Monthly Archives: March 2014

Senior Living in Los Angeles

Senior Living Los AngelesIn Los Angeles seniors are helping seniors with personal security awareness and scam protection.  Online you are able to find a wealth of resources with regard to guarding your personal information.  This is not something that many people think to talk about with their aging loved ones, but seniors are making other seniors aware of the scams and potential fraud situations which are happening across the country every day.  Finding a way for seniors to safe guard their personal information used to be as simple as looking after your pocketbook, wallet or purse.  It is not as simple as that any longer.  Seniors are being solicited daily for new offers and other promotional marketing which may potentially open them up to scams and sharing of their personal information.  When personal information is leaked into the wrong hands, the senior may lose his or her identity to a thief.  Seniors in senior support and social groups are getting together to share stories and tell their tales of how they were targeted and what they did to combat a scam.  Reminding your loved ones to protect themselves is important.  Unfortunately, as many people who are out to assist and help the elderly there are some who are looking to take advantage of a senior aged person.  Tips to help your senior protect himself:

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Retirement living is bigger in Houston Texas

Retirement homes and retirement communities in HoustonMany of the retirement communities and homes in Houston, Texas show that these seniors were prepared to really live in their golden years.  Some of the apartment complexes and communities which retirees in Houston are living in are causing home envy of those younger than them and not yet eligible to live in the retirement communities.  With sparkling pools and fountains, green golf courses, beautiful landscaping, designer boutiques and beauty salons of course every one under retirement age is wishing they could move right in.  How to know you have the biggest and best retirement community in Houston?

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Oak Park Assisted Living

Assisted living communities in Oak Park, Illinois are helping seniors to live their lives the way they like to.    We have all used the mail and delivery systems to receive packages, at least here and there.  I haven’t thought until recently about how it must be for a senior aged person to receive a large package.  You would think that most people really appreciate a large present or a giant care box, but without the help of a kind assisted living worker, these packages could be anything but fun for a senior.  As a younger person, we receive a big box with our newly purchased items or an appreciated gift from a friend.  We just lug the gigantic box into the house, without thinking about what it takes to get it in there, and tear it open to experience the goodness inside.  For some seniors, a box left for them would simply be unmanageable.  Living in an assisted living community has many benefits for a senior, but thinking about what they would do if they didn’t have the assistance, with something which seems as minor to us younger folk as receiving a package, can be a fringe benefit of assisted living.  When we head to the grocery store in our younger, more physically able years of life, we just buy things in bulk or when they are on sale in mass quantity.  For a senior, who may not be as physically able, buying the smaller item at a greater price would be necessary without assistance to get it home.  Living in an assisted living community there is help available when a package comes to their residence or the shopping trips may be assisted.  So, if a senior has a particular laundry detergent that he or she prefers, but it could be a large container (otherwise not able to be carried by the senior), the assisted living workers will assist with not only getting the product out of the store and into their apartment, but also may assist with separating the laundry detergent into smaller containers or help with doing the laundry.  Seniors do not need to sacrifice the little things in life which they want and prefer, they are able to live their lives the way that they like to with the assistance provided in the assisted living communities.  There are just so many day to day things that we take for granted that may become difficult for a senior to do alone.

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San Jose Senior Living

As we age we start to feel life in our bones.  It is no mystery that the cold and dampness of many states can increase the amount of aches and pains we feel as we get older.  One of the many great things about San Jose senior living, is that the weather is without the humidity and dampness.  Some seniors begin to feel the aches and pains earlier in life.  Past injuries, torn muscles and arthritis in the joints and bones will often remind us of all of the life we have lived.  Being a senior and having the option to move can mean less pain and be better for your health or at least promote a more active lifestyle.  Thinking back to all of the memories that contributed to our lives and the aches and pains we may feel are attributed to accomplishments and milestones we have reached.  Stress from years of working on the mind and body or a life of a physically demanding job, which may leave us achy in our later years, can be a daily reminder of all that we have done.  Places that seniors may feel the aches and pains of just growing older:

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Considering a career in Assisted Living in Scottsdale?

find quality assisted living facilities in Scottsdale, AZIf you’re considering a career in assisted living in Scottsdale Arizona, the number one qualification for the job is compassion.  Being empathic and compassionate is just simply something that cannot be taught or learned.  Compassion comes from human experiences and social upbringing.  You may change as you grow up and gain further compassion and empathy for those around you, but either you’ve got it or you don’t.  There are many assisted living facilities in Arizona with many compassionate and caring workers.  How to test your compassion levels:

  1. Can you imagine yourself or someone you love in the residents’ position?
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Best Scenery and Greenery in Atlanta Retirement Communities

In the Southern part of the United States the weather makes for some incredible scenery and greenery.  When people retire there are just so many things to consider and once all of the details have been sorted out, the minor details come into play.  Thinking about your favorite flower and the things that make you happiest will help to decide upon a place to retire.  Many of the retirement homes in Atlanta, Georgia will offer some beautiful landscaping.  Many of the retirement homes in which retirees are considering offer the same type of amenities, but if you are looking for something really beautiful, check out those which offer either residential gardens of amazing landscaping.  The retirement years are really the time to stop and smell the roses or so to say really take in all that life has to offer.  Some favorite flowers of those living in retirement communities in Atlanta are:

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Retiring to Houston

Retirement HoustonMany consider retirement homes in Houston because the weather in the Northeastern part of the United States can be brutal.  Snow, wind, ice, hail and below freezing temperatures for many months out of the year can make for unpleasant living at times.  Living the Northeast all of your life may be due to family or friends living in that area or your career and work keep you in that area, but upon retirement the sky is the limit.  You work hard all of your life and make it through many a cold winter in Northeastern United States.  Why not, once the kids are out of the house, move to a place that is warm and the winters are mild.  In Houston there are many retirement communities to choose from all of which are special in their own way.  Most of the retirement communities in Houston you are able to find online and prepare much of the research online before choosing those which you may want to visit and check out a little more.  Selling your home and buying into a retirement community can mean that you are making a decision to really enjoy and relax in your retirement community without much of the concern that you may have in the Northeast with home ownership.  Many people just choose to stay where they are because the change may seem like a large task, but really managing a move into a retirement community can be as easy as choosing one and getting there.  Many retirement communities focus on a luxurious lifestyle, far greater than the expectation of those retirees would have otherwise had in their homes otherwise.

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Living it up longer in Los Angeles

Living it up in Assisted Living Los AngelesA story, as told to me by a resident of an assisted living community in Los Angeles, CA.  “In my twenties I thought about nothing for the future and the day when I may not be able to care for myself entirely.  I lived a wild life filled with all of the things that I loved.  I settled down a bit more in my thirties and by thirty-five had a husband and a child of my own.  Living the next thirty-five years, as the years flew by, I reached the ripe age of seventy.  Just when I felt like I had really reached my most comfortable age in life, the physical aspects of daily living started to become a little too difficult for me to manage, as well as I should.  I started to ignore that the cat needed to be fed, laundry needed to be washed, garbage taken out and that I could even use a shower at times.  It was so hard to do the things that I was once accustomed to doing all on my own every day.

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Oak Park Seniors

Find quality senior care in Oak ParkSummers in Oak Park, IL means enjoying the mild, beautiful summer weather and community get together.  Many family members will be back in town to visit their senior aged loved ones in the places they live, like Illinois.  Grandma and Grandpa may not see their grandchildren but maybe a few times a year and typically when school is on a break, like in the summer.  It is important to spend quality time with the seniors we love, but an important factor in senior visits, which some of us will overlook, is that we must evaluate the senior care needs when we are spending time visiting.

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