2015

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Learning All About Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Communities

Hi everyone, my name is Irene Maier. In the last few years, I have gone through the nursing home listings four times over in search of a proper home for each of my grandparents. Their varying medical conditions complicated the process. I had to find homes staffed with people who were trained to handle daily medical procedures and properly respond to emergencies. Furthermore, I had to consider my grandparent's daily care abilities to find a home they would be happy to rent. During this extensive search, I learned all about services, amenities and rooms offered at nursing homes and assisted living communities. I want to share that information with you through this website. I hope you will come back again soon to learn more.

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What Happens During A Typical Day At An Adult Day Care Facility

11 December 2015
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When you have a loved that needs care during the day, an adult day care center is an excellent option. Many people choose this type of care for their loved one when the the person needing care lives with them, but they need to work full time outside the home. Understanding what happens during a typical day at an adult day care facility may ease your concerns about having a loved one care for during the day while you are working. Read More …

Six Tips For Moving From A Large Home Into A Small Assisted Living Space

14 October 2015
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If you are helping a loved one move from a large home into an assisted living facility, you'll no doubt have some downsizing to do. While this can be challenging, there are some things you can do to make the transition easier for everyone. Here are six tips to help you scale down the belongings from a sizable space into a smaller one. 1. Make It a Joint Project As much as possible, try to make sorting through your loved one's belongings a joint venture, so they don't feel disempowered and left out. Read More …

2 Reasons To Utilize A Memory Care Facility

14 October 2015
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Choosing to put your elderly relatives into a home can be a very difficult choice, but it can often be for their own good when they have memory issues, Alzheimer's, or dementia. Memory care facilities are assisted living homes that specialize in the care of people with the aforementioned conditions. You should consider utilizing a memory care facility, because they can help manage wandering and medication. Manage Wandering Wandering is a major risk if you have a relative with dementia or Alzheimer's and usually consists of your relative simply leaving the house on his or her own. Read More …

Helping A Loved One Make Friends In An Assisted Living Facility

11 August 2015
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If your loved one has just moved into an assisted living facility, they are most likely hanging out alone as they get used to their new home. Making friends can keep your loved one from becoming withdrawn and depressed, so it is important to try encouraging them to speak with people within the establishment so they start making new friends. Here are some tips you can pass along to your loved one in an attempt to have them meet people at their new residence. Read More …

Things To Consider about Pets and Assisted Living Communities

26 June 2015
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Change and saying goodbye can be some of the most difficult aspects of the aging process. A major change for many people is when they can no longer remain in their old home. Why compound this trauma for your loved one by also forcing them to say goodbye to a beloved pet? Fortunately, there are pet-friendly assisted living options available. Here are just a few things to consider before moving the pet. Read More …