Rachael Hofer, an instructor at Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness in Chesterton, demonstrates a sitting relaxation exercise to participants at a Senior Health and Wellness Fair, offered by the Franciscan Alliance Accountable Care Organization, at the Briar Ridge Country Club in Schererville Sept. 14. She told the group that even a small amount of exercise is beneficial, and that it can be built upon over time to increase the benefits.
Hundreds of participants crowded the Showcase Tent at the Lake County Fair Aug. 8 to take part in the annual, Franciscan Alliance-sponsored, Senior Citizens Day. The program offered information regarding the Accountable Care Organization, Franciscan Senior Promise, Franciscan Senior Health and Wellness, Franciscan Insurance Services, outpatient services, stroke awareness and palliative care.
When someone passes when we are not with them, our wish is that whoever was there with them helped them go in comfort, dignity, and peace.
Avalon Springs Health Campus is hosting a free educational workshop about the VA Aid and Attendance benefit on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. This event is open to the public and will take place at the community, which is located at 2400 Silhavy Road, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Please call 219-462-1778 to register.
Symphony of Dyer is one of the newest medical resorts in Northwest, Indiana. They offer senior living apartments and medical resorts for rehabilitation care. According to one recent medical resort patient who has now recovered, Symphony of Dyer was a place of refuge.
Tips for avoiding heat stroke and exhaustion.
Hot weather is dangerous, and seniors are particularly prone to its threat. Heat stroke and heat exhaustion are a real problem. In fact, a recent University of Chicago Medical Center study found that 40 percent of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. were among people over age 65.
FirstLight Home Care of Valparaiso, an award-winning provider of non-medical in-home care, today announced it has received FirstLight Home Care’s 2016 Franchisee of the Year award. The Valparaiso, Indiana office was selected from more than 110 FirstLight locations and was one of only three offices nationwide to receive the honor. The award was presented to Jim and Michelle Alex, local owners of FirstLight Home Care of Valparaiso.
If you have ever wanted to acknowledge a caregiver at our campus, the Trilogy Foundation now has the perfect way for you to do so. The Grateful Families Program provides an opportunity for you to say “thank you” to caregivers in a more personal and meaningful way.
The caregivers and staff of FirstLight HomeCare of Northwest Indiana can be seen all over the local communities helping out in one fashion or another. They may be helping a client with their daily activities or they are volunteering.