Monthly Archives: October 2014

Elder Abuse in San Francisco

Unfortunately, as in many cities, elder abuse in San Francisco is still happening.  Psychological abuse is one of four types of elder abuse that unfortunately exist in this country and in places like San Francisco. Seniors should be protected, cherished and respected, but sometimes that is not the case.  Psychological abuse is one of the hardest forms of abuse to identify.  Physical abuse or financial abuse will leave “a mark”/ evidence that the abuse is taking place.  There is a bruise or injury with physical abuse making it identifiable.  Financial abuse will leave a paper trail and evidence in financial records.  Psychological abuse can be difficult to identify.

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Staying and Aging in New York

There are ways for a New York senior to age in place and remain in their own home longer. Modifying the home is one of the best ways to remain living at home longer.  There are many ways to customize and personalize your home based on your individual style and preference.  When home modification is in relation to senior care and seniors living at home longer, these home renovations are not just for personal style or preference, but rather are for safety and maintaining a high quality of life.

Home renovations and modifications to age in place

  1. Handrails
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Similar is better for those with Alzheimer’s in San Jose

Seniors with Alzheimer’s in San Jose and other memory related disorders are finding that there is a place to call home with other seniors who are alike. Some senior communities which offer memory care services will be able to group the residents by the level of care which is needed and the progression of their memory loss.  For this reason, the care provided within the senior care facility will be varying depending upon the level of care necessary for the senior residents.

Why it is important to be with like-“minded” people:

  1. A feeling of belonging
  2. The same level of care
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Elder Abuse in San Jose

Stop on by today and check-in on your senior aged loved one living in a senior community in San Jose. The best way to ensure that you know what is going on in the place where your senior is living or receiving care is to make trips to check it out and pop in to see what is up.  It may seem like something you otherwise would not do.  Most of us would not show up unannounced in most places, but senior care centers or communities typically approve of family and friends to stop by without any advanced noticed.  While you are driving down the streets in San Jose take a look at how many senior living facilities or retirement communities offer signs that say to stop in for a tour today.  It is important that you have an open-door policy with the place you and your senior choose for their home.  Seniors are most vulnerable to abuse.

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Choosing the Best Memory Care in San Francisco

When it's time for senior careWhen choosing a San Francisco memory care facility for your senior aged loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia, there is more to consider than you would normally just for an aging parent or loved one.  Some facilities specialize in memory care and care associated with memory loss.  There are different stages of memory loss ranging from mild to severe.  Most people will loosely use the term Alzheimer’s with memory loss, but there is a different care plan necessary for a senior with mild memory loss symptoms, beginning stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, progressive Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.  For this reason, choosing a care facility for your senior aged loved one which specializes in memory care is important.  Personalized care is a key factor in the memory loss care specialty.  The facilities which specialize in this type of care will be important to either address symptoms or slow progression of memory loss.  A compassionate staff at a memory care facility will be able to assist your senior aged loved one with their daily care needs, while focusing on their best quality of life today and in years to come.

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