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Why We Choose Beacon Hill for Independent Senior Living

With plenty of senior living community options near you, it can be difficult to know where to start.  That’s why we asked two of our Beacon Hill independent living residents to share their decision-making journey for choosing a spirited lifestyle right here in Lombard. When to Consider a Senior Independent Living Community After asking yourself …

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What Does Virtual Reality for Seniors Look Like?

One of the great advances in modern times is the invention of virtual reality (VR) technology. The quality, cost and accessibility of this technology has improved tremendously since its creation several decades ago. It’s more common than ever for people to have access to VR programming and to be able to enjoy a VR experience. …

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6 Tips for How to Improve Brain Health as You Age

It’s commonly known that brain function can decrease as you age, and one of the greatest fears for older adults is the onset of cognitive decline, poor mental health and Alzheimer’s disease. Diminished cognitive function can negatively impact your quality of life and lead to a decline in your overall health and well-being. It used …

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The Benefits of Downsizing to a Smaller Home

Whether you’re downsizing your home as a lifestyle choice or moving to a senior living community, there are many benefits to moving into a smaller home. This article will help you to see how downsizing to a smaller home can not only be a smart financial decision, but can also vastly improve your day-to-day quality …

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Skilled Nursing vs. Nursing Home: What Are the Differences?

On the subject of senior care services, one of the most familiar phrases is “nursing home”. In the past, nursing homes were one of the few residential care options available for seniors who needed some degree of medical care. Nowadays, senior living options are many, from independent living to assisted living, to skilled nursing facilities. …

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What to Expect During a Short-Term Rehab Stay

Older adults recovering from a serious illness or injury like a fall, a stroke, or a surgical procedure like heart surgery or joint replacement, may need temporary care in a rehabilitation facility. An experience of this kind can serve a dual purpose. Along with receiving the necessary care to recover from their injury or illness, …

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Winter Home Maintenance Tips for Older Adults

Winter in Illinois is challenging for people of all ages. The cold weather and hazardous conditions affect businesses, transportation, and can even be detrimental to our health – especially for older adults who also struggle with winter home maintenance. Maintaining a home to stand up to the harsh winter weather in Illinois often involves a …

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Activities of Daily Living

As we get older, we all want to maintain our independence. After a lifetime of hard work and sacrifice, we deserve our retirement years to be fun and free. There are areas, though, where some older adults may benefit from additional assistance. The level of independence that a person can maintain is measured by a …

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The Benefits of Social Interaction

About 28% of older adults in the U.S. live alone. While many live socially active lives and are fully aware of the benefits of social interaction, some older adults can retreat into isolation when alone. Research shows that being alone and feeling lonely aren’t the same thing. Having some time to yourself is something we …

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Facts About Senior Living at Beacon Hill During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has forced everyone to make changes in their day-to-day lives for their health and safety. This is especially true for older adults who are at a higher risk for COVID-19. Because of this, a lot of people are concerned that seniors who live in retirement communities are unsafe and have to live …

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