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Legislators, Agency Leaders to Discuss Issues Concerning Older Adults

State legislators and leaders of community-based senior services agencies will meet to discuss issues of importance to older residents of suburban Cook County, their caregivers … Read more ›

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Home for the Holidays: Time for a Reality Check

Whether you’re going across town or across the country, holiday visits to parents and older relatives are a perfect opportunity to assess how they’re doing. … Read more ›

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AgeOptions Program Helps Older Adults Regain Financial Footing

Consequences of the economic downturn can be devastating for older adults. Those who have medical issues may be unable to afford to see their doctor … Read more ›

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People With Medicare Part D Prescription Plans Can Make Changes Earlier This Year

The annual Medicare Part D Open Enrollment period starts and ends earlier this year. It will be from October 15 to December 7. Open Enrollment … Read more ›

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September is National Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, an ideal time to have your blood cholesterol checked and take action to lower it if it is high. … Read more ›

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Alden Employee Selected as “Hero in Long-Term Care”

Des Plaines resident Omar Villamil was recently selected a “hero” in long-term care by the Health Care Council of Illinois. Omar, who is a housekeeper … 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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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 ›

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Hiring a Caregiver: Risks and Responsibilities

Determining the Best Caregiver Arrangement for You and Your Loved oneYou and your loved one have decided it’s time to have a little extra help … Read more ›

A Lyons Township High School student shakes hands with a veteran who traveled on the May 11 Honor Flight to Washington D.C. (Bridget Doyle/TribLocal)

Flags, cheers welcome veterans home from D.C. trip

World War II veteran Earl Allord said there was no way for him to explain how he felt when he arrived at Midway Airport late … Read more ›