3 Biggest Mistakes Made When Choosing Assisted Living

Posted March 27, 2011
Recently I have been at work on a comprehensive guide to choosing assisted living with another senior living advisor, Jackie Wargo in Scottsdale Arizona.  It has been a lot of work and we still have a lot more to get done but in the meantime we are offering a free download of part 1 which is called:  "3 Biggest mistakes adults make when choosing assisted living for their parent or a loved one" If you would like a copy for yourself just fill out the form below.  I am going to try to also put this form on the side ...
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How Health Care Reform Affects Seniors a free guide

Posted March 26, 2011
Recently the The Society of Certified Senior Advisors published a new about the new health care reform bill and its affect on our seniors. This guide was created in order to answer some of the most often-asked questions about the new health care reform bill, titled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law last t year. Each year the bill is slated to roll out new provisions that affect individuals, businesses, insurance companies, health care providers, and the government. While it is possible that the bill will be modified over the years, whether by lawmakers or ...
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New duds for Senior Living Experts

Posted March 18, 2011
  Watch for us at a senior resource fair near you.  We have a cool new tablecloth set up and we are proud to show the logo with its copyright on it!  We have had a great 5 years in business and thank you all for supporting us!  This was taken this past week in the south suburbs of Chicago - Marla Gibson was manning the table and said lots of seniors attended...
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Spring 2011 Newsletter from the Northwestern’s Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center

Posted March 18, 2011
Just received this in my email and thought I would share it on the blog for anyone who is looking for information and a local resource for Parkinson's disease.  My grandfather had Parkinson's - and that was one of the only things I remember about him as he passed away (not from Parkinson's) in 1975.  Thank you to Diane B. Breslow, MSW, LCSW, Center Coordinator/Clinic Social Worker for passing along the newsletter to me. Update**** I could not get the PDF to attach so if you would like a copy I can email it to you!  Just make a comment below ...
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Oak Park Assisted Living and Memory Care – Free Class

Posted March 14, 2011
  One of our partners, Belmont Village Senior Living of Oak Park is hosting a MEMORY FITNESS CLUB! The club is for members of the community who are experiencing mild memory loss.  This group is designed to strengthen memory abilities and build self-esteem.  Learn fun and creative activities to enhance memory and confidence.  This group will be hosted by a professional memory expert, Joyce Mahoney, CTRS, APRS The person with memory loss must be accompanied by a spouse or caregiver. The class is FREE but you must sign up to attend. Date:  Thursday, March 24, 2011 Time: 10am - Noon ...
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Navigating legal issues for caregivers – free informative event in Chicago

Posted March 7, 2011
This event will be presented by Janna Dutton, JD.  I just saw Janna speak - I think it was the morning of the now infamous Blizzard of '11!  She talked about updates to Medicaid and as always I learned a lot. This presentation is for caregivers.  Janna will answer the fundamental legal questions common to all caregivers including: - What are the duties and authorities under Power of     Attorney for property and healthcare, living trust, and living   will?    - How can caregivers make financial, personal and medical   decisions under the law?    - How can the caregiver avoid ...
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Actor Mickey Rooney speaks in front of congress about elder abuse

Posted March 4, 2011
Actor Mickey Rooney speaks in front of congress about elder abuse
It has been all over the news.. Mickey Rooney who accused his step-son of elder abuse stood in front of congress this week to talk about his experience. "If elder abuse happened to me, Mickey Rooney, it can happen to anyone," the 90-year-old actor said in testimony to the Senate Special Committee on Aging. Abuse can be neglect, physical harm or financial exploitation or all three. Mr. Rooney said he spoke because "Please, for yourself, end the cycle of abuse and do not allow yourself to be silenced any longer," he said. A study by the Government Accountability Office released at ...
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Yoga for Seniors: A new way to stay healthy | Chicago Bridge

Posted March 4, 2011
Sit comfortably in your chair and bring your awareness to your breathing. As you inhale, raise your right arm to where it can go comfortably, and as you exhale, slowly lower it down, relaxing the arm and shoulder… Now the other side… via www.thechicagobridge.org This is a great article by a local social worker and a yoga instructor on the benefits of yoga for seniors. I love yoga I just wish I could find more motivation to do it!
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New testimonial for Downers Grove Senior Living Advisor, Kerry Quirin

Posted March 1, 2011
  I was so happy to find this email in my inbox the other day.  I think it really speaks to not only the need for the service we provide at Senior Living Experts, but the dedication that our team members have to helping.  Thanks Kerry! We've recently moved my parents into an assisted living facility in the Western Suburbs from their house in Gurnee.  I started the process of looking at facilities way back in September 2009, about 1 1/2 years ago.   It's been a long road to get them moved.  In fact, they were supposed to move ...
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