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...

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...

Friday with Pat

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We’re coming up on the 1 year anniversary since COVID-19 first became a known “thing”.  As we all know (and we have no need to get into here), it has completely changed the landscape...

COVID-19 Spikes, Hospice, and the Vaccine

The Meridian Health Care team is fully prepared to safely treat our paients

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....

Electing Hospice Care Early

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Oftentimes it’s hard to make the decision on whether or not you want to place your loved one in hospice care. Coming to this decision will be an emotional journey for you and your loved ones, however,...

Pet Therapy during COVID-19 restrictions: It Can Be Done!

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Memory Care communities have been hit hard with all of the current restrictions and new guidelines put in place in order to maintain COVID-19 free communities. Considering the population and the risks...

Celebrating the 100th Birthday of “Papa Doc”

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At Meridian Health Care, we affirm life, which is why we were blessed to be a part of and help organize our patient’s 100th birthday celebration on July 29th at Fox Point in McHenry, Illinois. This ...