Care Package Ideas During COVID-19
Posted May 28, 2020
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 or a memory care community, mostly with the social isolation of COVID-19. This 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 ...read more
Seniors4Seniors: For Arboria of Long Grove
Posted May 22, 2020
Rebecca Donze and the Senior Living Experts team have partnered with talented high school seniors, many of whom have been preparing for months for their recitals, to perform for the residents at Arboria of Long Grove. The residents at Arboria, on the other hand, had advice for them. You can watch the original Seniors4Seniors below. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IiP4qgY9LU&t=1254s[/embed] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IiP4qgY9LU&t=1252sread more
How is Memory Care Different?
Posted May 21, 2020
What Is the Difference Between Memory Care and Other Forms of Care? Unsure of what we mean by "Memory Care"? This article breaks it down. When first looking into a senior living community for your loved ones the options can seem overwhelming with all the terminology: between nursing homes, assisted living, memory care there are many choices to pick from. Depending on the needs of your loved one there is usually one type that fits the best. How Is Memory Care Different from Assisted Living or a Retirement Community? One of the first and most important differences that distinguishes ...read more
IDPH Underreports COVID-19 Cases. Senior Living Advisors is Up To Date.
Posted May 15, 2020
When buying a home, we seek out a realtor to guide us to the perfect house within budget. When we want to draw up a Power of Attorney, or a Will, we seek out an Attorney who can make sure we are within the legal guidelines so our futures are secure. How do we do the same when finding long-term care for our loved one? Department of Public Health (IDPH) is undercounting COVID-19 cases According to an article in the LaGrange Patch earlier this week, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) was not counting positive Covid cases that were ...read more
Take Action: Prioritize Senior Living Residents for COVID-19 Response
Posted May 14, 2020
Take Action: Prioritize Senior Living Residents for COVID-19 Response Argentum, the leading national trade association serving companies that own, operate, and support professionally managed senior living communities, is calling on Congress to take swift action to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents and staff of the communities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please join us in this effort and send a pre-written letter to your member of Congress and Senators here. We urge our senators and congressmen to commit to providing these communities with the protective equipment, virus testing, and financial support they will need to continue ...read more
What Is Memory Care?
Posted May 14, 2020
What Is Memory Care? When it comes the time when a loved one needs extra care and assistance to remain happy and healthy, the words "memory care" may come up as an option. As our loved ones age, they lose not only physical capabilities, but also mental ones. How Is Memory Care Designed? Memory care communities are designed for those with Alzheimer’s or other memory related illnesses in mind. They aren’t too different from assisted living communities, They provide many fundamentals such as housekeeping, meal preparations and aid with daily needs, but also pays specific attention to those with memory ...read more
Delivering Lunches to Hospitals
Posted May 7, 2020
Meals To Hospitals What better way to support our locals? These last 2 weeks, our Advisors Kerry Quirin, Rebecca Donze, and Nancy Pappas have been delivering meals to nurses at Chicagoland hospitals. We've been extra careful to not only provide meals to the nurses during the day shift, but also the night shift. This week, we partnered with Mojo's East Coast Eats. We're Not the Only Ones Helping Doctors and Nurses! Here, Western Suburbs Advisor Kerry Quirin talks about all the wonderful ways the average Chicagoland person has been helping. From PPE to other gifts and food, these communities ...read more
Assisted Living or a Nursing Home? What You Should Know
Posted May 7, 2020
Wondering how Assisted Living and Nursing Homes (also known as skilled nursing facilities) differ and which might be best for your loved one? In the last post "Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Are Not The Same Thing!" we tried to show you that senior living facilities are not created equally. That means that nursing homes, and assisted living facilities differ from one another in some important ways. It’s important for you to know what care is available to your loved one across the board. This is called Activities of Daily Living, or ADL. These activities include bathing, dressing, and different ...read more
Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Are Not The Same Thing!
Posted April 30, 2020
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 ...read more
Is It Worth It? Moving Seniors Into Senior Living Communities During The Coronavirus Crisis
Posted April 17, 2020
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 ...read more