Assisted Living

July 6

Affordable Assisted Living Community a Saving Grace

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.

July 3

Older Adults and the Dog Days of Summer

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.

June 19

Residents Add Special Touch

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.

June 5

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Retiring in the U.S.A.

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.

April 27

Celebrating 15 Years of Serving Older Adults of All Incomes

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.

April 13

Veteran Finds Supportive Living a Perfect Fit

James had been looking for a place to live for a very long time, but could not find housing that was that was suitable and...

March 23

Serving Individuals with Disabilities

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.

January 9

Gardant Says Thank You for Illinois Supportive Living Program

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.

December 13

Two Communities Honored as Gardant 2022 Communities of the Year

Evergreen Village of Bloomington and Heritage Woods of Flora were honored as Gardant’s 2022 Communities of the Year!

December 1

Winter Holidays Perfect Time to Consider Assisted Living

The period of time from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day can be hectic. On top of everything else you have to do, there is the decorating, shopping, cooking, gift wrapping, get-togethers with family and friends, and holiday parties. At the same time, the holiday season can be the perfect time of year to consider assisted living.