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Presbyterian Homes Offers Seniors Assisted Living Care With A True Feeling of Independence

Sponsored Post: For many older adults, the thought of moving into an assisted living community raises some concerns. Among those concerns are a loss of independence and the ability to live their lives on their own terms. Even though they may require some help with everyday activity, they still want to be able to pursue their passions and interests in an environment of their own choosing.


Along with offering a greater sense of physical security and genuine peace of mind for older adults and their concerned families, The Highlands Assisted Living Communities at Presbyterian Homes also provide multiple levels of personalized care that are as flexible as a senior’s changing needs.

The Highlands Assisted Living communities feature a wide range of large, comfortable one- and two-bedroom apartment styles. The accommodations are specially designed for older adults who require a little more help to get on with their daily activities. So, rather than diminishing their independence, many older adults find that the assisted living communities at Presbyterian Homes actually offer them a greater sense of freedom.

The many services offered by the professional assisted living staff at Presbyterian Homes include:

  • Registered nurses on staff 24-hours a day
  • Social worker to meet each resident’s needs
  • Multi-disciplinary team approach to resident care
  • Choices program emphasizing the seven dimensions of wellness
  • Priority access to Presbyterian Homes’ renowned continuum of care.

At Presbyterian Homes, there is a firm belief that ‘assisted living’ and ‘independent living’ don’t have to be mutually exclusive terms. So they’ve designed The Highlands Assisted Living communities to help older adults stay as independent as possible, by keeping them safe, socially engaged and enjoying a fuller life.

For more information about assisted living options at Presbyterian Homes, call (847) 866-1641 or visit



Fit Tip: Should You Try Something New?

Sponsored Post by Fitness Together Lake Forest: Many of us stick with the same tried and true training plan for months and years a time. It becomes comfortable knowing that you can run a certain distance or pop in and follow along with a DVD and get a decent workout. However, what happens when the same workout program that got you healthy and fit is no longer working. Or maybe it never worked? You may be in a rut or plateau in your training without even realizing it. This means it’s a great time to switch things up. Are you experiencing any of the following?

  • Injuries. If you are constantly getting hurt, especially in the same body part, it may be a sign that you are either training improperly of that you are developing some overuse injuries from doing too much of the same training. If you run the same distance 4 days a week for years at a time at the same pace, the stress of running will eventually catch up to you, especially if you do no other supplementary training. Injuries are good chance to evaluate your training program and see what it’s doing for you. Training programs should make you healthy, fit, and resilient to injury.
  • Plateau. If you start a new training program, it usually works great early on. You make quick gains and find yourself improving your fitness dramatically. Eventually, the gains come slower but you still find them with due diligence in your training. Eventually, doing the same training over and over again will stop having the desired effect and you will find yourself without the same benefits you got early on. If you are measuring your progress (as you should be) and you don’t see yourself making progress, it’s a good sign that you may need to reevaluate your program.
  • Motivation. It’s easy to be motivated early in a training program. Everything is fun, new, and exciting. You enjoy the feeling of being active and of constantly making progress. As time passes, however, the excitement certainly wanes and you find yourself less willing to get started. You may make excuses and delay your training to another day, which often doesn’t end up happening. This is often inevitable and is a sign that you need to switch things up in your training to renew your interest.

At Fitness Together Lake Forest, our college-educated and certified trainers are experts at assessing to figure out the most effective way to achieve your goals. We use a variety of tools and training styles depending on the client, their training past, injuries, and preferences. The methods are constantly varied, adjusted, and assessed to ensure continued progress, health, safety, and fun. After all, the best training program is the one that you actually do consistently. Contact us today to set up a complimentary consultation!

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