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Pets Provide Powerful Health Benefits

—   October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. In addition to being a humanitarian act that benefits the adopted dog, research shows that owning a dog may provide numerous health benefits for its owner. Many humans can attest about their animal’s ability to provide joy, lift one’s spirits after a hard day and even... Read More

Can Lifestyle Changes Prevent Dementia?

—   September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day. And while there is no cure, there are things we can do to mitigate the risks. A team of experts created a bit of a stir last year at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference when they declared that one-third of all cases of dementia could be prevented through... Read More

New Career Opportunities

— Now hiring home health RNs and CNAs. To learn more, please visit our job openings here. We work to create a fast-paced, rewarding work environment that fosters teamwork, compassion and recognizes outstanding customer service. We are always looking to hire highly motivated, service-oriented individuals who want to grow with us. If you’re interested in a meaningful career where you can... Read More

The Most Important Vaccinations for Seniors

—   August is National Immunization Awareness Month and with flu season just a few months away, now is a good time to review essential vaccinations for seniors. Research tells us that many seniors aren’t getting the vaccinations they should and yet, they are one of the age groups where vaccines are most important. As we... Read More

Declare Your Independence from Chronic Pain

—   Our country recently celebrated Independence Day. Freedom to live our lives the way we choose is part of the American dream. But for those living with a chronic disease – and according to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), almost half of all adults have a chronic disease or condition – freeing... Read More

Summertime Provides More Opportunities for Human Connection

— Now that summer is here (or, officially, nearly here), many of us will come out of hibernation and start engaging with others more frequently – summer BBQs, family reunions and warmer weather all create opportunities to connect with family and friends. And this is a good thing. As human beings, we are, by nature, social... Read More

Exercise Is a Key Component to Aging Well

—   The famous centenarian George Burns once quipped, “If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself!” More and more, taking care of oneself isn’t about extending the length of one’s life – it’s about continuing to live well as we age. One of the most... Read More

Workshops for Those Who Have Lost a Parent

—   Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can bring up painful memories for those who have lost a parent. Self-care is not about indulgence. It is necessary for preserving our energy and respecting ourselves. Join others who share your experience of grieving the loss of a parent while participating in creative projects to help your self-care routine.... Read More

Celebrating Hospice Care

—   In our last blog post, we talked about planning ahead for end-of-life care. Part of end-of-life planning includes whether you want to pursue curative treatments throughout an illness or want to pursue palliative or hospice care as the time for death approaches. Barbara Bush passed away on April 17 of this year. Shortly before... Read More

Planning Ahead for End-of-Life Care

—   April 16-22 is National Healthcare Decisions Week. It is meant to draw attention to the importance of planning ahead for your end-of-life care. One of the best ways to ensure your wishes are honored is through a variety of documents called advance directives. In Illinois, there are four main types of advance directives. Health... Read More