Assisted Living Articles
Everyone reaches a point in their lives when they need a little help. Even before reaching that point for yourself, you may need to address the issue with a parent. Whether you're deciding for yourself or for a parent how to proceed with elderly care, having all the information is essential to making the best choice.
Publish Date: Mon, 02/14/2011 - 11:06 Categories: Assisted Living
We'd all like to be able to take care of ourselves or our loved ones for as long as possible. But in the back of our minds, we realize that the day may come when this is no longer possible. Moving to any external care facility involves a loss of freedom and independence that can be demoralizing and depressing for a formerly self-reliant senior. To avoid a difficult transition, anyone planning a move to an assisted living facility should consider these tips before they go, and during their stay:
Publish Date: Mon, 02/14/2011 - 10:39 Categories: Assisted Living
Everyone grows old, but doing so gracefully can be quite a challenge. We've all seen loved ones who need extra care and attention as they age. But when is the level of extra care too much for family and friends to cope with? It's important to have a benchmark or set of indicators to help determine when it's time for you or your loved one to move to a senior facility that can best care for their needs. Whether these changes take place gradually over time, or develop all of a sudden, the list of criteria below should be assessed carefully, to decide if a senior care center is neccessary.
Publish Date: Tue, 01/25/2011 - 13:40 Categories: Assisted Living
Senior care centers offer a variety of activities to engage seniors and keep them sharp and active. Any events and activities should be designed to foster a sense of independence and enjoyment, regardless of a resident’s personal abilities. They should also be designed to get residents into a diversity of locations that include the indoors and outdoors, and also to public places to interact with adults, fellow seniors, and children.
Publish Date: Tue, 01/25/2011 - 13:37 Categories: Assisted Living
Assisted living centers offer residential options that provide different levels of care and services, from light housework, to medication management and emergency response systems. Assisted living centers are a good choice for seniors who want personal care, without round the clock medical assistance and intense supervision. Residents are able to maintain a sense of independence while receiving assistance with their day-to-day activities.
Publish Date: Tue, 01/25/2011 - 13:33 Categories: Assisted Living
The decision to move to an assisted living facility and leave your home can be a difficult choice for you and your family to make. But the transition can be made easier with careful planning and consideration. It’s important to consider your needs, level of care and desires prior to choosing any facility, to ensure that it’s the right place for you or your loved one. A little research goes a long way. Here are the top 10 questions to ask yourself, before making the big move to an assisted living facility:
Publish Date: Tue, 01/25/2011 - 13:29 Categories: Assisted Living
There are thousands of assisted living centers and facilities in operation throughout the U.S. Each state has their own set of rules, regulations and procedures that must be complied with. Licensing requirements are an absolute necessity for any assisted living to center to open its doors in compliance with state and local regulations.
Publish Date: Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:22 Categories: Assisted Living
So now that you’ve moved into a senior living center, your new neighbor is making you long for the days of solitude, peace and quiet. While this is not uncommon, you need to stay calm and take a good long look at this situation before it drives you crazy. It’s hard enough to transition into a new way of life, and if you find that a neighbor is only adding to the strain, you should take steps to resolve the issue as quickly and painlessly as possible. Here’s how to cope with that neighbor from hell!
Publish Date: Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:15 Categories: Assisted Living
Daily life in an assisted living center is full of choices, with access to a wide range of amenities that reduce the headache of daily living. Allowing seniors to focus on socialization means they can enjoy their golden years by having fun and meaningful experiences with others. Services can be performed on as needed basis or scheduled for different intervals.
Publish Date: Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:08 Categories: Assisted Living
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that that an assisted living facility and a nursing home are the same thing! This is actually a very common and unfortunate misunderstanding, which can send some people in the wrong direction.
Publish Date: Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:04 Categories: Assisted Living