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Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Are Not The Same Thing!

Posted April 30, 2020
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Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Are Not The Same Thing!
Mom is struggling at your childhood home, so you’ve started your senior living search. There are so many new terms- what do they all mean? Growing up, you had only heard of nursing homes and now you seem to be at a loss for what might be the best option for mom. This is a crucial decision as mom is so important to you and her quality of care and life are very surreal concerns of yours. Why Do We Call Them Nursing Homes? Since the mid 1980’s the senior care industry has become acutely aware of the needs of ...
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Is It Worth It? Moving Seniors Into Senior Living Communities During The Coronavirus Crisis

Posted April 17, 2020
Is It Worth It? Moving Seniors Into Senior Living Communities During The Coronavirus Crisis
During this on-going global crisis one thing on the forefront of all our minds is the health and safety of our loved ones especially those who are older and require more care. Though it feels like the world has slowed down in some respects our loved ones are continuing to age and now might be the time that they are ready or needing to move into a senior living community, where less than 1% of residents get COVID-19. Even though this timing is not ideal here are some of the pros and cons of moving your senior loved ones into ...
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Arielle Lewis from SelfHelp Home Is This Week’s #MentionMonday

Posted April 13, 2020
Arielle Lewis from SelfHelp Home Is This Week’s #MentionMonday
This week’s #MentionMonday is to Arielle Lewis, who created an information hub online (COVID19 for IL, AL and SNF (Aging Services) as a conversation forum and to keep those in Chicago eldercare up to date on news. She is part of the team supports seniors at The Selfhelp Home in Uptown and is going out of her way to provide information. Her team at SelfHelp now has a mobile "Shabbat Cart" and a video recording of messages from families for Friday night, already recorded a Passover seder to stream, and coordinated over 100 letters and cards to residents from community volunteers. As for Arielle, she says ...
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Free Health Coaching for Eldercare Professionals During COVID-19

Posted April 7, 2020
Free Health Coaching for Eldercare Professionals During COVID-19
In the midst of the pandemic, Eldercare professionals have changed their habits, working different hours and managing more on their plate. In partnership with Senior Living Experts, Elizabeth Kaydanovsky, a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach based in Chicago, is currently offering free health coaching sessions through April 30th for all eldercare professionals. She specializes in effective mindset and lifestyle change that heals the body, mind, and soul on and off the plate.   Sign up for a 50 minute 1-on-1 health coaching session by emailing: info@elizabethleah.com or give her a call at (847) 732 – 9608 for more information and any questions. You can see Elizabeth's blog at http://elizabethleah.com/, highlighting ...
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COVID-19 Volunteer Corner….goes to Mark Molinari!

Posted April 6, 2020
COVID-19 Volunteer Corner….goes to Mark Molinari!
Last week, we began highlighting Chicagoland individuals that go out of their way to help those vulnerable to COVID-19.  Our #MentionMonday this week goes out to Mark Molinari, the football coach and Architecture and Engineering teacher at Downers Grove South High School, and other teachers in that department are creating face shields for area hospitals and healthcare workers. Pictured is an employee of Edward Hospital, Naperville, Illinois receiving masks. Here is his letter to friends and family of Downers Grove South High School: "Tuesday, Scott Parker, Ryan Altenburg, Mike Heinz and I came together to work on developing a prototype for Face ...
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What Senior Living Communities, Average Americans, and Companies Are Helping Seniors During COVID-19

Posted April 3, 2020
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What Senior Living Communities, Average Americans, and Companies Are Helping Seniors During COVID-19
We at Senior Living Experts thought you needed some good news. Here's a list of all the ways Senior Living Communities, Average Americans, and Companies Are Helping Seniors During COVID-19.   How Communities Are Supporting Seniors What do Senior Living Communities do in the face of Covid-19? They get creative to keep their residents happy and connected to their loved ones! Entertainers are providing their services to residents from the courtyard outside of communities so residents can enjoy from their balconies. Our Referral Partner, Lincolnwood Place, provided this to their residents last week. Activities Directors are so creative in their ...
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