Monthly Archives: December 2015

New York Living with Assistance

Helping seniors with assisted living in New YorkSeniors having a hard time getting around their New York apartment are finding new freedoms in New York assisted living facilities.  When your senior reaches a point in his or her life where there is a need for assistance with everyday living activities an assisted living facility might just be the best place for your aging loved one to call home.

Things you should look for, while visiting your senior aged loved one this holiday:

  1. he or she is not changing their clothes because changing and dressing has become too difficult
  2. poor hygiene until a family member or friend brings this to the attention
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Making the Right Assisted Living Choice in San Antonio

Find the best quality assisted living facility in San Antonio, TexasDecorating for holidays this holiday season is possible for some seniors in San Antonio assisted living facilities.  The holidays are a time in which many of our senior aged loved ones would have normally provided for us a beautiful, home setting with all of the best holiday decorations we have ever seen.  For many seniors, holiday decorating and preparing for family at the holidays would be just out of the realm of what they are able to do any longer.   Living alone may have no longer been a safe possibility and now the seniors in our lives require the assistance of those who are professionals in their field and work in assisted living facilities.  The word ‘facility’ can often make these assisted living homes and buildings to feel more clinical and cold than they actually are.  Assisted living communities and neighborhoods are full of companionship, sharing and love.  Many seniors make friends with others in the assisted living communities and are close with the staff that is helping with their daily living assistance needs.  The holidays are a time when people are most neighborly in the assisted living communities.  Most assisted living communities decorate for the holidays and have a very festive feeling.  Volunteers and workers will often get residents together to bake some of their all-time favorite cookies to share amongst each other and bring the community together.

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Assisted living in Phoenix – Managing Meds

Assisted Living medications in PhoenizMedication management is a huge benefit to seniors residing at an assisted living facility in Phoenix. Depending upon the medication, it can be really scary if your senior aged loved one mismanages their medication. One too many can cause a whole different group of problems as not remembering to take one regularly.  Either way, if a senior is prescribed a medication it should be taken as directed by their physician.  Most seniors are fine managing their medication on their own up, until they just are not able to any more.  There is no telling when exactly that will happen.  The changes with a senior could feel like they happen overnight.  One day your senior aged loved one is able to do pretty much everything in their day without needing and assistance and the next you may notice that things have changed and your senior needs help with something from then on.

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Considering Assisted Living in Philadelphia

Helping seniors with assisted livingMany people are visiting their senior aged loved ones in the Philadelphia homes and checking in here and there to make sure that their loved one is well. It may seem routine and all is well for many of your visits, but making sure that things are really okay requires a bit more looking around sometimes. While you may feel like you are prying in order get the answers that you need to make sure that your senior aged loved one is really doing well living alone, it really is better to cross some lines by asking or being slightly nosy to make sure that everything is still okay with your senior aged loved one’s living situation. So one time you stop by and notice that in the weekly pill organizer that it just doesn’t seem right. One day looks completely off from the rest. You may choose to ask your senior aged loved one about it who may say it was a fluke and fix it. The next time you notice the medication to not seem quite right, you pull out the pill bottles and read the doctor’s prescribed orders and see that it is just not really exactly as the medication is prescribed. You may question and change or fix the pills yourself this week. For weeks you may choose to just organize the pills in the container and hope that your senior, who is living alone, is remembering to take them in the morning and night from the container. Then one day, you stop by and there are a few days of pills which were apparently not taken. You begin calling twice a day to make a reminder, but with the all of the responsibilities in your daily life, you are finding it difficult to make the calls and it becomes to be extremely stressful. Although you’ve been making the reminder calls, you stop by to see that again there were missed doses of the medication. To ensure that your senior is safe, you may need to make the recommendation that you would begin looking into assisted living facilities in Philadelphia.

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