Why Ask for Family Care Space at Senior Living Communities

Why ask for Family CareSpace when touring communities: Faster Call Button Response Time Care staff know where you are when help is requested Resident Centered Care Support Specific resident care requirements are easily implemented in the   Family CareSpace System- Easy To Use Private Family Portal Stay connected with family & friends, sharing photos/videos, activities/events, care updates/changes, location in community Why Ask Your Agency For Family HomeCare Space Why ask for Family HomeCareSpace when interviewing

Mom’s Big Decision (An illustrative story)

I wouldn’t say my mother was ever a social butterfly, but since Dad’s passing the home health nurse and physical therapist had become the week’s highlights. We just could never get there often enough! Then the pneumonia and fall in the bathroom last winter scared us all. My brother said there was no way Mom could afford a senior home because a coworker told him what it cost for his dad. I did an internet

Understanding Levels of Living in Senior Living Communities

In today’s senior living arena there are so many options, different pricing, different levels of living, traditional stand-alone facilities, full continuum care facilities, group homes, skilled nursing facilities and even cottages within a campus.  Whichever facility type you chose for yourself or your loved one it is important to understand what care levels are being offered and what is being provided. There are options from Independent Living, Assisted Living services, Memory Care services, Assisted Living

Adult Day Services Keeps Seniors Independent Longer

Adult Day Center services may be the perfect fit for you and your loved one if you are identifying that additional care is needed as independence inevitably declines. They offer necessary supervision during the day with the participant returning home, where they feel most comfortable, at the end of the day. Adult Day Centers provide meaningful activities, an opportunity for socialization amongst peers, medication management, meals, necessary support and supervision. These services empower older adults

The Art of Letting Go: Downsizing Made Easy

Getting rid of longtime possessions isn’t easy; it can feel like giving up cherished memories. For many seniors, beginning the downsizing process feels good knowing that they have some control over ‘who gets what,’ and having peace of mind that a new generation will value their treasured belongings. If you’re starting to downsize or helping a senior family member, consider these tips: Set Realistic Expectations. Give yourself a realistic timeline. Try to limit downsizing activities

Four Facts About Personal Care Communities

Don’t wait until an emergency arises to discuss your future care plans. As you continue to age, your level of care increases. And, just because you’re aging doesn’t mean you should compromise your independence. Personal care communities are revolutionizing the quality of care to shed pesky stereotypes. Before brushing off the idea of moving to a senior living community, consider what you don’t know about them: Personal care communities and nursing homes are NOT the