Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care Educational Event

Broad Street Educational Series Presents

Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care

January 21, 2020, 5-7 PM 
(Dinner will be served)
Northbrook Inn Memory Care Community
99 Pointe Drive, Northbrook, IL 60062 

When is palliative care more appropriate than hospice? How do you know? Who is eligible? How do you enroll?  What are the most common misperceptions?

At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish between the various levels of hospice care
  • Enhance sensitivity toward Hospice and Palliative Care patients
  • Understand the criteria for Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Be able to develop three personal end-of-life goals

SPEAKERS: 
Debra Torres, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Debra Torres has been a licensed clinical social worker for 36 years.  She believes that through practical support, encouragement and proper coaching individuals have the potential to overcome barriers that hinder us. Her educational and clinical training deals with mood and psychiatric disorders, and end-of-life and palliative issues.

Janet Katz, MSN, Broad Street Nurse Supervisor
Mary Scott, MSN, Broad Street Nurse Supervisor

As Nurse Supervisors at Broad Street, Janet and Mary bring over 40 years of hospice, palliative and direct patient care experience from working with NorthShore Health System. Both Janet and Mary provide Care Professional instruction and direct oversight in support of Broad Street’s clients and their families.

About Broad Street Home Care
Broad Street Home Care provides premium, customized care services for seniors who want to remain in their homes. Through trained Care Professionals and experienced Nurse Oversight, Broad Street offers specialized support for individuals with underlying health conditions.  This includes Hospice Care focused on dignity and respect, and support of family.

Social Workers and Registered Nurses will receive 1 CEU at the completion of this program.

Please RSVP to Ruthie Wilson at Broad Street Home Care at 847-728-0134 or rwilson@broadstreethomecare.com.

All Dementias are not Alike: Dementia in Cognitive and Movement Disorders Educational Event

Broad Street Home Care Presents: 

All Dementias are not Alike: Dementia in Cognitive and Movement Disorders

January 16, 2020, 5-7 PM
(Dinner will be served)
Waverly Inn
515 W Rand Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

The presentation will address the spectrum from normal cognition through mild cognitive impairment and dementia, why it’s important to diagnose the condition causing cognitive impairment, how to encourage someone to seek diagnosis, and what is involved in dementia evaluation. We will learn about the cognitive issues in 4 types of Movement Disorders: Parkinson’s, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, and multiple system atrophy. Additionally, we discuss ways to identify key differences between common types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, Vascular, Frontotemporal Dementia and Lewy Body Dementia.


 SPEAKERS:

  • Diane Breslow, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Consultant with Broad Street
  • Danielle Dodson, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker, Advocate Memory Center

Please RSVP to Ruthie Wilson at Broad Street Home Care at 847-728-0134 or rwilson@broadstreethomecare.com.

Social Workers and Registered Nurses will receive 1.5 CEUs at the completion of this program.

For more information about Broad Street’s Comprehensive Parkinson’s Program visit our Comprehensive Parkinson’s page or call us at 847.728.0134

BIG Improvements with LSVT BIG

Sherri was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease over fifteen years ago. She can be found working in her garden, going for walks, taking pictures, or reading books to her three favorite grandkids. Taking life somewhat slower, and perhaps with guarded steps, but she’s not giving in. Read about her experience with LSVT BIG Therapy.

Broad Street can help. We provide Care Professionals who can assist with the activities of daily living, help manage medication, doctor visits and overall health care and awareness. Through our Professional Network we can help you find the right resources like advocates and care managers. We provide home care in Wilmette, Illinois, the North Shore area of Chicago. For more information, please call 847.728.0134.

Broad Street Educational Series Presents: How to Manage Parkinson’s

How to Manage Parkinson’s So It Doesn’t Manage You

OCTOBER 22, 2019 • 5-7 PM (Refreshments Included)
Artis Senior Living Lakeview
3535 N Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60657


Join us for this informative presentation on the psychological and physical importance of exercise and physical activity in treating and maintaining Parkinson’s disease. Learn to understand the link between exercise and the social aspects of Parkinson’s.


 SPEAKERS:

  • Diane Breslow, MSW, LCSW is a clinical consultant with Broad Street.
  • Corey Emberton, M.S. Health and Human Performance, Movement Revolution

Please RSVP by calling 877-290-7783 or visit www.turntoartis.com/booster

Physical Therapists, Social Workers and Registered Nurses will receive 1 CEU at the completion of this program.

For more information about Broad Street’s Comprehensive Parkinson’s Program visit our Comprehensive Parkinson’s page or call us at 847.728.0134

Parkinson’s Foundation Moving Day!

We are honored to be a sponsor of the Parkinson’s Foundation’s Annual Moving Day. Come join Team Broad Street at Soldier Field’s south tailgating lot Sunday, October 6 at 9:00 am.

Moving Day is your chance to speak up about Parkinson’s Disease and move others to take action. It is a movement for change—towards more awareness, more funding, and more understanding of a disease that affects so many of our family and friends. Sign up to participate in the walk or donate directly to the event.

See the Chicago Moving Day website for details and more information! 

For more information about Broad Street’s Comprehensive Parkinson’s Program please visit our Comprehensive Parkinson’s page or call us at 847.728.0134.

Bill Bucklew and Broad Street at Belmont Village in Glenview, September 18th!

