25. July 2012 23:45
Chicago seniors prefer to stay in Chicago. Unlike some northern cities, Chicagoland seniors most often age-in-place and stay in their home or move to a senior living community. Downtown Chicago has even begun to attract empty-nesters from the suburbs.
Chicago seniors have the following care choices:
- Senior home care agency hourly or live-in caregiver services (professionally managed, meeting the state of Ilinois requirements which include 8-hours of training for caregivers)
- Assisted Living Community (which will often require additional private duty caregiving services by a senior care agency)
- Nursing Home
Chicago nursing homes range in costs from $106 per day at Margaret Manor on West Cullom Avenue to $291 per day at the Lexington of Schaumburg. Nursing home staffing ratios of Certified Nursing Aides to residents is an important part of considering which nursing home will be most appropriate.
Senior home care agencies in Illinois must be licensed and must provide a minimum of 8 hours of training for caregivers. Caregiverlist's Certified Caregiver training, powered by aQuire, has been customized to meet the Illinois Department of Health caregiver training requirements for professional caregivers. Family caregivers and professional caregivers may purchase the training online.
Chicago seniors may review the Illinois nursing home costs and ratings in Caregiverlist's nursing home directory.seniorcarecosts