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How to Help Seniors Beat the Holiday Blues

The Christmas season seems to start earlier and earlier every year. Stores begin to display holiday décor and gift ideas in the fall, sometimes even before Halloween! Many people love this time of year and revel in the early decorating and extension of the season. However, despite the magic and excitement that accompanies this festive time of year,...
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The Evolution of a Heritage of Care

Finding a company you trust is important. Especially when the care of your mother, father, husband or wife is concerned. Placing any family member in the care of others can be a difficult decision, whether they are in need of long-term care or short-term care. Heritage is a company that has been specifically serving the senior population for more t...
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Is that an Icicle on your Nose?

The blast of winter weather is in full swing, with low temperatures and bone-chilling winds sweeping much of the nation. Staying warm during these extremely cold days is important for all people, but especially for older adults who are more at risk from exposure to cold temperatures. When the mercury plummets, exposure to low temperatures is more o...
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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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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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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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Celebrating Memorial Day

Memorial Day is upon us … what Americans today recognize as the unofficial start to summer was created in 1868, following the end of the Civil War. The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a union of veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, proposed what they called "Decoration Day": a time for the nation to decorate the graves of Union soldiers with fl...
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National Nursing Home Week

Get ready to celebrate the Spirit of America … the 2017 theme for National Nursing Home Week! Every year since 1967, the American Health Care Association has sponsored this week of celebration and recognition for the nursing home industry in America. Every skilled nursing care center embodies a unique and vibrant spirit and community for residents,...
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Older Americans Month

Heritage is devoted to providing care, support and resources to older American and their families. Since 1963, Heritage has had one mission: to be a leader in providing high quality health care services, and to deliver this superior care with the greatest dignity and comfort possible. Now, in May 2017, we celebrate Older Americans Month; a time set...
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Celebrating Volunteers

Since 1974, a national celebration of volunteers and the many services they provide has been a yearly event across the country. About one quarter of our American population volunteer in some capacity within their community. That's nearly 63 million people giving their time and energy to do something selfless that will benefit another person, animal...
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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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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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Perspective and Aging: How to Make Your Senior Years Better

Perspective and Aging:  How to Make Your Senior Years Better

“Beauty lies the eyes of the beholder.” – Plato

 

Beauty lying in the eyes of the beholder certainly resonates with personal experience. No matter how much a culture progresses, each generation seems to laugh at the style ahead and behind it. What seniors deem beautiful or attractive the younger generation may find laughable, and vice versa.

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What Makes the Heritage Difference? See for Yourself!

What Makes the Heritage Difference?  See for Yourself!

We live in a time barraged by outrageous claims. How many times have we heard an infomercial on the pill that can turn full-figured individuals into supermodels, without dieting or exercising? Or how about “the” car that unleashes the wanderlust and adventure long buried deep within? While some advertising techniques may be charming or catchy, they can make us skeptical as to whether these promoters can truly deliver on their claims.

 

Although it is important to promote products or services, Heritage Health understands your needs are different. When it comes to entrusting your senior health care needs to someone else, you demand more than clever advertising and catch-phrases. Heritage agrees.

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