Senior Assisted Living
When your senior parents start to show signs that they need help with their daily living, its time to talk about assisted living facilities. If you find them struggling with basic activities like walking, getting to the toilet, or taking care of basic hygiene its time to talk about living in an assisted living facility.
Talk to your senior parents about this important transition when they are comfortable and have no distractions so you may have a good and productive conversation. Avoid being critical, your goal is to bring a decision that is helpful and the in the best interest of the Senior Parent.
Point to discuss with your parents are:
- Problems with safety hazards at home.
- Difficulties with everyday activities.
- Do Mobility Issues exist?
- Health Issue. Are there chronic health problems?
- Does the Senior have financial issues?
These are all good points to discuss when trying to make the Assisted Living Transition.
When its time to move, be sure to help with the downsizing and figuring out what things should be taken or sold or given away. At this point in time downsizing can be real depressing for your seniors. Be sure to be positive and supportive.
The Home should be like your Real Home. Living in a private Assisted Living Home can really make the Elder feel like they are still living at home with a family. Be sure to call us and discuss your options. We specialize in Websites for Assisted Living Facilities.
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Senior Tips Fourth of July
If you are planning a family outing for your senior family members or friends.
When Barbecuing or Cooking Outdoors –
Find out what sort of seating should be used. If you have backless picnic benches, consider that elderly persons will sit on it and have no back support. Try providing folding chairs, or stack-able plastic chairs. Even a cushion will help keep back pain in check for seniors. Many seniors have to deal with back pain and will find sitting for long periods uncomfortable.
If your guests are in a wheelchairs, make sure you have wide enough and slopes gentle enough to maneuver in the back yard.
If you do not have lots of shade, then use portable beach umbrellas to help keep bright sun off of your senior guests.
Seniors should consider wearing comfortable clothes that include layers, never know when the wind will pick up and give them a chill. Also use sturdy shoes to prevent falls and trips. Don’t forget the sun screen for your senior’s skin.
At a barbecue party be sure to set up a spot for your senior away from the hot grill and any areas where children may be likely to throw balls or roughing around.
Make sure they are closely locate near the bathrooms. Seniors often need to take several restroom breaks.
Take care that your seniors do not get dehydrated. Make sure they have plenty of water. Avoid alcoholic beverages, due to dehydration and it can conflict with medications.
Watch seniors for signs of restlessness, overheating or other distress. Try not to put any pressure on seniors for socializing or talking to other. It makes them feel comfortable just to be around others without the pressure of talking.
If you are thinking of starting a new Assisted Living Facility. You will need a website. Please send Cory George Website Developer of Advance Your Listing.
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