Monthly Archives: February 2015

Some help – but not too much

Senior assisted living has advantagesThere is a delicate balance between maintaining independence while receiving some assistance and having lost yourself when someone does it all for you. In San Diego, seniors are finding the perfect balance in today’s revamped assisted living communities.  San Diego assisted living environments offer an array of services to help seniors with their daily living activates, but gone are the days when all care is the same for each resident.  Each senior will be in their own, very unique situation and will require assistance with different things.  Seniors want to be able to continue doing things for themselves, where it can be done alone and safely.  The family of senior aged loved ones may need to have a conversation with their senior aged loved one about what he or she should accept some help with.  It may be that a senior is capable of performing a daily living activity, but without assistance it may be unsafe.  If your senior aged loved one living in an assisted living facility is no longer safe to get into and out of the shower without assistance, but is uncomfortable to accept help, you will need to have a conversation to explain why it is necessary for the senior to accept help with the activity.  Some seniors may be appreciative and receptive to any and all assistance which is able to be provided in an assisted living facility, but some seniors may not want to allow someone else to do it for them.  It is important that seniors in assisted living facility understand that the caregivers are there to help with daily living activities that the senior may require assistance.  The senior may still be able to help with the activity, but it may just be that it is not a good idea for a senior to try to do it alone.

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Los Angeles Home Care Helper

Helping with home care in Los Angeles, CAHaving stress and feeling guilty because you are not able to give your senior aged loved one the care and attention that you feel that he or she deserves in their Los Angeles home or in yours is a common thing.  Most of us, who are caring for a senior aged loved one, are trying to find enough time in the day to be able to manage all of our daily responsibilities with work and children, as well as to care for our senior aged loved one.  It is a juggling game that you may not be able to maintain forever or may need some help with juggling.  For this reason, there are home care helpers available to assist with caring for your senior aged loved one.  You may be making things happen each day, week and month, but caregiver burn-out is a real thing.  Sometimes we are only able to keep it all together for a period of time, until we realize that we could use some help.  When you find that you are pulled in too many directions, you may consider home care as an option to make sure that everything and everyone in your life is getting the care and attention that they deserve to include yourself.  It is the caregiver’s last concern to worry about their own well-being or quality of life, but it is very obvious that caregivers with the least amount of stress are able to provide the best care to a senior.  For this reason, if you are trying to juggle it all for too long, without help, the level and quality of care that you are able to provide to your loved one may change or even be not as good.

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Give us a Call

Knowing where to start to find assisted living in your area can be challenging.  Surely, you could cold call every number in the yellow pages or go online searching away. We are all really busy and senior care is not something we should take lightly or rush through in making the decision on assisted living.  If you are calling around or looking online all over the place, you are sure to take a decent am0ount of time to do so and may perhaps even ultimately rush the important decision if you are not careful to get frustrated with that process. There is an easier way.  GeriCareFinder is a free service which will help you with locating the best in the senior care industry with just one call or click.  You may hear many companies offering services to help you locate senior care, but Gericarefinder is truly one of a kind in the senior care industry.  Gericarefinder is a multi-award winning senior care resource.  Making the huge change with your senior aged loved one to move into an assisted living facility or enlisting this assisted living service is already stressful in itself, searching for the right senior care is an added stress that you will just not need.  Giving GeriCareFinder a call at 1888.GERI.817 “Pressing 1” for Assisted Living will get you to a place where you can ask your questions and find the best in senior care options.

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Stop and Smell the Roses – now at your local San Jose assisted living location

assisted living facilities San JoseMany assisted living facilities in San Jose are changing things up a bit.  Seniors have so much time that they once may have never imagined having and for this reason it becomes difficult to imagine a day without busy tasks and chores and time to just stop and smell the roses.  The interior of a senior assisted living facility is important when choosing between the options available in San Jose, but just as important is the landscaping and activities available for seniors.  Some assisted living facilities are now offering beautiful gardens and flowers and much of the beauty may even come from the seniors themselves participating in the care of the garden.

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