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Keeping the Flu at Bay

No winter season is quite like the previous.One year we might be living in a winter wonderland, but only needing our coat, hat, scarf and gloves, and the next year we might be looking for our ice picks, shoe grippers, and hand warmers to help us make it through the bitter cold and icy tundra.Much like how no winter season is exactly the same, the f...
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Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Winter—where the temperatures are dropping and the risk of injury is rising. The cold weather, snow, and ice are all ingredients that can cause a recipe for disaster. Hypothermia and falls are just a couple of the health risks you face during the long, cold days/nights of the winter season. All of these health risks are heightened with the older po...
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New Year's Resolutions for the Caregiver

The New Year brings a sense of new beginnings and a fresh start to our daily lives. Although our routines typically don't vary too much, we are inspired by the thought of a new year taking over and replacing the last. This inspiration encourages us to make new goals and plans for the future. If you are a caregiver to a senior, this time of year is ...
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When Words Fail, Music Can Speak

"Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends" – Alphonse de Lamartine. While language can vary from place to place, one thing that stands true is that music is used universally. Whether it is the words in the song, the music accompanying, or the memories that are happening while a song is playing, we can all agree that musi...
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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the residents and staff at Heritage Health! No matter how you celebrate, or who you spend your holidays with, we wish you a happy, healthy and fun-filled season. "And it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us!" Charles...
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Senior Depression during the Holidays

The holiday season offers many opportunities to enjoy time together with friends, family and loved ones. They can also be a busy, bustling time, and while for many this is a happy experience, many elderly and aging seniors struggle with depression during the holidays. It is not unusual for people of all ages to experience some feelings of sadness o...
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Christmas Tree History and Traditions

The excitement of the holiday season has arrived! Festive holiday lights adorn homes and businesses, the bustle of holiday shopping is well underway and traditional decorating customs are taking places in homes across the country. Holiday traditions and activities are happening at all our skilled nursing facilities, too. Heritage Health knows this ...
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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year—to Volunteer!

We can all feel it—the hustle and bustle of the world getting ready for the holiday season.Everywhere you look, you can see people rushing around, looking for that perfect present.People are humming their favorite holiday tune.Some are taking a break from the cold to sip on some hot chocolate.It's the season of giving—and we've got some great news ...
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Keeping Traditions Alive

The holidays are filled with warmth, giving and cheer. Families get together from near and far to visit one another, gathering around the family table, catching up and re-living old memories. For most folks, part of the holiday fun is going back home to the familiarity of grandma and grandpa's house or your parents' home. At all our Heritage Health...
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Resident Rights

Rights On! At Heritage Health, we believe that your quality of life is of highest importance. You have many rights as a resident of our home and of the state of Illinois. If you or a loved senior is staying in a long-term care facility such as one of our homes, you are guaranteed certain privileges according to laws, protections and rights. You als...
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Honoring our Veterans

On November 11 th , our country celebrates Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their service and sacrifice, for their patriotism and love of country. Heritage Health is proud to provide care and comfort to many veterans who live in our skilled nursing facilities throughout Illinois. On Veterans Day especially, but all year r...
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Signs of a Stroke: FAST

According to the American Heart Association , stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, which is approximately one in 20 deaths.Broken down even further, every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a stroke, and every 4 minutes, someone dies of stroke. For being the cause of nearly 130,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, it has be...
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Seasonal Affective Disorder

It's that time of year—time to set the clocks back, as we fall back into fall.With Daylight Savings rapidly approaching, we should all take advantage of the daylight in the evening before we set those clocks back an hour on November 6 th . Daylight savings can cause a host of health issues ranging from headaches, difficulty with sleeping, aching jo...
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Green Tree Pharmacy: More Than Medicine

What pharmacy provides you with your own pharmacy technician and consultant, and delivers medication to you daily? Green Tree Pharmacy does! Green Tree Pharmacy is the pharmacy of choice for our Heritage Health locations.This pharmacy focuses on meeting the needs of the seniors in our skilled nursing facilities.The medication needs of our seniors c...
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Three foods to keep in your diet this Fall

You knew the importance of eating well when you were young and growing, but it's also very important to keep a healthy diet as you enter your senior years. A clean diet will keep your mind sharp, your bones strong, and of course - your belly satisfied! Let's take a look at three easy foods to keep in your diet this fall. Dairy - Calcium and Vitamin...
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Dementia vs. Alzheimer's

So many times, dementia and Alzheimer's disease are used interchangeably.However, Alzheimer's disease is actually a type of dementia.Alzheimer's disease makes up around 60-80% of dementia cases.The biggest risk factor of Alzheimer's disease is increasing age, however, it is possible to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's in your 40s or 50s, and this type...
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Touring a Skilled Nursing Facility

Admission to skilled nursing facilities occur for many reasons.Whether it is to find a safer environment, or to receive rehabilitative therapy, being informed and prepared is always the best option. Let's face it.Long-term care facilities are not a service we think we will ever need, but too often the care provided places like Heritage Health is ne...
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Independent Living

Retirement communities.Retirement homes.Active adult communities.Senior apartments.We're sure you have heard all of these terms, but what do they mean exactly?They all are just different names for independent living. There may come a point in a senior's life, in which they feel that their current home is too big or not the best safety option for th...
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Fall Prevention: Staying Steady on Your Feet

Have you and your loved ones opened up the conversation about the dangers and risks involved in accidental falls? You may want to avoid thinking about something bad happening to you or your beloved senior family member, but being aware of the outcomes and proactive about health and safety could help down the road. In every situation, we hope for th...
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Notebooks, Folders, and… DNRs?

It's that time of year, where the kids are getting their school supplies and teachers are preparing for another year in the classroom. Children are figuring out what looks just right in their lockers, while teachers are figuring out the best ways for their students to learn.Teachers will send out letters to parents, parents have sent in paperwork f...
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