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Respite Care Services at Heritage Health

Respite Care Services at Heritage Health

Caring for a loved one at home can be a rewarding experience. It can also be exhausting for the caregiver, both mentally and physically. That is why Heritage Health provides Respite Care services at our facilities throughout Illinois.

 

Respite Care means that a caregiver can admit their loved one to our homes for a short stay, allowing the caregiver time to rest, relax and recharge. Taking time for themselves is an important part of providing care for another person. Without the opportunity to care for themselves, a caregiver can become burned out, frustrated and unable to provide the care their loved one is counting on. Respite Care gives family members the chance to focus on themselves, and take care of things in their own lives that may need attention.

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Wellness Community in Indianapolis

Wellness Community in Indianapolis

Since 1963, Heritage Enterprises has provided skilled nursing care to seniors who were unable to care for themselves. Seniors and their families have relied on our expertise, compassion and dedication for more than 50 years. Today, healthcare is much different than it was in the 1960s, and we are proud to say we are also changing and adapting to the needs and wants of the Baby Boomer generation. At Heritage, we keep a close eye on changes in the healthcare field to ensure we continue to provide the care that seniors want, all the while meeting their medical needs and keeping them healthy.

 

One of the ways Heritage is ahead of the curve is with our first Wellness Community, located in Indianapolis. Evergreen Crossing & The Lofts, which opened in October of 2014, provides two levels of care: short-term therapy (also known as transitional care), and assisted living apartments. Evergreen Crossing’s RESTORE Therapy services offer aggressive, short-term therapy for seniors recovering from surgery or an illness.Patients stay in luxury accommodations, including restaurant-style dining and concierge services.

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RESTORE Therapy for Parkinson's disease

RESTORE Therapy for Parkinson's disease

Speech Therapy is available at Heritage Health locations through our exclusive RESTORE Therapy program. RESTORE is the comprehensive therapy program that provides respiratory, physical, occupational and speech therapy to seniors who have suffered an injury or illness, and need help to regain their strength, endurance and skills. The goal of RESTORE Therapy is to provide seniors with the confidence and tools they need to live as independently as possible. Returning seniors to their families and the comfort of their homes is what we strive for every day.

 

RESTORE’s speech therapy programs include therapy for dysphagia (swallowing) as well as neurological deficits including Parkinson’s disease. RESTORE actually employs both physical therapy and speech therapy regimens to patients with Parkinson’s disease, as both the ability to walk and to speak clearly are affected by this disease.

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A Heritage Of Care

A Heritage Of Care

A lot can happen in 50 years. Businesses open to great fanfare, and often they close. Friends and neighbors come and go as life takes them on new adventures. But some things remain the same. Some things continue to grow and thrive, and over the course of 50 years, make a substantial impact on their communities like no other. That is the case for Heritage Health facilities throughout the state of Illinois.

 

In the early 1960s, a new trend in how to care for seniors was sweeping the nation. It was nationally recognized that the practice of converting old homes into nursing centers was not safe or conducive to providing proper care for the elderly. A newly formed company, Bloomington-based Heritage Enterprises, was on the cutting edge of this trend, building nursing facilities that were safer and designed to more appropriately address the needs of seniors. The first Heritage Health (then named Heritage Manor) opened in Bloomington in 1963, and additional Heritage facilities soon opened in Streator, Peru and Gibson City. For 50 years, providing dignified and high quality nursing care has been our mission and life’s work.

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Speech Therapy for Dysphagia with RESTORE

Speech Therapy for Dysphagia with RESTORE

Heritage Health is the exclusive provider of RESTORE Therapy, a comprehensive therapy program offering physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and respiratory therapy. In the areas of speech therapy, Heritage Health provides both physical and speech therapy for seniors who suffer from the neurological deficits following a stroke or other brain-related injuries.

 

We also provide speech therapy for dysphagia, also known as swallowing disorders. Dysphagia can occur because of nervous system disorders (Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy), a stroke, head or spinal cord injuries, cancer of the head, neck or esophagus, or other problems with the esophagus such as gastro-esophageal reflux disease.

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Outpatient Therapy Services with RESTORE

Outpatient Therapy Services with RESTORE

RESTORE Therapy services provide comprehensive therapy programs to seniors in need of rehabilitative therapy following a surgery or an illness. Following a hospital stay, seniors may not be ready to return home, but no longer need to remain in the hospital. RESTORE offers therapy regimens in the areas of respiratory therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. These therapy programs help seniors regains strength, confidence and the skills needed to return home and live independently. Private suites with hotel-like amenities are available for seniors during their therapy stay.

 

After completing their RESTORE Therapy program, some seniors may choose to continue their therapy regimen, even after they have returned home. Outpatient therapy facilities have a separate entrance for patients, so they can enter directly into the therapy gym and work with the same professionally-trained therapy staff that helped them return home. Patients who continue with outpatient therapy will continue to gain strength and improve their skills for activities of daily living.

