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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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What is Respiratory Therapy?

We are all familiar with three very common areas of senior adult rehabilitative therapy: physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. These areas are all vital in helping a person recover from an illness or injury, and are different for everyone depending on their situation. Someone who suffered a stroke may need all three areas of th...
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How to Pay for Long-Term Care

Figuring out how to pay for healthcare late in life can be intimidating at best. With healthcare, insurance and legislation constantly in flux, sorting it all out can be confusing and emotionally taxing. One important step to reduce your stress is to do your homework before finding yourself caught in an emergency situation. Developing a plan of act...
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Heart Health Month: Foods for Heart Health

February heralds "Heart Health Month", a month filled with education about heart disease among both men and women and positive steps people can take to promote their own heart health. Heart disease refers to various medical conditions where the blood vessels and arteries in or near the heart become narrow, clogged or blocked. When this happens, oxy...
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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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Seasonal Allergies and the Elderly

Seasonal allergies … an annual recurrence that brings runny noses, sneezing and itchy eyes that water and burn. We all hope the symptoms and miseries of allergy season will pass us by, sparing us the congestion and endless doses of antihistamines. However, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American, roughly 50 million Americans suff...
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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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Hydration & The Elderly

Staying hydrated is vital to our overall health. We have all heard the continuing mantras to bring eight classes of water each day or to push the fluids when we are under the weather. Our bodies need water to survive; even our ability to regulate our body's temperature is dependent on our intake of water. We lose water during the day through sweati...
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Active Seniors

It's that time of year … the days are becoming longer and summer break is nearly upon us. The sun is hanging around more each day and the temperatures are growing steadily warmer. With summer right around the corner, there is anticipation in the air to get out and be more active. Kids are out riding their bicycles until the twilight sky calls them ...
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Medicare Questions & Answers

Understanding Medicare can be tricky. There are a lot of moving parts and specific qualifications for Medicare as it applies to a skilled nursing facility. It can be overwhelming for many people trying to navigate through the process and understand how Medicare applies to their personal situation. The professionals at Heritage Health can help you t...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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We are Always Happy to Oblige!

Happy to Oblige, or “H to O” is aprogram first developed by a core group of Heritage employees who werehandpicked by senior management. The first steps were made in 2003, with theinitiative going live in March of 2004. The program was developed as a way toset Heritage apart from other senior care providers by evaluating theopportunity to improve cu...
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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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