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Tempted to Skip Your Workout? Blame Your Inner Caveman!

January 15, 2019 — Did you resolve to get more exercise in 2019? Two weeks into the new year, how are you doing? If you’re like many people, you’ve found yourself slacking a bit – or a lot. Before you put all the blame on your personal lack of willpower, consider some of the inborn factors that tempt us... Read More

’Tis the Season for Dry Eyes

January 1, 2019 — Brrrrr! It’s cold outside. It feels good to come into a heated home or other building—but after a while, our eyes might not agree. Heating removes moisture from the air, and as a result, our eyes can feel scratchy and irritated. If we continue to experience this problem, we might be suffering from dry eye... Read More

Want to Remember Something? Draw a Picture!

December 14, 2018 — What’s your favorite trick to remember a person’s name, a list of groceries, or a telephone number? Do you write it down? Repeat it a few times and concentrate on it? Maybe you try the old memory hack of associating a name with a picture (for example, recalling the name of Sandy Smith by picturing... Read More

Five Holiday Hazards to Avoid

December 1, 2018 — Most of us love the holidays! The lights, the food, the good company and the music all provide a boost for the spirit during the cold, dark winter. Health and safety experts often issue reminders during this time of year. Prepare foods safely. Avoid slipping on icy sidewalks. Don’t leave candles unattended. And line up... Read More

From The Alden Network Podcasts – Assisted Living

November 15, 2018 — Making the decision to help an aging adult move into assisted living can be difficult. People give so much of their time and energy to caring for a loved one with dementia or other age-related issues, that when the time comes for someone else to care for your loved one, it can be painful and... Read More

An Overlooked Side Effect of Opioid Medications

October 30, 2018 — You’ve surely read lately of the terrible opioid epidemic that is ruining—and taking—so many lives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 40 people die each day from an overdose of opioid medications, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone and codeine. The stereotype is of a young user buying these medications on the street,... Read More

From The Alden Network Podcasts – Respite Care

October 15, 2018 — Caregivers are selfless people, putting the needs of others above their own. But what happens when they need a vacation or want to take some time off? Respite care may be the solution. It is the ideal way to give the caregiver a break while ensuring appropriate care for a loved one. It’s best if... Read More

Sign-On Bonus

October 10, 2018 — Alden Terrace of McHenry is offering sign-on bonuses for the following positions:  RNs – $5,000 bonus LPNs – $4,000 bonus CNAs – $3,000 bonus To learn more, please contact Daisy Moreno at 815.344.2600, or send your resume to mh_administrator@thealdennetwork.com. You may also apply online at our Careers page.  Download the flyer

Sports Fans, Watch Your Stress Level!

September 28, 2018 — It was all over the news a few years ago: studies showed an increase in heart attacks and heart arrhythmias during sporting events such as the Super Bowl, World Series and World Cup. A report from the American Heart Association explained that watching a nail-biter game between rivals could cause emotional stress, which is one... Read More