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An Overlooked Side Effect of Opioid Medications

October 30, 2018 — You’ve surely read lately of the terrible opioid epidemic that is ruining—and taking—so many lives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 40 people die each day from an overdose of opioid medications, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone and codeine. The stereotype is of a young user buying these medications on the street,... Read More

Five-Star Quality Measures

October 29, 2018 — Alden Estates of Orland Park is pleased to announce it has received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for Quality Measures. At Alden Estates of Orland Park, we do our best to provide patients with a setting and surroundings that are conducive to recovery. We believe the environment of care... Read More

From The Alden Network Podcasts – Respite Care

October 15, 2018 — Caregivers are selfless people, putting the needs of others above their own. But what happens when they need a vacation or want to take some time off? Respite care may be the solution. It is the ideal way to give the caregiver a break while ensuring appropriate care for a loved one. It’s best if... Read More

Sports Fans, Watch Your Stress Level!

September 28, 2018 — It was all over the news a few years ago: studies showed an increase in heart attacks and heart arrhythmias during sporting events such as the Super Bowl, World Series and World Cup. A report from the American Heart Association explained that watching a nail-biter game between rivals could cause emotional stress, which is one... Read More

Halloween Adventure

September 21, 2018 — Join Alden Estates of Orland Park for a special Halloween Adventure on Wednesday, October 31 from 3:00-5:00pm at the facility at 16450 S. 97th Avenue in Orland Park. There will be trick or treating, face painting, crafts, games, delicious food and fun for the whole family! Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please call Emily... Read More

Healthy Aging—What’s That?

August 30, 2018 — September Is Healthy Aging Month. Many older adults may be saying to themselves, “Well, I guess that’s not for me, because I am already dealing with health challenges!” But it’s important to overcome that attitude. “Healthy aging” and “successful aging” don’t mean that we make it to the age of 100 untouched by illness or... Read More

Fall Fishing Festival

August 16, 2018 — Alden Estates of Orland Park is hosting one of its most popular events for the seventh year in a row! Fall Fishing Festival Saturday, October 20, 9:00am-2:00pm 16450 S. 97th Street, Orland Park An RSVP is required for this event. Please call 708-403-6500 or REGISTER ONLINE. Join us for the 7th Annual Fall Fishing Festival at... Read More

From The Alden Network Podcasts – Is Your Loved One Ready for Memory Care?

August 15, 2018 — If your loved one’s memory issues have affected them enough that they can no longer take care of themselves—either physically or mentally—it may be time to consider placement in a memory care community. The Alden Network offers a holistic approach for individuals with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other memory care needs. We use evidence-based techniques and... Read More

Alden Leader Summer 2018

August 6, 2018 — The Alden Leader is a community newsletter that provides useful information regarding special programs, services and events. It also highlights the accomplishments of patients, residents and staff. Current Issue Summer 2018 The Alden Network Podcast Accreditation by The Joint Commission Horizon Independent Senior Living Family Home Health Network Alden Courts of Huntley Memory Care