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Winter Nutrition

January is the perfect time to renew your resolve to eat well. Colder temperatures, shorter days, and the holiday celebrations of the previous month challenge our healthy intentions, but the beginning of a new year brings a feeling of new possibilities. A few simple guidelines can help you make healthy choices throughout the winter months: […]

A New Type of “Nursing Home”

No hallways. Perhaps more than any other description, those two words capture the difference between the new Victorian Village Health & Wellness Center and a typical, institutional-style nursing care facility. Small buildings The three new buildings on the Victorian Village campus in Homer Glen, Illinois, follow the model known as a “small house” or “green […]

2012 Annual Report

Worthy of His Calling Providence Life Services works hard to be worthy of the calling God placed on us decades ago. Each year’s Annual Report is our effort to share — in words and in numbers — the results of our efforts throughout the course of a year. View and download a consolidated version of […]

“The First in Illinois” – Residential-Model Care at Victorian Village

Homer Glen, Ill. (December 6, 2012)  - “We’re proud to be the first in Illinois to gain approval from the state to offer skilled nursing care in a new type of setting,” says Ray Hemphill, Executive Vice President of Project Development for Providence Life Services. Providence Life Services has been in the business of providing […]

12 Gift Ideas for
Your Parents and Grandparents

Are you searching for just the right gift for your parents, grandparents, or other senior relatives? Even though they might be at a stage in life where they don’t really need any material goods, being able to bless our loved ones with a gift is a blessing to us. It’s fun to give! So listed […]

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is a good day to spend expressing gratitude to God — but I also want to make sure I express my gratitude to you. There are three thank-yous in particular I want to say, and the Providence Blog gives me a good forum for doing that: 1. Thank you, Providence staff. In all Providence […]

Memories of World War II

Veterans Day is an appropriate time to honor the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces and fought for liberty. But to get a sense of what liberty can mean, it’s also helpful to hear from civilians who lived through times when liberty was threatened. Rose Tieman is a resident at Royal […]

Researching Options for Your Parents

The ministry of Providence Life Services begins even before people move into our buildings. We consider it a ministry to help families sift through difficult decisions in order to find the best solutions to meet their needs. If you have started noticing that your parents need more help than they used to (and more help […]

Providence Newsletter:
Torchlight 2012

SEPTEMBER 2012 — “Rejoice!” is the theme of this year’s Torchlight celebration, and you can read all about it in the September 2012 issue of the Providence Newsletter. What are some of the reasons we are rejoicing? Park Place of Elmhurst celebrated its grand opening this year Providence Memory Support is making a difference for […]

Enhancing Memory Support

For 12 hours over 2 days, Providence caregivers, housekeepers, dining staff, and Life Enrichment staff receive specialized training in understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and other memory impairments. The first four hours of this enhanced training program are designed for all Providence staff, whether they are in a direct caregiving role or not. “The more knowledge we have,” says Deana […]