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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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Common Applications of Occupational Therapy

For many people, occupational therapy (OT) conjures images of recovering from serious surgery or stroke. And while certified occupational therapists are trained and highly skilled at helping individuals recover from both of those situations, there are many more scenarios where they can help older adults reduce pain and improve their daily routines. At Oak Trace, …

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The Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Seniors

As we age, injuries, diseases, or illnesses can negatively affect our ability to perform everyday activities for ourselves. Daily tasks we once may have taken for granted – getting dressed, taking a walk, making dinner – may suddenly be difficult or impossible to do on our own. This is where the benefits of occupational therapy come …

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