Ask the Nurse
Q: How Does Sleep Affect My Health?
A: Sunday, March 11th, was the beginning of daylight saving time. Although the clocks are only moved ahead one hour, sleep experts say many people will feel groggy for one or two days. While some people will experience an occasional poor night’s sleep, there are millions of Americans who suffer from sleep deprivation. Several health risks are associated with insufficient sleep including Heart Attack, Stroke, Obesity, Diabetes, Anxiety, Depression, Cancer, and Safety.
Sleep Awareness encourages everyone to adopt good sleep habits. Most of us need approximately 8 – 10 hours of quality sleep each night. Here are some tips to get a good night’s sleep.
Keep a regular sleep/wake schedule
Develop a bedtime routine—reading, bathing, soft music, relaxation
Create a comfortable sleep environment—dark, quiet, cool, humidified room
Find a comfortable sleeping position and use proper pillows
Relax your mind with pleasant thoughts or distraction techniques
Avoid smoking, caffeine, alcohol, liquids, food, TV computer, or phones before bed
Discuss any sleep concerns with your doctor
For more information on sleep, visit the National Sleep Foundation at https://sleepfoundation.org/.
- Adult Clinics & TB Tests
- Lending Closet
- Health Information
- Smoking Cessation
- Cholesterol Screen
Upcoming child and youth clinics
Two affordable child immunization clinics are offered each month at the Village Hall.
Baby Clinic—Tuesday, May 8
(Shot records are due on Thursday, May 3.)
Immunizations for children 2 months to kindergarten. Appointments are necessary. All communities welcome.
Children’s Clinic—Monday, May 7 (Shot records are due on Thursday, May 3.)
Immunizations for children 2 months to 18 years. Appointments are necessary. All communities welcome.
- Reservations for these clinics and pre-verification of insurance status is required. This will ensure that your child is eligible and will be seen in an efficient manner.
- Shot records are required in advance to make a reservation.
- To reserve your spot, or if you have any questions, please call 847-781-4850. (A limited number of reservations are available.)
These clinics are intended for children who are uninsured, underinsured or who qualify for Medicaid Title 19. The cost for each vaccine is $10 for residents of Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, and Arlington Hts. and $12 for all other communities (cash, check or Medicaid Title 19 accepted).
March in National Nutrition Month
Healthy For Good is a new program to encourage you to make small changes in your health and life by following these four steps.
Eating Smart encourages you to choose healthy foods low in sugar, sodium, and saturated fat.
Add Colorful fruits and vegetables to meals and snacks.
Move More inspires everyone to be active and work toward a goal of 150 minutes each week.
Be Well includes creating balance in your life by managing stress, meditation, socialization, and self-care.
It is important to begin making healthy choices, manage health conditions, and become educated. Health and Human Services offers several clinics each month to monitor blood pressure, glucose, hemoglobin, and cholesterol. Call 847-781-4850 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Learn more about living a healthy lifestyle by visiting https://healthyforgood.heart.org
Immunizations are available by appointment. Shots offered: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Twinrix (Hepatitis A and B combined), Tdap (pertussis-whooping cough), Flu/High-Dose Flu.
Please call for an appointment and/or questions at 847-781-4850.
Cash or check only please!
* HHS is proud to partner with the Village of Schaumburg and St. Alexius Medical Center to provide our Child Immunization Clinics. We would like to thank our partners for contributing nursing staff for these clinics.
Adult Health Clinics: Health Clinics are held weekly at locations around the Village and provide blood pressure monitoring, blood sugar, iron, total cholesterol, and nutritional consultation.
Tuberculosis testing is available at the Village Hall through the Department of Health and Human Services. The cost for this service is $10.00 for Hoffman Estates residents and $12 for all other communities. Appointments are required. Please call 847-781-4850. Please note: TB tests are administered on Mondays and results are read on Wednesday.
Health and Human Services loans out the following medical related equipment to Hoffman Estates Residents:
Walkers (with or without wheels)
Residents can have the equipment on loan for up to 8 weeks. A deposit of $50 is required for wheelchairs. The deposit is given back when the wheelchair is returned.
HHS does not loan out equipment to residents of other communities.
Health and Human Services offers a complete lipid profile and glucose testing. The Cholestech machine can give total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides and blood sugar within 10 minutes from a single drop of blood!
This service will be offered in Health and Human Services by appointment. Fasting 8-10 hours before the test is necessary to get accurate readings.
Please call 847-781-4850 for an appointment or to speak with one of the nurses. The cost of the test is only $22! Cash or Check only please.
TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH
This free, 6-week program is offered to seniors who have chronic health conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, or heart disease, or adults living with someone who has a chronic health condition. The program covers topics such as physical activity, sleep, weight management, and relaxation techniques. Class participants learn to use a variety of self-management tools. Trained facilitators are Catherine Dagian RN, from the Village of Hoffman Estates Health and Human Services, and Wayne Guccione. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by Age Options, the Illinois Department of Health, and the Village of Hoffman Estates. For questions about the program, call 847-781-4850.
AllKids is the State's health insurance program for uninsured children. All income levels are eligible to participate in the program. Health and Human Services assists families with completing AllKids applications free of charge. Click the All Kids logo for more details about the program or call 847-781-4850 to set up an appointment for application assistance.
Support while you and your family quit smoking
Amita offers Smoking Cessation Classes.
To register, call Amita program line at 1-866-253-9426
Attention Hoffman Seniors Citizens!
Hoffman Estates seniors are welcome to take advantage of the services and programs offered at the Schaumburg Barn! Activities include a nutritious lunch program, bingo, sewing club, book club, health clinics, trips, and entertainment. The Barn is located at 231 South Civic Drive, Schaumburg. Call 847-524-7496 for more information. Please click here to view a current calendar of activities.
Health and Human Services Contact Information
Main Number: 847-781-4850
Monica Saavedra, Director: 847-781-4866
Audra Marks, Assistant Director: 847-781-4851
Cathy Dagian, Nursing Supervisor: 847-781-4864