If you live in a long-term care or assisted living facility remember that the Ombudsman is your advocate to help in working out issues or concerns that arise. I first met Jennifer, a fifty something year old woman last year. Jen reported injuring herself, a small cut, maybe a nick gardening or chopping veggies she wasn’t sure. The cut was small enough to be non-concerning and it healed soon enough that the event was long
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When considering senior living options for yourself or a family member, the amount of information to process may seem overwhelming. It’s important to understand the types of communities available to you, along with the services offered. Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) typically include independent living, assisted living, and memory care and some may offer skilled nursing and rehabilitation. These communities are worth considering, as they offer a variety of services within one community, maintenance-free living,
There are many things that we can do to improve the safety for ourselves and for our loved ones. As we walk through the home there are many things to consider. In general, fall hazards can happen in any room. Start with eliminating various trip/fall hazards such as clutter in all sizes, stacks of items on the floor, throw rugs, extension cords in walkways, etc. Even some pets can be a problem as we age,