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Assess When "Home Alone" May Be Unsafe

Date Published: Aug 06 2020

Nearly everyone begins slowing down as they age. When do you know it’s time to consider senior living options for your parent or other senior loved one?There are several warning signs that you may need to intervene. Keep an eye out for anything that might indicate a loved one may need help.

Protect Yourself Against Phone Scams

Date Published: Jul 24 2020

Unsolicited phone calls from strangers can be downright frustrating. They also may pose a serious threat—scammers know exactly how to trick us into providing sensitive information that could lead to huge financial losses.

 

CHI Living Communities Featured in National Publication

Date Published: Jul 22 2020

Thanks to CEO Aaron D. Webb, CHI Living Communities is very pleased to be featured in the latest issue of Senior Housing News.

Make Sure Seniors Connect "Smartly"

Date Published: Jul 21 2020

When seniors are alone, such as during a quarantine or threatening weather conditions, it can be especially difficult for them to stay engaged and connected. This may create or add to feelings of isolation and loneliness.

 

Ways to Connect with Quarantined Seniors

Date Published: Jul 10 2020

When you can’t visit your elderly loved one during a quarantine, you still can help them feel involved and connected by taking numerous actions.

Why You Need A Care Plan

Date Published: Jun 30 2020

Whether you live alone, are in a long-term care facility or are part of a large household, all adults should have a care plan. 

Tips for Older Menís Health

Date Published: Jun 24 2020

Americans are living longer than ever, yet women are still outliving men by about five years. 

Research suggests this may be due to men not taking care of themselves as well as women do. For instance, women are much more likely to have a primary health care provider and see a doctor at least annually. Men are also more likely to smoke and drink heavily, which may lead to health issues that can greatly shorten their lives.

Four Ways to Improve Brain Health

Date Published: Jun 02 2020

As we grow older, often our minds slows down, we can become forgetful and it can be harder to multitask. This natural part of aging is referred to as mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Don't Carry in COVID-19 with Takeout Food

Date Published: May 29 2020

You may be caring for an aging parent or have more people in your household than usual during the pandemic. As the U.S. begins recovery efforts and more businesses re-open, you may choose to get take-out food for a break from many home-cooked meals in recent weeks.

CHI Living Communities Welcomes New CEO

Date Published: May 26 2020

CHI Living Communities is pleased to announce Aaron D. Webb, Esq., as our new Chief Executive Officer, effective June 15. Succeeding former CEO Rick Ryan who retired May 1, Aaron has more than 25 years of diverse experience, including the last 15 in senior health care services.

Why move now? Your family is ours.

Date Published: May 18 2020

Deciding to move into a senior living community can be difficult. It may be even harder during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Should you move into an independent living residence now or wait until the pandemic is over?

If a spouse or family member needs assisted living, skilled nursing and rehab, or memory care, is it best to continue caring for them at home for a while longer, or find them a senior living option now while space may still be available?

Six Tips for Good Mental Health

Date Published: May 13 2020

Aging. Financial issues. Poor health. Being alone. The death of a spouse or lifelong friend. Each of us has stressors that can occasionally make us feel anxious or sad. The older we get, these challenges may sometimes occur more frequently or even simultaneously, making it harder to cope.

Franciscan Care Center Named 2019 Readerís Choice for Nursing Home

Date Published: Jul 03 2019

Franciscan Care Center earned the Reader’s Choice for Nursing Home in the 2019 Mature Living Reader’s Choice Awards. 

Fridays at Franciscan

Date Published: Dec 08 2016

You and a guest are invited to a complimentary luncheon on The Benefits of Massage Therapy.

Franciscan Care Center Institutes Areaís First Enhanced Inpatient Cardiac Rehab Program

Date Published: Dec 07 2016

Believed to be the first in the area, the program is under the direction of a board-certified cardiologist and is designed to help improve the well-being of individuals who have experienced an acute cardiac event.

New Branding for Franciscan Living Communities Announced

Date Published: Oct 25 2016

Franciscan Living Communities long-term care facilities are being rebranded as part of CHI Living Communities, a national business of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). Sylvania Franciscan Health became part of CHI in 2014.

CEO Recognition Award Earned

Date Published: Oct 23 2016

CHI Living Communities earned the Chief Executive Officer’s Recognition Award for being among the Top Five high achievers in the Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) 2016 Performance Culture Assessment.