Amada Senior Care North Shore
Jennifer Novy, owner of Amada Senior Care North Shore, has dedicated her professional and personal life to caring for seniors. As a life-long Chicagoan, she now uses her senior care experience to help neighbors in Lake Forest, Libertyville, Highland Park, Buffalo Grove, Northbrook, Glen View, Wilmette, Evanston, and surrounding communities live independently and maintain a high quality of life.
Jenny says, “I have a masters in gerontology as well as a masters in therapeutic recreation, and I’ve been working with seniors across Illinois for the past 20 years. I feel very fortunate that older adults have always been a part of my life: I even knew my great-grandparents and my great-aunts. Most importantly, both of my grandparents on my mother’s side and on my father’s side played a huge role in my life. In fact, my grandma and grandpa lived just down the street—literally, six doors down from me—and I was fortunate to help care for them when they were coming to the ends of their lives.”
“More recently, we lost my father-in-law and my mother-in-law, both to cancer. They were so young, and we were not ready. But we were able to bring hospice caregivers into their home, and they made such a difference in the care both Mom and Dad received. They worked with us to provide comfort, and they made Mom and Dad’s lives better. They made our lives better, too.”
Now, Jenny and her team at Amada North Shore wish to provide the same level of compassion and care for other seniors and their families. As Jenny says, “I really have a passion for working with seniors, and I really want to make a difference in your life—for you and your loved ones.”
Our home-care aides do so much more than assist seniors with activities of daily living. They help seniors maintain their independence and continue doing what they’ve done their whole lives. And if home is no longer the best option for a senior, Jenny and our team will help families find the perfect place to meet all of their loved one’s needs.
At Amada North Shore, senior care has always been a family endeavor and we can’t help but treat each client and his or her loved ones like one of our own. Please don’t hesitate to contact us and let our family take care of yours.
Amada caregivers are trained to provide assistance with
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) like:
At Amada Senior Care North Shore, our home-care aides provide assistance with activities of daily living like those depicted above and provide comprehensive non-medical support to each of our clients. We also help families explore all of their senior care options, including senior housing and resources to make the care their loved one deserves more affordable. To learn more about how we can help you and your loved ones, please contact us today for a free Care Needs Consultation.
Long-Term Care Insurance Claims Experts
At Amada Senior Care North Shore, we are committed to enriching the lives of our senior clients as well as their loved ones. It is our mission to provide personalized and compassionate care to each senior so that he or she is able to age with dignity, and we know this brings a tremendous amount of peace to their family members. We truly strive to alleviate all stress a family may associate with caring for an elderly loved one, so that all they need to focus on is creating more cherished memories together.
“We want all seniors in the North Shore area to enjoy independent, high-quality living.”
Senior Housing Advising
When home is no longer the best option for a senior, we can help seniors and their families find the perfect place to meet their physical, emotional, and financial needs. In fact, it’s so important to our team at Amada North Shore to make sure each of our senior clients is safe, comfortable, and thriving, that we provide our senior housing advisory services free of charge.
Many of the families we work with think of senior living communities as primarily care-focused. It is true that assistance with ADLs and other services are provided at varying levels by the different types of communities in our area, such as nursing homes and independent living facilities. Of course, it is imperative to see that your senior loved one’s physical needs are met—but it’s equally important that he or she is emotionally and socially fulfilled as well.
Throughout our many years in the senior care industry on the North Shore and throughout Illinois, we have developed relationships with most of the senior living communities in this area. Based on our own experiences as well as our clients’ experiences, we are able to guide families to the ideal new home for a senior’s unique needs and preferences.
There are so many senior housing options in this area, and there are so many factors that play a role in a senior’s quality of life in an assisted living environment that it can be difficult for a family to know where to begin their search. By asking a series of detailed questions, we can quickly narrow down the field to a select few of the best options. For example, would Dad prefer a larger community, or something more intimate? Is Grandma more likely to enjoy a country setting or an urban environment? How does Mom like to spend her free time? Is there a particular location or area that would be most convenient for your family to visit?
One question that so many families ask us at Amada is, “How are we going to pay for senior housing?” We’ve made it our business to become experts at helping clients make the most of resources like long-term care insurance, veterans’ benefits, and even life insurance policies so that they are confident they can afford the care their loved one deserves.
The transition to a senior housing or care community is emotional for seniors as well as their loved ones, but it can absolutely have a happy ending. At Amada North Shore, we specialize in referring seniors to the right community or placement for them, which may include:
- Assisted living communities
- Large and small communities
- Independent living communities
- Board and care homes
- Adult family homes
- Senior care homes
- Skilled nursing facilities
- Alzheimer/dementia communities
Home Care Technology
At Amada North Shore, we strive to help seniors maintain their independence for as long as it is safe and comfortable for them to do so. In many cases, it is not a senior’s wish to leave his or her home, but the move is prompted by loved ones who are concerned for them. Fortunately for our clients, Amada has devised a solution for seniors who want to remain independent as well as for the families that worry about them: remote care with our BeClose home monitoring system.
BeClose makes use of the latest technology to enable families to keep a “virtual eye” on senior loved ones from anywhere in the world. Families select only the products that will benefit them, such as indoor/outdoor cameras, medication monitors, button-free fall and emergency alerts, and automated thermostats and door locks—and they never pay for products they don’t need. The entire BeClose system syncs through a secure and easy-to-use mobile app, so families can see real-time updates on a seniors’ activities and safety at any time, day or night. While BeClose is designed to protect seniors’ privacy, it is also designed to protect their safety, and will notify loved ones in cases where a change in behavior or routine may be a sign that more care is needed.
If you think BeClose may be the perfect way to assure yourself of a beloved seniors’ safety while he or she continues to live independently at home, please Click Here for a Free Consultation with a Member of the Amada Team.
Veterans Assistance Programs
At Amada Senior Care North Shore, we are experts at helping seniors and their families find every available resource to help them pay for quality care. Many of our clients who are veterans are not aware that they could be eligible for significant financial assistance through government programs, such as the Aid and Attendance benefit. Aid and Attendance provides monthly aid to wartime veterans and surviving spouses to help pay for assistance with ADLs. For more information on this and other benefits for veterans, please Click here for a Free Veteran’s Care Needs Consultation.
Who is Eligible for Aid and Attendance?
- To qualify for this benefit, a veteran must have served a minimum of 90 days’ active duty, and at least one of those days must have been served during a period of war.
- Veterans with dishonorable discharge do not qualify for Aid and Attendance.
- Claimants must currently require help from another person for activities of daily living.
- ADLs vary for each claimant, and may include mobility, meal preparation and eating, bathing, and others.
- The majority of a qualified applicant’s income must currently be spent on care expenses.
- Benefits are awarded according to the percentage of income spent on care.
- An applicant’s assets must not exceed a limit set by the VA.
- The VA considers age, financial need, and other factors when determining this limit.
Through the use of VA benefits, many of our clients have gained more financial flexibility for their care plans or even been able to move to the care community of their choice. These benefits are:
- In addition to military pensions.
- Tax free.
- Not required to be paid back as long as claimant is eligible.
- Like Social Security, paid directly to claimants every month by the United States Treasury.