How to have the Conversation

Posted October 9, 2018
How to have the Conversation
Having the conversation with your senior loved one is one of the biggest deterrents in helping the senior make a life transition. It’s very difficult to explain the changes you see in the senior, and why you think they would benefit from some extra support. One of the best ways to handle this is to get the doctor more involved. There is nothing wrong with calling the doctor prior to an appointment to ask for his/her support in offering their concerns on why they think a change would benefit the senior. This takes some of the burden off the adult ...
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The Greatest Generation

Posted September 25, 2018
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The Greatest Generation
In visiting some recent clients in their homes, I realize more everyday that we work with what is truly “The Greatest Generation”. I met a 92 year old gentleman yesterday who works full time as a financial advisor! Yes, you read that right! He is nothing short of amazing! He had a surgery last week, and although he is home, he needs some extra TLC for about a month so that he can gain all of his strength back. He talked about not wanting to be a burden to his kids, as two of his kids sat across from him. ...
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Ideas for Cheering Up the Lonely

Posted July 11, 2017
Ideas for Cheering Up the Lonely
Retirement communities in the Gurnee area offer ideas for cheering up the lonely, in honor of Cheer Up the Lonely Day on July 11th, such as decorating the wheelchairs of seniors. Do something that matters and celebrate Cheer Up the Lonely Day on July 11th this year. Many people, particularly seniors, suffer from chronic loneliness; it is estimated that is one in five Americans are persistently lonely. Further studies show that lonely people have 14% increased risk of premature death. Check with Senior Living Experts to find senior services and resources that may help your loved one feel less-lonely, and ...
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Seniors with Alcohol Abuse Issues – How Assisted Living Provides Special Care

Posted April 18, 2017
Seniors with Alcohol Abuse Issues – How Assisted Living Provides Special Care
It’s important to realize how assisted living provides special care for seniors with alcohol abuse issues. Senior Living Experts can help you find the right living facilities to address senior alcohol abuse. Understanding Seniors with Alcohol Abuse Issues In addition to the typical tasks of a senior social worker, they may be a resource for helping seniors with alcohol abuse issues. Alcohol abuse may be more prominent than you think in the elderly. Heavy Drinking – One study suggests that approximately 13% of men and 2% of senior women were classified as “heavy drinkers.” The term refers to those who ...
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the Elderly – 5 Ways Can Help

Posted April 11, 2017
Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the Elderly – 5 Ways Can Help
It’s IBS Awareness Month. We want you to understand how Chicago assisted living facilities can help irritable bowel syndrome in the elderly. Senior Living Experts can help make life a little easier for you or a senior loved one who suffers from IBS. 5 Ways Chicago Assisted Living Facilities Can Help Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the Elderly First of all you need to begin the process of finding the right assisted living facility. There are a number of ways that Chicago assisted living facilities can help with irritable bowel syndrome in the elderly. Special Diet – The diet you eat ...
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Healthy Sleep Habits for Seniors – 5 Ways Can Help

Posted March 21, 2017
Healthy Sleep Habits for Seniors – 5 Ways Can Help
March is National Healthy Sleep month. We’re going to focus on healthy sleep habits for seniors and how finding the right Chicago assisted living facility can encourage healthier sleep habits. Part of our purpose here at Senior Living Experts is not only to help seniors find living facilities that fit their needs; but to help seniors and their families learn be informed about issues that can focus on living a quality filled life. Promoting Healthy Sleep Habits for Seniors Our sleep needs change as we age. As infants sleep is constant; however, as adults our sleep needs become more stable. ...
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Non-Medical Home Care or Memory Care for Dementia Patients

Posted February 28, 2017
Non-Medical Home Care or Memory Care for Dementia Patients
Which is better, non-medical home care or memory care for dementia patients? The job of Senior Living Experts is to present as many facts and choices as possible so that you can choose the best dementia care for the Chicago senior you care about. Comparing Non-Medical Home Care or Memory Care for Dementia Patients Our services are free and meant to offer guidance in helping you choose the right type care for the senior(s) in your life. We can’t answer the question, “What is best, non-medical home care or memory care for dementia patients?” This is a choice that we ...
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How to Choose Chicago Assisted Living Facilities

Posted February 14, 2017
How to Choose Chicago Assisted Living Facilities
How should you choose Chicago assisted living facilities? Senior Living Experts offers free assistance in helping you find the best fit for you and your needs. Tips to Help Choose Chicago Assisted Living Facilities We are here to serve you in finding the right fit for senior living options. First, we want you to understand our services as explained here. We guide you by evaluating your situation and then providing you with options for YOU to choose. 5 Tips to Help You Choose Chicago Assisted Living Types of Living Choices – This article explains the various types of senior living. ...
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Senior Independence (In Home Care vs Assisted Living)

Posted February 7, 2017
Senior Independence (In Home Care vs Assisted Living)
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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Stroke Prevention

Posted January 31, 2017
Stroke Prevention
February is National Stroke Awareness month & Senior Living Experts wants to help you learn more about stroke prevention.   5 Stroke Myths Those who have suffered a stroke may be in need of special care. Senior Living Experts has helped many people find living facilities to fit their needs. Understanding a Stroke A Stroke is a Heart Condition – Not true! A stroke is a HEALTH condition in which the brain doesn’t receive enough blood & oxygen. The stroke is a “brain attack” and not a heart attack. However, the cause of a stroke can be associated with a ...
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