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Thursday, September 12, 2024

Tips for Winter Wellness

In the Chicagoland area, the winter can be beautiful but also cold, snowy, and a little unsafe if we are unprepared. Older adults are especially vulnerable to the risks that severe winter weather poses. These Tips for Winter Wellness can help you keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

What Older Adults Should Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

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Chicago Methodist Senior services is incredibly fortunate to have received our first round of COVID-19 vaccinations. A significant portion of CMSS residents and staff members received the Moderna vaccine in early January and will be getting the second round of vaccines by late January or early February.  The process was smooth, and we’re not aware […]

How Older Adults Can Practice Gratefulness Ahead of Thanksgiving

An elderly woman and a young woman smile while looking over an art project

2020 brought significant challenges for most of us, but as we approach Thanksgiving, it’s important to take a step back and reflect on the good that has entered your life this year. These could be small acts of kindness you’ve experienced or large feelings of joy; both should be acknowledged and reflected on. Here’s how […]

2020 Election: Getting Older Adults Out to Vote

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By Bill Lowe 2020 has been a year of firsts. We’re fast approaching another first — a presidential election during a global pandemic. Many people I speak with are wondering how to balance the risk of COVID-19 with their civic duty to vote. Some are gung-ho about casting their ballot at the polling place; others […]

Living Well: 11 Healthy Holiday Tips For Seniors

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If you’re looking for healthy holiday tips for seniors, you’ve come to the right place. Overindulgence is common during the holiday season, and many revelers enter the New Year a few pounds heavier, vowing to lose the weight with newly-formed resolutions. Instead of trying to recover from holiday habits in the new year, you can […]

How Advanced Memory Care Can Help Your Loved One

Two women that part of an advanced memory care community, visit a local farmers market

Most memory care options are licensed as assisted living communities, meaning people who live there typically have mid-stage memory loss. An advanced memory care community provides more specialized support. This type of community is right for people with more advanced memory loss, or people who are living with mid-stage memory loss and have other significant […]

Rehab After Surgery: What You Need to Know

Man using Wesley Place's rehab after surgery

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When Memory Care is Needed: What to Look For

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When Memory Care Is Needed… What to Look For When someone you love is living with memory loss, it can be hard to pinpoint exactly when memory care is needed. It’s possible for many people with memory loss to live well at home with a family caregiver for a long time. But memory care is […]

Planning for Short-Term Rehab

When you’re recovering For recovery after procedures like hip or knee replacements, Wesley Place has earned a reputation for our licensed therapists’ orthopedic expertise, our state-of-the-art facility, and the goal-oriented programs we’ve created in collaboration with renowned orthopedic surgeons and physicians from Chicago’s top hospitals. We provide treatment, including speech and occupational therapy, for impairments due to stroke and other brain injuries. Our speech and occupational therapists work with a neuropsychologist and peer counselor to provide you with an in-depth assessment and a range of treatment options. We can give you the care and attention to help ensure the best possible outcome. Our short-term cardiac rehabilitation program, HeartBeats, provides assistance with bypass surgery recovery, managing weight and fluids in congestive heart failure, heart attack recovery, coronary heart disease management and other cardiac-related conditions. Our specialized therapists are trained to assess your needs in order to give you personalized treatment. Led by board-certified cardiologist, Dr. Gill, Heartbeats includes a consultation and weekly rounds with Dr. Gill. Our nursing and therapy teams are ready to help you recover from your recent hospital stay or from an illness or other medical condition. Our collaborative and practiced approach is designed around your recovery goals and specific needs, and those aims guide our therapists as they work with you to help you heal. Whether you plan to move home after rehabilitation or to find a new home where you can receive support, we are there for you each step of the way.from an injury, illness or surgery, Wesley Place provides short-term rehabilitation services to get you back to living your life as quickly as possible. Whether you’ve had a joint replacement, undergone major surgery, or need help after a hospital stay, our team of specialized clinicians and therapists can help you achieve your recovery goals. A positive outlook during recovery can also help you recover faster. At Wesley Place you’ll find a comfortable environment, good food, and friendly staff focused on helping you feel better.

Planning for short-term rehab will help you recover with confidence after a hospital stay. Understanding your options ahead of time can make your transition to a rehab community easier. Even if you’re in the hospital unexpectedly, you can still make a short-term rehab plan to get on track to recovery. Talk to your discharge planner […]

Redefining Assisted Living Communities

a woman petting a dog at a pet visit, which is a fun activity that some assisted living communities offer

What do you think about when you think of senior care? When you picture assisted living communities, you may not think of people living full, rich lives, but it’s time to reconsider. People in assisted living communities just need a little help to live a purposeful and happy life. These days, the best assisted living […]

Meal Kits and Meal Delivery Options That Fits Your Needs

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We all need to eat, but it’s not always easy to prepare healthy meals. Grocery shopping takes time, and it’s not always convenient or easy to find fresh, healthy ingredients. For some, getting around the store or bringing purchases home can be difficult. But there are ways to overcome these challenges and eat healthy. Today, […]

New Year’s Resolutions to Practice All Year

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Did you make any New Year’s resolutions for 2017? It seems like every year, people set goals at the beginning of the year, only to put them aside just a few short weeks into January. But as February approaches, we have ideas for resolutions worth working toward all year long. Enjoy! Broaden your horizons One […]

Before You Vote: Where to Learn About the Issues

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This election year is arguably one of the most talked about in our nation’s history, with many issues directly affecting older adults. With the 24-hour news cycle and lively op-eds covering everything from the candidates’ stances on education to how they wore their hair, it can be challenging to develop an informed point of view […]

What To Do If You Suspect Your Older Loved One Is Being Abused

elderly woman with her caregiver at home

It’s something no one wants to see happen — abuse of their older loved one. Yet millions of older adults face abuse every year from family members, friends or trusted caregivers. Oftentimes, signs of elder abuse can be hard to spot. Besides physical harm, older adults can be subject to other forms of abuse, including […]

Looking Forward: Embracing the New Year as an Older Adult

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With so many of us feeling refreshed and optimistic after the holiday season, there’s no better time to start planning to make 2016 your best year. Whether or not you are a fan of making New Year’s resolutions, the beginning of the year is a great time to set up a game plan to make […]

How to Plan Holiday Meals for Older Adults With Dietary Restrictions

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This holiday season, what food are you most looking forward to? Maybe a tender ham, a sweet slice of pie with ice cream, or even a cocktail or two? If this sounds similar to the menu for your holiday meals, you aren’t alone. Unfortunately, for many older adults who are on doctor’s orders to follow […]

Help Your Older Loved Ones Enjoy the Holidays

Granddaughter Celebrating Thanksgiving With Grandparents

At this time of year, many of us gather with family and friends to to take part in holiday traditions. Although it is a joyful time, it can also be difficult one for many older adults, especially those who have recently lost loved ones and those who are no longer able to travel easily. Even […]