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With the cost of assisted living care through the roof, many families choose to take care of their elderly loved ones in their own homes for as long as possible. It is a demanding task that takes a lot of family support. Most families are unaware that a majority of...read more
Make no mistake; laundry is a huge issue in every assisted living. Items will be lost, misplaced, bleached, torn etc… That is a simple fact that you must come to terms with. All assisted living communities try their best. Every garment must be labeled and every...read more
As a long time manager of a number of assisted living and memory care communities, I am always curious to grab a community newsletter whenever I enter a facility. Nine times out of ten, I am expectedly disappointed. There is no gray area with community newsletters....read more
Everyone looks forward to the weather warming up so they can venture outside. Assisted living communities are no different. Whether you are going to feed ducks in the park or getting a hot dog at a baseball game, it important to make a checklist of necessary...read more
Generally speaking, home health and hospice care companies have certified nursing assistants and registered nurses that visit numerous assisted livings on a daily basis and have no affiliation to any of them. They can tell you which communities have horrible...read more
Make no mistake that the assisted living industry is big business. Huge corporations spend millions of dollars researching how to get a prospective resident’s power of attorney to choose one of their communities. Similar to the M&M store on the Las Vegas strip...read more
UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INDEPENDENT LIVING, ASSISTED LIVING, MEMORY CARE AND SKILLED NURSING
Independent Senior Living These apartment setting communities for people 55+ are generally for those who do not require assistance with activities of daily living. Most of these residents maintain their driver’s license and care for pets. All Independent livings...read more
CNA – Certified Nursing Assistant, as they are called in most states. They provide direct care to the residents and administer medications under the registered nurse’s direction and license. POA- Power of Attorney. Assisted living administration must work directly...read more
It’s the holiday season, so dipity do and dupity dop. The holidays can be a stressful time and the most wonderful time of the year. If your family is preparing for a loved one’s first holiday at their new assisted living home, there are a few tips that families should...read more
As you enter a community, are the staff members you encounter friendly and engaging or do they shy away, avoiding interaction? Does your tour guide introduce staff members and residents as they pass by? Are the resident you visit well groomed? Look at the activities...read more