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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.

New Memory Care Wing Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Date Published: Jul 11 2019

There is no one way to work with people living with dementia-related illnesses. However, there are innovative, meaningful and compassionate ways and that is what we pride ourselves in doing at The Commons of Providence.  Our staff and programs make a difference in our residents’ daily lives...

How Do You Know if Your Loved One Needs Assisted Living?

Date Published: Jun 20 2019

There are so many commercials on television today talking about the best way to care for older family members. How do you know when your older loved one needs just extra help or can no longer live on their own?

Ten Signs Your Older Loved One May Need Some Help

Date Published: Jun 10 2019

When Becky’s sister asked how their mother was “really doing” after a whirlwind weekend of relatives in town, a bridal shower and a milestone birthday celebration, she was told, “Okay.” But was she?

Normal Aging or Dementia?

Date Published: Jun 02 2019

The news surrounds us daily regarding the latest Alzheimer’s facts and its growth as baby boomers move into their golden years. 

Celebrate the New Memory Care Addition at The Commons

Date Published: Jun 11 2018

The Commons of Providence invites the community to the Blessing and Ribbon Cutting for the new Memory Care addition on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 4:30-6pm.

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.