Choosing the right senior living community is likely to be one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. There are many things to consider when looking for the right environment for your loved one. Use the guidelines below to help you gain a thorough understanding of some of the key elements of senior living today. First Impressions Apartment and Accommodations Medical and Personal Care Food and Dining Safety and Security Activities and Social Outlets Staff and … [Read more...] about Checklist for Visiting a Senior Assisted Living Community
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Your mom is a sentient being not an item One of the most common phrases I hear when I am helping a family face a crisis with their elderly parent is “I don’t want to put my mom in a home!” I AGREE! Mom is not an item that can be put somewhere; she is a sentient being who has helped you through many things in your life, you need to care for her the best way possible. Moving her from an environment where she is alone, isolated, surrounded by things that she may get hurt on … [Read more...] about Please, DO NOT Put Your Mom in a Home!
Most of our elderly loved ones express the desire to remain at home when they become more dependent on another for their daily care and living needs. However, this may become cost prohibitive and can force the senior and family to seek placement in a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly; also known as Assisted Living Community or Care Home. Especially if 24 hour care and supervision is necessary. See the Genworth Chart of Comparison with the different types of care for our elderly and … [Read more...] about Cost of Senior Living vs In Home Care
Socialization Beats Antipsychotics Socialization is KEY in the treatment of those diagnosed with a form of dementia; it has been proven to be more successful than administering antipsychotics. It has been found by experience that the use of social involvement is more beneficial. Studies show that increased social contact and communal activities are more successful in addressing aggression and agitation. It is also known that group cognitive stimulation therapy, focusing on games, … [Read more...] about Socialization Beats Antipsychotics
Different Types of Senior Living How do you choose the right one? There are several different types of senior living and it is extremely important that when you are choosing a community or home to live in for senior care that you know the differences and what their specialties are. I have seen many families choose one based on just a few criteria like PRICE or LOCATION alone and ending up with an unhappy or declining senior. American Senior Home Finders takes the time to … [Read more...] about Types of Senior Living; How do you Choose?
QUESTION. How do I know if it’s time for my parent or loved one to move into a community or care home? ANSWER: There are certain signs to look for to help determine this. If you are concerned about the safety, health, mental or social welfare of your parent or loved one, it is time to take a look at getting care at home or placement. If your family member no longer recognizes their current home environment, this is another indication that placement is necessary. Finding the … [Read more...] about When Is It Time For Placement?