder care. The Naperville and Lisle park districts, libraries, YMCA, and Naper Settlement will also be there to share activities and resources and how you can get involved in their senior programs.

Refreshments and free blood pressure screening will be available and of course FREE LUNCH!

Homewatch CareGivers will also have brochures available in your packets about their senior care, 24 hour care, home care, and dementia care services. We are also a VA approved provider so we are able to do home care for our veterans under the VA program. We would love to answer any questions you may have for us about home care and how we can help make your life easier. Click here to learn more!


Homewatch CareGivers of Naperville SBA Small Business Person of the Year Nominee

We here at Homewatch CareGivers are so proud to announce that Dennise Vaughn, President/Administrator of Homewatch CareGivers of Naperville was nominated for the 2022 Small Business Administration Small Businessperson of the Year. The award recognizes business growth, employee satisfaction, managing challenges, and community service contributions. “Dennise is an optimistic, sophisticated, entrepreneurial leader, who is passionate about service, community outreach, inclusivity, and healthcare.” said Brynn Beaton, Clemson University.

Thank you to all who nominated us and we will continue to strive to provide our community with the best home care we can possibly provide and we will continue doing so in the coming years. We love our Community and will always do what we can to help support it.

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5 Years of Business in Naperville!

Homewatch CareGivers Celebrated their 5th year in business this year! We have been so honored to be able to supply home care and senior services to the people of Naperville, Lockport, Plainfield and the surrounding areas for the last 5 years. Dennise Vaughn ( President & Administrator) of Homewatch CareGivers of Naperville celebrated with her Care Managers ( Kris Chrzan, Raquel Gonzales, Laura Gonzales, Haley Harbath, and Abigail Murugesan) this past Sunday of the success of the company and celebrated expanding the company to one of its new offices in Plainfield. We will now be supplying home care and senior services to not just Plainfield but the surrounding areas as well such as Oswego, Yorkville, and Joliet. Thank you for choosing us took take care of your loved ones and we are looking forward to serving you for many years to come.

HWCG Anniversary


Good Health Includes Good Mental Health

The West Suburban Community Pantry is hosting an awesome free workshop on Aug 9th on Mental Health in person or on zoom at 10:30AM. We hope to see you there!

Here at Homewatch CareGivers we are advocates for not just physical health but mental health as well. We understand that caring for a loved one on your own can have a toll on your mental health for you and your loved ones and we are here to help whether that be through respite care,dementia care, or personal care. If you are interested in anymore of our services please reach out or click here.

West Suburban Community Pantry


Homewatch CareGivers Is a Proud Sponsor of the Naperville Alzheimer’s Walk

Homewatch CareGivers Administrator, Dennise Vaughn, is proud to serve on the Naperville Alzheimer’s Walk Leadership Committee chaired by Karyn Charvat from Power DuPage. Karyn’s family has been impacted by Alzheimer’s and she is an Elite Grand Champion fundraiser.

Many of those who have had family and friends struggles with Dementia and Alzheimer’s can tell you, it is very hard to see the one’s we love start to become forgetful, and as the diseases progress become unable to care for themselves and even become a danger to themselves.

Homewatch CareGivers certifies all their Caregiver professionals in Dementia and Alzheimer’s care including understanding dementia, effectively communicating with individuals with dementia, assisting individuals with dementia in performing activities of daily living, problem solving with individuals with dementia who exhibit challenging behavior, fundamentals of dementia care, safe environments and

managing the activities of individuals with dementia.

Homewatch CareGivers is honored to be a 2022 Naperville Alzheimer’s Walk sponsor for the walk on September 18th, 2022. We will be there at our table with any questions you may have about home care and dementia and Alzheimer's care.

Please Register Here

We hope to see you at the Naperville Alzheimer’s Walk on September 18th, 2022 at the Naperville Riverwalk.


Homewatch CareGivers would like to recognize these amazing care givers for the July Care Givers of the Month! Thank you for all you do for our Clients Ladies!

Edwinnan B

"I enjoy being a caregiver because I like helping people the elderly need it most I love my job and I really care for the people I serve and I give thanks to the staff for helping"

Mary

"Each day I love seeing what's behind the door I look forward to seeing my clients every day. I get more out of my job most often than my clients do!!"

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Would you Like to Help Make a Greater Impact in the Senior Community?

Homewatch CareGivers would like to invite you to a great night out and join us as we help support theDuPage Senior Citizens Council as they put on a fundraising show.

August 20th 2022 6PM

Back Better Than Ever: An Evening With America's Master Mentalist, Jon Stetson.

Jon Stetson's hilarious and unique presentation amazes audiences. Stetson blends the art of Mystery with the study of Psychology, the predictability of human nature and the power of intuition, with a disarming sense of humor.

Even the most skeptical of audience members regain a sense of wonder as impossibilities become realities.

Jon has performed for three U.S. Presidents, the King of Sweden, the Royal Family of Monaco and has appeared on several major Television Networks.

It's going to be a great night out of entertainment, dinner, drinks, and a great way to support and connect with the community. Please come out and join us. Tickets are $150 each and can be purchased by going to the DSCC website or by clicking here.

