Signs That Your Senior Loved One May Need Assisted Living

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This article was authored by June Duncan of Rise Up For Caregivers   Assisted living facilities can be a huge help to seniors and their families. While it can be tough to acknowledge that your se...

Assessing Long-Term Care Needs and Costs

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    By June Duncan of Rise Up For Caregivers   No one wants to think about living out their golden years in a nursing home, but it becomes a reality for many people across the globe. Ac...

Under the Carpet Tricks to Boost Your Immune System: Part 2

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We’ve already went over additive tips to boost your immune system.  Shortly put, take your multivitamins and make sure you’re not deficient in any other areas. It’s a great start to maximize a robust ...

Summertime fun in Wauconda with area seniors

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Meridian Health Care had a blast last week at the Wauconda Park District’s 8th annual Senior Summertime Fun on Bangs Lake. The event was a cookout for area seniors, as well as some great social ...

Under the Carpet Tricks to Boost Your Immune System: Part 1

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Your mental and physical health is fluctuating!  At times it can be difficult to find the fine balance of juggling the two paramount tasks. But what can we do? The CDC recommended wearing masks, washi...

114 Lives Potentially Saved!

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Trivia Time!  How many people can be saved through one blood donation?  The answer to that question is up to 3 lives.  Help From the Community  From February, 2021-June 2021, Meridian Health Care’s Ac...

COVID-19 Impact for Mental Health & Current State

Article contributed to Meridian Health Care by Simon Lee

BACKGROUND: During the beginning stages of COVID-19, all of our lives came to a halt. We had no plans other than to wait, stay home, and cross our fingers that the pandemic would blow over. No one kne...

Let’s Graduate From Hospice

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Background:  Ms. Chris and her family have always taken great care of their mother Margaret. As time progressed, Margaret began to decline and was referred to hospice. Initially, the family was under ...

Spread Positivity, Holiday Cheer, Not Holiday COVID

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It is safe to say that 2020 was not the year most of us envisioned due to the global pandemic. The nation has now faced numerous challenges such as not being able to visit family during the holiday se...

COVID-19 Spikes, Hospice, and the Vaccine

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What is the one word that comes to mind when you hear the word “hospice”? Oftentimes, the word has negative connotations amongst the general population. Many will think death, expense, surrender, etc....