Monthly Archives: June 2014

How To Improve Your Sleep

There is no denying the benefits of a good night’s sleep, but it is surprising just how much of our modern life makes this difficult to accomplish. It is also a myth that only young people need to sleep well; the need for a deep, restorative sleep is beneficial to all, regardless of age.

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Local Help with Elder Abuse

Many ways to report elder abuse in Los Angeles, CAThere are several ways to prevent, identify and report elder abuse in Los Angeles.  There are ways to prevent elder abuse and each type of elder abuse requires different preventative measures.  Knowing who is in the home with your senior or caring for your senior can really prevent abuse.  Asking the agency for the employee’s length of employment or the incidents and reports against the employee can be one way to ensure that only the most qualified and kind individual is caring for your senior aged loved one.  Be proactive and don’t be afraid to ask the questions.  The agency should be forthcoming with information about the measures that the agency takes to prevent those who may have been charged previously with elder abuse working with their clients.  There are abuse registries which you may check the agency’s employees’ names against.  This is something that you should make sure that the agency has done as part of the hiring process.  Most reputable senior care companies are researching and performing thorough background checks on their newly hired employees.  To prevent financial abuse, a senior may consider a limited power of attorney.  In the event that a senior is not able to handle their financial responsibilities there may already be a trusted person assigned to handle this part of their life.  This prevents fraud and abuse of the senior’s finances, when the power of attorney has the ability to monitor the financial activity.  The only way to ensure that a senior is not exploited is to prevent it as best you can.   Seniors can make a plan to have someone they trust make decisions in the event that he or she is not able.  The types of things you should plan for:

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How San Francisco Home Care Reduces Accident Risk

Find quality senior home care in San Francisco, CAReducing the risk for accidents for your senior living in their San Francisco home can be as easy as hiring the proper help.  Home care services can easily prevent the risk of home accidents.  Types of home care include medical and non-medical home care services:

  1. Home Cleaning
  2. Medical Supplies
  3. Alarm and Home Protection
  4. Pet Services
  5. Prepared Home Meal Delivery
  6. Assisted Transportation
  7. Home Care Helpers
  8. Home Care Nursing
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Meals in San Diego’s Assisted Living Apartments

Assisting living facilities are assisting seniors in San Diego with some of their basic living needs.  Some assisted living facilities offer basic levels of care, but some offer health services as needed also.  The food is not something you’d really think of right away in the decision of which assisted living facility to select.  Many seniors will be cooking their own meals with assistance in the most modern and senior-friendly kitchens within their assisted living apartment, condo or residential home.  It is amazing some of the meals that chefs in certain San Diego assisted living facilities are able to prepare for the seniors.  Some seniors really enjoy the idea of just no longer needing to cook and visiting the on-site dining for their meals.  Many senior living facilities are offering an abundance of options to suit each taste.  Some seniors with special or particular diet requirements or preferences are even finding their options on the menu.  San Diego has many assisted living facilities in the area.  The price of an assisted living apartment may vary depending on the location of the facility; the amenities and the care services which are offered.  Many of the assisted living facilities are priding themselves in the food in which they are preparing and serving for those in their facility.  Some seniors may require some minor assistance in preparing small meals in their own places.  For this reason, there are assisted care workers available to assist with the meal preparation within many San Diego assisted living facilities.  Some seniors would rather not prepare any meals and there are assisted living facilities which offer the option to dine in the on-site facilities three meals a day.

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Convenience and comfort: Furnishing for a bright retirement

Growing old and heading into retirement comes with a host of challenges. Elderly parents may find that they are not as active or as healthy as they used to be. These changes in mobility and health often call for a different approach to daily living.
Nowadays retirees have various attractive living options. The most popular of these include moving in with their children or relocating to senior living communities. Regardless of the choice they make, senior citizens need to pay special attention to the furniture gracing their homes.
Those who opt to live on their own may find it easier to dwell in smaller homes. There is less clutter that way and the reduced space means that there are fewer household and maintenance chores to do. It is also simple to furnish small spaces.
When selecting furniture for the elderly, it is important to choose pieces that combine functionality with comfort. Wise homeowners in such situations always put practicality and therapeutic value above fashion and décor. It is crucial to go for ergonomically correct furniture that is easily accessible and comfortable to use. Uncomfortable or unsuitable furnishings usually have a detrimental effect on their users and senior citizens are especially vulnerable.
The best furniture items for retirees are those that are suited to their needs. Here are some general tips to consider when selecting furniture for those retirement years:

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Signs of Elder Abuse for San Diego Seniors

Knowing what to look for can prevent your elder living in a San Diego senior care facility from suffering longer than he or she should.  There are difficult signs to look for when questioning the possibility of elder abuse in San Diego, especially when your aging loved one lives in a city outside of yours.  Your senior may be hesitant to report abuse and carefully asking questions can lead you to the answers you are seeking.  There is a fine line between concern and meddling.  Some seniors may not appreciate the line of questioning if you approach it in the wrong manner or are too presumptuous in what to expect.  The last thing you should do is because you’re senior to shy away from telling you important details so keep the conversation positive and refrain from asking too often or too many questions.

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Enjoying the Senior Life at Home in Chicago

Find senior home care choices in Chicago, ILMost of our lives we are looking for ways to vacation and get away from home.  Seniors in Chicago enjoy their home life by spending their summers relaxing on their porches or sun porches while receiving the care they need and enjoying their lives at home.  In Chicago the summer and warm weather months are short lived.  There is maybe three months of really warm weather.  Seniors who have home care services are most grateful for being able to enjoy their time just looking and around and enjoying their own Chicago homes.  For many seniors, without home care services, the senior would be forced to move to receive the care in which they require to be safe and live a high quality life.  We take for granted to be able to live comfortably and enjoy our own homes.  There are many seniors who move into senior living facilities who, although may enjoy their no surroundings, there really is no place like home.  The summers in Chicago often have very comfortable temperatures in the early day and early evening.  For this reason you will see seniors up and down the streets sitting on their porches and just taking it all in.

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How to Choose an Assisted Living Facility in Los Angeles

choosing los angeles assisted livingLos Angeles has so much to offer.  The streets are lined with stores and attractions.  Choosing an Assisted Living Facility in Los Angeles takes careful planning.  It is often about the location, but other times the amenities and sometimes it is just really being able to maintain the lifestyle in which the senior is accustomed to.  Restrictions and permissions are one of the first things to consider in selecting an Assisted Living Facility.  Your senior doesn’t want to sign up to live somewhere where he or she will be without many of the things that they love.

 

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