There are valid forms of therapy that enhance the survival of an individual and provide sharpened reasoning and tools for better survival. These apply no matter what age you are and no matter what circumstances you are experiencing in life. The better we are surviving, the more pleasure we have. Finding assisted living homes and communities that can incorporate all of these therapies is our goal. When we accomplish this we know the senior that enters into that environment has a better chance … [Read more...] about Valid Therapy to help Maintain Independence and Control of Life
Assisted Living & Senior Living
These are often just a few of the words used to describe the distress commonly shown by people with dementia. Combative Agitated Difficult Anxious Unfortunately, the all-too-common action taken by family and physicians is to try to treat the behavior with medications. It is rarely understood that these medications do not actually address anything but more likely cause other side effects and begin a vicious circle of problems. Behavior is communication, not a disease. The key to … [Read more...] about Dementia Behavior and Toxic Medicine*
Assisted Living vs. Skilled Nursing Homes The NUMBER ONE CONFUSION that we encounter is many people think that Assisted Living is the same as a Nursing Home. The FACT OF THE MATTER is that they are completely different and can be misunderstood and cause someone to miss out of the benefits that assisted living can bring to a senior who has become isolated in their home alone. Please read the article below to find out the difference so that you can be educated when someone you … [Read more...] about The Number ONE Confusion about Senior Living
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
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