Monthly Archives: October 2013

Retirement Homes San Antonio | Senior Dating

Retirement Homes in San Antonio | Dating SeniorsDating is a hot topic in retirement homes in San Antonio.  Seniors, just like all people, like to mingle and need companionship.  As seniors age and their partners are no longer living, they get lonely.  There is no reason that a senior should be excluded from meeting new people.  In retirement homes in San Antonio there are many community events and gathering times that seniors will meet new people and maybe a new partner.  Meeting new people can be hard if you are no longer really out and about in the community, but in retirement homes there are many residents and many which are ‘single’ and available for a relationship.  Dating can be just as nerve racking for a senior aged person as it would be for anyone of any age.  Meeting new people and seeing if their values and personality are a match for you is not an easy process for some people.  Retirement homes are a likely place for seniors to find a date or meet a match because the residents are all in a similar place in their lives and about the same age.  Dating is as much fun as a senior as it was when you were a teenager.

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Hospice San Diego | Ways To Volunteer

Some families who have had loved ones at hospice facilities or used hospice care services in San Diego will give back long after their loved ones are gone.  There are so many opportunities to volunteer to help support hospice in San Diego.  Most people have a charity which is near and dear to their heart.  It is easy to choose when hospice care workers have helped a dying loved one in their final stages.  Like no other feeling of gratitude will a family feel when someone takes the time to ensure that their loved one and your family has the most support as possible during that difficult time.  Reflection after a loved one passes about the support that hospice was able to provide your family is common.  Often we are not thinking about how thankful we are for all that the hospice care workers are doing for our loved one when emotions are high and the time to say goodbye is near, but then after we have reflection upon how nice it was to have someone to help and someone who understood.  Hospice care workers in San Diego don’t do it all alone.  Hospice facilities have many volunteers.  Some families give back by supporting fundraisers and making donations to non-profit hospice facilities in San Diego, others are volunteering their time and talents.  Many volunteers who assist at hospice facilities are really benefiting themselves as well.  It is very gratifying to volunteer where you know that hospice workers are caring for people at a time in their lives that requires the most compassion.

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In Home Nursing Care Dallas | Care For My Grandmother

Patience is a virtue that my grandmother’s in home nursing care Dallas worker possesses as she cares for her in her home.  My grandmother is one of the most stubborn women I have ever met.  It has only gotten worse as she has gotten older.  She always did her own thing and made her own rules.  Now that she is older and people are trying to keep her safe by telling her what she should or should not do, it can be a battle.  I admire the patience that the in home nursing care worker has with my grandmother.  She is kind and repeats herself more than once.  She explains why things need to be done the way that they need to be done. I only the other hand am slightly more direct with my grandmother.  She will push the in home nursing care workers until they are literally at their breaking points, just to try to prove that she still owns her own actions.  It can be extremely frustrating, but I know my grandmother and she has always been a ‘fighter’.  She never wanted to do as the others told her or conform to the ways of others.  As she gets older, we find the challenges of keeping her safe and healthy a chore at time.  Making her understand why doing something differently now that she has aged is beneficial to her well-being can be a daunting task.

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Assisted Living San Jose | Stereotyping Seniors

Seniors in San Jose assisted living facilities can be funny.  The workers in the assisted living facilities can share stories about the residents which will bring you to your knees and crying in laughter.  As people age their personalities may change or become intensified.  There are a few types of stereo-typical senior aged people.

  1. The grumpy, mean elder
  2. The overly friendly senior aged friend
  3. The Mom type
  4. The Storyteller
  5. The paranoid Patty
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Assisted Living in Detroit | Motor City Seniors

Staying active as you get older is important and the residents of assisted living facilities in Detroit are fully aware of this fact.  If you don’t move it you lose it.  Mobility, flexibility and stability are all dependent on the muscles and body remaining physically fit and active.  In many assisted living facilities in Detroit there are groups of seniors coming together to stay active.  The benefits of physical activity are abundant and most people are concerned about exercise when they are younger to look good and stay healthy, but as we age we can get relaxed in the physical fitness routine.  Some seniors are not willing to become old and feeble.  It is important for circulation and to maintain the ability to move about without the fear of falling down or muscle collapses.  Of course, these seniors who are meeting to remain active are not usually lifting heavy weights or spending hours in the gym.

