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Assisted Living and Your Senior: What You Need to Know Before the Tour

Some fear it; most will never need it; all should know that it is an option. Assisted living means moving from your home to a place where you can be looked after by professional staff. How can you know if it the best option for you or someone you care for, and how do you choose the right place?

Facing the Decision

Most people know if they are reaching the stage in life when they cannot manage alone at home, but it is a hard thing to admit to yourself or to your family. In that respect it is rather like discussing funeral arrangements—it is easier if you research the options and if you talk about it sooner rather than later.

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Feel Right at Home

A New Age Senior Care in West Palm Beach FloridaWhatever it is that makes you feel right at home A New Age Senior Care in West Palm Beach has it covered.  For some people feeling at home is a soft blanket, a cozy room with personal affects, a place to snuggle with a good book, a place to be outside and one with nature or a place to eat good meals with other people.  There are so many different ways that seniors are able to feel right at home in assisted living facilities, but some assisted living facilities certainly do a better job of making your senior aged loved one feel right at home.  Personalized touches and personalize care are two ways that a senior may feel right at home. At A New Age Senior Care in West Palm Beach, there are only 14 residents so each individual preference can be taken into consideration and will be.  There’s definitely something to be said for personalized experiences rather than mass producing an experience for all seniors based on the needs or wants of a few.   How better to make sure that your senior is getting all of the attention and personalized care than to choose an assisted living facility with such a small amount of residents and focus on the individual experience for a senior.  Let’s face it no two seniors are the same. Some may want more interaction than others to feel right at home. Other seniors may prefer just the minimum limited to necessity in the caregiving and want more privacy, but either way it is possible to know exactly what would make the senior happiest and feel most at home when he or she is living in a place where each senior can get individualized attention and care.  Getting outside and in touch with nature may be exactly what a senior needs to feel right at home.  In many assisted living facilities there is not much outdoor space or ways to really connect with nature, but at A New Age Senior Care in West Palm Beach there’s a secure and safe experience to be had in the garden for any senior who is looking to feel right at home with by being out in the garden.  The garden has surveillance and is monitored as well as key pad entry and exit, but the seniors can certainly have an independent experience while in the garden.  It surely is the best, safest way for your senior aged loved one to get outside and connect with nature.  There are so many differing opinions of what makes a place a home and for seniors that is no different.  Each senior will be looking for something in particular to make their assisted living experience feel right at home to them.  Having a small amount of residents and individualized attention to the care experience will allow the seniors who are residing at A New Age Senior Care in West Palm Beach their very own way to feel right at home while living in an assisted living facility.

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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
  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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West Palm Beach Senior Care

A New Age Senior Care in West Palm Beach FloridaIf your senior, living in West Palm Beach, is no longer able to live alone, there is really one very obvious choice. A New Age Senior Care offers Assisted Living, Respite Care, Adult Day Care and Independent Living services. The rooms look decorated like a nice bed and breakfast or a private bedroom and really give the feeling that the senior is at home at A New Age Senior Care. There really isn’t anything that A New Age Senior Care hasn’t thought of to keep your senior safe and happy. The security is taken care of and your family can sleep easily knowing that your senior is safe there. There are many thoughtful and considerate building specifications which allow your senior to get around safely. Showering and personal hygiene are made simple with grab bars and telescoping shower heads.

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Personalization in Memory Care Services

Autumn Leaves Memory Care in IllinoisIt is not often that you hear that a memory care facility will actually tailor a meal around one of the particular residents, but at Autumn Leaves that is certainly the case. Not all Illinois memory care facilities are created equal and for that reason it is time to look at who will personalize the living and care experience to your senior aged loved one. Talking to your family and doing what is best with the best interests of your senior aged loved one in mind, means at times being completely and utterly selfless. The senior and what is best for he or she is really what should be the primary focus in making such a decision. So personalization is key to recovery, improvement and sustaining long term health. With that being said, there is a way to give your senior what is the best in memory care while also doing a little something for your family. At Autumn Leaves, the care facility and the amazing chefs who serve the seniors there will focus one meal a month on a resident’s family. It is a chance to all gather, as you most likely once had when your senior aged loved one was hosting the meal around their table. Nothing can replace the memories that we make with our loved ones and experiencing a meal of your choice in a fine dining environment with a delicious four course meal is a memory that you will not soon forget. A private room for the dining experience allows for your family to really take the time to enjoy each other. The intimacy is something that will bring you and your loved one even closer and help to keep your family well connected. This intimate dinner is not something that you may be able to expect from all Illinois memory care facilities, but at Autumn Leaves the personalized experience and focus on family is quite evident.

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