Is now the right time to explore the possibility of assisted living for a loved one? For a spouse, a parent, a grandparent.
For individuals on Medicare, this is a very important time of year. The Medicare Open Enrollment Period runs through Dec. 7. During Open Enrollment, you can look at and compare the health and drug plans that will be available in 2024 and pick the plan or plans that best meet your needs.
Last December, Ron Hicks was in deep trouble. A year earlier, he’d lost his wife, and the radiation and chemotherapy that helped him beat oral cancer had left him weak and bedridden.
Today marks the first day of what is commonly referred to as the Dog Days of Summer.
The days from July 3 through Aug. 11 are usually the hottest days of the summer season for those of us living in the northern hemisphere. The reason is that the tilt of the earth at this time of the year causes the rays of the sun to hit us at a more direct angle and for a longer period of time throughout the day. The resulting impact is longer hotter days.
With Heritage Woods of Freeport in the midst of a redecorating project, two residents of the affordable assisted living community located in Stephenson County, Illinois, came up with an idea for adding a special touch. They wanted to brighten up the Activity Room by painting a mural on one the walls.
Over the past couple of weeks, I have come across several social media postings that really reinforced the benefits of the assisted living waiver programs in Illinois and Indiana.
The programs are designed to benefit older adults of all incomes, especially low-income older adults, who need some assistance to maintain their independence. They provide a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home. At the same time, the states and the federal government save money. It’s smarter Medicaid.
The social media postings highlighted recent research studies that focused on older adults in the United States and their ability to survive and thrive in retirement.
Heritage Woods of Moline celebrated their 15 year anniversary this past Friday. Over the past 15 years, Heritage Woods of Moline has had the opportunity to serve more than 750 residents.
In 1987, President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation designating March as National Disability Awareness Month. The proclamation created a special opportunity to raise awareness about the support needed by persons with disabilities as well as their right to enjoy life and to feel productive and secure.
Each year in January, we celebrate National Thank You Month. It is a time to show gratitude, express appreciation, and thank others for the little and the big things they have done to make life better.