Better to have Loved and Lost

Houston Home CareNo need to worry about who was caring for them or their Houston home, life may have been so simple for so long in their adult married life that the adult children were just able to visit and stop in for a hello knowing very well that Mom and Dad were older, but making it all happen day-to-day.  Married for more than half a decade they had their system and ways of doing things and getting it all taken care of.  The house always had a welcoming feel for company and holidays were hosted at their home.  There was just always an impending feeling that it may someday, soon, change.  As the years flew by, many in the family were adamant about taking a role to support their aging loved ones, but still not much by way of help was needed. It was not until one of them fell ill that it was noticeable how much the two of them relied on each other to be able to live day-to-day.  Like one of them just could not function without the other and there was a huge change in the responsibilities in the household.  Roles that the aging loved one had never had to assume, so was unfamiliar with taking, were now adding tasks and chores to the daily responsibilities and one elderly loved one trying to handle all of the responsibilities in the household rather than splitting up between the two of them. 

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Decisions, Decisions . . . Could this be the time for assisted living?

Find quality assisted living in Chicago, ILIn the grand scheme of things some decisions that we make each and every day are small and impact very little in our lives at that moment or for our loved ones. On the other hand, some, like settling on or choosing assisted living in Chicago are much more to think on and ponder about.  Some of us are the type of people who make decisions on a whim, some ponder decisions and go back and forth between choices, some folks just seem to always know what is best for them in the end.  There may be small choices that you make for yourself or with your senior aged loved one each day, like:

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Diligent Board and Care in Los Angeles

SierraBonitalogoThere’s options throughout West Hollywood and Los Angeles for board and care of your senior aged loved one, that is for sure, but if you are looking for superior care and many years of experience, that is only really found at Sierra Bonita Board and Care Facility in Los Angeles. If you desire to see some of the gratitude that those family members expressed about the excellent care that their senior aged loved ones received, you should visit the website for Sierra Bonita Board and Care Facility. The stories will warm your heart and exemplify the essence of what Sierra Bonita Board and Care Facility has to offer. When we are not able to provide care for our loved ones ourselves we certainly want the next best thing or maybe even better than the care that we’d be able to provide for our senior aged loved ones. We want someone as dedicated to the well-being and happiness of our senior aged loved one as we are. There’s no need to worry about a senior feeling at home. The rooms at the facility are fully furnished. There’s an array of services offered at Sierra Bonita Board and Care Facility to include Daily Housekeeping Services, 24-hour care and supervision, Medication Management, Incontinence Management, Assistance with dressing & Personal Care, Full Service Dinning, Daily laundry service, Transportation to and from Medical/Dental within certain miles and much more. There are also optional care services such as

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Stop and Call for Assistance

Great assisted living places in New York, NYIf you need assisted living, speak to a person who can help you find assisted living in New York City by calling 888.437.4817. Assisted living is necessary if your senior aged loved one needs assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing. It is important to prevent injuries and accident, before they happen. A simple misstep or fall while getting into or out of the bathtub or shower is not very critical or alarming for a younger person most times, but for a senior can be devastating. If a fall should occur and a senior sustains injuries the injuries are usually more severe in an elderly person. The amount of time to recover from a fall and any subsequent treatment or surgery is usually much longer than it would be with a younger person. A senior, who is left immobile for a period of time, while recovering from a fall, will have a harder time getting back to the way that they were before the injury had occurred.

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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
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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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Make an Impact

With the world’s population ever growing and more people living into their senior ages, you may be thinking about what is the best way to reach them all.  There are so many home care companies and businesses out there and a lot of competition for home care company owners and home care workers.  Deciding where to invest your time and money to make an impact and get the most out of your efforts can be a hard decision.

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Home Care Companionship

When it's time to let home care software helpNot the kind of companionship with the senior who is receiving home care services, but rather a companion in providing home care services, that’s what home care software can do. Home care workers are special people who dedicate their lives to caring for others, but now there is something there for them to make their days easier and life better and brighter.   If you care for seniors or clients in their homes you know that just the scheduling alone can cause some anxiety and stress at times. It is time to simplify your life and focus on what is really important- providing excellent home care.  With so many clients and often times and days changing in your schedule it can certainly be overwhelming especially if you are using a pen to jot all of this down.  There really is a more efficient way to manage your schedule. Home care software will be the answer to your scheduling concerns.

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