Senior Services that Make Aging in Place Possible

Senior Services that Make Aging in Place Possible

It’s no secret that growing older comes with certain challenges. For many seniors, old age can make taken-for-granted tasks much more difficult than they used to be. This makes it hard or impossible for seniors to age in place without a helping hand (or two, or three). Senior Services that Make Aging in Place Possible In surveys, more than 80% of seniors state they wish to live at home as long as they are able to. Senior services, such as home care, senior transportation, meal services, and others, can make this possible. If you have an elderly loved one who is

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Consumer Guide to Medical Alert Systems

Aging in place is a great option for many seniors, but it can also pose challenges for loved ones who are concerned about their well-being and safety. One way to make sure your parent or loved one is safe is by having them use a medical alert device.  Medical alert devices can put your loved one in touch with you or emergency services immediately if they fall or have another type of accident. Consumer Guide to Medical Alert Systems Medical alert devices can be professionally monitored by emergency personnel, or they can send an alert message to a list of personal contacts

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Age at Home and Not a Nursing Home

Most of us want to age-in-place. But can we? Affordable, accessible and well-located housing affects the quality of life for all ages, but it's most significant for older adults. In a report released by The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University and AARP, it claims that the three key points are the cornerstone to comfort and security. How to Age at Home and Not a Nursing Home Housing is the single largest item in most budgets and its costs and expenses directly influence financial security. The home's location and accessibility are essential to health and safety, to stores, services,

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5 Benefits Installing a Stair Lift

5 Benefits Installing a Stair Lift

Are you or one of your family members having trouble getting up and/or down the stairs at home? If your answer is yes, then you may want to consider investing in a stair lift for you home. A stair lift, also often known as a chair lift or stairway lift, is starting to become the most common solution for those who are no longer able to safely navigate the stairs. Most seniors prefer to age at home because of the comfort and security it provides them. Below, you will learn more about the benefits that a stair lift can provide

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6 Ways Home Care Can Help Seniors Rediscover Purpose

6 Ways Home Care Can Help Seniors Rediscover Purpose

After retirement, seniors often struggle to find purpose in their lives. Many are surprised at their lack of direction without a Monday-to-Friday job. This lack of motivation can have a damaging effect on seniors’ well-being. Without this sense of purpose, seniors often slip into a sedentary lifestyle. Others find themselves feeling listless, anxious, or depressed. 6 Ways Home Care Can Help Seniors Rediscover Purpose At Visiting Angels, we’ve seen how lack of purpose takes a toll on older adults, time and time again. When seniors first get started with a home care assessment, many report feeling a lack of energy, motivation,

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What Seniors Miss Most about Home in Facility Care

What Seniors Miss Most about Home in Facility Care

Moving away from home and into a care facility can be a jarring experience for seniors. While moving to an assisted living facility or a nursing home is sometimes the only option, studies* have found that these moves can have a damaging effect on the emotional, mental, and physical well-being of seniors. What Seniors Miss Most about Home in Facility Care It’s little surprise then that nearly 90% of seniors reported to the AARP* that they wished to age-in-place for as long as possible. That’s true even in situations where seniors require professional in-home care to live at home safely and

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Firefighters Try Dementia Glasses

Firefighters Try Dementia Glasses

  Silverado Lake Zurich Memory Care has invited 15 firefighter-paramedics to participate in hands-on dementia training that will aid them in helping people with forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.  Firefighters Try Dementia Glasses The Virtual Dementia Tour® includes putting on special glasses, headphones and shoe inserts that simulate the same feelings of disorientation felt by dementia patients. This experiment is one of the substantial efforts made by Silverado to further education about dementia awareness. Mickey Wenzel, Lake Zurich Fire Department training division chief said that with a number of nursing homes in his community, firefighter-paramedics must to be ready to deal

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Is Your House Alzheimer’s Proofed?

Is Your House Alzheimer’s-Proofed?

After discovering that your loved one has been  diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you may have a series of questions about adjusting to day-to-day life.  Are they safe?  Does my loved one understand what’s going on?  How do I communicate with them?  All are valid and pressing questions that our knowledgeable team can address.  When it comes to at-home safety, there are specific precautions and needed changes to make your environment safe. We’ve gathered some essential safety tips from Jamie Webb and Kim Wentink, our in-home care experts here at Silverado. Is Your House Alzheimer’s-Proofed? Register a Bracelet The MedicAlert + Alzheimer’s Association Safe

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5 Tips for Aging in Place

5 Tips for Aging in Place

When Joanne Harrison’s spouse passed away, the 78-year-old had no interest in moving. She’s healthy, has many friends, and her two sons live nearby. Plus, she’s a confident driver and gets herself to doctor’s appointments and the grocery store. 5 Tips for Aging in Place Those are all important prerequisites for people who want to stay in their homes as they grow older, or “age in place.” According to an AARP survey, nearly 90% of those over age 65 want to stay in their homes for as long as possible. But Sullivan and others, who want to stay put as

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