Monthly Archives: December 2010

Dental Care for Seniors

Aging can cause a number of oral health problems, so staying on top of dental care for seniors is vital. While simple ageing alone doesn’t cause teeth to become diseased and fall out, simple things like arthritis can make brushing teeth difficult, which then has a snowball effect when it comes to dental health.

Oral Health Issues Seniors May Encounter

  • Tooth loss can happen from a number of problems including gum disease and root decay. Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque (which can happen if you can’t brush your teeth thoroughly due to arthritis). The condition is made worse by food buildup, tobacco products, and some diseases like diabetes and cancer.
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Hospices In Skilled Nursing Facilities

Hospice in skilled nursing facilities can help a person who is terminally ill and can no longer benefit from traditional medical care. Most people who need hospice care are those who wish to have care that is in the form of comfort and free of pain. Some hospice facilities require a doctor’s notice, in order to make their services available, that the person will likely die from their illness within 6 months. If a senior doesn’t qualify for hospice, other forms of help can include home care services, home health care services, adult day care  services, and nursing home services.

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Cleveland Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities are not in short supply. So, if you’ve decided assisted living is right for you or a member of your family, there are a few things you may want to consider.

A Cleveland assisted living facility is sort of a link between your home and a nursing home. It allows you to still maintain a certain amount of independence that you wouldn’t get in a nursing home, but still provides help with day to day activities that you may need. Some facilities even have individual apartments for each resident to have their own space, almost like a retirement community. Most will have meals provided and activities planned that you can choose to participate in.

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Arlington Heights Skilled Nursing Facility

When placing a senior loved one in a skilled nursing facility, it is important to understand what is expected of you, the caring family member or close friend. Each individual has certain needs, and it is important that the care facility can provide the essentials for each senior in a nursing home. Since nursing facilities have less staff than residents, they staff is often stretching themselves quite thin. It is extremely valuable to the seniors family to visit their loved ones as often as possible to make sure that their senior loved one is receiving the care they need to live a happy and healthy life.

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Arizona Nursing Homes

Often, it’s necessary to go to a nursing home during a time of illness or heightened emotion, so choosing the right facility can be that much more difficult. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the move, it’s important to take the time to look closely at Arizona nursing homes and make sure that you or your loved one will be comfortable in their new surroundings.

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Nursing Homes in Michigan

With over 15,000 nursing home facilities in the United States, it is fairly common to have a wealth of options in your specific area. Nursing homes in Michigan are wide ranging, and finding one that’s right for your family can be difficult. It’s very important to take the time to find just the right facility. Choosing one during a time of heightened emotional status because of illness can force snap decisions that you might regret later. So no matter what the circumstances are surrounding the move to a nursing home facility, make sure you take the time to thoroughly evaluate all of your choices.

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Cleveland Nursing Homes

Finding just the right nursing home facility can be an emotional journey. You’re dealing with the loss of independence of your loved one, and the guilt of shipping them off for someone else to take care of them. However, there are several excellent Cleveland nursing homes that will provide you with the peace of mind that your loved one is well taken care of, and happy.

Cleveland nursing homes can provide your loved one with the twenty four hour care they need. A licensed facility will have medical staff on site around the clock that includes physical therapists, trained nurses and doctors. A nursing home facility will help you ensure your loved one is getting the proper nutrition and is staying up to date with all of their prescriptions.

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Nursing Homes in NJ

Nursing homes in NJ are not in short supply. In fact, there are a huge number of facilities to choose from across the state. So how can you know where to begin? Especially since selecting a nursing home facility is such an emotional process, how can you make an educated, rational decision on such a sensitive subject?

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Nursing Homes in PA

Sifting through the many nursing homes in PA can be a difficult process. They all claim to be the best, the homiest, the most medically advanced, with the most caring staff. So how can you decide which one is best for your family?

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Senior Housing

For seniors on the go, active lifestyle senior housing is available with a wide array of activities; amenities and independent living arrangements that don’t feel like an encroachment on your choices or self-determination. There are a variety of active senior lifestyle housing options, including condominiums, townhouses, apartments and retirement communities with stand-alone houses.

Senior housing in an adult retirement community usually comes with the caveat that at least one member of the family be 55 years or older, and no children are allowed. They might be referred to as retirement communities or lifestyle communities, but the rules are generally the same.

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