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Mother’s Day is this Sunday May 10th and we wish all mothers around the globe a very Happy Mother’s Day.

Eastgate Manor Update May 7, 2020 To all Residents, Families and Friends: We hope everyone is healthy and doing well. We are sending out a reminder of current restrictions listed last week that will continue until June 1, 2020. Mother’s Day is this Sunday May 10th and we wish all mothers around the globe a very Happy Mother’s Day. We have special lunch and dinner meals planned for all Residents at Eastgate that day. Due to our current restrictions, please remember we cannot have visits to our Residents here at Eastgate unless deemed essential by our staff. If you need…

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This is our first communication using email so please remember

April 28, 2020 COVID-19 update To all Families and Friends, We hope you are all safe and well. This is our first communication using email so please remember to check your spam/junk folders in the future as we are sending these from our company email address. We have 3-5 families with whom we are communicating through paper mail. We have continuingly said throughout this process, do not hesitate to reach out. We are continuing checks of our Residents’ vital signs approximately every 8 hours per CDC, IDPH, and Clinical Operations team recommendations. Social distancing at 6 feet is always being…

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We are continuing with all of our current restrictions through at least May 1st…

April 10, 2020 COVID-19 update To all Families and Friends, We hope you all are staying healthy during this tough time dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic. For communications purposes, please keep your eyes out for email updates. Please remember to check your spam or junk emails since we have a company email domain. We are checking our Residents’ vital signs up to three times daily per CDC, IDPH, and local health department recommendations. Social distancing at six feet is constant. We are fortunate enough to not have any positive COVID-19 cases at Eastgate. We are continuing with all of our…

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With the COVID-19 situation changing daily, our communication is necessary

March 26, 2020 Hello, Families and Friends: You are receiving this letter because you are the first contact for one of our Residents at Eastgate Manor. With the COVID-19 situation changing daily, our communication is necessary. We called all of you this week to confirm your email address. The majority of communications in the next few months will be via email from Eastgate, so please be on the lookout. We did receive word from a handful of families that still need paper mail. Overall, our Residents and Staff are doing well. We have an amazing staff who are working very…

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Eastgate is taking every measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

March 19, 2020 To our Eastgate Manor Residents, Families and Friends, We at Eastgate are taking every measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. In addition to screening all staff and medical personnel, we will continue to restrict visitors unless it’s absolutely needed. Beginning on Tuesday March 17, 2020, we temporarily closed our Dining Room, Bistro, Lower Level Activity Rooms and Lobby. We will keep these areas closed until March 25th – or a date to be determined – and update everyone if we are able to reopen the areas. Residents will still be able to get their mail…

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Coronavirus (COVID -19) Preventive Measures Update

March 11, 2020 To: Residents, Family Members, and Visitors From: Jason Benedict – Executive Director Re: Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) With updated recommendations from the Illinois Department of Public Health, American Health Care Association and the CDC, as well as keeping in mind the well-being of our residents, families and team members, we are cancelling all transportation with the exception of doctor appointments. This includes scheduled outings, shopping trips, and church until further notice. We are cancelling all marketing events until further notice. Lexington Health Care Center and many others are also closed to all visitors at this time. We…

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How to talk to a parent about giving up driving

Like most things in life, there are two sides to the coin when it comes to elderly drivers. On the one hand, these are people that have spent the overwhelming majority of their lives behind the wheel of a vehicle, so the idea of giving up that freedom and independence is likely very stressful for them, even if it very clearly is a conversation that needs to happen as their health and driving abilities decline. And that’s the other side of the coin—however accustomed to driving an elderly parent may be, at some point it’s the job of the child…

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Planning for Senior Living as a Veteran

As a veteran, there are tools and benefits in place to help cover the cost of assisted living. We’ve laid out some of the basics below to help navigate those tools and benefits. However, we strongly encourage you to reach out to your local VA office for more information. Aid & Attendance Specifically, it’s the Aid & Attendance (A&A) benefit that you’ll want to look into. Before we get into some of the different aspects of the A&A, let’s go over the initial factors required for eligibility. Eligibility Requirements This benefit is available to a veteran or their spouse. The benefit…

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5 Health Benefits of Remaining Socially Engaged for Seniors

No one has to tell you how beneficial it is to stay physically active as you get older. But have you given any thought to the benefits of social connections for seniors? Well, according to researchers, active seniors are much healthier, on many levels, than their peers who are isolated and socially inactive.   Why Is Social Health Important? Research has revealed that seniors with busy social calendars and a network of friends and family enjoy five major health benefits: Slower rate of decline / decreased medical issues. The Center for Advancing Health reported on research findings that showed older adults…

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Four Signs It’s Time for Senior Living Assistance

Our parents care for and rear us from the time we are born and throughout our childhood and into young adulthood. Even as we go through our adult years, they can be amazing sources of wisdom, guidance, and assistance. It’s no wonder that as our parents reach retirement age and their abilities change, it can be disconcerting to notice how the roles begin to shift. At a certain point, as our mother’s and father’s physical and mental abilities lose their sharpness, we transition to being caregivers and must begin helping them make decisions regarding their day-to-day lifestyle. Making the right decision regarding…

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