New Chicagoland Senior Resource Directory Available, Produced By Eldercare Referral Network A Silver Connection

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Free eldercare referral network A Silver Connection has published its annual Professional Resource Directory containing detailed information for Chicago area seniors, their families, and those who work with them.

The directory, in its third printing, is near and dear to our hearts, as we genuinely love helping seniors. We get requests for it all year long, and people tell us that it is the go-to Chicago source for this type of information.

Free eldercare referral network A Silver Connection (http://www.ASilverConnection.com) has published its annual Professional Resource Directory containing detailed information for Chicago area seniors, their families, and those who work with them.

“The directory, in its third printing, is near and dear to our hearts, as we genuinely love helping seniors. We get requests for it all year long, and people tell us that it is the go-to Chicago source for this type of information,” explained Jennifer Prell, A Silver Connection co-president.

Amidst the nearly 1,500 Chicagoland listings – all with addresses and contact information -- are several sections with valuable “news you can use.” Examples include a home safety checklist, guidelines for safe physical activity, advice for fighting identity theft, tips for choosing a care facility, and a quick assessment tool for families to evaluate the needs of their senior loved one.

Most of the directory is devoted to healthcare and housing-related content.

Healthcare/medical listings include associations for specific illnesses or conditions, hospitals/medical centers/medical offices, sources for medical equipment/supplies, health insurance providers, pharmaceutical resources, vision providers, dentists, Medicaid/Medicare guidelines, and nutrition advice.

The directory’s housing content includes details on low-income housing, moving services, Realtors, reverse mortgage sources, senior centers, adult day care, assisted/supportive living, continuum of care retirement communities, home health care services, home services agencies, independent and retirement living, memory/Alzheimer’s communities, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers.

The directory also lists other useful resources such as local utility companies, township services, tax resources, veterans benefits contacts, and a variety of organizations that help seniors, such as advocacy groups, area agencies on aging, and support groups.

New this year is a listing of local ombudsmen who can act as advocates and investigate issues that can arise during stays in nursing homes.

“The Professional Resource Directory is very comprehensive, covering Chicago and most of its suburbs. However, if anyone can’t find what they’re looking for, we invite them to give us a call. We’re happy to help,” added Prell.

The 232-page guide is available free for download at http://www.ASilverConnection.com (click on “resources”). A limited number of printed copies also are available, and may be ordered by calling 866-421-8266.

About A Silver Connection
A Silver Connection is a free eldercare resource and referral service operating throughout the Chicago area for seniors, their families and professionals who help older adults. Its consultants are experts on senior housing and care options, including retirement communities, independent living, assisted living, memory care, supportive living, skilled nursing, and in-home care. Learn more at http://www.ASilverConnection.com or by calling 866-421-8266.

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