From Our Experts: How to Stay Hydrated This Summer

As summer time approaches it is especially important to focus on staying well hydrated. It is difficult for older adults to drink enough fluids due to decreased thirst sensation, fear of incontinence and difficulty regulating body temperature when hot. Water is an essential nutrient, just as protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals are to a person’s … More From Our Experts: How to Stay Hydrated This Summer

Caregiving For A Person Who Doesn’t Think They Need Help

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have been married for 55 years, and are proud to live in their beautiful home in the suburbs.  In this home they raised their two loving children, Johnny and Julie. They are in their late 80’s, and Mr. Johnson has been experiencing some physical decline, and falls often. Mrs. Johnson has … More Caregiving For A Person Who Doesn’t Think They Need Help

Coaching the Caregiver: A 3 part series on challenges of caregiving

Part 1: It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint: Setting Boundaries in Caregiving Caregiving for a family member, friend, or neighbor can be rewarding, but with it comes a wide range of emotions. On any given day, a caregiver may feel joy, hope, love, anger, fear, frustration, or resentment; the list goes on. What is important is … More Coaching the Caregiver: A 3 part series on challenges of caregiving

A Note About An Exceptional LPN, Shepard Park Home Care

The following comments were made about Kay as part of her annual review process. These comments demonstrate why she is worthy of being Employee of the Month! – I have been a nurse since 1979 and Kay is one of the best LPNs I have ever worked with! – Kay is very smart and has so much experience … More A Note About An Exceptional LPN, Shepard Park Home Care

Events Happening This Week At Our Senior Campus!

Upcoming Events at The Alton Is it Depression or is it Early Alzheimer’s Disease?  Presented by: William B. Orr, PhD, MD Join us Wednesday, April 18th from 6-7 pm “Differentiating Early Dementia from Depression in the Elderly” Telling the difference between depression and early memory problems can be very difficult.  Dr. Orr will present ways … More Events Happening This Week At Our Senior Campus!

A Family of an Alton Resident Shares a Heartfelt Note of Appreciation

Although it’s a hard subject to speak about, we are so very thankful and appreciative of a previous resident’s family from The Alton that included a short note about The Alton and the community it provides. The family wishes to express our deep gratitude to the loving and attentive nurses, aides, and staff at the … More A Family of an Alton Resident Shares a Heartfelt Note of Appreciation