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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 2
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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Diabetes and COVID-19 For Seniors

Posted March 27, 2020
Diabetes and COVID-19 For Seniors
We know the aging population is predisposed to health threats due to their immuno-compromised state. But did you know that seniors with diabetes have an even higher risk? In general, diabetics are more likely to experience severe symptoms when fighting a virus. It is for that reason that it is important for the elderly and the diabetic to practice self-isolation and increased hygiene practices, especially during times like these.  To be clear, diabetics are not at greater risk necessarily of becoming infected; it’s just that their complications can be more dire! It is important to be aware of the best ...
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How Senior Living Communities are Keeping Coronavirus away 

Posted March 18, 2020
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How Senior Living Communities are Keeping Coronavirus away 
During this difficult time one of the first thoughts on many people's minds is caring for our older loved ones and keeping them safe and healthy. As the Coronavirus or COVID-19 becomes more researched one of the things scientists are learning is how people over the age of 65 or with pre-existing autoimmune or respiratory conditions are at more risk. For many like myself, our elderly family resides in senior living communities and this is how they are keeping our loved ones safe.  Social Distancing and Self-Quarantine  One of the key prevention recommendations given by many medical experts is social ...
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Tools for a Positive Transition to Senior Living

Posted March 12, 2020
Tools for a Positive Transition to Senior Living
This article is published by Elizabeth Kaydanovsky a Chicagoland-based Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She can be contacted at elizabethleah.com. Are you starting to explore senior living options for a loved one? If this is crossing your mind and you are starting to do research, it’s time to have an open and honest conversation with your elderly mother or father.  Change can be scary. There are so many questions, moving parts, emotions, and research involved in making a decision for the future that affects the entire family, and while Senior Living Experts can help find the best place for them, your loved ...
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Is Moving To A Senior Living Community Worth The Extra Expense? 

Posted March 6, 2020
Is Moving To A Senior Living Community Worth The Extra Expense? 
  We all know someone who is getting older- a parent, grandparent, or another family member- and, because they become unable to live alone, you begin thinking about a senior  living community . Whether you're looking into this possibility now or preparing for the future, many families like yours wonder if it's worth it. Here are some reasons why a senior living community  is worth the extra expense:   No Home Maintenance   No matter the size of your home, there will always be maintenance involved in living there. Things like yard work and daily cleaning can be tolling and ...
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Your Elderly Mother Requires The Same Nutrients As Pregnant Women (Part 2)

Posted February 27, 2020
Your Elderly Mother Requires The Same Nutrients As Pregnant Women (Part 2)
I have a friend who’s a vegetarian, but I don’t think you’ve never met herbivore (haha!). Last week, we talked about 4 important nutrients: folate, potassium, magnesium, and B12. This week, we’re jumping into four more: calcium, vitamin d, Omega-3, and the last one is… water. That’s right.  Calcium plays many roles in the body. It Maintains strong bones Can be consumed in animal products such as dairy, plant- based foods such as kale and broccoli, and certain processed foods that are fortified with the mineral. Very often, sources of calcium also provide the body with protein, both of which ...
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Your Elderly Mother Requires The Same Nutrients As Pregnant Women (Part 1)

Posted February 20, 2020
Your Elderly Mother Requires The Same Nutrients As Pregnant Women (Part 1)
  Throughout your lifespan, your nutritional requirements change. The human body is dynamic as are its needs. But guess what?  The aging population actually requires the same nutrients as pregnant women. This is because pregnant women experience development and have increased requirements of certain vitamins and minerals. Pregnant women and the aging require similar and increased quantities of vitamins and minerals. Whether in a senior living facility, assisted living facility, or elsewhere, it is crucial to incorporate into your diet the proper foods to guarantee you have everything you need to be healthy. Here are the most important nutrients you ...
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6 Things Senior Living Communities Do to Prevent Falls

Posted February 12, 2020
6 Things Senior Living Communities Do to Prevent Falls
“Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” has practically become part of American culture at this point, but sometimes medical alert systems aren’t enough- that’s why you’ve moved your elderly parent to a senior living community. Part of the reason is the fear of falling, as falling for seniors can often be detrimental, leading to broken bones and long healing times, so avoidance is key.  Senior living communities here in Chicago, from Artis, to Brookdale, to Presbyterian Homes take steps by ensure the health and safety of their residents.   Knowing a Resident's History  When working with elderly in senior ...
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