2013 Annual Report: Answering the Call

TINLEY PARK, Ill. (March 2014) — This year, Providence Life Services continued our mission and our calling — sometimes in new locations, sometimes with new services. This year’s Annual Report offers a snapshot of the various projects we were called to in the past year. It also includes the names of Providence friends and family who made it possible to Answer the Call through their generous gifts and prayers. You can read the 2013 Annual Report by clicking to download the PDF. Thank you for joining us in Answering the Call!

Providence Newsletter:
Celebrating 100 Years
of Retirement Services

TINLEY PARK, Ill. (February 2014) — This year will mark the 100th anniversary of eldercare services provided by the Reformed Community of Chicagoland! So this is a special year to celebrate God’s faithfulness. In this year’s first issue of the Providence newsletter, we look back not only at our own history, but also at the historical context that surrounded those early years of ministry. Download Issue 1, and read all about it!

Three Resources for Caregivers

Emily M. Butler-Morton is a marketer with a heart. She spent 25 years in various marketing positions with various senior living communities. During that time, she helped hundreds of seniors and their families through the process of first accepting the idea of moving into a retirement community, and then finding the perfect community to move to. She has distilled her experience into a small, helpful paperback titled Care Enough to Know—Keep Your Parents Safe. The chapter titled “Care Enough to Ask, Look, and Do” is particularly helpful. It is made up of a series of questions that people should ask of any retirement community they are considering. The questions are divided into categories such as Food, Financial, Safety, and Comfort, and the author gives some action steps on the best way to gather the information. “Visit at odd times,” she says, for example, “late at night and on weekends. How many staff members are working?” She also suggests interviewing current residents to find out what they like and don’t like about the community. (If you’d like a convenient form for recording your impressions of a community — or of in-home care options —download Providence Life Services’ free Research Checklists.) Care […]

Providence Newsletter:
Faith-Driven Vision

DECEMBER 2013 — The December 2013 issue of the Providence Newsletter shares further details about the “Small House” model of care that characterizes the new development on the Victorian Village campus in Homer Glen, Illinois. Other highlights include: A baptism at Providence Downers Grove Faith & Finances Benefits of choosing a faith-based community Marian Kickert: Faithful Servant Download the PDF

Thanksgiving 2013

a special message from Richard C. Schutt, CEO What I love about November is that it gives me an official opportunity to reflect on the long list of things I’m thankful for. I’ll share a few of them with you here: I’m grateful for each one of the 4,876 clients who have trusted us to serve them in 2013. Their stories are varied, but all are testimonies of God’s faithfulness. I’m grateful for the generous community of faith that surrounds Providence Life Services. In addition to joining us at our annual Torchlight celebration in overwhelming numbers, your gifts and prayers enabled us to provide $3,015,797 in free care this year. I’m grateful that the faithfulness of God and the generosity of His people is not diminished by an environment of government reimbursement challenges. No matter what goes on in Washington, we are able to: Provide a high level of quality Maintain necessary accreditations Offer genuinely compassionate care As we head into the holidays, the Providence family has a lot to be thankful for. Most important is that God lets us represent His grace to a needy world. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving! a a a a