Looking for Inspiration? Come see Bill Bucklew and Broad Street’s Diane Breslow and Brian Lebens as Bill discusses his personal journey through Parkinson’s. This is part of the Parkinson’s Educational series at Belmont Village Senior Living in Glenview, IL.

Since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2012, Bill has been dedicated to bettering the lives of those with the disease. In 2017, Bill began a journey to walk 2,500 miles from coast to coast in 67 days. He sits on the board of the Michael J. Fox Foundation and is the founder of UnCorked Adventures, an organization with the mission of helping people with Parkinson’s make the most out of life.

This presentation is September 18th from 5-7pm and will include dinner. Please RSVP to jpaterno@belmontvillage.com.

Social workers and registered nurses will receive 1 CEU at the completion of this program. CEUs provided by Silver Connections.

Broad Street provides Care Professionals who can assist with the activities of daily living, help manage medication, doctor visits and overall health care and awareness. Our Comprehensive Parkinson’s Program is especially designed or those with Parkinson’s. Through our Professional Network, we can help you find the right resources like advocates and care managers. We provide home care in Wilmette, Illinois, the North Shore area of Chicago. For more information, please call 847.728.0134.

Lake Shore Shuffle for Parkinson’s

Broad Street Home Care is proud to sponsor the Lake Shore Shuffle for Parkinson’s, led by Bill Bucklew and Uncorked Adventures. We are aligned in the mission of helping people with Parkinson’s Disease to make the most out of life. Our specific role is Home Care in supporting our clients to live their life to the fullest.

Please join us September 8th at 9 am at the Lakefront Campus @ Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Broad Street provides Care Professionals who can assist with the activities of daily living, help manage medication, doctor visits and overall health care and awareness. Through our Professional Network, we can help you find the right resources like advocates and care managers. We provide home care in Wilmette, Illinois, the North Shore area of Chicago. For more information, please call 847.728.0134.

Diane Breslow joins Broad Street as Clinical Consultant

Broad Street Home Care is pleased to announce that Diane Breslow, MSW, LCSW recently joined Broad Street as Clinical Consultant and Curriculum Developer working in support of Broad Street’s Comprehensive Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Program.  Ms. Breslow will focus on the development of Broad Street’s internal and external efforts in Parkinson’s education and awareness, as well as their collaborative approach to effective Parkinson’s care.

Ms. Breslow, MSW, LCSW (Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker) has worked as an educator, support group leader, consultant, program development specialist, and clinician counseling individuals and families. She has taught psychology and social work courses at many Chicago colleges and universities. Diane received her BA with Honors in Psychology from the University of Missouri in Columbia. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work, with a specialty in Family Therapy, from the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work.

Ms. Breslow is “thrilled to work with the committed team at Broad Street Home Care.” She states that “Through staff training, professional and community seminars, and client consultation, I will have the opportunity to reach and impact many individuals and families who are affected by movement disorders.”

“Diane possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience, not only in the direct support of individuals with PD and their families but also in the interdisciplinary coordination of health systems working together to provide a seamless care path,” Sam Cross, Administrator of Broad Street, said in a statement. 

“We are very fortunate to have her join our team, to help guide us to the next level of comprehensive, symptom-specific support for our clients,” Cross added.

With a long-standing knowledge of movement disorders as well as an expertise in systems theory, Ms. Breslow has collaborated with numerous Chicagoland retirement homes, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes in establishing movement disorders programming and holistic care. In 2003 she was honored to be chosen as the first Center Coordinator of Northwestern Medicine’s Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders Center, a Parkinson Foundation (PF) Center of Excellence, under the medical directorship of Tanya Simuni, MD. During her 12-year tenure there, Diane developed the Center’s program components and counseled patients and families.

Broad Street provides Care Professionals who can assist with the activities of daily living, help manage medication, doctor visits and overall health care and awareness. Through our Professional Network, we can help you find the right resources like advocates and care managers. We provide home care in Wilmette, Illinois, the North Shore area of Chicago. For more information, please call 847.728.0134.

Top 10 Parkinson’s Disease Articles from 2018

Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease each year. The combined direct and indirect cost of Parkinson’s, including treatment, social security payments and lost income, is estimated to be nearly $25 billion per year in the United States alone.

Medications alone cost an average of $2,500 a year.

Because there is no cure, at present, for Parkinson’s Disease, the most common treatment is directed at managing or improving symptoms. That being the case there are more than enough studies being conducted and theories being tested on best methods and new modalities for the science and medicine behind the disease.

If you’re interested in the top articles in the on-going dialogue that is Parkinson’s Disease, Parkinson’s News Today has a great list of top reads from 2018.

The list includes clinical phase trials, possible vaccines, research, and related symptoms.

Need help with Parkinson’s Disease? Broad Street Home Care’s Comprehensive Parkinson’s Program ensures best practices thanks to our partnership with Struther’s Parkinson’s Care Network. We provide Personal Assistants who are specially trained in the condition and who can help manage medication, doctor visits and overall health care and awareness. Through our Professional Network we can help you find the right resources like advocates to attend appointments with you and doctors to help answer questions or identify areas of concern. We provide home care in Wilmette, Illinois, the North Shore area of Chicago. For more information, please call 847.728.0134.