First of all, a very respectful happy Veteran’s Day to all members of our armed service. Certainly, the contributions and sacrifices made in defense of our country deserve the support and admiration from all citizens.
In the spirit of Veteran’s day, I though it would be appropriate to discuss a recent article I came across in the Chicago Tribune which highlights a marketing campaign by Sunrise Assisted Living focused at getting Veterans— or perhaps more accurately funds from Veterans benefits—into their Chicagoland Assisted Living facilities.
According to the article, many vets and their spouses are entitled to benefits to help offset the expenses related to senior living. Under the “Aid and Attendance” program seniors are entitled to up to $2,000 per month for assisted living expenses.
I’m sure out of the kindness of their hearts (and perhaps and desire to get access to the steady stream of government money) Sunrise has invited elderly Veterans to their Chicagoland facilities to receive a special gift for their services and to learn more about the program.
Sunrise is a major player in assisted living facilities in Chicago. Here are the Chicagoland Sunrise facilities:
- Sunrise of Lincoln Park
- Sunrise of Wilmette
- Sunrise of Park Ridge
- Sunrise at Fountain Square in Lombard
- Sunrise of Willowbrook
- Sunrise of Highland Park
- Sunrise of Palos Park
- Church Creek in Arlington Heights
- Sunrise of Glen Ellyn
- Sunrise of Bloomingdale
- Sunrise of Schaumburg
- Brighton Gardens of Wheaton
- Sunrise of Buffalo Grove
- Sunrise of Naperville
- Sunrise of Flossmoor
- Sunrise of Naperville North
- Sunrise of Barrington
- Brighton Gardens of St. Charles
- Sunrise of Gurnee
- Sunrise of Crystal Lake
Assisted Living Facilities
Assisted living facilities can be worthwhile living arrangement for seniors who require more assistance with daily living needs, yet may not require skilled nursing care provided at many nursing homes. In addition to assistance with some chores and meals, assisted living facilities are also very attractive from a price perspective compared to facilities that provide medical care.
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