Assisted Living vs Home Care – Senior Independence

Posted February 7, 2017
Assisted Living vs Home Care – Senior Independence
Senior Living Experts prides itself as a means for seniors to find the best living style for senior independence. For some it can mean finding non-medical in home care; while others prefer assisted living facilities. Our Process for Helping You Our goal is to help you find the best option to fit your needs. As it is explained here focus is on many different areas; while trying to find the best way to keep seniors independent. Let’s compare in home care and assisted living. What is Non-Medical Home Care for Seniors Non-medical home care is sometimes referred to as caregiving, ...
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Mediterranean Diet for Seniors (Preventative Medicine by Food)

Posted January 24, 2017
Mediterranean Diet for Seniors (Preventative Medicine by Food)
You may have seen a lot of information about the Mediterranean Diet in the news lately. Senior Living Experts is celebrating International Mediterranean Diet Month with the world as we learn about how this lifestyle could be the answer to preventing dementia and disease. The Mediterranean Diet Our services help Chicago seniors find the best fit for their living needs for living to age safely, healthy, and as well as possible. Part of our goal is trying to keep seniors living an active lifestyle and eating well. Mediterranean Diet Foods – Common foods include fresh vegetables, fruit, healthy oils, and ...
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National Influenza Vaccination Week

Posted December 6, 2016
National Influenza Vaccination Week
National Influenza Vaccination Week occurs December 4-10, 2016. Senior Living Experts would like to take the time to remind you how important it is to get your flu vaccine. Q&A’s About National Influenza Vaccination Week Remember, those who live in senior living facilities or work with seniors should always be vaccinated. If you have a loved one living in an assisted living facility, make it a point to get vaccinated yourself. Getting vaccinated will help you be able to stay connected with them throughout the holidays and flu season; reducing your risk of getting the flu. Q. Who Should Get ...
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November Is National Family Caregivers Month: Facts Caregivers Should Know

Posted November 22, 2016
November Is National Family Caregivers Month: Facts Caregivers Should Know
Every November our nation takes the time to recognize and appreciate the continuous work provided by family members for Family Caregivers Appreciation Month. This year’s theme is “Take Care to Give Care” and focuses on caregivers making sure they learn how to keep themselves well while attending to their loved ones. Senior Living Experts wants to share in saying "thank you" to those who have given so much as unpaid caregivers. Why Family Caregivers Appreciation is Important The fact of the matter is that caregiving is a full time job that, as a family member who steps up to the ...
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Alzheimer’s Facts: November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month 2018

Posted November 9, 2016
Alzheimer’s Facts: November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month 2018
November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and you know that Knowledge is Power! Let us bring the facts and some answers to the forefront. How Alzheimer’s Awareness Can Make Everyday Life Easier If you understand what a person with Alzheimer’s is experiencing, you will find it easier to empathize. Understanding that these symptoms are common among those who have AD may help you in knowing that you are not alone. Eating – It is very common for those with AD to change their eating habits. Foods they once loved they may now say they dislike and foods they never ate may ...
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How to Honor Senior Veterans on Veterans Day

Posted November 1, 2016
How to Honor Senior Veterans on Veterans Day
We would like to take the time to help you discover ways to honor senior veterans in your life & community. November 11, 2016 is Veterans Day. It’s a great time to let someone know that their service mattered. How to Honor Senior Veterans Honoring veterans of any age is important. However, to honor senior veterans is especially important because many may not have received the thanks they deserved. The USO – The USO has played a big role in many of our veterans’ lives. Senior vets will be able to tell you about USO dances, USO Shows & more. ...
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Personal Tracking Devices for Elderly

Posted January 12, 2016
Personal Tracking Devices for Elderly
Hopefully we can put fears to rest about tracking seniors and constantly monitoring their location in the future. While it may seem silly to some, the reality is that with the rate technology has changed and speculation about how to keep children from being kidnapped by using implanted GPS micro chips, you can easily see where this fear is based. The reality is that micro chipping a human is not currently a realistic technology. This article on micro chipping children explains it all. Tracking Seniors Shouldn't Be a Fear as We Age Technology - Current technology really isn't close to ...
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Certified Dementia Practitioner status earned our advisors!

Posted November 16, 2015
Certified Dementia Practitioner status earned our advisors!
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 ...
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How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Chicago Illinois?

Posted November 13, 2015
How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Chicago Illinois?
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. ...
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Retirement Planning – Plan & Execute a Retirement Goal That Works for You

Posted June 24, 2015
Retirement Planning – Plan & Execute a Retirement Goal That Works for You
Almost 20 percent of people near retirement age haven't saved for it, according to the Federal Reserve Board's Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households. Continuing to work, trimming expenses and aggressively saving are all ways to jump-start the process, but it's vital you work toward a retirement goal with investment options that work for you. There’s no one way to plan for retirement, but there are ways to educate yourself and stay one step ahead. Plan for assisted living expenses It’s tempting to think we’ll be able to stay in our homes forever, but our needs change as ...
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