The Admiral at the Lake Blog

Spending Time With Family at The Admiral at the Lake

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jan 10, 2019 5:40:02 PM

It’s an exciting time when your family comes to visit you, especially if they live far away. You want to be sure you are having the best visit possible while they are here with you. That usually means you don’t want to spend a whole lot of time finding things to do or spending time traveling to get to activities.

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Topics: Lifecare, Life Plan Community

Getting to Know Our Director of Resident Services

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jan 2, 2019 2:42:40 PM

One of The Admiral at the Lake’s defining attributes is its transparency between the staff and residents. When deciding on a retirement community, older adults are looking for a new home where they will not only feel taken care of but feel like part of a larger family. This feeling of community is as dependent on staff as it is on fellow residents, as Jennifer Dietelhoff, Director of Resident Services for Independent Living well knows.

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Topics: Lifecare, Life Plan Community

Feeling At Home in a Resident-Driven Community

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Dec 7, 2018 10:03:39 AM

Moving into a new retirement community can feel a lot like being the “new kid in school.” Some may experience anxiety when deciding to make the move from a home where they are comfortable to somewhere new. They may wonder, “will I make new friends? Will I experience the feeling of being at home again?”

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Topics: Lifecare, Life Plan Community

A Conversation with Our Medical Director

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Nov 20, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Every day at The Admiral at the Lake, there are meetings and conversations taking place that revolve around how to make life healthier, safer and better for residents. From administrators to staff to the residents themselves, efforts are made to keep achieving the excellence for which the community is known.

In meetings about resident wellness and healthcare, you’re likely to find Eric T. Mizuno, MD.

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Topics: Lifecare, Life Plan Community, health

Community Spotlight: Get to Know our CFO, Dan Churchill

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Nov 16, 2018 2:05:18 PM

Since 2012, Dan Churchill, Chief Financial Officer at The Admiral at the Lake, enjoys the work that he does for the community and treasures the time he spends with the residents and staff members. Not only does he love his job, but he also loves the surrounding Chicago community that he lives and works in.

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Topics: Lifecare, Life Plan Community, Chicago Lifestyle

Quaker Values: Community, Wellness, and Integrity at The Admiral

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Sep 6, 2018 10:09:58 AM

The Admiral at the Lake’s not-for-profit affiliate company, Kendal, has values and practices rooted in Quaker principles. Since the 1970s, Kendal has been working to transform our culture’s view of the aging process through these values and practices.

Even though the Kendal system is independent and not part of or sponsored by any religious or social institution, it was founded and continues to grow by the principles of the Religious Society of Friends or Quakers. Three of the basic Quaker principles include community, wellness and integrity.

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Topics: Lifecare, Life Plan Community, Independent Lifestyle

What is Memory Care and How Can It Help My Parent?

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jul 25, 2018 2:25:18 PM

Is your loved one is starting to experience cognitive impairment symptoms such as memory loss, confusion and disorientation? Whether your family member is living on their own or living at an assisted living community, or a CCRC (continuing care retirement community), it may be time to start investigating higher levels of service.

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Topics: Lifecare, Life Plan Community

Does Living in a Lifecare Community Make You Healthier?

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jun 20, 2018 9:57:37 AM

Lifecare communities (also known as continuing care retirement communities or CCRCs) are a favorite choice among older adults as they have every level of care available for residents, all on the same campus.

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Topics: health, Lifecare, Life Plan Community

5 Traits of Successful Retirement Planning

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jun 6, 2018 11:49:51 AM

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a crystal ball to tell us what the future holds for us? Unfortunately, this isn’t possible.

Fortunately, though, we can be proactive in planning for anything that the future may throw our way. Here are 5 ways to make your future planning successful!

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Topics: Future Planning, Lifecare, Life Plan Community

3 Reasons You Should Talk to Your Parent About Moving to a Lifecare Community

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on May 2, 2018 11:27:51 AM

According to recent studies, 10 million adult children over the age of 50 are actively caregiving for their parent(s). These adult children are tasked with daily chores such as grocery shopping, meal preparation, dressing and bathing, and more.

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Topics: Future Planning, Lifecare, Life Plan Community