When buying a home, we seek out a realtor to guide us to the perfect house within budget. When we want to draw up a Power of Attorney, or a Will, we seek out an Attorney who can make sure we are within the legal guidelines so our futures are secure. How do we do the same when finding long-term care for our loved one?
Department of Public Health (IDPH) is undercounting COVID-19 cases
According to an article in the LaGrange Patch earlier this week, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) was not counting positive Covid cases that were located in Plymouth Place, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). The nursing team at Plymouth Place was following protocol to alert the State to the positive cases, but noticed in later updates that their cases were not showing up on the daily reports shared by IDPH. Senior Living Experts is aware of another CCRC in the Chicagoland area that has had no positive cases, but was inaccurately reported as having three in their community by IDPH. We are closely monitoring other communities in present time.
How can we do this if IDPH is incorrectly reporting COVID-19 incidents in communities?
When our loved one desires, or requires senior living, we (should) seek out a Senior Living Advisor who can guide us to communities that provide the level of care, services, and amenities the senior would benefit from the most.
With so many unknowns and misinformation these days, at Senior Living Experts we believe it’s important to work with an Advisor so that you are getting accurate information. It’s our job to know the details of a community, and find out not only the pricing, but also the “culture” of a community. This translates to things such as the ingenuity of activities brought to residents and creative solutions that work within State regulations. Yet, guaranteeing the residents remaining in their current level of care, a good experience and consistency in staff.
Covid-19 has shined a light on Senior Living, and we want to guide you down what can be a very overwhelming path. We will get the information you need right along with you, for you, and with the very individual preferences your loved one needs at this time.