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.
On Friday, Symphony Of Chesterton and the Visiting Nurses Association, or VNA, partnered together for a Veterans Day celebration. The American Legion Post 170 of Chesterton and Post 94 of Valparaiso also helped in making the Veterans Day Tribute possible. The presentation started off by giving thanks and honoring those who have served, who are serving, and to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
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.
Each year, The Life Care Centers of America hosts a Rewarding Excellence Dinner, intended to honor Certified Nursing Assistants and staff from their facilities who often go above and beyond to provide amazing service and care to those in need.
Community partnerships are important for many businesses to partake in. Whether the reasons are to help others, meet new people or provide a needed service, coming together to assist others is a valuable part of life. On Thursday, the Indiana locations of the Symphony Post Acute Network brought in lunch for the Maria Reiner Center in Hobart.
The majority of us have some kind of relationship or have been touched by the services offered at one of the amazing, friendly senior living residences. As the baby boomer generation moves into their 70’s and older, senior living homes are improving each and every day to house those that need specialized care. Whether it is new technology and treatment plans, modern, independent living arrangements, or fun, engaging activities to engage in, the Northwest Indiana businesses focusing in senior healthcare brings good news to their residents and patients every day.
Indiana University Northwest’s Center for Urban and Regional Excellence offers free workshops for those aged 55 and better through its Senior University program. Workshops take place at various locations on the IU Northwest campus in Gary, Ind.