SIR Management President, Bryan Barrish, to Host Forum in Chicago on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia in Conjunction with Hospice of Illinois

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Regency Rehabilitation Center, a SIR Management facility, will partner with Hospice of Illinois to host a forum for caregivers and family members. This session will focus on those that take care of individuals with Alzheimer’s or Dementia and will be held Thursday, October 27th, 2011 at 6631 No. Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, Illinois.

Regency Rehabilitation Center, a SIR Management facility, will partner with Hospice of Illinois to host a second forum for caregivers and family members. This session will focus on those that take care of individuals with Alzheimer’s or Dementia and will be held in Niles, Illinois on Thursday, October 27th, 2011.

As a part of the forum, caregivers and family members are invited to a presentation called “The Best Friend’s Approach” delivered by Sue Dziewior, Hospice of Illinois Administrator. Ms. Dziewior has an impressive history of working with the terminally ill and will bring a focused approach to providing support to caregivers and family members who care for those suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia.

In 2011, an estimated 5.4 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease and 14.9 million people acted as unpaid caregivers for those patients. With the baby boomer generation aging, these numbers are expected to increase and, therefore, the number of caregivers will need to grow. Home care and hospice professionals will be at the forefront of patient care and will need to stay up-to-date on treatment options.

Bryan Barrish, President of SIR Management, understands the value of a healthy support network. Barrish states “The first forum Regency Rehab Center offered was successful and the feedback from participants was great. We decided to move forward and add another session for a different audience. Caregivers, and especially family caregivers, are generous, kind people who often put themselves last as they care for those in need. This forum will focus on the importance of new approaches to deal with difficult situations and behaviors with people suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia.”

Caregiver Forum Details
When: Thursday, October 27th, 2 pm
Where: Regency Rehabilitation Center, 6631 N. Milwaukee, Niles Illinois
Who: Caregivers and Family Members

Tours of the facility will be available following the program, and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP by October 26th to Caryl Kiser at 847-894-8659 or by email at: marketing2(at)regencyrehabcenter(dot)com

About Regency Rehabilitation Center
Regency Rehabilitation Center has proven itself to be a leader and innovator in providing outstanding health care services to the greater Chicagoland area. For the past three decades, Regency has been offering a complete line of health care options which enable the elderly to live as independently as possible, thus providing them reassurance that they will receive the level of care suited to their individual needs. Healthcare services include skilled and intermediate nursing care, specialized Alzheimer’s unit, dialysis services, occupational, physical and speech therapy in a beautiful, family friendly environment. Regency has always been at the forefront in utilizing the latest technology available for providing care and comfort to its residents.

About SIR Management
SIR Management provides expert consultation in Long Term Care, through a network of thirteen nursing facilities throughout the Chicago Metro area including Byron, Decatur, Rockford and Rock Island. SIR Management services include Rehabilitation, Advanced Acute Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Alzheimer's/Dementia Care Services, On-Site Dialysis, Hospice Care, Bariatric Care, Respite Care and Adult Day Care.

About Hospice of Illinois
Hospice of Illinois offers comprehensive care focused on easing the physical, emotional and spiritual pain that often accompanies terminal illness. Dedicated professionals and trained volunteers specialize in meeting the individual needs of patients and their families. Hospice care focuses on enhancing the patient's level of comfort and overall quality of life. Hospice of Illinois is committed to each patient receiving the highest quality of care, compassion and a dignified death.

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