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Anxiety in the Elderly & How to Help

Anxiety is defined as a "feeling of worry, nervousness or unease; often related to an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome". Sounds innocuous enough – we have all experienced the nervous sensation of butterflies in our stomach before a big life event or an increased heart rate during a presentation at work. When we can't control th...
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How a Flu Shot Can Protect Seniors Against More than Just the Flu

The single best protection against seasonal influenza is getting a flu shot. Flu season can begin as early as October and last well into the spring, as far as May depending on the severity of the flu that season. Millions of Americans suffer through a bout of this viral infection every season, but making the visit to your doctor or local pharmacy t...
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October is Physical Therapy Month

October is Physical Therapy Month, and a great time to shed some light on the benefits of this kind of therapy on the senior population. The RESTORE Therapy program at Heritage Health locations throughout Illinois provides a wide berth of therapy services, including physical, occupational, speech and respiratory. A myriad of diagnoses is included i...
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Fall Foods to Boost Your Immune System

Now that autumn has arrived, the literal fruits of the harvest are upon us. There is a virtual cornucopia of super foods that not only taste delicious, but are beneficial to boosting our immune systems. With cold and flu season just around the corner, adding healthy options into your diet can do more than spice up your daily culinary intake. For el...
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Caregiver Support & Tips for Success

In the United States alone, there are over 43 million Americans serving as family caregivers for an ill or disabled loved one, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving. Of that number, about 34 million provide unpaid care to adults ages 50 and over, and nearly half of these adult family caregivers are caring for someone with Alzheimer's di...
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Seasonal Allergies and the Elderly

Seasonal allergies … an annual recurrence that brings runny noses, sneezing and itchy eyes that water and burn. We all hope the symptoms and miseries of allergy season will pass us by, sparing us the congestion and endless doses of antihistamines. However, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American, roughly 50 million Americans suff...
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Renovations Complete at Colonial Manor in Danville

Colonial Manor has been serving the senior population of the Danville community since 1962. Richard Black built the original building with 36 beds. Over the years, Colonial Manor has expanded three more times between 1967 and 1998 to serve the growing healthcare needs of seniors in the area. The latest round of improvements was completed in August,...
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Alzheimer's & Memory Support

Alzheimer's awareness is growing steadily, and with that is an increased focus on our friends and family members who live with this disease. With ongoing medical advances, our senior population is living longer, resulting in a growing number of individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia. According to the Alzheimer's Association , Alzheimer's disease...
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Senior Immunizations & What Medicare Covers

As the fall season peeks over the horizon, doctors and pharmacies are beginning to talk about the upcoming flu season. With that comes the push to receive a flu vaccination to help protect against the latest and newest string of influenza. Vaccinations are not just for infants and children. People of all ages need to ensure they stay current on wha...
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The Three Most Important Forms for Senior Health Care Planning

Healthcare providers and families advise seniors take a proactive approach to healthcare, outlining their end-of-life wishes prior to an emergent event.Not only do written statements ensure seniors receive the care they desire, but specific directions help family members make decisions aligning with their loved ones' wishes should medical condition...
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Healthy Sodium Intake for Seniors

Nutrition among seniors is a very important part of the care they receive at a skilled nursing facility like Heritage Health employs a certified dietary team that ensures the nutritional value of food provided meets the individual needs of each senior in our care. Nutrition for the senior population is different than what is needed for other age gr...
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The Importance of Friendship

Sunday, August 6 th , celebrates Friendship Day. Originally conceptualized by the greeting card industry as a marketing campaign to sell cards in the 1920s, it met little success. Even Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark, made a push in the 1930s to get Friendship Day off the ground, but her efforts too met with consumer resistance. By the 1940s, v...
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Respite Care

What is Respite Care, and to whom does it apply? Respite Care provides temporary nursing care in a skilled nursing facility so the primary caregiver can take a break from their caregiving duties. The person receiving care is admitted to the skilled nursing facility and will receive all the same care and benefits as a longer-term resident would rece...
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Celebrating & Honoring our Parents

In 1994, President Bill Clinton officially established the fourth Sunday in July to be "Parents' Day". The Congressional Resolution was signed into law and reads in part, "for recognizing, uplifting and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children". This year, Parents' Day will occur on July 23 rd . While Parents' Day may be a little k...
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UV Safety Month

Summer is in full swing, which means long days of having fun in the sun!Due to the warm weather, and prolonged exposure to the sun, July is known as UV Safety Month.Let's take a few minutes to learn about UV rays, and how to protect yourself from them. UV stands for ultraviolet radiation, and is the culprit for most skin cancers.UV rays come from t...
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The Importance of Companionship

Friend, pal, buddy, confidant, companion.No matter what word you use for it, they all mean the same thing:a person with whom one spends a lot of time with and has a bond of mutual affection.Companionship is a vital aspect to human survival.People form friendships from very young ages throughout their entire life. The need for companionship in the e...
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RESTORE Your Independence!

July 4 th celebrates our nation's independence from British rule, known in the 18 th Century as the Kingdom of Great Britain. The Second Continental Congress voted for independence on July 2 nd , 1776, issuing the official Declaration of Independence of the 13 Colonies on July 4 th . July 4 th remains as the cornerstone by which we as Americans cel...
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Welcome, Summer!

June 21 st is the "official" date by which our calendars mark the start of the summer season. At the summer solstice, the nights are the shortest and we enjoy the longest days of the year. The temperatures are the warmest we experience during our four seasons as we are turned toward the sun more so than at any other time during the year. So while t...
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Hydration & The Elderly

Staying hydrated is vital to our overall health. We have all heard the continuing mantras to bring eight classes of water each day or to push the fluids when we are under the weather. Our bodies need water to survive; even our ability to regulate our body's temperature is dependent on our intake of water. We lose water during the day through sweati...
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Men's Health Month

Since its inception in 1994, Men's Health Month has been recognized each June. According to the Men's Health Month website, the purpose of Men's Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy mak...
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