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At Home Nursing Care Indianapolis | Favorite Things To Do

We all have our favorite chair and Indianapolis at home nursing care allows seniors to remain comfortable in their Indianapolis homes.  Some have a favorite reading chair, porch swing, recliner or love seat sofa.  The comforts of home cannot be replaced.  When people stay away from home, even if it were not another senior care facility for treatment and during recovery but even a fancy hotel suite, we miss the comforts of our own homes.  Of the items in a senior’s Indianapolis home, each is carefully selected with much thought and personalization.  Some chairs and couches are an unusual or eclectic pattern.  Seniors are known for their floral prints.  It may be a stereotype that senior’s homes are tacky or have too much ‘stuff’, but if you collected things your whole life and people bought you things for your home or you had a large family you, too, would have a lot of ‘stuff’ in your home.  Some Grandmothers have every school picture of their children and grandchildren like a shrine to their family.  Most seniors consider their homes and their families to be their greatest achievement in life.  For this reason, there will be much pride in the things in a senior’s home.

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Senior Care Jacksonville | When Is It Time

Some Jacksonville seniors are simply past the point of caring for themselves.  When it becomes time to change into caregiver mode, it is not easy for adult children.  Senior care in Jacksonville is a viable option in a senior care plan that adult children can use as a means to keep a part of them just the child of an elder.  Shifting your thinking is difficult.  When you have been listening to your senior aged loved one for all of your life and the time comes that your word, ideas thoughts or opinions may actually be more valid and makes more sense it is scary sometimes.  At thirty years old I just started to ‘push back’ or disagree with my Grandmother.  It was not easy.  I have always been her little helper and she was one of the disciplinarians in my life.  She started to make clouded decisions and not thinking through the decisions she was making to the end result and I knew that it was time to switch from Granddaughter/ Grandmother mode to caregiver and concerned adult mode.  She and my Grandfather have enjoyed so many years together just mainly caring for each other and only listening to the opinion of the other.  Now, it is up to the family to ensure that they are making the best decisions.  Senior care is necessary to ensure their safety and well-being.  Seniors just most of the time do not realize the changes in their thinking, mental capacity, physical health and medical condition.  They will feel as if things should remain the same as they always had been.  I on the other hand, knew that although it would be difficult ‘telling them what to do’ would now be necessary.

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Homecare San Francisco | New Family Photos

Compassionate homecare in san franciscoFamily photos are now including San Francisco homecare workers as part of the ‘extended family’.  As people age and generations in our families grow we have a desire to document the family times.  From great grandmothers down to great grandchildren we want to see all of our family together in one place and at one time.  With our busy lives it isn’t easy to get together for a family photo.  Most everyone will have someone in their extended family that will have another obligation or not be able to join.  Cherishing the times that we have our elders is nice, but to have a professional picture of all of the family with our senior aged loved ones is priceless.  The picture will remain a part of our homes long after our loved one is gone.

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Nursing Homes In Phoenix: Pill Time

Find quality nursing homes in PhoenixPill time at nursing homes in Phoenix can be tricky with some sneaky residents.  It is not easy for the nurses’ aides to track down some of the residents at pill time.  There are lots of times in the day when senior age residents of nursing homes are dreading.  Bath time, grooming time, clothes changing time and medication time may all render bad feelings for the residents of nursing homes.  The people who are trying to assist the residents in staying safe and well are not always able to easily do what is needed to care for the residents or without some patience and craftiness.  Residents will know the medication schedule.  Some residents will be sure to duck into a neighboring room or to go into their bathroom when it is time for medications to be administered.

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