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What to Expect During a Short-Term Rehab Stay

Older adults recovering from a serious illness or injury like a fall, a stroke, or a surgical procedure like heart surgery or joint replacement, may need temporary care in a rehabilitation facility. An experience of this kind can serve a dual purpose. Along with receiving the necessary care to recover from their injury or illness, …

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Winter Home Maintenance Tips for Older Adults

Winter in Illinois is challenging for people of all ages. The cold weather and hazardous conditions affect businesses, transportation, and can even be detrimental to our health – especially for older adults who also struggle with winter home maintenance. Maintaining a home to stand up to the harsh winter weather in Illinois often involves a …

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Activities of Daily Living

As we get older, we all want to maintain our independence. After a lifetime of hard work and sacrifice, we deserve our retirement years to be fun and free. There are areas, though, where some older adults may benefit from additional assistance. The level of independence that a person can maintain is measured by a …

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The Benefits of Social Interaction

About 28% of older adults in the U.S. live alone. While many live socially active lives and are fully aware of the benefits of social interaction, some older adults can retreat into isolation when alone. Research shows that being alone and feeling lonely aren’t the same thing. Having some time to yourself is something we …

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Facts About Senior Living at Beacon Hill During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has forced everyone to make changes in their day-to-day lives for their health and safety. This is especially true for older adults who are at a higher risk for COVID-19. Because of this, a lot of people are concerned that seniors who live in retirement communities are unsafe and have to live …

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Residents Stay Active Amid COVID-19 Social Distancing

Over the past several weeks, Beacon Hill has been focused on keeping residents engaged in creative ways amid socializing limitations stemming from COVID-19. This rings true for Shannon Nevins, the community’s wellness director who oversees fitness initiatives, many of which are traditionally conducted in person and in large groups. With no previous filming experience, Nevins …

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