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Respiratory Therapy at Heritage Health

Respiratory Therapy at Heritage Health

Heritage Health’s exclusive therapy program is known as RESTORE. The newest addition to the RESTORE therapy services is Respiratory Therapy: a full-service therapy program provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Heritage Health is the only facility providing these Respiratory Therapy services.

 

Respiratory Therapy at Heritage Health provides a comprehensive approach to the health care of our patients. Therapists who deliver respiratory therapy are professionally-trained and licensed therapists. These Respiratory Therapists are able to treat both acute and chronic respiratory disorders including bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, COPD and pneumonia.

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Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Care at Heritage Health

Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Care at Heritage Health

Seniors who are living with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias require a great deal of care. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, and causes problems with thinking, behavior and memory. Alzheimer’s disease worsens over time, and there is at present time no cure, although treatment for symptoms is available. If your loved one is afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, look to the specially-trained staff at Heritage Health to provide dignified and compassionate care.

 

The Legacy Care unit, located within select Heritage Health locations, is designed exclusively to care for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Legacy Care is a secured unit located within Heritage Health (also known as Harmony Center at Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home in Mattoon, IL) with licensed nurses on duty 24 hours a day to assist residents with dressing, bathing and meals. Activities are designed with the cognitive and physical impairments brought on by Alzheimer’s disease, so residents are able to participate and be engaged each and every day.

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RESTORE: Occupational Therapy

RESTORE: Occupational Therapy

RESTORE Therapy is the comprehensive therapy program provided exclusively at Heritage Health. One of the main components of RESTORE is occupational therapy, that is: therapy to help seniors regain the skills, strength and confidence they need to return to their daily lives. Seniors who have suffered a fall or experienced some an injury that has left them unable to live as independently as they used to should look no further than RESTORE: Heritage Health Therapy. Diagnoses related to hip, knee or joint replacement may require occupational therapy.

 

Occupational therapy at Heritage Health facilities provides a personalized program designed with each patient’s individual history, capabilities and goals in mind. Our professionally trained therapists work with each patient to help them relearn daily activities such as dressing, bathing, and other tasks many of us take for granted. It is an interdisciplinary approach where the RESTORE therapy team works in tandem with the nursing, dietary, pharmacy and management staff to ensure patients are receiving comprehensive care.

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Wound Care Services at Heritage Health

Wound Care Services at Heritage Health

Heritage Health skilled nursing facilities exercise comprehensive senior care, meaning Heritage attends to a wide variety of senior health care needs. For some seniors, this comprehensive health care may include wound care.

 

Wounds develop for a variety of reasons. Seniors who undergo surgery have a higher risk of developing wounds, both at the incision site and internally. While recovering from medical procedures, seniors may rest assured knowing the skilled nursing staff at Heritage Health diligently clean and redress wounds to help them heal, and to prevent them from spreading. Administering wound care at Heritage Health improves patients’ clinical outcomes by effectively managing or eliminating infection, and it reduces the number of hospital trips seniors must take for routine wound care.

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Falls Management with RESTORE Therapy at Heritage Health

Falls Management with RESTORE Therapy at Heritage Health

Heritage Health skilled nursing facilities proudly offer seniors RESTORE Therapy! As a leader in therapy and senior care, Heritage Health utilizes physical therapy methods and technology aimed to address senior-specific concerns, making RESTORE physical therapy a premier senior therapy program.

 

One of the greatest areas of concern impacting seniors’ safety and independence is falls. As strength, mobility and balance taper off with age, the elderly population becomes more vulnerable to falls. The damage seniors experience is not just physical; falls shake seniors’ and family members’ confidence. To effectively address seniors’ fall risk, Heritage Health’s RESTORE physical therapy program features Falls Management. The purpose of RESTORE’s Falls Management program is to improve each senior’s balance and to educate participants in techniques to prevent future falls.

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Transitional Care at Evergreen Crossing

Transitional Care at Evergreen Crossing

Diverse healthcare services empower seniors to tailor their healthcare to their individual wishes. Maintaining an open dialogue between providers and patients helps providers administer care more closely in step with patients’ desires, improving patient satisfaction.

 

One type of care steadily growing more popular among seniors is transitional care. Seniors in transitional care undergo high-intensity therapy sessions to complete their therapy more quickly. The goal of transitional care is to transition seniors from high-dependence on skilled care staff to independence in the comfort of their own homes.

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Physical Therapy with RESTORE at Heritage Health

Physical Therapy with RESTORE at Heritage Health

Heritage constantly strives to improve seniors’ experience at Heritage Health skilled nursing facilities. As experts in senior health care, Heritage recognizes the important role physical therapy plays in comprehensive skilled nursing care. When it comes to therapy and senior care for you or your loved one, choose wisely.

 

Heritage Health skilled nursing facilities proudly offer seniors top-level physical therapy in the RESTORE Therapy program. Seniors undergoing physical therapy treatment in the RESTORE program take advantage of Step Out, a personalized therapy curriculum designed to accelerate each senior’s individual results. Step Out effectively builds seniors’ confidence to return home safely.

