Arthritis Signs You Should Recognize And Not Ignore

Arthritis can be a very painful disease. But, the good thing is that it doesn’t hit us suddenly. There are warning signs. But, unfortunately, some people just ignore these signs and keep on going. Don’t be one of those people.     Arthritis: Symptoms It’s not unusual to experience pain in your joints on occasion,…

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Exercise In Your Sixties

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You’ve definitely heard about the importance of exercise and how good it is for your health. But did you know that different ages benefit from different exercises more than others? If you thought that exercise in your sixties should look like exercise in your fifties, read on. According to Pete McCall, each decade of life…

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Choosing A Senior Living Facility

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The Senior Community Dilemma One of the tougher dilemmas caregivers face is deciding whether to admit their loved ones into an assisted living facility. You may be grappling with finding the right one. Or you may be considering continuing to providing care at home. Either way, there’s likely much confusion and difficulty with making the…

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World Social Work Day 2019

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Today is World Social Work Day 2019! Okay, so why should you be so excited? Here’s what the official Public Service Announcement (PSA) has to say. While you may or may not identify with everything mentioned in the PSA, one thing is certain, when it comes to the social welfare, social workers are the address.…

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Your Mood And Stormy Weather

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How much do you enjoy stormy weather? For someone in Bensenville, Illinois, this is a question that you may not have given much thought to despite its relevance. You may be surprised but stormy weather can actually affect your health and likely for the better. So next time you bundle up and wish you were…

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Bridgeway of Bensenville: Reaching Goals, Touching Lives

What is rehabilitation? And why would you need it? These are questions we intend to answer during National Rehabilitation Week. The National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation (NRAF) raises a week of awareness every September. The goal is to educate people about the benefits and impact of rehab, and how it helps people overcome obstacles and live…

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All About Hospice Care

Hospice care is specialized care for terminally ill patients. It’s all encompassing care that looks out for the patient and his or her loved ones. When a patient is dying, both he and his family need support and care. That’s where the hospice team comes in. With doctors, nurses, clergy, and volunteers, they work together…

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11 Activities for Seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Seniors with dementia tend to withdraw from their loved ones and the things they used to love. But studies show staying engaged in life can help reduce the effects of dementia and improve quality of life. Here at Bridgeway’s outstanding memory care unit, we know how important it is to keep seniors with dementia active.…

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Healing from a Hip Fracture

It’s every senior’s worst nightmare: falling and breaking a hip. Falls are the leading cause of death from injury in the United States, and hip fractures are one of the main reasons for that. Shocking statistics say that up to 300,000 Americans over age 65 fracture a hip each year—and up to 30 percent of…

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What to Know About Short-Term Rehab

If your parent or loved recently suffered a stroke or broke their hip, it’s very likely they’re going to need some sort of rehabilitation services. You might be confused about all the terms and phrases referring to short-term rehab. Here’s what you need to know: What is Short-Term Rehab? Short-term rehabilitation, or rehab for short,…

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