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Reopening Guidance Updates

March 19, 2021 In accordance with the Illinois Department of Public Health's (IDPH) reopening guidance, we must report to you the recent changes to the Updated Guidance for Nursing Homes and Other Long-Term Care Facilities Incorporating COVID-19 Vaccination. The full written Guidance can be found here. Highlights: Reminder: we must adhere to the co...
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Visitation Fact Sheet

March 24, 2021 Heritage Operations Group understands that visiting with family and friends is important to quality of life. We encourage these visits if they are carried out in a safe and healthy manner. This fact sheet has been created to provide you and your loved one with guidance so everyone may enjoy their time together. Please be aware t...
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Vaccine Notice

A COVID-19 Vaccine is just around the corner! COVID Fast Facts and Stats Resident Consent for Vaccination We know how stressful it has been for you since some of the first outbreaks of COVID. We also know how frustrated you all are with all the COVID nose swab testing. Words cannot express our gratitude and sincere appreciation for everything you h...
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The Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

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Growing a garden, planting flowers, or caring for container herbs is rewarding, fun, and good for your health! Community gardens are becoming more common in many healthcare facilities. Whether indoor or outdoor, these green spaces have many positive effects on seniors' health and well-being. Horticulture therapy is a recognized method in helping pe...
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Celebrate Older Americans Month

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​Since 1963, Older Americans Month has been celebrated during the month of May. This celebration became a designated month as a result of the realization that persons age 65 and older did not have significant programs to meet their needs. In the early 1960s, only about 17 million Americans were 65 or older, and about one-third of them lived in pove...
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Resident Masking Policy

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Effective the week of May 3, all residents will be required to wear a mask when they are outside of their room, in accordance with the social distancing guidelines. We wanted to communicate this to you so you are not alarmed if you see a mask on your loved one. We are doing this universally in all of our buildings as a precautionary measure to prev...
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An Update from Our CEO

 In accordance with President Trump's national emergency declaration, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the following guidance to all long term care facilities. All skilled nursing, assisted living and supportive living facilities will be subject to a prohibition of visitors. Exceptions will only be made on a ca...
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Nutrition & What Seniors Need the Most

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March is National Nutrition Month! Proper nutrition is critical for healthy development and overall health no matter what your age, although what our bodies need does change as we progress through life. For seniors, aging bodies require different nutrients than when we are children, teenagers, and even middle-aged adults. Physical changes as we age...
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