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Short-Term Therapy for Seniors

Short-Term Therapy for Seniors

For seniors and family members, choosing a healthcare provider with a long-standing reputation of excellence is crucial. For over 50 years, Heritage Health skilled nursing facilities have delivered therapy and senior care to thousands of elderly loved ones. As a leading senior healthcare provider, Heritage expands services to meet the needs and desires of today’s seniors, such as short-term therapy services.

 

Although most people may think of long-term stays as the primary reason for choosing a nursing home, reputable senior health care providers like Heritage Health offer short-term therapy stays. Seniors who normally live independently may choose Heritage Health for their therapy care following surgery or an injury. By living at Heritage Health for the duration of a short-term therapy stay, seniors may reduce the logistics of scheduling transportation around various appointments. Along with added convenience, short-term therapy stays may help seniors make all of their appointments, decreasing total recovery time.

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Skilled Nursing Care for Seniors

Skilled Nursing Care for Seniors

The term “nursing home” means different things to different people, and today’s healthcare environment is rapidly changing the expectations patients have for traditional nursing homes. Recently the healthcare industry adopted the term “skilled nursing facility” to replace “nursing home”. Heritage Health skilled nursing facilities provide holistic senior care, meaning Heritage addresses multiple facets of senior health.

 

One aspect of senior healthcare Heritage Health provides is around-the-clock skilled nursing care. The qualified nursing staff attends to a full range of senior conditions and mobility. Nursing care seniors receive at Heritage Health may include wound care, which is vital for seniors diagnosed with diabetes or other conditions that reduce the skin’s ability to heal. Among many other duties, Heritage Health skilled nursing staff administers seniors’ medication, ensuring loved ones take medication as prescribed.

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Heritage Health Provides Private Therapy Suites

Heritage Health Provides Private Therapy Suites

Looking for an expert in senior therapy care? Put Heritage Health skilled nursing facilities at the top of the list!

 

Boasting the exclusive RESTORE Therapy program, Heritage Health offers personalized senior care from a variety of therapy disciplines. Our certified RESTORE therapists are qualified and equipped to meet seniors’ physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy needs. Whether regaining mobility following joint replacement surgery, strengthening cardiac health after a heart attack or treating swallowing disorders associated with a medical condition, RESTORE Therapy has the expertise to address each senior’s concerns.

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RESTORE Therapy for Seniors

RESTORE Therapy for Seniors

RESTORE Therapy is the exclusive brand of therapy provided by Heritage Health. RESTORE Therapy provides a wide range of therapy services for seniors. Therapy services provided by RESTORE are physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Therapy specialties provided include cardiac rehabilitative therapy, pulmonary therapy, respiratory therapy and neurological therapy.

 

At Heritage Health, RESTORE Therapy provides short-them therapy and long-term therapy. Seniors who need post-surgery rehabilitation (therapy) or post-illness rehabilitation (therapy), should consider RESTORE Therapy. Short-term therapy services allow seniors to stay in luxury accommodations: private suites are available with hotel-like amenities.

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Sharing Gratitude for the Seniors in Your Life

Sharing Gratitude for the Seniors in Your Life

Thank you.

 

A genuine “thank you” goes a long way. When feeling depressed or disgruntled, refocusing our emotional energy and effort to ponder our blessings soon brightens our mood. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude takes practice and can often start with a simple “thank you” for something small. When we choose to give thanks for the little things, we soon realize how blessed we truly are.

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Don’t Fall This Fall! Senior Safety Tips

Don’t Fall This Fall!  Senior Safety Tips

Just because the leaves are falling does not mean you need to! We all lose our footing at times, but falls are particularly more risky for the elderly population. In fact, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) identifies falls as the number one cause of senior injury and accidental death. Some of the higher risk fall injuries include hip damage and head trauma, which can lead to life-threatening complications. Fall injuries sustained by seniors can make formidable obstacles to senior independence, sometimes causing seniors to seek safe living quarters outside of their homes.

For some families, skilled nursing facilities like Heritage Health are just right for their senior loved one post-fall. Heritage takes senior safety very seriously, furnishing living spaces to reduce fall hazards. Heritage Health also has a long history of rehabilitating injured seniors and helping them regain their footing.

 

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Seniors Benefit from Regular Exercise

Seniors Benefit from Regular Exercise

Everyone benefits from exercise, but seniors see compounded results! One of the best ways seniors prevent falls, reduce joint pain and stay independent is to exercise on a regular basis. Best of all, seniors need not worry about the type of exercise they choose—it is all good!

 

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One of the most important items to note is the term “regular”. What does regular mean as it pertains to exercise? For cardiovascular exercise, seniors should aim for 150 minutes per week, or one half-hour session five times weekly. This could be walking, swimming, dancing, biking or any other activity that spikes the heart rate. Pairing cardiovascular exercise with two strength-building workouts is ideal for senior health. Resistance bands, free weights (dumbbells, kettlebells & barbells) and weight machines are excellent tools for building strength and muscle tone.

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Heritage Operations Group is proud to provide the senior population in Illinois with rehabilitative therapy services, skilled nursing care, specialized Alzheimer’s and dementia care, assisted and supportive living, independent living and pharmacy services.

 

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