Hip to the Know

With so many changes in technology and social media, protecting your senior from scams in Orange County may not be as easy as it once was.  Many seniors are getting on the internet, chatting online and using social media to connect with loved ones.  There are literally hundreds or thousands of advertisements and pop-ups that one may encounter while online.  Seniors, who are relatively new to the internet and social media, may fall victim to scams and not legitimate offers.  It is important to remind your senior aged loved one:

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A New Year a New Walk In Tub For You

Walk in bath tubsAs the New Year approaches many seniors and their families are thinking about how this year can be even better than the last.  In Detroit, many homeowners are thinking about upcoming renovations and for seniors these renovations and remodeling can mean a better quality of life.  As a younger adult we are typically remodeling to make things in our home aesthetically pleasing and things that we like just because it suits our fancy.  As we age, our focus may change from not only having new and nicer things in our homes, but also adding things to increase the quality of senior life.  Understanding what you like and want is something that comes with personal preferences we establish over time.  Now with all of the options in home remodeling, a senior can have things that look nice and serve them daily promoting a better quality of life.  A walk-in bathtub may be the first investment into a better quality of life to consider.

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Another Look at San Francisco Assisted Living

Assisted living centers in San FranciscoSeniors and their families are taking another look at the San Francisco assisted living developments.  You may consider scheduling a tour in your area because the new face of assisted living may just surprise you.  Home is where the heart is in most people’s minds, so no longer are assisted living facilities looking like hospitals or institutions.

How Assisted Living is Changing Faces

  1. New interior designs
  2. Architectural updates
  3. Inviting Locations
  4. Homelike décor
  5. Staff that acts like a friend
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‘Tis the Scamming Seniors Season

Seasonal senior scammingIt 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.

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A Step in the Right Chicago Home Care Direction

home care in Chicago, ILThis 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.

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Memory in a Flash

memory flash cardsIn 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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Taking the First Step to Aging in Place

Walk in bath tubs | Taking The First Step to Aging In PlaceAging 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.

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Sunny Days for San Diego Senior Care

Senior living without abuseIt 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.

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Elder Abuse in San Francisco

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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Staying and Aging in New York

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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