Residences Senior Living Blog

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Strategies to Manage Stress Related Anxiety

With life’s day to day stress, anxiety can be at an all-time high.  It is important to manage stress related anxiety in a positive manner. Our stress can affect us and those around us, so finding ways to cope is really important.  Without addressing anxiety, physical health can often be affected leading to a decreased…

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The Connection Between Heart Health and Vascular Dementia

Heart health overall is important and can lead to many other complications if not maintained. It is important to keep a healthy blood pressure, incorporate exercise into your health regimen, keep cholesterol within a normal range and a heart healthy diet inclusive of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, good fats and low sodium. What is Vascular…

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The Good News about Stroke

Residences at Deer Creek recently hosted a seminar by Neurologist Sarah Song, MD, MPH, FAHA, FAAN, Associate Professor in the Section of Cerebrovascular Disease, in the Department of Neurological Sciences, of Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Song specializes in the study, prevention, and treatment of stroke. Her message by and large was that stroke is…

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Announcing Our Annual Scarecrow Contest

Get in the fall spirit and show off your skills in Residences Senior Living’s annual scarecrow contest!  Who Can Participate?  Schools, nonprofit and community organizations, youth groups, local businesses, and clubs are all welcome to participate.  When is the Contest? Groups can construct and set up their scarecrow display from Oct. 19-21 at the Residences…

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Residences at Deer Creek Celebrates Gorgeous Grandma Day!

Residences at Deer Creek celebrated their first annual Gorgeous Grandma Day! The national holiday is an opportunity to treat the special ladies in our lives to a day of luxury and appreciation. “We wanted all of our amazing ladies here to have a day of fun, so we invited our residents, whether or not they…

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The Surprising Physical and Mental Benefits of Walking

There’s an easy way to manage your weight, help reduce your risk of heart disease, banish stress, and improve your outlook. Oh, and it’s free. All you have to do is lace up your sneakers and head outside.  That’s right – walking, and especially walking outdoors, comes with a plethora of mental and physical health…

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Residences at Coffee Creek Receives New Business Construction Award

The Duneland Chamber of Commerce presented Residences at Coffee Creek the New Business Construction award at its annual luncheon on Wednesday at Sand Creek Country Club. Presenting the awards was Julie Paulson of Harris Welsh & Lukmann. “Independence with Assistance” is the motto of the Residences at Coffee Creek.  Paulson said, “They have implemented 21st-century…

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Mealtime Tips for People With Dementia

  On average, Americans spend more than an hour each day eating. And while mealtimes are necessary for getting the nutrients we need, they’re also important social and cultural occasions. For people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, mealtimes can be difficult due to physical and mental changes. But it’s vital to make…

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What You Need to Know About the New Medicare Changes

You may have heard a lot about the new Medicare changes taking place this coming October. PDPM? LOS? Per diem adjustment? NTA? What does it all mean? Break It Down In layman’s terms, skilled nursing providers are being incentivized to cut the average length of a resident’s stay (“Length of Stay” or “LOS”) to 20…

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See How Music Can Improve the Lives of People with Dementia

No matter what stage of life you’re in, you most likely enjoy music. But have you ever thought about the value music brings to people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? In fact, music may be the best medicine. Back to the Beginning According to Today’s Geriatric Medicine, therapists have long been using music therapy to…