Great Gift Options for Seniors

Posted March 20, 2019
Great Gift Options for Seniors
It’s important to remember our seniors who are often isolated and lonely in terms of making sure we visit them enough, and the occasional surprise gift that we all love to receive from time to time. Recently, there was a national news story about a young girl who discovered what it was that residents in skilled nursing facilities would like as a small gift. You would think would be more than things such as Kleenex, hand cream, candy bars, and other simple toiletries that we all take for granted. The girl was able to raise enough money to supply all ...
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How to choose a Pet for Seniors?

Posted February 28, 2019
How to choose a Pet for Seniors?
Most independent living communities and some assisted living communities allow senior residents to have pets in their homes. As a part of the activities programming in senior living communities, often pet therapy and pet visits are on the schedule regularly. In working in senior living communities for the first ten years of my career, I got to witness the delight on the seniors’ faces when pets, especially dogs, would trot in the front door. Pets show us unconditional love, and remind of the pets we had and loved in our lives. How to Choose a Pet for Elderly? There is ...
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Misconceptions of the Senior Living Advisor Industry

Posted October 22, 2018
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Misconceptions of the Senior Living Advisor Industry
Often there are misconceptions regarding what we do as Senior Living Advisors in the marketplace. Recently, at an educational event for seniors, a gentleman said, “ When you get paid by the senior living communities, my rate goes up because they have to pay you!” I told him in no way is this true. Communities have a line item in their budget for services like ours. They expect to pay us, and are prepared for that without affecting the resident’s monthly rate in any way. As a matter of fact, as Senior Living Advisors, we are able to negotiate rates ...
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How Assisted Living Facilities Help with Arthritis Treatment

Posted May 23, 2017
How Assisted Living Facilities Help with Arthritis Treatment
Senior Living Experts in Chicago, have the resources and staff to make life easier for their patients struggling with arthritis symptoms.  Arthritis affects more than 50 million Americans, and is a debilitating disease with life-changing consequences. Arthritis refers to musculoskeletal disorders that encompass more than 100 types of joint conditions and diseases. Symptoms include chronic pain, which can reduce range-of-motion and limit mobility. Assisted living facilities in Schaumburg, near Chicago, strive to make life easier for residents and patients living with various types of arthritis, through a collaboration and network of methods, practitioners, and techniques. Some alarming facts about living ...
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What is the Role of a Geriatric Care Manager?

Posted May 16, 2017
What is the Role of a Geriatric Care Manager?
A professional geriatric care manager in assisted living facilities is an invaluable member of a treatment team, well-versed and educated in various fields of human services, including social work, psychology, nursing, and human development, more specifically, aging. Don’t underestimate the value of these holistic practitioners and the invaluable role that they play in supporting seniors in assisted living facilities, under their charge in and around Hinsdale.   Some important skills that a geriatric care manager brings to assisted living settings include: Eclectic expertise. Geriatric care managers bring a breadth of education and a fresh, holistic approach to healthcare for the ...
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Senior Exercise and Fitness Tips

Posted May 9, 2017
Senior Exercise and Fitness Tips
Staff At Lincoln Park Senior Living Facilities Keep Residents Healthy and Happy Most people know that physical activity is good for them. Often, they don’t like exercising but do their best to stick to a routine. Keeping active is an important key to staying healthy and fit. As people age, movement can become painful and sometimes dangerous. Their quality of life decreases and they no longer engage in activities they used to enjoy. They can end up sedentary and depressed. Senior living facilities recognize that their residents need to enjoy physical activities. Their recreational therapists plan stimulating physical and mental ...
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Mental Health Services When Working With Seniors

Posted May 2, 2017
Mental Health Services When Working With Seniors
When seeking assisted living facilities for seniors in the Naperville area, available mental health services should be considered. Senior Living Experts can help you choose the right facility. Choosing The Right Facility Assisted living facilities in Naperville and surrounding areas offer varying levels of care for different physical health needs of their elderly residents. Some, however, also specialize in providing certain types of mental health needs and may be a better fit for family members seeking a safe, welcoming community for their loved one. Finding the right fit is critical for the peace of mind for residents and also for ...
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Seniors with Autism (Assisted Living Helps with their Unique Needs)

Posted April 25, 2017
Seniors with Autism (Assisted Living Helps with their Unique Needs)
As an aging society we are seeing more seniors with autism. One way Senior Living Experts can help families of autistic seniors is by finding the right type of assisted living facilities. We will focus on the special needs they have when dealing with autism. Explaining Autism & Seniors with Autism April is World Autism Month. Most of us are unaware of the statistics related to adults with autism. The number of people who deal with the unique needs of seniors with autism is growing. The first step to finding the right living facility is to get in touch with ...
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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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The Role of Social Workers in Chicago Assisted Living Facilities

Posted April 4, 2017
The Role of Social Workers in Chicago Assisted Living Facilities
Senior Living Experts wants you to fully understand the role of social workers in Chicago assisted living facilities. The job of being a social worker can be extremely difficult while also being quite rewarding too. What is The Role of Social Workers in Chicago Assisted Living Facilities Choosing a Chicago assisted living facility for your senior loved one could be one of the more difficult decisions you will have to face. The most important part of understanding the role of the geriatric social worker in assisted living facilities (ALF) is to understand that the job requires a multitude of skills. ...
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