Many seniors appreciate the amenities and easygoing lifestyle of assisted living communities, but most people actually tend to want to age in place, in their lifelong homes and familiar neighborhoods. If you want to learn more about ways to make your home more aging-friendly, keep reading to see our top home modifications, as well as … Continue reading Must Have Modifications for Seniors
IADLs or the Instruments of Activities of Daily Living are more complex than the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) needed for basic unassisted living and go a long way in improving the quality of life for elders. Needing help with some areas of life when aging is relatively common- according to research, approximately 18% of adults … Continue reading ADL’s vs IADL’s
These questions will assist you in your decision making process. Resident Agreement Policies Do I have a restriction that would prevent my admission, as detailed in section 11.2 of theChapter VII regulations?Have I reviewed the terms of the resident agreement?Does the resident agreement detail charges, refunds, fees to hold a bed, and securitydeposit reimbursement?Are the … Continue reading How to Choose an Assisted Living Residence
Some families may struggle with the decision to transition a parent to senior assisted living, but there may come a time when it’s no longer safe for a senior loved one to live on their own. As you call or visit, pay attention to signs that your aging relative may need help. A decline in cognition … Continue reading When Is It Time For Assisted Living?
As people grow older, it makes perfect sense to establish some sort of assisted living arrangement. Assisted living communities offer great opportunities for seniors to remain independent while helping their families care for their needs. That’s why we’ve put together this handy list of four downsizing tips to make a move as painless and efficient … Continue reading 4 Downsizing Tips for New Assisted Living Seniors
Important Qualities to Consider When You Are Looking Into AL The following questions will help you and your family to evaluate assisted living facilities. Print out these questions and have them answered before you decide on an assisted living facility. General Is the residence licensed?What type of insurance does the facility carry on personal property?How do they … Continue reading What Should I Look For in an Assisted Living Community?
What to do during the holidays Article originally appeared on Care.com DO: Include your family member in event and/or meal planning The holidays are chock-full of celebrations and family meals. Include your older loved one in the planning, from choosing the courses to picking out linens, or ask them to help you cook if they … Continue reading The Holidays and Your Elders
Assisted Living can be an excellent option for many seniors. The assisted living level of care is for seniors who could be frail, but do not need 24-hour medical nursing care. They sometimes need help with activities such as housecleaning, meals, dressing, and medication reminders and monitoring. The average assisted living resident is 84 years … Continue reading Why Assisted Living?
How Assisted Living Supports Disabled and Senior Veterans Veterans who come back home with disabilities may no longer be able to live in the homes they left. With some disabilities, veterans have a need for accessible housing, or may need support services if they are unable to live independently. As they age, elderly veterans experience … Continue reading Assisted Living for Veterans
Assisted Living Care Plan When establishing residency at an assisted living facility, the resident will work with staff and other family members to develop a care plan that will include: A plan for medication assistance indicating whether assistance is neededAny physical or mental limitationsSpecial instructions and needs (such as dietary requirements or restrictions)General background information … Continue reading Care Plans