Streamlining the Prescription Process for LTC Residents

Posted February 29, 2012
I found this article on Long-Term Living Magainze and had to share.  What a great idea for making the prescription process easier!   New e-prescribing tool aimed at skilled nursing, assisted living February 13, 2012 by Kevin Kolus, Editor It’s one of the more immediate issues in any given long-term care facility, yet can be difficult to resolve. Accessing needed pain medications for residents in a timely manner is stressful for both the people who hurt and the nurses who seek a prescriber’s signature.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE
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Free Event: Tuesday, March 6th: Navigating Legal Issues for Family Caregivers

Posted February 28, 2012
  Tuesday, March 6, 2012  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Covenant Home of Chicago  2720 W. Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625  All are welcome to attend this free educational seminar!  Janna Dutton , an elder law attorney with Dutton & Casey, P.C. , will answer the fundamental legal questions common to all family caregivers.    What are the duties and authorities under a Power of Attorney for Property, Power of Attorney for Healthcare , Living Trust or Living Will?     How does the law allow for a person to manage an incapacitated person's finances and healthcare ?      How can loved ...
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Good Vehicles for Caregivers

Posted February 27, 2012
A good read for any caregivers looking to switch vehicles... Best Car Features for Caregivers When you're a chauffeur for older adults, children or people with certain disabilities, what you drive matters by: Jamie Page Deaton | from: AARP | October 31, 2011 Caring for someone else can mean a lot of stress — and a lot of time in the car. Driving to doctors' appointments, tests, the pharmacy and even just trips around town can take on another level of complexity when you're responsible for someone else's needs.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE
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Assisted Living Costs Increased in 2011

Posted February 24, 2012
An article found on Hartford Business brings to light the importance of having a quality company there to help with finding the right community, at the right price. Assisted living prices soar 45 pct. in 2011 assisted living prices soared across the U.S. in 2011, increasing 45 percent despite the sputtering economy, a new survey shows.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE
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Free Event: March 8th

Posted February 21, 2012
Here's an event at a Community Senior Living Experts partners with.  SeniorLifestyle offers communities all over the County with four locations right here in the Chicagoland area. For more information about this Community CLICK HERE    
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An update from the Alzheimer's Association

Posted February 16, 2012
The latest from the Alzheimer's Assocation...   Obama Administration Announces Increased Alzheimer’s Funding in Budget Last week's announcement of additional funding for Alzheimer's research, caregiver support and education was an important step towards defeating this disease.  As you may have heard, the Administration has committed that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will see an immediate increase in Alzheimer’s funding by $50 million dollars.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE
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Tax Talk 2012

Posted February 15, 2012
I'd like to kick off my first "official" post with something I'm sure is on a lot of minds these days: TAXES. With two months left until that dreaded April 15th, I hope you find this article helpful with some tax tips. 10 tax tips for seniors ByKelly Phillips Erb Every year about this time, I receive a lot of mail from seniors who are confused about whether they should file a tax return. The confusion stems from the fact that many seniors receive income from sources that might not be taxable, such as Social Security and tax-exempt bonds. To ...
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An Introduction

Posted February 15, 2012
Hello!  It is with pleasure that I introduce myself to the Senior Living Information Blog!  My name is Erin and I've known Lisa for a couple of years now.  When she recently expressed the desire to have some help with blogging more consistenly, I jumped at the chance to help out. I look forward to being a part of a such an important and caring company, Senior Living Experts! They are doing a great thing offering this service and the Senior Living Information Blog truly values its readers, so please feel free to reach out with questions & topic suggestions. ...
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