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Tips for Reducing Loneliness for Seniors During the Holidays

For many individuals, the holiday season is their favorite time of year. It’s a time when you can gather with family and friends to give gifts, enjoy a few drinks, eat to our heart’s content and enjoy each other’s company. For many seniors, however, the holiday season can lead to feelings of loneliness and depression. …

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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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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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Oak Trace Is Proving These Common COVID-19 Senior Living Myths Are Wrong

Senior living myths have proliferated since COVID-19 began to hit the headlines in mid-February of 2020. Among them: Senior living communities aren’t safe places for older adults during the coronavirus; residents have been locked down to prevent the virus’ spread and are unable to leave the community or socialize with others; because of the virus, …

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