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From The Alden Network Podcasts – Is Your Loved One Ready for Memory Care?

August 15, 2018 — If your loved one’s memory issues have affected them enough that they can no longer take care of themselves—either physically or mentally—it may be time to consider placement in a memory care community. The Alden Network offers a holistic approach for individuals with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other memory care needs. We use evidence-based techniques and... Read More

Alden Leader Summer 2018

August 6, 2018 — The Alden Leader is a community newsletter that provides useful information regarding special programs, services and events. It also highlights the accomplishments of patients, residents and staff. Current Issue Summer 2018 The Alden Network Podcast Accreditation by The Joint Commission Horizon Independent Senior Living Family Home Health Network Alden Courts of Huntley Memory Care

Five Fun Ways to Give Your Brain a Workout

July 31, 2018 — By now most of us know that physical activity is an important way to protect our memory and thinking. Exercise increases blood flow to the brain, helps us maintain a healthy weight, and promotes a healthy heart, blood pressure and sleep quality—all of which lower our risk of Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and other conditions that... Read More

Best in the Nation

July 17, 2018 — Alden Estates of Skokie, known for five-star patient care and customer service, was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as being one of the best facilities in the nation – for the fourth consecutive year. It also has a fie-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, its highest rating. “I am lucky to... Read More

For Older Drivers, All Cars Aren’t Created Equal

July 15, 2018 — “Mom had two fender benders this year—I wonder if she is safe behind the wheel?” As seniors experience the normal changes of aging and health conditions such as arthritis, vision problems and memory loss, they often wonder if it’s safe to keep driving. Family members wonder, too, and they often pressure an older loved one... Read More

Measuring Liquid Medication? Don’t Use a Kitchen Spoon!

July 2, 2018 — Many older adults have trouble swallowing pills, so their doctor may prescribe a liquid version of the medications they need to take. Other medications, such as cold syrups and antacids, already typically come in liquid form It’s important to take these medications as directed. For example, we’re usually advised to shake the container so that... Read More

From The Alden Network Podcasts: Best Practices for Rehab After Orthopedic Surgery

June 15, 2018 — All surgeries require some post-operative accommodation as your body heals. Orthopedic surgery impacts your mobility, and the amount of time you’re “out of commission” depends on the severity of the procedure. Many people will attempt to recover at home, and for some that may not be enough. While you may have the mental determination to... Read More

Avoiding Tickborne Illness

May 31, 2018 — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recently issued a warning that we’re entering tick season. People in our area are at higher risk of tickborne illness these days—most likely, say scientists, because climate change and an increase in the deer population have brought more ticks to Illinois and the surrounding states. Tickborne illnesses, which... Read More

Introducing New Mediterranean-Style Menus in All Facilities and Communities

May 21, 2018 — The Alden Network recently introudced new Mediterranean-style additions to its menus throughout the company. Mediterranean-style diets – which place an emphasis on eating lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains and eating moderate amounts of fish, while using healthy fats and oils like those found in nuts, olives and avocados – have been particularly successful... Read More

Five-Star Facility

May 17, 2018 — Alden Estates of Skokie is pleased to announce it has received a five-star overall quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, its highest rating. At Alden Estates of Skokie, we do our best to provide patients with a setting and surroundings that are conducive to recovery. We believe the environment of care... Read More