If you're getting up in age and don't feel secure living alone any longer, you may want to consider other alternatives. One that is typically chosen by many elderly people is an assisted living community. This is a location that offers the comforts of home, but you can be around others at the same time. There are numerous advantages of selecting an assisted living community and knowing what some of these are may be the motivation you need to find yours!
6 June 2016
If you have a loved one who lives in assisted living, there is a good chance that you are going to want to make sure that he or she is not alone for any of the holidays. Although most people think about holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas for visiting relatives in assisted livings, some residents are highly invested in other holidays such as Halloween. Here are some tips for celebrating Halloween at an assisted living facility.
3 June 2016
Short-term rehabilitation facilities can be a great option if your elderly loved one is recovering from a major illness. Here are some of the benefits and expectations of a short term assisted living arrangement. Better Transition from the Hospital Even if your parent is released from inpatient care, there may still be a lot of lingering discomfort and additional needs. The assisted living short-term rehab program can help to alleviate the burden of daily chores during the recovery period.
3 June 2016
If you are considering putting a parent in an assisted living community, you may be wondering what you can expect from the transition. Here are some common things that you may see during the first week or few weeks of assisted living. A Bit of Homesickness is Natural First, you may expect to see some homesickness or confusion in the first weeks of assisted living. Changing living situations can be stressful or disorienting for anyone.
3 June 2016
When you have an elderly loved one that experiences a traumatic fall and breaks their hip, you may find yourself at a loss, not knowing what to do or what you can expect from the situation. While this can be a confusing and difficult time for you, you still want to provide care and support to your elderly loved one. Get to know more about what you can expect when your elderly loved one has fallen and broken their hip.
3 June 2016
If you're a retired veteran who plans to move into an assisted living facility, you may wonder how you can pay for your accommodations and other services when you have very little savings on hand. One of the things you can do is obtain an Aid and Attendance benefits to maximize your income. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA, offers financial assistance to who served in the armed forces. However, many veterans may not know about the benefits if they already receive Social Security benefits or pensions from traditional employment.
28 May 2016
Moving to senior housing is a natural choice for older adults who know that they will thrive in an environment that fosters socialization. However, downsizing can be a little overwhelming for a senior who has lived for many years in one location. Eliminating clutter is important at every age, and it is far more fun to look forward to decorating your new space. As you prepare for your next adventure in life, use these tips to create an inviting space that all of your new friends will be flocking to visit.
27 May 2016