If you are interested in being a sponsor or want VIP tickets, more purchases options are on the website.

We look forward to seeing you there! It's going to be Mental!


Time to Break Those Sneakers In!

It's that time of year! It's time for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's event!

When? -Sunday September 18th 2022

Where? - North Central College - Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S Brainard St., Naperville, IL.

walk to end alzheimer's

Grab your family, friends, or coworkers and get online to register as an individual or as a team which you can do by clicking here and start raising some cash for this wonderful cause.

According to the Alzheimer's Association, did you know that Alzheimer's has killed more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined? At Homewatch CareGivers we don't know of a single person who's family has not been touched in some way by this terrible disease. That's why we offer homecare services for people who are struggling with Alzheimer's and their families to help them live a better life and give them some support in those hard times. We are all in this together! Come see us at our booth on walk day and say hello, grab some information on more of our services, and grab some goodies. We look forward to seeing you there!


Friendly Phone Calls

The DuPage Senior Citizens Council has launched a new program to provide a weekly Friendly Phone Call to older adults who are dealing with social isolation and are in need of human contact. The service connects older adults with volunteers for conversation and a brief break from those long and lonely days. Homewatch CareGivers also offers Companion services to people who are struggling with isolation during the week when most families are away at work or live in another town.

For more info on Friendly phone calls please visit https://www.dupageseniorcouncil.org/ or for more info on Companion care from Homewatch CareGivers please visit https://www.homewatchcaregivers.com/naperville/


Veteran Resource Fair August 30th!

Homewatch CareGivers would like to let you know that the Veterans Assistance Commission and the DuPage County Recorder is having a Veterans Resource Fair! As an Approved Provider for VA homecare we hope to see you there! 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30.

american flag, honoring our veterans

DuPage County Recorder Offers Veterans Resource Fair
Veterans and their families are invited to join the DuPage County Recorder and the Veterans Assistance Commission of DuPage County for a Veterans Resource Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 30 in the first floor Auditorium of the JTK Administration Building, 421. N County Farm Road, Wheaton.
More than 50 service agencies and community organizations will be in attendance to offer information and assistance to veterans. Attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments and win door prizes as they receive information about programs designed to serve veterans and their families.
WHO: DuPage County Recorder Kathleen Carrier, DuPage County Veterans Assistance Commission, Illinois Secretary of State’s Office and more than 50 State and County Agencies, Community Organizations and Local Businesses
WHAT: Veterans Resource Fair
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30
WHERE: JTK Administration Building Auditorium, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton
For more information, please contact Steve Fixler of the Veterans Assistance Commission at (630) 407-5655 or steven.fixler@dupageco.org or visit www.dupagecounty.gov/vac or www.dupagecounty.gov/recorder.

3 Free Live Concerts!

What's better than music in the park? Free music in the park!

Lisle Park District is bringing you their 5th Annual Summer entertainment series.

Wednesdays from 7PM until 8:30PM

July 13th - July 20th - July 27th

Homewatch CareGivers hopes to see you there!!

Van Kampen Stage, Lisle Community Park ♮ 1800 Short St.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets! Drinks will be available for purchase. A valid driver's license or state ID is required for ALL participants ages 21 years or older wishing to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages.

July 13

Billy-Elton

Billy Joel & Elton John

July 20

SunFallen

Rock & Roll

July 27

Infinity

Journey Tribute Band

Parking: Free parking is available at the Lisle Senior High School, Sea Lion Aquatic Park, Community Center & Recreation Center lots.

Summer Entertainment Series Flyer


Know a Senior who is still Rocking and Rolling in there Community?

The Naperville TRIAD and the Senior Task Force would like to recognize them and honor them for playing a big role in giving back to their community. Nominations are due by Aug 15th 2022. See further info below on how to nominate your super star.

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2022 Senior of the Year Award


Veterans Care with Homewatch CareGivers

Homewatch CareGivers of Naperville and Lockport are approved Community Care Providers. This article from VA U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is a great topic and resource.

Topic for July
The VA May Be Able to Provide
Health Care in Your Home

Veterans, their families and caregivers often ask: What health care options are available for Veterans in their homes?

Veterans who are enrolled in VA health care may be able to receive these Home and Community Based Services depending on their service-connected status, clinical need for the service and service availability in their area:

  • Home Based Primary Care is a health care service provided to Veterans in their home. A VA physician supervises the health care team who provides the services. It is for Veterans who have complex health care needs for whom routine clinic-based care is not effective.
  • A Homemaker or Home Health Aide is a trained person who can come to a Veteran's home and help the Veteran take care of themselves and their daily activities. Homemakers and Home Health Aides are not nurses, but they are supervised by a registered nurse who will help assess the Veteran's daily living needs.
  • Respite Careis a program that pays for care, for a short time, when family caregivers need a break, need to run errands, or need to go out of town for a few days. Respite Care can be helpful to Veterans of all ages, and their caregiver.
  • Skilled Home Health Care is for Veterans needing short-term care as they are moving from a hospital or nursing home back to their home. It can also be used to provide continuing care to people with ongoing needs. It includes services such as: skilled nursing, case management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, wound care, or IV antibiotics.
  • Remote Monitoring is a service that allows the Veteran's physician or nurse to monitor the Veteran's medical condition remotely using home monitoring equipment. Veterans can be referred to a care coordinator for enrollment by any member of their care team.

