It is not snowy or cold in Los Angeles for the holidays, but it may be the scamming seniors season. Calls for unreliable or not reputable senior services may seem to come in more frequently than usually during the holiday season. With the holidays, we would like to think that all people have good intentions and that this is the season for giving, but that is not always the case. If you have a loved one who is living alone, it may be a good time to ask some questions about the mail and calls that your senior aged loved one is receiving. If you notice an excessive amount of messages on the machine, notes that a senior is saving information from cold calls or mail that seems to be unsolicited there may be a reason to be concerned. It is the often good advice to give a senior that if someone comes to the door, calls with an offer or mails something and the senior has not requested the information that it should be taken lightly. Most times if you want something you will call a business rather than the company contacting you.
This fall and winter, while you are visiting your family in Chicago, check-in on your seniors. Holidays are the best time to make an evaluation of the living situation in your senior’s home. Taking this first step is the right direction to making sure that your senior is living safely in their Chicago home. Although every room in the house should be checked to see if it is conducive to senior living, the bathroom is a place you will surely visit (without being overly nosy). It is easy to see how a senior is living by the way that he or she keeps their bathroom. Are there signs that your senior has been having a hard time getting into and out of the bathtub, if so you should ask your senior. Anything you want to know can mostly be solved for by just asking. Don’t assume what you think that your senior needs help with the most, ask questions.
In Los Angeles senior care centers, in senior’s homes and within the senior community, keeping the mind active is an important senior activity. The brain, just like any other part of our body, needs to be exercised to stay in top physical condition. Many seniors, who once were beyond overloaded with remembering things on a daily basis, find that it not often is they exercising their memory muscle without a conscience effort. Some flash cards are specifically designed with seniors in mind. Seniors suffering from Dementia and Alzheimer’s, who are using these specialized flash cards, may have an increase in memory and brain function.
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Aging in place in your San Jose home is all about taking the first step, into a walk-in bathtub that is! Some seniors don’t realize how quickly things can change. One day you are fine to step into and out of the bathtub and it seems like the next you are not able to maneuver that way. Most of us take for granted how limber and agile we are when we are in our younger years. As we age, we are finding that things that were once mindless and easy to do require a little more effort and even sometimes some assistance. To age in place, it is important to have all of the necessary tools to be safe and still get around as easily as possible.
It is important that your elderly loved one enjoy all of the sunny days of their golden years without the worry of abuse. All too often we hear and read about in the news our seniors being taken advantage of, treated badly and abused. It is time to take a stand. The best thing you can do is pay attention to those you love and be a safe haven. Their concerns may not always resonate the loudest or elder abuse may just be a passing thought, but to be conscience of the possibilities is the best way to combat a potential problem. Speak up for those you love. If you do not appreciate the level of senior care in which your senior aged loved one is receiving, take a stand and be heard. You may need to be the voice that the people hear and get the concerns out there for your loved one. Our seniors worked hard, endured much and often have been through struggles in their lives and they should be able to enjoy happy days in their later years. Remember that evil exists everywhere, even in sunny San Diego.
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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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
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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:
- A feeling of belonging
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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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When 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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