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Post-Acute Care’s Role in Creating Better Health Outcomes

Hospital stays are becoming shorter and shorter and many people are being discharged “sicker and quicker.” A recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society discovered that shorter stays in the hospital are linked to earlier hospital readmissions. One solution to this issue that is gaining popularity is post-acute care, provided in […]
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Halloween Adventure

Join Alden Courts of Shorewood for a Halloween Adventure on Monday, October 30 from 4:00-7:00pm at the facility at 700 West Black Road in Shorewood. There will be trick or treating, games, crafts, face painting and much more! Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Megan Jarose at 815.230.8600. Download the flyer … if […]
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Immunizations Aren’t Just for Kids

Did you get your flu shot yet? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that adults receive their seasonal flu vaccine by the end of October. Some people think that immunizations are just for children, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Vaccines protect us from harmful diseases throughout life—and older […]
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Are You Binge-Watching Your Way to Insomnia?

We know that spending hour after hour of couch potato time watching TV is bad for our health. Prolonged sitting raises the risk of obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, stroke and even dementia. Whether you’re watching on a big-screen TV or your tablet computer, you need to take a break now and again and walk […]
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Does Your Attitude Need a Makeover?

Experts tell us that our attitude about life—and about our own aging—makes a big difference in our health and well-being. Several studies have shown that seniors who are basically optimistic are more resilient when it comes to warding off the common ailments of old age, such as heart disease, dementia and even the flu. Numerous […]
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The Importance of Nutrition in Rehabilitation

Surgery, an injury or a medical event such as a stroke or heart attack can create havoc in the body. A critical and often overlooked factor in aiding recovery from such events is nutrition. The right nutrients can help a body heal more quickly. There are several conditions that can exacerbate pain and slow recovery, […]
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Stroke or Heatstroke? Know the Difference.

Our area is known for its heatwaves, sometimes of historic proportions. Seniors are at higher risk of heat-related illness, and should receive prompt medical attention if they display the signs of heatstroke. But it’s important, says the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, not to confuse heatstroke with stroke, because although both should be treated immediately, […]
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Alden Courts of Shorewood Offering Respite Care

If you’re a caregiver seeking short-term care for a loved one, Alden Courts of Shorewood can help. If you’re heading off for a vacation, need to run some errands or simply need some “alone time,” we can provide professional and compassionate care. You loved one will enjoy: A safe, secure environment 24/7 nursing care and assistance Daily […]
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