Nothing says a party like bubbles and BBQ! That is exactly what was happening at Harbor Chase of Naperville Senior living home last week as they celebrate their 20th Anniversary this year! A wonderful live band and dancing worked up a good appetite for these seniors who then got to enjoy the chef inspired BBQ that was served along with craft cocktails and delicious deserts. Dennise Vaughn (Administrator) , Kris Chrzan, and Abigail Murugesan from Homewatch CareGivers was in attendance and grateful to get to celebrate with them and enjoy the festivities with all the seniors and staff who live and work there. Happy Anniversary Harbor Chase! Cheers to 20 years in Senior Care!


We Love our Veterans!

As an Approved Provider for VA Home Care, we want to do all we can to help support and get as much information as we can out there to help our Veterans! This Month the VCC Partner Newsletter had some fantastic information on if Veterans can Stack Benefits or not. Follow the Link below to learn more!

https://www.vcchc.com/using-additional-programs-with-pension-with-aid-and-attendance/

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Have you ever found yourself or a friend in need of medical equipment but didn't know where to look?

Did you know that Lisle Park District and Naperville Township Have Medical Lending closets at NO-Charge!?

Well, We at Homewatch CareGivers did and that is why we are passing on this great info to YOU!

Medical Equipment can be on loan for a 90-day Period!

Available Equipment:

Wheelchairs, Walkers, Canes, Crutches, Shower Chairs, Commodes, Tub Transfer Benches,

and Rollators.

For more information or to loan your equipment today please contact:

Lisle Park District Contact: Debbie Breihan 630-353-4344

dbreihan@lisleparkdistrict.org

Naperville Township Contact: Mary-Jo Mascitti at 630-355-2786

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Memory Cafe Can Support Your Family

Do you know someone with Dementia or Alzheimer’s? Do you look for ways to connect with others managing all stages of memory loss?

Please mark your calendar for the next Memory Cafe on Tuesday, June 14 from 2-3pm at the 95th Street Naperville Library.

Homewatch CareGivers Administrator, Dennise Vaughn serves on the Naperville Dementia Friendly Task Force. “The best thing for families managing Dementia is to find activities with people who understand the challenges of the disease” said Vaughn.

Homewatch CareGivers offers in home care for families suffering from Dementia and Alzheimer’s. All staff is trained with over 6 hours of Dementia Care Training.

We are proud to be one of the leading home care agencies in DuPage and Will Counties.

Memory Cafe infographic

Naperville Lisle Triad Picnic 2022

A great time was had by all at the Annual Naperville Lisle Triad Picnic held on May 31. Dennise Vaughn, Administrator of Homewatch Caregivers, serves as the Triad President. “What a great turnout today. It was so good to see so many of our Triad members volunteering and our Seniors having such a great time today” said Vaughn.

Homewatch Caregivers has a mission to a leaders in the community to have a strong network of resources to better serve all of the families we care for.

Visit https://naperville-lisle-triad.org for more information on the Naperville Lisle Triad.

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Do Good Fair Next Friday

Homewatch CareGivers of Naperville is thrilled to be a sponsor for an awesome event at Lisle Rec Center taking place next Friday. Our Administrator, Dennise Vaughn, is the President of the Naperville-Lisle TRIAD, and quotes, “This is a fantastic opportunity if you or your loved ones are interested in being more involved in the community or are seeking part-time jobs!” Be sure to stop by our Homewatch CareGivers of Naperville table to learn more about being a caregiver and the services we have to offer. Join our team to positively impact the Naperville, Lisle, and Aurora communities by personally connecting with families and bringing joy to the lives of clients. Read more about what it is like to be a caregiver for Homewatch here.

Do Good Fair poster


Senior Dance Party with DuPage Senior Council

Last month, the DuPage Senior Council’s senior dance party made the Chicago news! Over 750 seniors and their loved ones, caregivers, and more residents in the Naperville, Lisle, Wheaton, Aurora, and Woodridge communities attended this memorable event. Homewatch CareGivers of Naperville Administrator, Dennise Vaughn, is board member for the DuPage Senior Council and was thrilled to hear about the success of this event. CBS Chicago covered the event, noting that it was inspiring to see so many seniors in the same place socializing and having a blast, after nearly two years of isolation.

Homewatch CareGivers encourages clients and caregivers to live life to the fullest through building compassionate connections and participating in social events. Our senior care and companion care service values align well with events like the senior dance party. Our senior care services involve grocery shopping, laundry, and housekeeping activities. Our companion care services involves emotional and social support for individuals. Read more about what Homewatch CareGivers can offer you and your loved ones.

