Assisted Living for Someone with a Brain Injury

Posted March 29, 2016
Assisted Living for Someone with a Brain Injury
The option of assisted living for someone with a brain injury could be one of the best options provided. First let’s focus on the term brain injury.  Types of Brain Injury According to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) the term brain injury applies to those who fall into two categories; a traumatic brain injury or an acquired brain injury. The acquired brain injury (ABI) often affects seniors because these types of injuries include: Stroke Lack of oxygen Dementia However a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can also affect seniors due to some common factors among the elderly which include: ...
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Elder Care Planning Seminar – Our Lady of Peace Catholic Parish – April 13, 2016

Posted March 28, 2016
Elder Care Planning Seminar – Our Lady of Peace Catholic Parish – April 13, 2016
Kerry Quirin From Senior Living Experts® To Speak at Elder Care Planning Seminar on 4/13/16 6:00 PM - April 13, 2016 Our Lady of Peace Catholic Parish, 701 Plainfield Road, Darien, IL 60561 RSVP to dennis.breier@lpl.com
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Springtime Activities for Seniors

Posted March 22, 2016
Springtime Activities for Seniors
It's important to keep our minds and bodies busy as we age, which is why we've decided to offer some springtime activities for seniors in today's blog! Keeping active helps us age with better quality of life. Springtime Activities for Seniors Not everyone can get outdoors and garden or enjoy physical activity in large amounts. However, being active includes both the mind and the body. Bubbles - Nothing can bring out the joy and laughter of life like a bottle of bubbles; whether you're a child or an adult! Sit out on a porch or even remain indoors as you ...
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Gambling Addiction in the Elderly

Posted March 15, 2016
Gambling Addiction in the Elderly
Gambling addiction in the elderly has become more common than you may think. Often people assume that gambling means spending too much time at a casino; but it can include a lot more. Games of Chance/Gambling Games Lottery Tickets "Tips" purchased in social clubs/bars Online gambling sites Bingo Slot Machines Card Games Video Poker (often found online) Racing (horses, dogs, carriage, car, etc) Keno Any of the Top 10 Casino Games Types of Gambling Addiction in the Elderly There are three types of gambling addictions recognized; however, gambling addiction in the elderly is always something to be concerned with because ...
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Senior Living Experts® Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary!

Posted March 10, 2016
Senior Living Experts® Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary!
  Invaluable Advice, Caring Solutions From Lisa Sneddon, Founder Cheers! It’s hard to believe 10 years have passed since I started Senior Living Experts!! Since January of 2006 we’ve grown from a good idea I thought I would “try" to a respected professional organization.  We continue to guide those looking for the best elder care options for their loved ones and offer over 190 senior living options in the entire Chicagoland area to choose from. I could not be more proud and more honored to be a part of a team that works tirelessly every day to provide unparalleled personal ...
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The Geriatric Social Work Specialist in Assisted Living facilities

Posted March 8, 2016
The Geriatric Social Work Specialist in Assisted Living facilities
What is a Geriatric Social Work Specialist? A Geriatric Social Work Specialist is an important piece of the senior care puzzle and especially helpful when utilized in assisted living facilities. They are licensed by the Department of Health in the state in which they work. Education – The level of education needed may vary according to state and/or facility but a minimum of having a Bachelor’s Degree. They are specialized in working with the many facets of aging. Team Skills – The Geriatric Social Work Specialist learns a specific set of skills that will compliment others in the facility working ...
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Having the Difficult Conversation with your Senior Loved One: The Storm before the Calm

Posted March 3, 2016
Having the Difficult Conversation with your Senior Loved One:  The Storm before the Calm
  The Hard Part Is The Conversation.  After That, It Usually Gets Easier I’m the youngest of seven kids. Irish/Catholic? How ever did you guess? Our parents lived in their home for about twenty-five years and were seventy-nine and seventy-six. They both survived cancer and at this point, neither of them had a significant diagnosis of any sort. We began to notice though that their days were filled with obligations only, such as doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping, car and home maintenance. There was absolutely no fun, no relaxation, and it certainly didn’t look like the “Golden Years”. My dad started ...
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Resident Safety in Assisted Living

Posted March 1, 2016
Resident Safety in Assisted Living
Resident safety in assisted living is one of the top reasons for moving to an assisted living facility. 7 Top Safety Hazards in Assisted Living It's important to ensure resident safety in assisted living and if you are looking for an assisted living facility this should be one of the most important areas to look at during visits. Here are seven common safety hazards found in assisted living facilities: Insufficient Lighting - Poor lighting can result in falls, bumps, and becoming disoriented. It's not uncommon for older assisted living facilities to utilize older lighting; fluorescent tube is commonly used and ...
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