About the same time Jackie started showing signs of memory loss, her husband passed away. She could no longer live alone, so she moved in with one of her children.
The memory loss was diagnosed as early-stage dementia and Jackie and her children agreed that she needed more socialization and routine than living with one of her daughters could provide.
So, they turned to Senior Home Sharing – Jackie has lived at Chase Place in Lombard since March 2011.
It has been the perfect fit for several reasons including that she was able to move back to her hometown of Lombard, where she had also raised her family. Her children, who live in nearby suburbs, frequently visit her and often stay for meals, gardening and interaction with other residents at Chase Place.
Perhaps most importantly, Jackie is able to retain as much independence as possible because of the routine and stability offered by Senior Home Sharing, which includes three meals a day, medication reminders, socialization opportunities and the security offered by full-time housing staff.
So while Jackie thrives as much as possible in an independent setting, Senior Home Sharing’s affordability, dependability and companionship provide her family the peace of mind to know that she is eating well, enjoying the company of friends her age, and having the chance to laugh often in an environment much like the home she lived in all her life!
Thank you to our annual sponsors for helping make a difference in our resident’s lives:
West Suburban Bank
BMO Harris Bank
Painters USA, Inc.
Law Offices of Thomas M. Battista
Dennis and Bonnie Clarke
Wintrust Bank & Trust
Personalized Physicians Group
Illinois Select Risk
The Sign Authority
Massage Envy, Wheaton
Community Bank Wheaton/Glen Ellyn
Bulley & Andrews, LLC