24 | April 25, 2019 | 22nd Century Media lady 22ndcenturymedia.com Unique approach to care offers daily joy Those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other types of memory loss are no longer alone. Evergreen Senior Living in Orland Park offers The Legacy: Memory Support. Its team of trained caregivers offers personalized care and a unique approach to caring for seniors with memory loss. “My mother knew that there was something going on with her short term memory,” said one resident’s daughter. “It’s hard to be a 24-hour caregiver. They [Evergreen Senior Living team] have learned to work with my mom and how to take care of her. My relationship with her is fabulous now.” At Evergreen Senior Living, Legacy Living means that the family is making sure that their loved one is cared for in the best way possible based on their needs. When people choose Legacy Living, those people’s promises to care for their loved one is fulfilled. “We have a great team of caregivers, of nurses, of staff that really love our residents,” said Evergreen Senior Living Wellness Coordinator Pauline McGrath. Each day gently unfolds At Evergreen Senior Living The Legacy: Memory Support, taking into account each senior’s preferences and comfort levels. The person-centered programming promotes socialization during a time that can feel incredibly isolating. The Legacy: Memory Support staff, who come in each day refreshed and revitalized, take care of the day-to-day tasks so families can go back to their favorite roles in their loved one’s life: family. “We are by no means taking anything away from the family or the resident themselves; we are just giving things back,” said Legacy: Memory Support Coordinator Kaylee Meyers. “Maintaining family contact is one of our biggest goals.“ This unique approach works in tandem with the facility’s unique campus, which has been created to strategically cater to residents with memory loss. Every detail at The Legacy: Memory Care has been designed with the clients’ loved ones in mind. Walking paths are designed in a continuous figure eight, so residents can always find their way to their destination. Customized memory boxes hang outside of apartments to help residents know they are home. Bathrooms are set at an angle in the apartments so that residents have a clear idea of how to enter and exit. Kitchen and dining areas are built for smaller groups to ensure less noise and interruptions, and more individualized attention. Evergreen Senior Living is a part of the Heritage Health family, one of Illinois’ leading senior healthcare providers. With 55 years of successful care for seniors, and 54 nursing home and assisted living centers across the state, Evergreen’s memory care expertise is extensive. Throughout the years, its taken the time to refine its approaches so seniors with memory care needs can be their best selves and families can have peace of mind. It calls its unique approach, “Life Unrehearsed.” Director Amanda Mauceri enjoys assisting families at Evergreen Senior Living in Orland Park. “I think, as a team, we support our families as they come in, and we want to make sure we’re right alongside with them,” Mauceri said. Evergreen Senior Living in Orland Park is a community where independence thrives and compassionate care is always present. Contact Evergreen Senior Living by calling (708) 479-1082 or visit the Evergreen Senior Living campus at 10820 183rd St. Orland Park, 60467. Learn more and schedule a tour online at evergreenslc. com/orlandpark. Submitted by Evergreen Senior Living, 10820 183rd St. in Orland Park. For more information. call (708) 479-1082, or visit ever greenslc.com/orlandpark. Dinner with Dr. Ashly Monday, May 13th Kelly N. May, DPM, AACFAS 779-333-7419 ilfootandankle.com Frankfort, IL Location: Harvest Room in Palos Heights Register @www.dinnerwithdrashly.com (Free for you and up to 3guests) READY TO SELL YOUR HOME THIS SPRING? Before • FREE home staging consultation • Updating and renovating recommendations upon request • We have all contacts you need to get the job done! After GET YOUR FREE HOME UPDATE VALUE FOR 2019! MARIA MILLER HomeSmart Elite Agent Se Habla Español 708-945-3215 • firstname.lastname@example.org We LOVE irresistible products. From smiling skin care to colorful cosmetics, Mary Kay offers products women love, and I can help you find your new favorites! Contact me to discover more. Angel Bertucci • Sales Director,MKC 708-655-7453 • Visitmywebsite.marykay.com/angelbertucci
