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18
Mar

Nursing homes using technology to help with isolation under COVID-19

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6
Jan

Alzheimer’s Gift Ideas for Your Loved One

We are all knee deep in the holiday season, which for many of us, means shopping for those perfect gifts.  Shopping for older adults is daunting in itself. As adults, we tend to take care of ourselves and our needs. If we want something, we get it.  By the time we get older, we usually have everything we need and

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10
Dec

How to Care for Someone With Dementia During the Holiday Season

The holidays call for extravagant times: gift-giving, jovial Christmas tunes, giggling children playing around the Christmas tree, fun family games, tons of laughter, tons of food, and most importantly, the gathering of family. These precious get-togethers are what make the holidays special. But for loved ones with dementia, this may cause unanticipated stress: loud sudden noises, blaring music, children horseplaying

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3
Dec

Terra Vista’s Executive Director Natalie McFarland Named the 2019 Certified Dementia Practitioner of the Year

Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace’s Executive Director Natalie McFarland, BSN, RN, CDP has been named the Certified Dementia Practitioner of the Year by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners for her outstanding work in the field of dementia care. The award presentation is December 3rd, 2019, at Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace and will be attended by Chief Operations

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24
Oct

Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace Earns AFA’s National ‘Excellence in Care’ Distinction

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has announced that Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace, in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, has earned AFA’s “Excellence in Care (EIC) Dementia Care Program of Distinction.” Dementia care settings are eligible to achieve this national recognition after successfully undergoing an extensive evaluation of staff, procedures, and environment, ensuring best practices in dementia care. “Terra Vista of

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2
Aug

The Sounds of Music

Music is one of the most powerful forms of expression for mankind. It can reach us and affect us while we are still in the womb and take us back in time when we are older. Music has been used to stimulate, entertain, soothe, excite, celebrate, mourn…the list goes on and on. It even has the ability to break through

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28
Jul

Terra Vista Welcomes Kathy Johnson

Terra Vista is excited to introduce Kathy Johnson as our Business Office Manager.  Kathy brings with her 15 years experience as a Realtor/Property Manager, managing over 1,200 residences as well as 15 years experience as a Benefits/Human Resource Manager.  Whether it be helping someone find a home or assisting employees with their benefits, she has always been interested in helping

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23
Jul

Cooking Tips for Caregivers

It is difficult for anyone to find the time to prepare fresh, healthy meals, let alone a caregiver.  Yet, nutrition is so important for both the caregiver and the person they are caring for.  It is easy, and tempting, to rely on fast food, take out and frozen meals.  However the majority of these foods are sorely lacking in nutrients

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7
Jun

CareMerge Kickoff

Terra Vista is a technology driven Alzheimer’s assisted living community and is excited to announce the kick off of “Vista Social”, our new web based community and family engagement application.  Teaming up with world renowned, CareMerge, an innovative and tech savvy organization who is paving the way to enhance communication within the care community, Vista Social is one more example

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2
Jun

Terra Vista Welcomes Vicie Johnson, RN as Resident Services Director

Terra Vista is proud to announce that Vicie Johnson, RN has joined our team.  A graduate of Triton College, Vicie brings with her an impressive 30 plus years of nursing experience, with the majority of it dedicated to caring for older adults, both in skilled and assisted living. Her professionalism, compassion and innate ability to diagnose maladies led her to supervisory

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