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In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/28/16)

(Rendering of Cherrywood Pointe of Minnetonka, located in Minnetonka, Minn. — Photo courtesy of Cherrywood Pointe Senior Living) Construction: Planned Community Will Expand CCRC in Carlisle, Pa. A Presbyterian Senior Living CCRC will begin construc...
by Senior Housing News on Jul 28, 2016

Can We Please Advocate For Caregiver Support Without Demeaning Our Loved Ones?

On the eve of the first day of National Family Caregivers Month, I've decided to plant a stake in the ground for the dignity of our stories in the media.  Here's what I read in my news feed this morning and what I wrote in response. ine Goldberg...

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (9/18/14)

Construction: Planned Ohio Senior Living Community Plans $20 Million Expansion Otterbein Senior LIfestyle Choices is planning a $20 million expansion to add more housing to its continuing care retirement community (CCRC) campus in Lebanon, Ohio, rep...
by Senior Housing News on Sep 18, 2014

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (9/11/14)

Construction: Planned Houston CCRC Announces $56 Million Expansion  The Buckingham, a 501(c)3 non-profit continuing care retirement community in Houston, Texas, recently announced it will undergo a $56 million expansion that will add 187 total resid...
by Senior Housing News on Sep 11, 2014

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (9/11/14)

Construction: Planned Houston CCRC Announces $56 Million Expansion  The Buckingham, a 501(c)3 non-profit continuing care retirement community in Houston, Texas, recently announced it will undergo a $56 million expansion that will add 187 total resid...
by Senior Housing News on Sep 11, 2014

When Patient Choices Are Harmful

Sometimes, my son makes bad choices.  So does my mother.  Nicholas almost always decides what he wants (and what he doesn't!) based on short term pleasure (and pain avoidance).  This means, he will NEVER choose to have an injectable me...

Are Veterans Eligible for Nursing Home Care in Grayslake IL?

Nursing Homes for Veterans Nursing home coverage for veterans is available from two sources within the Department of Veterans Affairs — the veterans health care system and the state veterans homes system. Nursing Home Coverage through the VA He...
by Options4care on Dec 12, 2012

Redefining Dementia - Let's All Go to Denmark

Very recently, I came across a UK award-winning initiative for people with Alzheimer's that I thought was, well, 'barmy'.  The social enterprise is called "Dementia Adventure" and aims to connect people living with dementia to nature and a sense...

Healthy Aging for Seniors Lake County IL

Healthy Aging – Physically, Mentally and Financially The month of September brings a welcome relief from the hot summer days. Cool breezes and colorful foliage appearing on the trees entice one to walk and bask in healthy fresh air. September has a...
by Options4care on Oct 15, 2012

Who Pays for Your Long Term Care in Lake County IL

Many seniors and their families believe that Medicare pays for a parents long term care. Not being educated on the matter is why many families are not financially prepared when mom or dad has to be placed in a facility.
by Options4care on Oct 15, 2012

Homeless Veterans Lake County IL

Why has our government failed to help our homeless veterans?
by Options4care on Oct 15, 2012

Poetics: Whatever the Weather • Reckoning

Resident Marie Waite visits with Travis the llama  at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton, Mass.  — Photo by João Canziani, from AARP Bulletin Reckoning Dementia patient and llama meet weekly in the memory care cor...
by Writerquake on Jul 8, 2012

Reverse Mortgages a Financial Resource for Seniors Lake county IL

Many seniors find that they can use a reverse mortgage for their long term care or in-home care needs.
by Options4care on Mar 14, 2012

Better Quality of Life Through Social Activities for Seniors in Lake County IL

For seniors, a lack of social support is related to negative impacts on health and well being.
by Options4care on Mar 14, 2012

WSJ: How Much of an Impact Will the Federal Alzheimer’s Plan Have?

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, the Department of Health and Human Services unveiled the first draft of a national action plan to combat Alzheimer’s disease, but the Wall Street Journal wonders if obstacles such as funding and lack of coordination might...
by Senior Housing News on Feb 27, 2012

ARA Brokers Sale of $24 Million Florida Assisted Living Community

ARA National Seniors Housing Group, based in Atlanta, Ga., brokered the sale of The Blake at Gulf Breeze, an assisted living and memory care community located in Gulf Breeze, Fla. AEW Capital Management, a global real estate investment manager, acqui...
by Senior Housing News on Feb 23, 2012

Obama: “We Can’t Wait”—Makes $50 Million Available for Alzheimer’s Research

The Obama Administration announced in early February its latest steps in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, which includes immediately making available an additional $50 million for cutting-edge research along with an additional $26 million...
by Senior Housing News on Feb 8, 2012

Senior Housing Provider Switches to Exclusively Memory Care

Hugo Suite Living, located in Hugo, Minn., announced on Jan. 29 that it is converting all of its units to memory care-only, due to the “growing amount of seniors [that] are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.” “We are very hap...
by Senior Housing News on Jan 30, 2012


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