22ndcenturymedia.com lady 22nd Century Media | April 25, 2019 | 25 Mill Pond Dental Group helps patients maintain oral health Dr. Eric Young knew he wanted to be a dentist after growing up in Panama and seeing the need for good dentistry. “In a third-world country you see how important dentistry is and how bad it is,” Young said. “Since I was in high school, I knew I wanted to work in dentistry to help people with their oral health.” And after going to Loyola University for an undergraduate degree, Northwestern University for his master’s and Marquette for a doctorate in dental science, he began his own practice at Mill Pond Dental Group in Mokena. Mill Pond Dental Group is a general dental office that provides preventative care, such as general cleaning, to advance services, such as full-mouth rehabilitation. After more than a year at Mill Pond Dental Group, Young wants to help patients learn and practice preventative health care. “It is important not to put off your dental work because then it becomes more expensive and becomes more involved,” Young said. “As dentists, we are pretty good at fixing things, but I want to shift that focus to a preventative point of view, rather than a fixing-it point of view.” Young said many times people wait until they have a problem to come in for dental work, when they should come in regularly so they can keep up good health. One of the biggest keys to maintaining healthy teeth and gums is to make an appointment at the dentist every six months for checkups and cleanings. Young suggests people should begin seeing a dentist when they begin getting teeth, which is in the first year of life. The first visit at Mill Pond Dental Group will always start with a comprehensive exam. During a comprehensive exam, Mill Pond Dental Group will take a series of X-rays to check everything from gum health to tooth health. After the exam, Young will review results and come up with a plan of action for patients. “After the X-rays we will establish what your needs are and how often you should come in,” Young said. “For any patient, regardless of the condition, a comprehensive exam is always a good place to start. We will help create a customized plan for you.” Young also noted Mill Pond Dental Group is equipped with a full digital office, enabling staff to use digital X-Rays, which produce less radiation than traditional X-rays. Mill Pond Dental Group also has CT scan machines that produce 3D X-rays to provide better diagnoses and treatment plans. The staff at Mill Pond Dental Group also helps patients maintain good oral hygiene by providing at-home oral hygiene care and nutrition tips. “We can always give pointers on how you can improve oral hygiene and give you tips on other oral hygiene instruments to keep your mouth nice and clean,” Young said. “Nutrition is also important. We can look at the type of diet you have and see how it is affecting your gums and teeth.” Mill Pond Dental Group prides itself on putting the patient first. “The patient experience is the number one, most important thing for us,” Young said. “We always put our patients first from the moment you call our office to the moment you step into the office and the moment you leave the office.” Young said communication is also essential. Patients can text the office and the messages go directly to Young. He is also regularly available by email or phone. “I make myself available to talk on the phone with patients directly,” Young said. “Personalized care is huge.” Mill Pond Dental group also offers patients a “comfort menu” to choose from during visits. The menu includes items such as headphones, aroma therapy, blankets and neck pillows to help enhance the patient experience. Submitted by Mill Pond Dental, 18700 Wolf Road, Suite 200, Mokena, open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. For more information or to make an appointment, call (708) 722-1600 or visit millponddentalgroup.com. Written by Alyssa Groh with 22CM Boost, the content-writing division of 22nd Century Media, publisher of this special section and newspaper. Show off your Beautiful Smile! “Dr Young is a very wonderful dentist. He explains procedures and dental maintenance in easy terms. Everyone is kind and professional and the atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable.” — Laural, Mokena Call Today! 708.722.1600 Open Evenings & Saturdays! $ 99 (one time payment) $ 79 Enjoy the convenience of a Dental Office in your neighborhood. Exam, X-Ray & Cleaning New patients only in the absence of periodontal disease. Offer expires June 30th. 18700 WOLF RD., STE 200 (LOCATED ON 2ND FLOOR OF PLAZA) • MOKENA, IL 60448 Teeth Whitening for Life After Paid Cleaning, Exam & X-Rays In absence of gum disease. Call for details. Offer expires June 30th. IN HOUSE DISCOUNT PLAN SAVE UP TO 30-40% OFF YOUR DENTAL TREATMENT!