Social Security Administration adds Young-Onset Alzheimer’s

Posted March 16, 2010
The Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Illinois Chapter applauds the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) landmark decision to add Young-Onset Alzheimer’s to the Compassionate Care Initiative. The initiative identifies debilitating diseases and medical conditions that meet the SSA’s disability standards for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Inclusion in the initiative allows for faster payment of Social Security benefits to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue and the SSA are to be highly praised for understanding that the cognitive impairment caused by Alzheimer’s disease leaves individuals unable to maintain gainful employment and deserving of an ...
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Senior Living Seminar to be held in Milwaukee area on April 13, 2010

Posted March 12, 2010
Berghammer Construction Corporation and Eppstein Uhen Architects are set to host a Senior Living seminar, “Senior Living at a Crossroad: A Bold Look Into the Next Decade” to be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha.   The day-long seminar begins at 9:00a.m., concludes around 3:30p.m., and features a panel of knowledgeable industry leaders from around the country, including internationally recognized author and speaker, Jim Moore. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone involved with the Senior Living industry; the seminar provides practical and strategic ideas for operations of a senior living facility. The ...
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Iconic Chicago Architect Dies of Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted March 9, 2010
Luckily his beautiful buildings live on making our skyline so recognizable. Bruce Graham, 84, the architect behind the Sears (OK Willis) Tower and the John Hancock died in his home due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.  You can read the article about him and his accomplishments in the Chicago Tribune.
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Nursing home reform bill – Senate bill #685

Posted March 9, 2010
Urge Your State Legislators to Protect Frail Seniors and Reform Nursing Homes in Illinois! Thousands of seniors live in unsafe environments at many nursing homes in Illinois. They have to share space with dangerous individuals. They have suffered physical, mental, or even sexual abuse. They often are given the wrong medications, including dangerous anti-psychotic drugs. This is wrong, and it must be stopped. AARP is working with legislators and dozens of organizations to reform the way in which Illinois nursing homes operate. We believe nursing home residents should live in safe environments and get the care and treatment they need. ...
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Assisted Living Centers Cut Costs, Negotiate Fees – NYTimes.com

Posted March 8, 2010
Assisted living isn't exactly recession-proof, but it has a solid customer base because it's need-driven business. If an adult has health problems that make independent living untenable, then a move must be made, despite the cost or current economic conditions. via www.nytimes.com We have seen some of the negotiations going on in the communities here in Chicago as well. Contact us if you are searching for senior living or assisted living in Chicago. We can help clarify some of the specials that the properties are offering!
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