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Protecting Elderly People’s Skin During the Winter

As we age, our skin becomes thinner and more fragile. It's a common occurrence due to the natural aging process, sun exposure over time and even genetics. For elderly persons, the harsh conditions of winter can make that already delicate skin more vulnerable to injury. For some, dry skin can be caused by health problems (diabetes or kidney disease)...
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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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The Importance of a Balanced Weight in the Elderly

All of us experience weight gain and weight loss throughout our lives. Pregnancy, illness, athletic training, puberty and aging can all cause weight fluctuations in our bodies. Maintaining a healthy weight is a focus for all of us, but especially for aging seniors who can be more at risk for complications from major weight changes. Weight changes i...
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Senior Sun Safety

Summer is in full swing, with many people spending a good amount of time outdoors soaking up the sun. We all know the importance of applying sunscreen and keeping our skin protected, whether you are at the beach or the pool, or just working in the yard, keeping yourself protected is critical. UV radiation (or ultraviolet light) is the number one ca...
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National Nutrition Month

March heralds the first stirrings of spring – the days become noticeably longer and the chill of winter is slowly starting to dissipate. Spring signals a new beginning for nature and for us – as we shake off the doldrums of winter we begin a new season of growth. During National Nutrition Month, we turn our focus to better eating habits and making ...
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RESTORE Therapy at Heritage: An Overview

Many seniors find they are in need of rehabilitative therapy services following surgery or after suffering an injury. Short-term therapy services, like RESTORE: Heritage Health Therapy, are designed to restore activities of daily living so patients can return home quickly and with confidence. Comprehensive therapy services can include physical, occ...
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Physical Therapy after a Fall

In the winter months, the danger of an elderly person experiencing a fall or another kind of injury related to the weather is greatly increased. Icy, wet surfaces are hazardous to anyone, but especially to an older person who may already have trouble with their balance. Navigating through piles of snow or working to clear a snowy sidewalk or drivew...
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Interdisciplinary Care in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Skilled nursing facilities like Heritage Health provide a wide range of medical and nursing services to persons either recovering from short-term illness or injury, as well as mature adults who are unable to care for themselves because of a chronic medical condition. 24-hour medical services are performed by highly trained nursing staff, including ...
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Memorial Hospice at Heritage

Hospice Care is a subject that is difficult to broach. Thinking about end of life care is hard for people to consider because it means they will soon lose a beloved family member or friend. Hospice care is just that – CARE. The focus is on caring for, not curing, people who are terminally ill by providing medical, emotional and spiritual support so...
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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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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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Headaches & Migraines in the Elderly

If you have ever experienced a migraine headache, you know all too well how painful and incapacitating they can be. According to the Migraine Research Foundation , migraine headaches are the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world, and the 6 th most debilitating illness. The month of June is dedicated to migraine awareness – educating sufferers, ra...
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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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Occupational Therapy: RESTORE

The month of April celebrates the profession of occupational therapy. Occupational therapy, part of our RESTORE Therapy program at Heritage Health, focuses on helping people re-learn the daily living skills they need to be as independent as possible. Following a hospital stay due to illness or surgery, many people need additional therapy services b...
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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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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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