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How to Prevent Aging Back Pain – Seniors Today Watch Party

Homewatch CareGivers Administrator, Dennise Vaughn, hosted an episode that rercently aired called, “Oh My Aching Back” on Seniors Today, a NCTV17 Naperville podcast and video series. This episode featured Dennise interviewing spine specialists about what causes aching back pain during aging and ways seniors can prevent it. Homewatch CareGivers strives to provide the utmost senior care and after-surgery care for the Naperville, Lisle, Aurora, Wheaton, Woodridge, and surrounding communities, which includes providing vital information/education for seniors and their loved ones. The interviewees for the ”Oh My Aching Back” episode were two providers of Duly Health and Care, Dr. Islam Elboghdady, a spine surgeon and specialist, and Joseph Agostinelli, a physical therapist. Jeff Helf, a retired sales executive, also accompanied them. Dennise has been a NCTV17 Advisory Board member since 2018 and began hosting Seniors Today episodes in 2019. She is passionate about senior health, wellness, and home healthcare.

During a Seniors Today watch party in February at the Lisle Park District, Mary Gruenberg, President of Soarella Consulting, gave an extensive presentation Medicare, Supplemental Plans, Medicare Advantage, and Prescription coverage and planning for the future. Click here for more information on payment options for HWCG home healthcare. Kris Chrzan, Homewatch CareGivers of Naperville employee, briefed the senior attendees on our senior care services that align nicely with the topics covered during this meeting. We would love to give a big shoutout to Debbie Breihan, the Senior Center Manager, who coordinates these monthly events that Dennise and our staff member, Kris Chrzan, are able to participate in and highlight Homewatch CareGivers care services.


Homewatch CareGivers Provides After-Hospital Care and 24-Hour Care

Homewatch CareGivers of Naperville strives to provide the utmost safety and support for you and your loved ones. We highly value our after-hospital care and 24-hour care services for the Naperville, Wheaton, Aurora, Woodridge, Lisle, and Warrenville communities. Our after-hospital care follows medical plans and creates successful transitions for our clients. Our 24-hour care services set high standards of trust between our caregivers, clients’, and clients’ loved ones.

An important and concerning topic that can occur in households, is abuse. When abuse happens in the home, there are appropriate measures to take to protect elders and people of all ages. After attending a recent webinar, our office became educated on what is defined as abuse and how to respond when it is reported. Adult Protection Services (APS) is an important resource for keeping our clients and caregivers safe. This February, the DuPage County APS hosted a comprehensive webinar that provided relevant and shocking statistics about abusers and victims, covering the different types of relationships, the reality of abuse, and the leading barriers victims face. If you suspect abuse, report it to the DuPage County Adult Protective Services at 630-407-6500 or the 24-hour hotline at 866-800-1409.


Opportunity to Learn More About the History of Comedy and Music!

Do you enjoy learning more about history, laughing with loved ones, and dancing to jazz music? Homewatch CareGivers of Naperville Administrator Dennise Vaughn is the President of the Naperville-Lisle Township Triad, and this awesome group is hosting a free Zoom webinar on Thursday, February 24th at 10 am! All are welcome to attend, especially seniors! Tim Wilsey, a Chicagoland performer, is well-versed in the music and comedy industries. He grew up performing in Boston’s and New York’s music scenes, and studied the Big Band Swing, Be Bop Jazz, and Chicago Soul/Blue’s Legends. He will be showing comedian routines and guiding discussions on the history of comedians and musicians. Register for this cool webinar here.

Homewatch CareGivers of Naperville encourages you to attend these events that boost morale and socialization. We highly value our elder care, companion care, and senior transportation services in the Naperville, Wheaton, and Plainfield areas. We believe in the importance for making a house a home, and we strive for all our clients to enjoy special events for education and happiness. Contact us with any inquiries about our services here. Homewatch CareGivers has so much to offer for you and your loved ones.

music with history of comedy sign up poster


“Seniors Today” Episode Watch Party

Our very own Homewatch CareGivers of Naperville Administrator, Dennise Vaughn, hosts a Naperville Community Television show and podcast called “Seniors Today.” We have a fun watch party for the latest episode happening February 28th at 11:30 am at the Lisle Senior Center on Ohio Street. Register for the in-person watch party by February 21st through this link to secure your spot!! This episode features advice on “How to Make Your Money Last Longer” and pairs well with a nice lunch provided. There will be a discussion facilitated by our hosts and experts in the field of financial planning and health benefits. “Seniors Today” was created by Dennise Vaughn and others to provide resources for learning more about how to live your best life in your later years. The show highlights how Homewatch CareGivers highly values their senior care services and provides resources for veterans to save money and maximize insurance benefits. Read more about our HWCG financial resources here for veterans, seniors, and other clients.


A Fun Social Gathering for Memory Cafe

Homewatch CareGivers of Naperville elevates in-home healthcare services by sponsoring or featuring community events that support our dementia care and companion care services. Here at Homewatch CareGivers, we focus on connecting care recipients with expert caregivers who are specially trained to follow through with a personalized plan of care based on their client’s abilities and condition progress. Naperville Senior Task Force and Dementia Friendly Naperville have hosted several Memory Café events, where local caregivers, clients, and families socially gathered together to play games, and dance and sing to great music. There were brochures and informational presentations offered to learn more about in-home care services as well. This event on February 8th, 2022 was a great opportunity for caregivers and care recipients to bond and connect with others!


