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UPDATE: County Board agrees to turn management of Winchester House over to private firm

The Lake County Board this week agreed to turn over management of its residence for seniors to a private company. The draft contract with Minnesota-based … Read more ›

Sheriff reports an uptick in scammers victimizing senior citizens

Scammers have been victimizing more elderly people recently in Lake County, officials say. Burlgars offer services in order to gain entry and steal from homeowners, … Read more ›

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The Hoarding Dilemma: When and How to Help

By Shay Jacobson, RN, MA, NCGPresident, Lifecare Innovations, Inc. National Certified GuardianAndMartha M. KernDirector, Lifecare Home Solutions, Inc. The problem of hoarding has recently garnered … Read more ›

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Funeral Planning

Certainly not at the top of most party conversational topics, yet planning for someone's (even your own) funeral is a certainty – as they say, … Read more ›

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When a Caregiver Poses a Risk to Your Family

Envision this scenario: Your parents live at home with a private caregiver they have employed for some time. The family issues paychecks to the caregiver … Read more ›

Lake County Board Chairman Dave Stolman is questioned about his commitment to high-quality care at Winchester House by Lake County United advocate Kitty Cole. (Chicago TribuneAmy Alderman)

Winchester House advocate asks county board chairman to commit to high-quality nursing home care

Nine days after Lake County board members voted to request bids from private companies to manage the county-owned nursing home, a leader from a local … Read more ›

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Free programs to support chronic disease self management

If you suffer from a chronic disease and share the belief that misery loves company, you may be comforted in knowing that you have something … Read more ›

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CLC Quest Programs to cover America in the past and present

“America Between the World Wars: 1920s and 1930s” and “The State of the Union” are the topics for the College of Lake County’s 15th Annual … Read more ›

County officials host outreach sessions to enroll seniors in assessment freeze program

Lake County officials have scheduled outreach sessions across the region to help senior citizens with the senior citizen assessment freeze and homestead exemption programs. The … Read more ›

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New Task Force Announces Local Falls Prevention Effort

All it takes is a simple mistake for a senior’s life to dramatically change after a fall. Loss of lower body strength or loss of … Read more ›