Everyone Loves a Healthy Heart

February 15, 2018 — February is American Heath Month. Cardiovascular diseases – including congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis, heart attack and stroke – remain the leading cause of death in the world; yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost a third of cardiac-related deaths are preventable. While some risk factors, such as age and heredity... Read More

January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January 15, 2018 — When it comes to glaucoma, “awareness” is a very important word! Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the nerve of the eye and can lead to vision loss—it’s the second leading cause of blindness, and our risk goes up as we grow older. Glaucoma happens when the normal fluid in the front of... Read More

Resolve to Spend More Time With Others in 2018

January 2, 2018 — The Midwest is known as a friendly place. Visitors often return to their own communities commenting on the warmth of those who live here. Maybe that’s why our area is home to some of the most important research on the topic of socialization. A November 2017 study from Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine revealed that... Read More

Top Five Questions to Ask After a Hospital Stay

December 15, 2017 — This article was written be Ron Benner, BSN, MBHA, RN, LNHA, Vice President of Clinical Post-Acute Care at The Alden Network. In the ever-changing health care industry, we have experienced a significant movement in how hospitals manage individuals with surgical and medical needs. We have seen the average patient length of stay decrease tremendously over... Read More

Here Come the Holidays … And Allergies

December 1, 2017 — We love our winter holidays. Our five senses delight in the ornament-laden Christmas trees, glowing Hanukkah menorahs, delicious spreads of traditional foods, and greenery everywhere that create a festive mood. But though the sights and sounds of the season might bring joy, some of the smells and tastes can have quite the opposite effect for... Read More

Alden Leader Fall 2017

November 21, 2017 — 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 Fall 2017 Focused on After Care Services Promoting from Within Patient Thanks Alden after Serious Accident Construction on Track

A Healthier Thanksgiving Feast Is Something to Be Grateful For

November 13, 2017 — Getting ready for Thanksgiving? We enjoy spending this holiday with friends and family, reflecting on the things in our lives for which we are grateful. And then there’s the food! The roasted turkey with our favorite stuffing—or stuffings, if you’re one of the families that has a competition going. Mashed potatoes with lots of gravy.... Read More

November Is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

October 26, 2017 — Today, more than five million people in America are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and the number is expected to soar with the aging of the baby boomers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that since 1999, the death rate from Alzheimer’s has risen by 55 percent. People with Alzheimer’s aren’t the only... Read More

Post-Acute Care’s Role in Creating Better Health Outcomes

October 16, 2017 — Hospital stays are becoming shorter and shorter and many people are being discharged “sicker and quicker.” A recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society discovered that shorter stays in the hospital are linked to earlier hospital readmissions. One solution to this issue that is gaining popularity is post-acute care, provided in... Read More