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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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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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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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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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Celebrating Labor Day & Seniors

Many of us associate Labor Day with nothing more than an extra day off school or work, a plethora of mattress sales, or maybe just one more day at the swimming pool. Once Labor Day comes, the season of autumn is only a few short weeks away, and our minds invariably turn to the promise of falling leaves, football season and the start of something ne...
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Sunny Acres Nursing Home

Sunny Acres Nursing Home is a skilled nursing facility on the edge of Historic Petersburg, Illinois. Sunny Acres serves the senior population of Menard County with skilled nursing care, RESTORE therapy, hospice care, and respite care.Sunny Acres Nursing Home is also proud to offer Independent Living at Countryside Estates. Our RESTORE Therapy servi...
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Social Services for Skilled Nursing Patients

What kind of clothes should I bring for Mom to have during her stay?What do we do when it is time for Dad to be discharged?What if I still need help after I go home? Moving into a skilled care facility can be an overwhelming process, and these are just a few of the questions that may come up with you or for a loved one. Whether it is a short- or lo...
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Care for the Caregiver

Caregivers come in many forms, such as a son, a daughter or a family friend. The list can go on and on, but all have one thing in common.Caregivers are responsible for the well-being of someone they love. Being a caregiver can be a very rewarding experience, but it can also be a stressful experience. Caregivers can experience caregiver burnout. Som...
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Heritage Health in Chillicothe Boasts Renovations

Heritage Health in Chillicothe recently unveiled a newly renovated facility. Providing both skilled nursing care and rehabilitative therapy, Heritage Health new accommodations are well appointed and comfortable. Renovations covered a vast majority of the facility, including new/updated dining areas, sitting rooms, updated nursing stations among oth...
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Country Health: Care & Rehab in Gifford

Country Health: Care & Rehab is a skilled nursing facility in Gifford, Illinois. Country Health serves the senior population of Champaign County with nursing care, short-term therapy, independent living and more. Our RESTORE Therapy services provide short-term rehabilitation for seniors recovering from illness, injuries or surgery. Physical, Oc...
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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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