Fringe Benefits of Assisted Living

Choosing assisted living in San Francisco, CAGet it right.  Picking the right assisted living facility can literally come down to minor details.  So you’ve been trying to find the best assisted living in San Francisco for your senior aged loved one.  Now they are all starting to look the same.  There are things that the assisted living community does not advertise as an amenity, feature or service provided.  It may all come down to the types of care workers who are working there and their personalities.  When you have narrowed the choices down to just a few in San Francisco, now is the time to mingle with the other residents and the workers.  Asking the residents what the workers do that “isn’t on their payroll” may really make the decision easy.

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Home Alone in Los Angeles

In big cities like Los Angeles it’s easy to walk past a senior’s residence and just assume that he or she prefers to stay in, but confinement can be a form of elder abuse.  Pay attention to changes in an elderly friend’s behaviors.  For years you may have seen a senior in your neighborhood coming outside to get the mail or water their flowers, but upon receiving senior care the senior is no longer seen outside of the home, ever.  Honestly, you may feel like a nosy neighbor or friend, but it certainly doesn’t make you one to care about someone and want to know why there has been a strange change in behavior.  Ask questions or stop over to visit and see if there is an explanation for the senior’s change of behavior like a medical concern or issue or a change in physical condition.  If you are not able to explain why it appears as if the senior has had a change in behavior, you may consider asking the senior if there is any reason for concern.

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Home Care in San Jose

Home Care San JoseMany San Jose home care professionals are licensed practical nurses. Some home care workers in San Jose are independent and the risks may be slightly greater with hiring a home care worker to assist your family, if he or she is not part of a reputable, recognized, licensed and/ or insured agency.   Having a non-medical home care worker who is not only able to assist with personal care and home care needs, but who is certified in CPR or other medical training is an added bonus and more reason to hire a home care worker today for your senior aged loved one.  Many home care workers are part of an agency.

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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
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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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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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