Senior Living Experts welcomes our newest advisor – Janet Newell

Posted April 7, 2015
Senior Living Experts welcomes our newest advisor – Janet Newell
2015 has been our best year ever so far.  We have already found new homes for 23 seniors in the Chicagoland area with another 10 scheduled to move in over the next 3 weeks. In addition, because the demand for our service has been so high, we are thrilled to announce that we just added another senior living advisor. Janet Newell loves helping people, especially seniors.  Janet has firsthand experience caring for family members and making decisions about their care . It was her own experience and love of seniors that led Janet to start her own senior home care ...
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2014 Chicago Walk to End Alzheimer’s – New Team Kickoff Event

Posted August 21, 2014
On Sunday, September 28th, 2014 the Chicago Walk to End Alzheimer's is taking place at Montrose Harbor! The Chicago Walk Planning Committee of the Greater Illinois Chapter is hosting a New Team Kickoff on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at Interface (345 N. Wells, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60654). At this event, all of your Walk to End Alzheimer's questions will be answered and there will be food provided by local restaurant, Wow Bao.  It is a great opportunity to meet the planning committees and other teams leaders and find out how you can get more involved!  Personally, I love to volunteer ...
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Senior Living Experts interviewed on PBS’ Nightly Business Report

Posted August 14, 2014
Senior Living Experts interviewed on PBS’ Nightly Business Report
An exciting night in television history for us last night! Dominic Chu from CNBC did report for PBS' Nightly Business Report that featured a clip with Senior Living Experts Founder, Lisa Sneddon. In the beginning of the month, we were contacted by a producer from CNBC regarding the show.  Lisa was asked numerous questions about the state of the industry and the current costs for care. This was part three of a four part series, Aging in America and this segment focused on the companies to watch for stock purposes.  Our nations aging population is going to need senior living ...
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Can you negotiate the cost of assisted living?

Posted July 1, 2013
Can you negotiate the cost of assisted living?
The symptoms of PTSD and dementia may be linked, according to recent studies. Our very own expert, Kerry Quirin has an opinion on this.... "When looking for senior living, sometimes clients will ask if the rate can be reduced. Communities will run specials from time to time, so it just depends. But, clients will also ask if the level of care charge can be taken down or negotiated. At  this point, I would advise a client to see a community that is willing to negotiate that fee as a red flag. The level of care fee directly affects staffing ratios. ...
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Navigating the Senior Network – Free event Wed July 10

Posted June 30, 2013
Navigating the Senior Network – Free event Wed July 10
Our very own Nancy Siegel from Senior Living Experts will be sharing her experience and advice for anyone looking to help find a senior living solution for themselves or a loved one.  Nancy has been in the senior care industry for over 30 years and with Senior Living Experts since 2007 - helping families tour communities and find the best place for everyone. This free event is being hosted at: The Seasons at Glenview Place 4501 Concord Lane Northbrook, il  60062 847.803.7100  Please RSVP Wednesday, July 10, 2013  from 2-4 pm. Let us know if you have any questions!  
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Thank you!

Posted April 26, 2013
Instead of a regular post today, I wanted to take this time to say Thank You for following along this past year or so. Since I've recently graduated from design school and will be dedicating more time to work on personal projects, today will be my last post for the Senior Living Information Blog. You can, however, expect more great posts here on this Blog, so definately keep tuning in! I've learned a lot from all the research and reposting I've done for this blog and I think the one thing that I'll take away is how much our Senior ...
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AARP: Your Caregiving Questions Answered: Nutrition and Wellness

Posted April 19, 2013
I stumbled upon a Q & A section for caregivers on the AARP site and thought some of you may also be experiencing difficulty with getting your loved one to eat.  I hope you find this helpful! Enjoy the weekend as I think we may see some sun soon.  Dietitian and AARP Caregiving Advisory Panel member offers advice to caregivers by Nancy S. Wellman, AARP Below are answers from Nancy S. Wellman, a member of the AARP Caregiving Advisory Panel, to questions submitted by visitors to the Caregiving Resource Center. This page will continue to be updated with new questions and answers. ...
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WSJ: Tackling a Business Later in Life

Posted April 17, 2013
Here's an article from The Wall Street Journal that can give you an idea of what to take into account for those looking at starting up their own business at an older age... Tackling a Business Later in Life By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN Roslyn Tanner Evans makes and sells jewelry online and at craft shows. She markets her handiwork through her own website, BeadzByRoz.com, as well as Facebook and Pinterest. And she accepts credit-card payments using PayPal.com and the mobile service Square. To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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New Old Age: Family Relationships

Posted April 16, 2013
Have you ever wanted to bring the family pet to visit a loved one in the hospital?  Quite a few hospitals and hospice centers already allow you to do so, even one right here in Chicago!  I think we'll start to see more easing up on their pet restrictions as it's clear pets provide such a positive impact on us.   Check out this New Old Age article below all about it... When Best Friends Can Visit By JUDITH GRAHAM  A year and a half ago, Ruth London lay in intensive care in a hospital in Boca Raton, Fla., with severe ...
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Mayo Clinic: On Gratitude

Posted April 15, 2013
When dealing with such adversity, it's hard to remember those things you do have to be thankful for.  This Mayo Clinic article is a great reminder to connect back with those positive thoughts... Take the time to find gratitude: You'll be happier, healthier April 3, 2013, By Angela Lunde This past week was the first "International Day of Happiness", an event organized by the United Nations to highlight the importance of well-being. I thought this was particularly timely as we've been discussing gratitude. Gratitude, it turns out, makes us happier and healthier. To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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