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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Family Caregivers Appreciation Month

Posted November 22, 2016
Family Caregivers Appreciation Month
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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Ways to Honor Senior Veterans

Posted November 1, 2016
Ways to Honor Senior Veterans
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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Screening for Depression in Seniors

Posted October 11, 2016
Screening for Depression in Seniors
Thursday, October 16, 2016 is the official day set aside for screening for depression. Our article on geriatric depression discusses the very real problem of seniors who face depression. Screening for Depression Screening for depression is extremely important. In today’s society you are no longer stigmatized by depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues. Online Screening – The DBSA offers private, free online screening that can help you determine if you need to further address problems such as depression. Take their online test without any worries to help you determine if you should seek further help. Mindful Meditation – The ...
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Assisted Living Week 2016 (The Celebration Continues)

Posted September 21, 2016
Assisted Living Week 2016 (The Celebration Continues)
Even though last week was National Assisted Living Week 2016 we’ve decided to continue the celebration another week by focusing on some ideas to keep connected. Let us help you choose the best way to enjoy your golden years happily and safely. Keep Connected The theme for this year’s National assisted living Week is “Keeping Connected” and we’d like to offer some ideas to help you keep connected with your senior loved one. These ideas can work for caregivers, family, and even friends. Write a Journal – Spend time finding out about the life of the senior you want to ...
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Healthy Aging Month 2016

Posted August 30, 2016
Healthy Aging Month 2016
September is Healthy Aging Month! It’s a time to celebrate aging well and healthy living; created to remind us that we can age with a smile on our face. Tips for Healthy Aging Eat Well – A healthy diet is important at every age but, we often find that as we age we tend to ignore our needs and opt for quick, less healthy options that are easier to fix and eat. Fixed incomes create a need to find ways to eat healthy on a budget; but it can be done! Proactive Medicine – It’s important to stay proactive when ...
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Men’s Health Month 2016

Posted June 21, 2016
Men’s Health Month 2016
Traditionally, every June is National Men’s Health Month in the United States. Senior Living Experts wants to help men live longer, healthier lives. Men’s Health Statistics Keep in mind that the leading causes of death in America, in no particular order, are cancer, vascular disease, suicide, and diabetes. Men live an average of 5 years less than women Over half of “premature” deaths in men are preventable Men are less likely than women to make preventative doctor visits than women (50% fewer) Half of all men will experience cancer during their life Men tend to have higher “at risk” lifestyles ...
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Older Americans Month

Posted May 10, 2016
Older Americans Month
Each year, in May, the Administration for Community Living celebrates Older Americans Month and we're "Celebrating Seniors" with them! Older Americans Month Focus As you can see by their logo provided, this year's focus is "Blaze a Trail" and as a senior that can mean many things. Their focus is in 4 areas of making sure that you are the one to blaze a trail and create a new trend among your friends so they too enjoy their senior years. 1.Getting Involved With Your Community - Referred to as blazing a trail with civic engagement this trail focuses on making ...
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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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2015 Cost of Assisted Living in Chicago Illinois

Posted November 13, 2015
2015 Cost of Assisted Living 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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