Appreciating Our Pastors

October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and we took advantage of the occasion to ask Providence residents about their pastors. We put together this video to express appreciation for the work of our own chaplains, as well as the support of pastors from surrounding churches who bless residents of our communities with visits, prayers, and spiritual support. Thank you!

Providence Newsletter:
Torchlight 2013

SEPTEMBER 2013 — This issue of the Providence Newsletter shares details about our annual Torchlight celebration. We will return to the Museum of Science and Industry this year. In addition to after-hours access to many of the exhibits, we will also enjoy lively entertainment from All-American Dueling Pianos! Click the image to view and download a PDF of the newsletter, which also highlights: The benefits of Providence Hospice The spiritual community available through Providence Intergenerational community at Park Place of Elmhurst Download the newsletter PDF

“Rehab at Providence has given me
10 years of my life back”

If you’ve been tolerating pain because you think nothing can be done about it, think again. John Kovas was kind enough to tell us about his life before rehab, as well as the new hope that a good rehab program makes possible: Stories like John’s are repeated every day at Providence communities that offer rehab. Ask Providence how our expert rehab programs can help you get back to your life: Park Place Health & Wellness Center of Elmhurst Providence Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center of Downers Grove

Hiring In-Home Help:
things to be aware of

When you start noticing that Mom or Dad needs a little extra help with the activities of daily living, researching retirement communities is not the only option. Many people hire a private duty caregiver for a few hours at a time, and that’s enough to keep their parents safe in their own home. Private Duty refers to unskilled or unlicensed help. A Private Duty service can take care of light housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, and errand-running. When you start researching Private Duty options online, you might notice that there are two basic “delivery” options for the care you’re looking for: “independent” or “agency.” An independent caregiver is someone you pay directly for care, as opposed to paying an agency to send one of their caregiving employees. Paying an independent caregiver is usually less expensive, but the risks can be higher. Consider the following: 1. Taxes Agency: When you hire through an agency, the agency assures that the legal requirements for taxes are properly addressed. Independent: If you hire an independent caregiver, IRS regulations classify you as that person’s employer, and you become liable for: Social Security taxes Unemployment compensation Payroll taxes Interest on any payments owed Possible civil fines of […]

Providence Newsletter:
“Answering the Call”

JULY 2013 — In the July 2013 issue of the Providence Newsletter, you’ll read about all the ways Providence is answer God’s call to serve people: …in Orland Park, Illinois, through a new type of senior housing …in Homer Glen, Illinois, through the first residential model of skilled nursing care in Illinois …in St. John, Indiana, through plans for new Retirement Living options You’ll also read about how we completed two generations of caring in South Holland, Illinois, through divestiture of ownership of the Holland Home and Providence Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center of South Holland. Read our Newsletter