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Evaluating a Senior’s Ability to Age in Place

To determine if an elderly person can continue living at home, take a good look at all aspects of their present housing situation and how each one affects their safety and quality of life. An in-person visit offers the most accurate evaluation.  Medication management. Do they remember to take their medications at prescribed doses and times? […]

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Hot Weather Safety for Older Adults

Hot weather can increase everyone’s risk for heat exhaustion and dehydration, but it’s especially dangerous for seniors, who may not be as aware of changes in body temperature. The body’s ability to cool itself diminishes with age, and conditions that can cause heat cramps in a teen may lead to heat exhaustion in a 40-year-old and heat […]

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Grants to Restore Water Pressure

Sunnymere has received three grants to support the replacement of our ‘galvanized’ plumbing and restore water pressure to the residential areas of our building  We so appreciate the generosity of  Dunham Fund, Alfred Bersted Foundation and the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley. 

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How does Military Service Help Older Adults?

When a senior loved one needs assisted living, families often wonder how much it will cost and how they will pay for it. While assisted living is a cost-effective senior housing option designed to help older adults live their best life, it is sometimes one a veteran or their surviving spouse might struggle to finance.  […]

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Get Mom or Dad Outside!

Spring is finally here. Your mom or dad is probably has been cooped up long enough. They are ready to head outdoors. Did you know that outdoor activities provide important health benefits for older people? Studies show that sunshine can help them increase Vitamin D, which is important for seniors who may have a deficiency […]

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What is a P.O.A?–And Should my Parent Have one?

 If your parent suffers from dementia or another degenerative condition, you might be preparing yourself to cope with the effects on both body and mind.   In the event your parent becomes incapacitated, are you prepared to step into a decision-making role? Do you know where essential documents are? Do you know what his or […]

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Preparing for a Senior Living Tour

Your parent has made the decision to move into a senior living community. Now comes the task of selecting the community that is the best fit for his or her needs. You’ll likely tour several communities before making your final decision. Be prepared in advance with a list of questions and a good idea of […]

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