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Fun Facts About Fall

There’s nothing quite like fall in the Midwest. In Illinois, residents are able to enjoy the complete “fall experience” starting in September as the leaves change color all the way through November when many people celebrate Thanksgiving with a nice meal and maybe even some football. The fall season also represents the perfect time to …

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Caregiver Burnout? Respite Care Can Help

America is a country of caregivers. In fact, more than one in five Americans are caregivers, according to the “Caregiving in the U.S. 2020” report from AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC). But caregiving can often come with a cost. In fact, 23% of American caregivers report that caregiving has made their own …

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What Does Oak Trace’s 5-Star Medicare Rating Mean for You?

Choosing to move into a senior living community is a major decision. We understand that. If you or a loved one are considering life at Oak Trace, we strongly encourage you to visit our community in Downers Grove, Illinois, for a tour so you can take a closer look at what makes it shine. We …

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Do you qualify for respite care?

As a primary caregiver, your health is as important as the health of the friend or family member you are providing for. You have your own needs, and it is not selfish to attend to them. In fact, it is in the best interest of the person in your care for you to take care …

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A Step Above: Amenities & Services That Set Oak Trace Apart

Choosing where you’re going to spend your retirement years is no small decision. You need to find a community you can call your own, where you’ll be surrounded by people who not only care about your well-being but want you to live an active and fulfilling life. At Oak Trace, our residents are provided exactly …

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How You Can Support a Loved One Showing Signs of Alzheimer’s

Across the globe, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease that is the most common form of dementia, and is especially common in adults age 65 or older. It’s a disease that can be challenging not only for the person living with it, but …

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How Oak Trace Residents Can Take Action on The Longest Day

More than an estimated 5.5 million Americans may have dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease, and a significant portion of that number are age 65 or older. As you get older, the cloud of Alzheimer’s looms larger. It’s a disease that slowly breaks down our memory and thinking skills, until even the simplest of tasks can …

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Residents Come First at Not-For-Profit Oak Trace

Finding your new home in Downers Grove or Chicagoland for retirement can seem daunting. You’ve probably considered must-haves like amenities, floor plans, activities and quality of services and care offered. But have you considered evaluating for-profit or not-for-profit incorporation? While one isn’t necessarily better than the other, the responsibilities for how profits are used and …

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How Living in a Life Care Community Can Support Stroke Recovery

At Oak Trace in Downers Grove, the health and well-being of our residents is our top priority. So when the calendar flips to May, we understand that we have a role to play in Stroke Awareness Month. There are 800,000 strokes in the United States every year, and nearly three-quarters of them are in people …

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