Monthly Archives: March 2011

New York City Assisted Living

Most New York City assisted living communities charge an application or community fee to new residents. This is a relatively new concept, but it’s become the norm. The community fee is usually a onetime payment that covers the administrative cost of moving into the community, the cost of refurbishing the room, and maintenance for the common areas. How exactly the money is used depends on the community — you should ask for specifics before signing an agreement.

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New York Geriatric Care

Many of us residing in New York have lived here a while.  Which means, New York is one of the largest cities in the US with a segment of population over age 65.  So, when a senior is unable to provide for themselves to live on his or her own, safely and effectively, you may consider the need for Geriatric Care in New York.  Often times your best resource to find the right kind of care, is with the help of a Geriatric Care Manager.  These are many of the skills that a trained Geriatric Care Manager provides.

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Nursing Homes in Seattle

The average cost of nursing homes in Seattle is more than $80,000 a year. Understandably, many people are concerned that a nursing home stay could quickly wipe out an entire lifetime of savings. Most people do not have long-term care insurance, and although Medicare insures most seniors, this social insurance program was designed for short-term (acute) care and has only limited coverage for long-term (chronic) nursing care. This means that most people would have to spend their own money to pay for care in a nursing home, until they were poor enough to qualify for Medicaid.

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Heating Duct Repair for Seniors

Breathing can often be more difficult for seniors with declining or poor health.  Often times the cause is dust in their own home, which is being circulated by the heating system or air conditioner.  Heating duct repair for seniors may be avoided if simple air duct cleaning is conducted every two or three years for a healthier home. Since the worst indoor air contamination occurs in the winter time when the house gets closed up and very little fresh air enters for three to six months, the time to clean your air and heating ducts and change filters is now.

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Alzheimers Care Facilities

There are nearly a half million new cases of Alzheimer’s each year. By 2050, that number will double to nearly a million new cases per year. For senior living companies that care for residents with Alzheimer’s, the data reaffirms the increasing demand for specialized memory care services, also known as Alzheimers Care Facilities.

There is a growing prevalence of Alzheimer’s cases throughout the United States, including care challenges, costs of care, and state-level budgetary implications:

  • As many as 5.3 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimers disease.
  • Every 70 seconds, someone develops Alzheimers disease.
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Adult Incontinence Care

Anyone can develop incontinence — the loss of bladder or bowel control causing leakage — although certain groups are at higher risk. But it’s a myth that incontinence is an expected part of growing older. Incontinence isn’t normal; it reflects an underlying problem. Incontinence is a symptom, not a disease.  What is true is that the odds of needing adult incontinence care increase with age. There are several reasons for this:

  • With aging, there is more wear-and-tear on the muscles and other tissues involved with urination and elimination, causing them to weaken and lessening their control.
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Alarms For Seniors

Getting older may bring one wisdom but it comes with its own set of challenges.  Family members are quick to understand they may require a special type of alarm for seniors.  In many cases there’s no need for an assisted living or nursing home situation; but it’s still important to ensure that elderly relatives has their safety taken care of.  Certain precautions can be very helpful for protecting seniors and ensuring their home security.

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Repairs For Seniors

Many ducted heating systems have problems with animal penetration, most generally caused by rats, or sometimes caused by possums. The damage can often be extensive and the first time seeking repair for seniors, they often discover the problem in the winter when the system gets turned on for the first time, and they find there is either no airflow or very poor airflow – or dreadful odors are emitted from the system.  This is when the heating ducts would need repair, or in extreme cases, heating system replacement.

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Elderly Home Health Care

Relocation is a traumatic event for seniors, which is why the first choice is always elderly home health care. Though some situations require relocation, most needs for a senior can be met at home.  With home care your loved one is able to remain in familiar surroundings and in the comfort they are accustomed to. Home care services can range from a few hours per day to round the clock 24-hour care. Even in situations where there are medical complexities, non-medical services combined with medical services provided by a registered nurse in coordination with a physician can provide all the help needed.

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Chicago Senior Care

Senior care or simply eldercare is the fulfillment of the special needs and requirements that are unique to senior citizens.  Whether you live in Chicago or elsewhere, this broad term encompasses such services as assisted living, adult day care, long term care, nursing homes, hospice care, and In-Home care. Traditionally, Chicago senior care has been the responsibility of family members and was provided within the extended family home. Increasingly in modern societies, elder care is now being provided by state or charitable institutions. The reasons for this change include decreasing family size, the greater life expectancy of elderly people, the geographical dispersion of families, and the tendency for women to be educated and work outside the home.  When you’re new to the world of senior care, there are a few considerations to be aware of:

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