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Use the following articles and guides to help you make an informed decision. Please contact your Community Resource Consultant if you have questions.


Palliative Care - No One Should Live in Pain 

Living in the ever-improving world of medical science means no one should suffer through pain associated with a chronic or life-threatening illness.

Five Steps for Saving Sight Requires Adobe Reader

Losing one’s sight is the most feared disability and yet we don’t always understand the lifestyle choices we make that can impact our vision health. The aging process leaves us increasingly vulnerable to eye diseases and disorders. Protect your eyesight by taking a few beneficial steps.

Practitioners Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Information 

Improving care through the use of advance directives enables individuals and those closest to them a fuller array of care options. The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) was developed to translate (and make portable) advance directives into a physician’s order that could be followed by clinicians to provide for here and now needs of patients with advanced illness or frailty.

Bladder Health and Aging Requires Adobe Reader

Changes which accompany aging usually occur slowly, enabling usto compensate for and adapt to a changing body. Like gray hair and wrinkles, the changes to our bladder and kidneys do not occur overnight, but over time they can become significant.

Combat Loneliness and Protect Your Health While Social Distancing 

The outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has completely altered the way people live. Schools and businesses are closing. People are being asked to stay home and practice social distancing.

Brain Health 

Things you can do to keep your brain healthy.

Guide on Handling Coughs and Colds 

As a member of the elderly community or indeed somebody caring for an elderly person, it will give you important information on how to avoid getting sick, and how to care for coughs and colds should they happen.

Key Talking Points for POLST Illinois 

New POLST form from IDPH. POLST stands for Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment and is a signed medical order for documenting the life-sustaining treatment wishes of seriously ill patients. It travels with the patient

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