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14th Annual National Assisted Living Week

National Assisted Living WeekMark your calenders… September 7-13 , 2008 marks the 14th annual National Assisted Living Week. This year’s theme is ‘Filling Life With Love.’  The event is dedicated to promoting the role of assisted living plays in the caring for our nations seniors with disabilities.  There are over 1 million seniors and disabled people living in 38,000 assisted living facilities around Chicago and the entire country.  As an alternative to nursing homes, assisted living facilities are dedicated to enhancing resident’s emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual well being with as much independence as possible.  Assisted living facilities are subject to similar regulations as nursing homes.

The event is sponsored by The National Center For Assisted Living (NCAL).  NCAL represents 2,500 non-profit and proprietary facilities dedicated to the care and services for the disabled and elderly.

For more information on nursing homes in Chicago look here. For laws related to Illinois nursing homes, look here.

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