Monthly Archives: July 2014

Assisted Living San Jose

Find senior assisted living in san joseSan Jose assisted living communities have seniors living well into their golden ages.  The colorful lobby of the newly renovated complex was just what I had been looking for while shopping through my choices to help my mom to live a safer, happier senior life.  It felt more like an up-scale apartment complex than that which anyone would believe was an assisted living facility.  The café offered nice, light lunch-time meals and the restaurant was serving chef-inspired dishes.  All of the apartment-style rooms were equipped with a kitchenette and apartment-sized refrigerator.  This place was in fact nice than the house I had grown up in and that my mother currently was having a hard time living in alone.  I guess it was a false impression that I had of an assisted living facility feeling more like a hospital or facility than a home.  I was pleasantly surprised how the residents knew all of the staff on a first name basis and the staff seemed to be just as engaged with the residents.  It didn’t seem to be at all an assisted living care worked and client relationship, but more so seemed like friendships built on trust and mutual respect.  The outside of the assisted living community was landscaped and looked like a pretty flower garden with bright flowers and greenery.  It was an enjoyable place to sit and read or chat with a neighboring assisted living resident.  My mom has been so lonely in her big home all alone; this will be the perfect place for her to maintain her independence while meeting new people in a similar situation and life stage.  I think that I am probably not alone in the impression that assisted living communities are more like a facility.  Until you have visited one, you aren’t really able to form an opinion about what is out there.

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Home care New York

Quality New York Home CareA few things around a senior’s home may need attention.  Thank goodness for New York home care services like housecleaning and home repair.  Seniors who are otherwise unable to care for their home as they may have been able to previously will have the ability to take pride in their home with the assistance that home care can provide.  Many seniors will not ask for help and family members may need to recognize the signs that home care is now a necessity.

Signs that senior needs home care services:

  1. Home is messy, cluttered and dirty
  2. Leaking faucets and shower fixtures
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Elder Abuse Orange County

Some seniors in Orange County are taking elder abuse into their own hands.  From setting traps to recording behavior, seniors are reminding those who abuse elders that not all of their victims are unable to prevent it or report it.  Some seniors are in a position in which they are unaware that they are being taken advantage of financially or are powerless to the physical and mental abuse.  For those seniors, minded, are finding ways to prove that elder abuse exists in their facilities or within their homes by care workers.

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