“Your Role as a Family Caregiver” Presentation

Join us on Zoom Wednesday, February 16th at 11 am for a discussion about “Passive Neglect: Your Role as a Family Caregiver.” The Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council Community Intervention and Education Committee is partnering with the DuPage County Adult Protective Services to host this public awareness virtual event. Specifically, we will hear from Diana Lozano and Regina Scarpace about topics focused on the expectations families face after seniors lose their independence. Passive neglect is an important and common issue that should be brought up more often in conversation, especially surrounding home healthcare. This talk is open to anyone of interest, but is geared toward caregivers, guardians, and POA. This training will be loaded with great information that aligns with Homewatch CareGivers of Naperville’s respite care services and high value of educating the community. View the flyer HERE.


Homewatch CareGivers of Naperville Sponsors “New Year’s at Noon” Bash

What a fantastic start to 2022! Homewatch CareGivers was a proud sponsor of the “New Year’s at Noon” celebration that was planned by the Lisle Park District and Senior Center. Local seniors and staff members had a blast socializing over food, dancing to the Blue Rocket Band, and ringing in the New Year with a champagne toast to Auld Lang Syne. We hope this year brings much joy and peace to everyone in the Naperville and Lisle communities.

This event encapsulated how Homewatch CareGivers of Naperville highly values senior and elder care, companion care, and dementia care services. For more information on how to become a member of the Lisle 50+ Senior Center, visit here. To see a more detailed recap of this fun event, visit the Lisle Senior Center Facebook page.

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Holiday Hoopla Treats for Local Partners

To boost morale and holiday cheer in the community, Homewatch CareGivers of Naperville staff created “Holiday Hoopla Treats” for the Lisle Park District and Martin Avenue Apartments staff and residents in December. The sweet gifts included Christmas cakes and Rice Krispies treats. Homewatch CareGivers highly values personalized connected care, dementia care, and elder care for the Naperville and Lisle communities.

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Association of Senior Service Providers Welcomes New President

Recently, Dennise Vaughn, Homewatch CareGivers Administrator, completed her two-year term as President of Association of Senior Service Providers. She welcomed Lisa Stover, Founder of Presto Real Estate, as the new President. Lisa was the previous Vice President of the organization, so we asked her to share a few words about Dennise’s impact as President, “Under her leadership, the group has grown, in spite of this relentless virus and reached more seniors through our Adopt A Senior program. It is such a joy to be a part of a group that voluntarily collaborates, networks, and serves others. I consider it a privilege to serve alongside Dennise in other capacities as she brings such energy and direction wherever she lands.”

We are excited to see Lisa lead the group by contributing new ideas and continuing positive work in the community. Lisa adds, “I'm so excited to step into the well-oiled position of ASSP President following Dennise Vaughn.” Thank you for sharing your kind words and strong leadership, Lisa! To learn more information about this incredible organization, click HERE!

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Memory Café

Join us next Tuesday, 1/11 for a fun Memory Café event from 2:00-3:30 pm at the Naperville Public Library, including education, music, games, and art. We encourage individuals living with dementia and their care partners to come, along with anyone else interested! For more details, click on the link to the flyer HERE.


Holiday Social for Association of Senior Service Providers

A fun holiday celebration was much needed after a challenging and productive year of work! Many local senior service executives joined us for a holiday social at a Marriott hotel sponsored by the Association of Senior Service Providers (ASSP). Homewatch CareGivers collaborated with the senior executives on innovative ideas for music therapy programs and training. Homewatch CareGivers always seeks ways to benefit the Naperville community, such as expanding our Post-Operative Care and Dementia Care. We appreciate how ASSP allows small business owners to join forces to discuss new trends, technology, and innovations in the healthcare industry.

For more information on the membership organization of ASSP, click here: https://www.assp-dupage.org/


Annual Adopt A Senior Program for Association of Senior Service Providers

Homewatch CareGivers is a proud sponsor of a special senior who lives in the Martin Avenue Apartments. Our Administrator, Dennise Vaughn, is a past President of Association of Senior Service Providers of DuPage County and is on the Board of the Martin Avenue Apartments. Our Operations Manager, Raquel Gonzalez, enjoyed visiting with our special senior, bringing donated gifts and her adorable dog to cheer our senior up. Homewatch CareGivers of Naperville enjoys participating in the Adopt A Senior Program because we value Home Health Care, Companion Care, and Elder Care for the Naperville, Wheaton, and Plainfield communities.


