Presbyterian Homes, Evanston-based owner-operator of eight retirement communities in the North and Northwest suburbs and Chicago, has launched Senior Care Answer Team (www.SeniorCare AnswerTeam.org), a new online resource for adult children, caregivers, and helping organizations who may need a better understanding of all the considerations that go into choosing the senior care solution that is right for an aging loved one.
An e-mail form on the site allows users to ask questions of the Senior Answer Team. Information posted on the site helps visitors learn about determining whether a family member needs help, the different types of senior living and community services and how to talk to aging parents about care options. The site also addresses financial concerns – assisted living costs, financial resources such as Medicare/Medicaid, long-term care insurance and veteran’s benefits.
More detailed information is found at the site in printable formats to include tips, checklists and other helpful website links. Senior Care Answer Team members include Presbyterian Homes’ health care professionals Dr. Peter Jaggard, vice president of medical affairs, Bob Landsman, vice president of finance; Melinda Pierce, director of rehabilitation services; Lydia Torrese, geriatric nurse practitioner; Lisa Vandermark, social services and director of memory care; and Kathi Young, health care administrator.