When a loved one faces a life-limiting illness, choosing the right next step can seem daunting, and may even feel impossible. End-of-life care decisions are never easy, but they become more challenging the longer frank discussions are delayed. For many, the decision to contact a hospice organization is seen as the last resort, when in fact, reaching out to a trusted hospice care provider earlier in the process can create an invaluable support system.
Congratulations to the Member of the Week for Jan. 1-5, 2018. Journey Senior Living of Valparaiso is a full service Assisted Living and Memory Care community serving Valparaiso and surrounding communities. Their brand new state-of-the-art community opening EARLY 2018 is conveniently located near the intersection of US 6 & IN-49 in Valparaiso, Indiana.
NW Indiana Rusty Strings lets string players shine in a community orchestra that features musicians across Northwest Indiana.
In an effort to foster holiday cheer, StoryPoint Rockford partnered with McBride Studios and Rockford High School’s broadcasting studio, Beyond the Rock, to produce a holiday music video. The so-called “Holiday Together” project launched in early fall of 2017. The idea began with a desire to have the staff and residents of StoryPoint Rockford work in collaboration with the Beyond the Rock high school students to produce an intergenerational art project.
The holidays bring scattered families together -- giving adult children the perfect opportunity to closely inspect how aging parents are managing. It's not by chance that calls to Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities spike just after the holidays. This is when families detect hints of trouble or see catastrophes on the horizon.
In the realm of senior care and senior care facilities, few topics take as much precedence as fall prevention. As a serious concern for many seniors and their families, it’s important to find a facility that recognizes the dangers and works to combat them early on.
Each year, the VNA uses the holidays and it’s spirit of giving to shed light on their Christmas for the Elderly drive. With a focused effort on raising funds for the cause, the spirit of giving shines through during the colder months of the year.
On Thursday morning, Valparaiso’s newest senior living facility, Journey Senior Living, hosted a coffee and conversation talk at the Hilton Garden Inn in Chesterton to introduce people to their mission. The talk, led by Journey Senior Living President Blair Minton, highlighted the positive aspects of the upcoming facility and fielded questions from those in attendance.
The healthcare world can be difficult to navigate, however with the Continuity of Care Association’s (COCA) monthly networking meetings, healthcare workers can rest easy knowing they are connected and updated with the latest in the field.
The Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults organization of Franciscan Health Hammond welcomed its latest members during a swearing-in ceremony recently in the chambers of Lake Superior Court Civil Division Judge Diane Kavadias Schneider in Crown Point. Probate Commissioner American McAlpin, seated, officiated this year. The program, instituted in 2001 and the brainchild of then-hospital president Tom Gryzbek, is a collaborative effort between the hospital and the court system. It provides trained and supervised volunteers to serve as court-appointed legal guardians to assist the elderly and the courts in decision-making regarding seniors’ needs.
Staff at the Life Care Center of the Willows in Valparaiso donned festive cat ears and brought out fall decor to celebrate Halloween with their residents on Tuesday. However, this year’s tradition was no regular celebration, as one resident turned 100 years-old on October 31st.