Homewatch Caregivers Proud Sponsor of Naperville Lisle Triad Bingo Jingo

On December 3rd a wonderful time was had at the Lisle Senior Center for Bingo Jingo. The annual program is offered by the Lisle Naperville Triad and was sponsored by Homewatch Caregivers of Naperville. Dennise Vaughn, Administrator of Homewatch Caregivers and current President of the Naperville Lisle Triad shared “It was so fun to be back together with the Seniors again! Seeing their faces light up shows we never get too old for Santa!”. Lisle High School Varsity Choir performed and kept everyone in the Holiday Spirit. This event really highlights how Homewatch Caregivers values companion care in the Naperville and Lisle areas. For more information on the Naperville Lisle Triad visit https://naperville-lisle-triad.org/.


Good Afternoon Seniors Today Guests and Team!

The Seniors Today episode you so kindly participated in "Oh My Aching Back" is now live - via on-demand video here: Seniors Today. From this page, you can share the episode on social media or grab the embed code to post it to a website. Just click on the airplane symbol in the top right of your video.

The episode premiers tomorrow night at 7:00 pm on Channel 17 in Naperville (on Comcast & WOW!) and via simulcast at https://www.nctv17.com/simulcast-schedule/ at the same time, it airs on the channel.

The episode can also be listened to as a Podcast.

Thank you for being a part of this fantastic episode. It was truly an honor to work with all of you!

P.S. If you had a positive experience with us, NCTV17 would be appreciative of a review on either Google or Facebook. Thank you!


AgeGuide is partnering with GetSetUp, an online interactive community for older adults, to allow older adults the ability to take virtual classes relating to different interests, skills and social activities. Don't think you have the skills? GetSetUp offers a variety of classes to learn the technology needed to use platforms such as smart devices, Zoom and so much more! Don't wait! Register today for this FREE learning platform available to older adults living in AgeGuide's eight-county service area through Feb. 28, 2022. All you need to do is fill out the form and you will be all set! Get Started Taking Classes.


Memory Café Starting in Naperville

A Memory Café is a social gathering for individuals living with dementia and their care partners (spouses, children, friends and professional caregivers). Memory Cafés are not a form of respite care. Instead, they offer a place where both caregiver and care recipient can socialize together and connect with others in similar situations. Activities at these events will vary, including education, music, dancing and arts. All will offer socialization. We will meet monthly at the Naperville Public Library, 95th Street branch, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. Our next Café will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16. Please join us for this free event. The Memory Café is sponsored by the Naperville Senior Task Force and Dementia Friendly Naperville. For more information, contact Lisa Kirchner at (630) 710-7502.


DuPage Senior Citizens Council Volunteer Opportunities Available

As a proud member of the Board at the DuPage Senior Citizens Council, Dennise Vaughn, Administrator at Homewatch Caregivers, shared, “It is so great to see how many people in our community want to help our seniors stay safe in their homes. All the volunteering really makes a difference.” If you are interested in volunteering or need some assistance, please check out some of the services offered.

Yard Clean-ups

This service will be offered to seniors during three weekends: October 23-24, November 6-7, and November 13-14. Our aim is to help assist local seniors in cleaning up their yards! Bags and stickers will be provided for this service. Clean-ups can be done with a group of people or just yourself. All work done to a senior's house must be done at ground level; no ladders or step stools will be needed. We do ask that volunteers bring their own rakes and lawn gloves.

Friendly Phone Calls

Our Friendly Phone Call Program started during COVID as a way of replacing our Friendly Visits Program. Although we cannot enter a senior's home, we still can make sure our seniors have a volunteer to talk with during these uncertain times. The main goal of this program is to provide a senior with regular conversation, socialization and connection, positively impacting the senior's life. We hope that making these calls will brighten up your day as much as it does for the senior on the other end of the line. This program allows you to volunteer from anywhere! Calls can be made after work and on the weekends.

If you are interested in volunteering to provide either service listed above, please visit https://www.dupageseniorcouncil.org/volunteering/.


Free Car Care Safety Clinic

The Naperville Homewatch Caregivers team is proud to host a free car care safety clinic for seniors!

Click HERE to see the full details!


"Do Good" Volunteer and Job Fair

Homewatch CareGivers was a proud sponsor of the “Do Good” Volunteer and Job Fair. The event provided opportunities for people looking to become a volunteer or to do very meaningful work being a caregiver for older people. Dennise Vaughn, Administrator of Homewatch Caregivers shared, “It was amazing to see how many people are looking for ways to give back to our community. Everyone was so interested in helping others!"

Click HERE to see how the event turned out!


Hear about upcoming events with our partners!

"Staying Home, Staying Safe?" is now live - via on-demand video here: Seniors Today. You can watch each individual segment or the full episode by selecting the "Watch Latest Episode" button in the header at the top of the page. From this page, you can share your interview on social media or grab the embed code to post it to your website. Just click on the airplane symbol in the top right of your video.

The episode premiers tomorrow night at 7:00 pm on Channel 17 in Naperville (on Comcast & WOW!) and via simulcast at https://www.nctv17.com/simulcast-schedule/ at the same time, it airs on the channel.

The episode can also be listened to as a Podcast.


Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Naperville Homewatch Caregivers team was proud to support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s help on Sunday, September 19. It was so great to see so many of our friends and families walking for such a great cause.


