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 tours, food, drinks, and more. Therefore, not only can you learn about Supportive Living, you can enjoy a nice snack and drink as well. If you want to tour my specific facility, feel free to contact me for information and directions.
Today's events are described better in this release from the Affordable Assisted Living Coalition:
Supportive Living Facilities throughout the State of Illinois will be opening their doors to the general public for a statewide Open House event on Wednesday, April 25. The Open Houses are designed to raise awareness of the success and affordability of the Supportive Living Model.
The open houses are open to the general public, media and legislators. During the open house, participants can take tours of the facility and will receive free information on the supportive living program for seniors and persons with disabilities. This is a great opportunity to learn more about how you or a loved one over the age of 65 or with disabilities could qualify for this innovative program.
WHY: The expense of a traditional nursing home, skilled nursing and assisted living care can be a financial drain for those with moderate means. In Illinois, a Supportive Living option offers the best of both worlds—helping seniors in need, at a price they can afford.
Supportive Living provides a level of care and service that is comparable to other existing senior housing options, but it is offered at a more affordable rate. Like assisted living, Supportive Living offers housekeeping, laundry, medication reminders, personal grooming assistance and recreational activities on an individual, as needed basis. The difference is that Supportive Living does so at a much lower cost than conventional senior care and, unlike with most assisted living programs, a financial assistance program is available to those who qualify.