4 Care Package Ideas for Elderly Loved Ones
Posted November 30, 2015
Your loved ones have reached an age where little gestures can have a great impact. Their livelihood and identity may feel restricted or lost within an assisted living community, which is something you can help remedy. Send your elderly friend or relative a care package that will provide warm greetings and let him or her know they are in your thoughts. Here are some care package ideas that will brighten the day of your loved one: Fun Activities While many assisted living communities provide residents with activities, they may not offer the games or recreation that your loved one enjoys. ...read more
Options for Elderly Housing: Choosing the Right Living Option in Chicago
Posted November 20, 2015
As you grow older, it becomes increasingly necessary to consider your living options for the later years of your life. There are a number of factors to consider, including your risk for Alzheimer’s or dementia, health problems that might make care more difficult as the years go by, and even your financial options. Ultimately, you need to choose the option that’s right for you, but be prepared to change your choice based on your condition when the day comes that you’re no longer able to care for yourself well enough to remain at home without assistance. Here are some of ...read more
Certified Dementia Practitioner status earned our advisors!
Posted November 16, 2015
You may have noticed that Kerry, Nancy & Janet now all have CDP listed after their names. We are very pleased to announce that all three of them have earned the credentials to be Certified Dementia Practitioners! But what is that? It is an earned credential that recognizes the highest standard in Alzheimer’s and Dementia education has been achieved. The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioner (NCCDP) establishes the guidelines. Each CDP completes extensive training in the areas of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. They learn about the key aspects of dementia care including : communication techniques, disruptive behavior intervention, tools for ...read more
How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Chicago Illinois?
Posted November 13, 2015
This is the number one question we get asked about assisted living every day. And if you are NOT asking this question and are assuming the government will pay for your parents stay at an assisted living, then we need to have a frank talk! Every year, Genworth Life publishes the average costs for senior care and elder care across the country. These reports include the cost for not only assisted living but also nursing home care, home health aides & homemaker services as well as adult day care. On average across the country assisted living runs $43,200 a year. ...read more