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Caring for a loved one full time is a large responsibility. Being available to take care of that person 24/7 is not always possible. Whether going on vacation this summer, having an unavoidably busy weekend or just needing a mental and physical break, Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home (OLA) provides respite care services for seniors. Have peace of mind in knowing your loved one’s well-being is in the best of hands while you are away.
OLA works hand-in-hand with families. Based on patient needs, OLA will determine what level of care is needed during respite stay. There is no minimum or maximum number of days required, but commonly seniors will stay anywhere between 3-14 days. Should a longer respite stay be desired, a prescreening and 10 day processing time will need to be arranged through senior services. “We like to encourage families to include a few personal items when packing for OLA, to make their loved one feel more comfortable and secure throughout their stay,” states OLA Admissions Coordinator, Paula Hargis.
Hargis also mentions, “Senior Services can help families help offset respite care costs through The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP).”
While away, the family can call OLA’s Nurses Station to get frequent updates. If the family is in the area and would like to stop in, it is nice to take a break from the caregiver role and return to son, daughter, spouse etc. and simply enjoy themselves while visiting. Enhance your quality of living and enjoy Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home, a resident-centered community providing high-quality care and rehabilitation services for seniors. A welcoming community awaits perspective seniors and their families. Call and schedule a tour today. To speak directly with OLA’s Admissions Coordinator regarding respite care services, call 815-725-6631 ext. 4113.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia and every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops the disease.”
This year, a dedicated team from Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home has decided to join the fight against Alzheimer’s by participating in Will County’s annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, October 6th. OLA team members currently include Rebecca Reiter, Jake Ancel, Carolyn Krause Platt, John Ancel, Skylar Carter, Anita Lane, Paula Hargis, Jenny Guiney, Jodi Ancel, Stormy Reiter, Thomas Reiter, Veronica Turner and Ashley Vehrs.
The team has currently raised roughly $1,500 and hopes to meet a goal of $2,000 by October 6th. All funds go directly to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. If you would like to help Team OLA reach their goal, please consider donating here. You can donate directly to the team as a group or select which team member you’d like to support.
As the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s grows each year, we need to be vigilant to spread awareness, support medical research and support those currently suffering from or caring for loved ones with the disease.
On behalf of our OLA community, we would like to wish all participants a successful walk this upcoming weekend!