Archive for April 2012

National Honesty Day

Today, April 30th, is National Honesty Day.  Though the day is meant to showcase the honesty or dishonesty of elected officials, I say we use it today to come clean. If there is something you have been holding back, let it out today. My bit of honesty is the fact that I have completely fallen... Read more »

Young brothers continue their fight for Illinois' elderly!

Young brothers continue their fight for Illinois' elderly!
At the beginning of this month, I introduced you to Dean Cohen, 16, and Lee Cohen, 15. The two brothers are making it their mission to fight for the elderly generation. At the time I introduced them, they had taken their message to State Representative David Harris. After feeling a sense of urgency for senior... Read more »

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Contact Senators TODAY About DON Score Increase

For the last day of Supportive Living Week in Illinois, I want to call your attention to a release from the Affordable Assisted Living Coalition: The Governor is pushing to have his Medicaid plan drafted into legislation by next week. It has been reported he wants the legislation passed by May 10th. We believe our best... Read more »

Plum Creek Supportive Living holds Open House

The Bar getting ready to welcome our Open House attendees.
If you have followed my blog this week, you are already well aware that it is Supportive Living Week in Illinois. Yesterday was the day that Supportive Living Facilities, SLFs, from all across the State welcomed community members into their facility to learn more about, the program. My facility, Plum Creek Supportive Living, had a... Read more »

Take the mystery out of Supportive Living!

Take the mystery out of Supportive Living!
Today is day three of Supportive Living Week in Illinois. Also today, Supportive Living Facilities all over the state will be hosting Open Houses. This statewide event is geared towards everyone in Illinois. So, be sure to make arrangements to stop by your local Supportive Living Facility. My facility will be offering an open house that includes... Read more »

SLFs Give Back, So Can You!

Today is Day 2 of Supportive Living Week 2012.  I explained in yesterday’s kickoff post how valuable Supportive Living Facilities, SLFs, are to the families of Illinois. Today, I am going to show how communities benefit from SLFs. Of course, first and foremost you have the benefit of having your family close to you if... Read more »

Supportive Living week kicks off today!

Supportive Living week kicks off today!
Today kicks off Supportive Living Week in the State of Illinois. In honor of this week, I will tell you a bit more about Supportive Living Facilities. If you took the benefits of nursing home care and assisted living care, pulled out the best of both worlds, and offered it at an affordable price, you... Read more »

Budget cuts to Supportive Living Facilities would devastate Illinois families.

Budget cuts to Supportive Living Facilities would devastate Illinois families.
On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, residents and staff of Plum Creek Supportive Living in Rolling Meadows visited the Illinois State Capitol. The visit was scheduled to show how vital Supportive Living Facilities, SLFs, are to Illinois. SLFs provide apartment-style housing, socialization opportunities, and support services for residents that are not yet in need of full nursing... Read more »

This is how to start a week...

The missing piece of our walkway to our second floor apartment.
Imagine the fun of receiving a note from your apartment complex telling you to make sure you are gone before 8 a.m. every morning for the next two weeks. The note goes on to inform you to be sure that you do not return home prior to 4:30 p.m. That is what happened to me. They are... Read more »
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