Homewatch Caregivers Promotes the Naperville Dementia Friendly Memory Café

Homewatch Caregivers Administrator, Dennise Vaughn, serves on the Naperville Senior Task Force, Naperville Dementia Friendly Initiative Team. The Naperville Dementia Friendly Initiative Team is focused on increasing awareness and understanding of dementia and of people living with dementia, collaborating with public, private, nonprofit and health care sectors to better serve people living with dementia and their care partners and improving the physical environment and programming in public places and systems (parks, transportation) so that it is dementia friendly.

Click HERE for more information!


Illinois TRIAD Conference

Dennise Vaughn, Naperville-Lisle Triad President attending Illinois Triad Meeting. Triads have formed in communities throughout Illinois and the nation to promote crime prevention for older adults. The groups empower seniors to be more involved in community programs and educational seminars and focus on the importance of health and safety. Triad aims to enhance the quality of life for all senior citizens.

Click HERE for more information!


We are hiring! We have openings in the Naperville, Downers Grove, and Aurora area for CNAs and for people who would like to become Certified Caregivers. We are looking for great people who are compassionate, responsible, and good problem solvers.

We really care about our care team here at Homewatch CareGivers! Our most dedicated care team staff members makes $50k+. For a limited time, we are offering a $500 Sign On Bonus!

Schedule an interview by clicking here or call or text us at 331-702-9975 to find out more information!

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Naperville-Lisle Triad Health Wealthy and Wise for Seniors

Call 630-420-8479 to Register or click below

Click HERE to register!

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Dennise Vaughn, Homewatch Caregivers Owner and the Board President of the Naperville-Lisle Triad is pleased to invite our community members to attend the 2021 Health Wealthy and Wise event which will include useful presentation on the resources available in our community. There is also a sponsored lunch program for those attending.

Click HERE to learn more!


Martin Avenue Grand Opening

Dennise Vaughn, Homewatch Caregivers Owner and Martin Avenue Board Member is pleased to invite our community members to attend the Grand Opening event for Martin Avenue. Refreshments will be served.

Click HERE to learn more!


Congratulations to our Caregivers of the Month!

Gabriel Kareem

Payton Nesci

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Seniors Today “Looking Good and Feeling Better”

On this special Seniors Today, host Dennise Vaughn chats “Looking Good, Feeling Better” with Dr. Kate Polyatskaya, M.D., an expert in the area of plastic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, body, and face with DuPage Medical Group and Tammy Smith, Community Liaison from Three Oaks Hospice. The group shares tips on how to age gracefully and some of the options for fighting sun damage, skin cancer, sagging skin, and even our muffin tops and double chins!

Our Guests

Yekaterina (Kate) Polyatskaya, MD-DuPage Medical Group Plastic Surgery and DMG Aesthetics

Tammy Smith, Community Liaison-Three Oaks Hospice

Around Town Segment

The Around Town segment features HarborChase of Naperville, in Naperville IL. Which is a community that offers comfortable assisted living, memory care apartments, and respite care in an ideal atmosphere for adults who want to get the most out of their senior living experience.

The community also offers amenities such as housekeeping, laundry, and transportation. The outstanding hospitality extends to all aspects of life at HarborChase of Naperville, as they offer three chef-prepare meals every single day with a beautiful variety of options at every meal. Fusion Lounge is their cocktail lounge where they offer daily drink specials, happy hour, trivia contests, watch football games and baseball games, and of course, just have a lot of fun.

Residents can enjoy the best parts of senior living while the care team handles the rest. Start living, stop worrying, and experience quality senior living at HarborChase of Naperville!

You are invited to discover all the ways of living that they offer, HarborChase of Naperville can be reached at 630.394.1881 or contacted through their website.

Seniors Today

Seniors Today is a show focused on what seniors and their families need to know to live their best lives.

Our Host

Dennise Vaughn of Homewatch Caregivers. Homewatch CareGivers® believes good care should not interfere with your quality of life. We deliver the compassionate care our clients need to help complete day-to-day activities while still maintaining a healthy dose of independence.


We are proud to be celebrating our Homewatch CareGivers Home Care Anniversary with our Community Partners. Thank you for all you do to help our seniors!

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The Lisle Naperville Park District Walking Club

The Naperville-Lisle Triad

Debbie Breihan, Lisle Park District

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Mike Cooper, Naperville Senior Center

Tara Nieberding, 101 Mobility

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Alan Hoffman, Oasis Senior Advisors

Rick Graffanga, Senior Solutions

Jennifer Brasfield, Riverwalk Adult Day Services

Mary Greunwald,Soarella

Rose Toia, Naperville-Lisle Triad

Jim Vondran, Naperville-Lisle Triad

Julie Smith, Naperville Police Department


Supporting The Carillon Community

Homewatch CareGivers Home Care was proud to support the Carillon Salsa Dance Party on Saturday, June 26th. Our own Michelle Turvey, Caregiver Ambassador, was there to share information and answer questions about in home care. It was a great night for all!!

