In-Home Care Allows Seniors to ‘Age in Place’ with Social Work Intervention: A case example

Despite the barriers facing seniors who want to age in place, many seniors
prefer not to give up the independence and privacy of their own homes.
According to AARP, 82% of people want to remain in the comfort and
familiarity of their own homes as opposed to an institutional setting.
For seniors dealing with chronic health conditions who want to age in
place, in-home care serves as a valuable resource.

A Balanced Report on Reverse Mortgages by AARP

With so many misconceptions about reverse mortgages, it is important to do some background research before getting involved with this financial loan. Those interested in learning more about this unique loan for older adults should watch the AARP webcast ?Reverse Mortgage: Rescue or Trap??. The AARP webcast is balanced and informative, and informs viewers of the benefits and risks of a reverse mortgage.

Illinois’ Governor Pat Quinn forms Nursing Home Safety Task Force

In addition to the elderly, nursing homes also house ex-convicts and the mentally ill. The State of Illinois cares for more mentally ill people within its nursing homes than any other state in the country. The Chicago Tribune’s coverage of this issue prompted Governor Quinn to form the Nursing Home Safety Task Force. The Task Force will present its final recommendations on how to address nursing home safety to the Governor by January 31st.

Chicago Bridge Event Feburary 17th 6-8pm

The Chicago Bridge February Event: Structure of Aging Services & LTC Policy for Older Adults Wednesday February 17th, 2010, 6-8pm Adler School of Professional Psychology 65 East Wacker Place, Suite 2100 Chicago, IL 60601 CTA Access: ~Closest “L” stops: State and Lake, or Randolph and Wabash (both serving brown, green, orange, purple, and pink lines). […]