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Luck o' the Irish!

St. Patrick's Day – the day where people wear green, pinch people who aren't wearing green, eat corned beef and cabbage, and drink to their heart's desire.It might surprise some to know, that St. Patrick's Day was not always like this.Let's explore some history of this party filled day. We should start at the very beginning, and learn who St. Patri...
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Daylight Savings: Spring Forward!

Everyone looks forward to Daylight Savings Time. In the fall we receive the gift of an extra hour, resulting in a 25-hour day. That extra hour feels like a rare gift of time! In the spring, we often grumble about losing an hour of sleep, but relish that the evenings begin to last longer. As springtime moves into summer, the longer hours of daylight...
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Hypertension & Caring for Your Heart

There are many different kinds of heart disease, but hypertension, or more commonly referred to as high blood pressure, is one of the most common heart issues. According to the American Heart Association , one out of every three adults in the United States has high blood pressure, and 20% of those adults don't even know they have it. High blood pre...
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Preserving your Family Stories

On February 26 th , we celebrate National Tell a Fairy Tale Day. While the original creator of this day is unknown, what we do know is that telling stories is an age-old tradition. Whether you are sitting around the campfire or enjoying a traditional holiday meal, stories, urban legends and tall tales are always being shared. Fairy tales, while oft...
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Yearly Checkups

Things that happen every four years: Leap Year, the presidential election, the Olympics. While some things are good to wait on for a few years, there are some things that should happen yearly, which includes your annual visit to the doctor for a physical. Medicare Part B offers a "Welcome to Medicare" preventive visit.What this means, is that withi...
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Flowers, Candy, Cards, oh my!

Fresh red and pink flowers, the delight of sweet chocolates, festive little heart decorations strung about, and cards, cards, cards ! Love is in the air … And in the post offices, our mailboxes, and in stores waiting to be purchased. Valentine's Day is filled with notes of friendship and love – quite a bit of love actually, with an estimated 150 mi...
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Staying Healthy through Winter

The thought of spring is blossoming in our minds. As we long for the first warm day of the season, where we can crack open our windows and put our winter coats back in the closet, it's important to remember that it's not yet time to stop worrying about germs and to what they may lead. While the seasonal influenza viruses begin to spike in December,...
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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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