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For more information about the Carillon Community please visit: https://www.carillonhoa.org/default.aspx


Naperville-Lisle Triad Picnic

Was a great day for the first in-person event! “What a fabulous job by the committee! Thank you to Debbie Breihan for being our announcer, to Julie Smith for chairing the event and to all our volunteers!” said Dennise Vaughn, Homewatch Caregivers Administrator, is the incoming Naperville-Lisle Triad President.

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naperville triad picnic

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TRIAD supports local communities by offering the opportunity for information exchange between residents and Law Enforcement.

Click HERE to see upcoming events for the month of June!


On the most recent, special Seniors Today, Dennis Vaughn, Homewatch CareGivers and Lisa Stover, Presto Real Estate chat with guests Monica Guilhot Chartrand, LCSW, Senior Services Program Coordinator at SamarCare in Naperville and Kim White, Executive Director at the Career and Networking Center in Naperville to discuss loss and working through the grieving process in the most positive way.

https://www.nctv17.com/seniors-today/good-grief/

Program Topics include:

  • What are the different types of grief?
  • When will things get back to normal after the death of a loved one?
  • What should I say to someone who is grieving?
  • What are the typical stages of grief?
  • How has counseling and the grieving process changed due to Covid-19 isolation?
  • How to manage the long goodbye, when a terminal diagnosis has been given or a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease

Homewatch CareGivers Naperville is offering multiple opportunities within the Home Health industry.

Come and join us for our Job Fair, Wednesday, May 19th 9am - 2pm and learn more about the rewarding roles available.

Click HERE to learn more!

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Join the Naperville/Lisle Triad May Craft Webinar Event - May 25, 2021 (both in-person or virtual!)

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Paul Beach, Homewatch CareGivers, was proud to appeared on The Caregiving Wisdom Series sponsored by Nourish. This series features experts from across the nation who bring personal and professional wisdom to many aspects of caregiving. On April 21, 2021 Paul spoke on "Do I Need Help? Spotting the Challenges" to family caregivers across the county. The following link provides access to a recording of that presentation.

https://nourishforcaregivers.com/the-caregiving-wisdom-series/


Homewatch CareGivers is proud to be part of the Edward Elmhurst patient guide.

Click HERE to learn more!


Testimonial Tuesday

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I have been with Homewatch CareGivers for two years and my job could be any more rewarding. The greatest joy for me is how my clients touch my life. I am the caregiver that I am because of them. Families thank me for bringing joy back into their loved ones but I say thank you for bringing daily joy into my life!!!

- Mary S.


The DuPage Foundation will be presenting a wonderful webinar on Thursday, April 29th. The webinar will be"Smart Planning Strategies for Seniors" and featuring The Honorable Robert G. Gibson, Associate Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit Court; Ben A. Neiburger, JD, CPA, Founder, Generation Law, Ltd.; Mike Sitrick, JD, CFRE, Vice President for Advancement, DuPage Foundation and Alice Wood, JD, Director of Gift Planning, DuPage Foundation.

Click HERE to learn more!


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Paul Beach, Homewatch CareGivers will be the guest speaker for The Caregiving Wisdom Series, April 22nd virtual meeting. Paul will be discussing spotting the challenges facing family caregivers and when it might be time to look for help. The Caregiving Wisdom Series is sponsored by Nourish for Caregivers.


Dennise Vaughn is a co-host of Seniors Today, a show about helping seniors – and those that love them - live their very best lives. NCTV-17 is offering an opportunity to sponsor the show while also promoting your business.

Click HERE to learn more about sponsorship opportunities!


April CareGivers of the Month!

Sue Ranumas

Sue Ranumas

Latoya Cousins

Latoya Cousins


Homewatch Caregivers is an active member of the Naperville/Lisle Triad. The Triad will be presenting a very informative virtual event regarding Housing options on April 21st or April 22nd.


Homewatch CareGivers of Naperville is a partner with Riverwalk Adult Day Services.

Riverwalk Adult Day Services provides a healthy, monitored environment for adults to socialize with other adults, staff, and guests. Adults spend the day with friends and caregivers are given time to pursue other activities while knowing that their loved ones are in the good hands of our nurses and trained staff.

Homewatch CareGivers Naperville is a sponsor of Riverwalk's Second Annual "Virtual" Earth Day Trivia Night on April 22nd.

Click HERE to register and learn more!


Homewatch CareGivers supports Naperville/Lisle Triad and their monthly Craft Webinars.

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Seniors Today

Dennise Vaughn, Homewatch CareGivers Administrator, is a co-host of Seniors Today, a NCTV17 TV show focused on what seniors and their families need to know to live their best lives. https://www.nctv17.com/seniors-today/

The latest episode "Turn It Up I Can't Hear It", joins Dennise and Alan Hoffman of Oasis Senior Advisors as they discuss dealing and living with hearing loss with Dr. Jennie Wheeler, of DuPage Medical Group and Peter Pierro, a retired professor.

Click the link below to tune in and learn more!

https://www.nctv17.com/seniors-today/turn-it-up-i-cant-hear-it/


Caregivers of the Month!

Michelle Turvey

Michelle Turvey

Priscilla Heidebrecht