Senior Christmas Gifts

Senior Christmas Gifts

Senior Christmas Gifts

We are getting ready to celebrate the holidays and hope this information will help you find the right senior gift.

Christmas is almost here, what do you give your favorite senior? We know that there are many choices,  listed a few ideas to think about.

Custom gift baskets:  There are many places that offer these custom baskets.  But you can even make your own. If fact making your own will even be better. As you can customize it to include items you know your senior will love and your personal touch will mean so much to your senior.

Blankets or Small Throws:  These are great because seniors are always taking naps.  They are cozy and you can buy them in any color to match their favorite color or remind them of you.  You can even make one as a patch quilt throw.  Add some special fabrics that will remind your senior of special events in their lives.

Technology Gifts:  The Kindle Fire or other Tablets that allow them to download books or games.   Seniors living in Assisted Care Facilities have plenty of time to read and play games.  Its also good for entertainment or medication management, or brain exercising.  There are many apps that are good for seniors.

Calendars:   Calendars are good for Seniors to help them remember birthdays or special days, appointments.  It could have some of your own photos on the calendar. Many companies like Vista Print offer calendars printed with your own family photos.  This is a great gift.

Senior Take Pills:  There are may types of pill containers at the drug store.  Buy a couple – as many seniors need more than one.  Buy different colors.  One for daytime piles,  blue for nighttime.

Restaurant Gift Cards:  Many seniors don’t get out very often.  Some can’t drive.  So consider the restaurants that deliver.

What ever your gift is, be sure to spend quality time with your seniors.  Take them to a movie, dinner out or go do their favorite outing.

The Holidays can be a fun time for your senior or a very sad time for them.  Try to take it easy and make your visits positive.

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Senior Adult Day Care

Senior Adult Day Care

Senior Adult Day Care

Senior Adult Day Care in Menifee.  Does your senior parent need adult day care? We have the ability to help them get the mind and physical stimulation they need to keep interested in life.

As adults grow older they tend to sleep more lightly and often awaken during the night from needing to go to the bathroom or just wake up from achy joints.  So many seniors make up for lost hours of sleep by catching up with naps during the day. Elders with dementia also seem to sleep more during the day, often falling asleep when they lose interest in meals or fail to notice that they need to use the bathroom.

Boredom, depression chronic pain or other deficiencies can the the cause of adults falling asleep at odd time during the day.  Medications can also be the cause.  If you want your senior adult to stay awake more during the day and sleep better at night, then an Adult Day Care Provider can help.

Just the schedule of getting to the Adult Day Care Home can be very helpful for the Senior.  Senior Assisted Living Facilities, have full time residents, but can also provide Adult Day Care for your Senior.  Just getting your senior to participate in card games, music listening, or sing a-longs, can help them get the stimulation they need to sleep less during the day. Even the companionship and day trips can help the elder maintain an interest in life.  Engaging in activities can really help your senior feel better and stay awake longer during the day.  At most homes they offer crossword puzzles, trivia games and activities to give mind stimulation, interaction with our home residents can be very interesting to your senior.

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Assisted Living Facility

Assisted Living Facility

Assisted Living Facility Menifee CA

National Assisted Living Week is September 7 – 13 , 2014. The National Center for Assisted Living announces that they have named their theme for this year as the ” The Magic of Music.”    The Center states that Music plays an integral role in assisted living residences every day.  The transformation effect of music continues as individuals age and can provide joy and comfort for seniors in an assisted living facility.

At Dolls Havens Residential Care Facility, provided are all various activities of daily living.  Music and sing-a-longs are a great part of the daily activities for the residents.  We have music sessions, card games and provide additional events at the local Sun City Civic Association, for those residents who are able to participate in more exercising activities.

At Dolls Havens Home, we will celebrate the Assisted Living Week by having our own Magic of Music Theme too!

Visit our main website for assisted living facility.

Call:  951-672-1363

Senior Mothers Day Gifts

Senior Mothers Day Gifts

Senior Mothers Day Gifts

Seniors Mothers Day Gifts can be difficult to figure out sometimes. You should try a homemade gift.   Some great homemade gifts can really be more rewarding that store bought flowers and candy.  How about making a Memory Jar or a Photo Bouquet?

Here are some simple instructions.

Memory Jar

For a Memory Jar, you will need a nice jar, several pieces of paper and time to work on it.  On each piece of paper write down a different memory of a wonderful time that you have shared with your mother.  Fold the pieces of paper and place them in the jar so she can read them over time.  What a wonderful way to share memories with your mother.  Even after the day is over, she can go back and read them again and again.

seniors mothers dayPhoto Bouquet

Flowers are always beautiful, but they eventually dye and wither.  How about giving a bouquet of photos that will last and last.  Cut flower shapes from construction paper and gluing photo cut-outs in the center of the flower.  Have color copies of photos to use.  Try to find photos of child memories or take new digital images and get them printed.  Paste these photos onto the flower shapes and add outer frames to add more color.  You can then glue green stems to hold the photos up and form a bouquet.  Place them into a nice little vase, or paste them on a bigger home made card.

We hope you have a Happy Mothers Day!


Exercise For Seniors

Exercise For Seniors

Exercise for Seniors is a growing trend.

The Kay Ceniceros Senior Center is just about a mile away many Senior Assisted Living Facilities.  At that location they are offering Senior Fitness Programming.  It’s a One-On-One Private Lesson with a certified Senior Fitness Specialist.

The Classes are conducted by Geri-Fit Company LLC, a fitness programming company that staffs senior centers, parks and recreation departments, retirement communities, hospitals and health clubs with certified trainers to teach the Geri-Fit Strength training exercise classes and Private (one-on-one) Lessons.

Over 80 classes are taught each month at the Kay Ceniceros Senior Center by the Geri-Fit company.  They also offer a Medicare Advantage-approved Geri-Fit group exercise class which are offered at low cost or free to seniors with the Silver & Fit Medicare Advantage Insurance benefit.  Group classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:00 – 3.45 pm and Private Lessons are scheduled every 30 minutes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting at 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.  All sessions are booked in advance and by appointment only.

The program accommodated all senior ages and fitness levels.  Both men and women can enroll.  The Kay Ceniceros Senior Center is located at 29995 Evans Road in Menifee.  For more information on the Geri-Fit class offerings held at the senior center, visit and choose Menifee in the drop down box.  You will find the complete schedule.

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Talk About Independent Living

Talk About Independent Living

Talk About Independent Living With Your Parents

It’s important to talk to your parents about independent living. Your parents might have lived in their home for decades, so it’s understandable that they are not eager to move to a new place when they get older.  Even if the house is getting difficult to maintain or doesn’t meet their needs, there are years of memories there. Change can be hard for everyone involved.

We recently found this nice article on AARP and thought you should read it.  You can even sign up for Health Newsletters at their site.

It’s good to talk with your parents while they are still health about what might be needed to remain living independently- often parents and loved ones find some peace of mind in discussing those issues when things are going well.  If you wait until a crisis occurs, you will have to make decisions quickly and you might not know your loved one’s wishes.

Many adult children don’t know how to bring up the subject of independent living with their parents.  Here are some tips for sharing this difficult dialogue, keeping focused and dealing with resistance.

Beginning the conservation:  Raise the issues indirectly,  mention a friend’s mother who recently hired in-home help, or an article that you read about programs at a nearby senior center. Example:  “Is that something you might be interested in learning more about?”

Find Small ways to bridge the issue:  Example:  ” I know you’re taking pills for arthritis, your heart and cholesterol.  Would it help if you had one of those medication organizers you can buy in the drugstore?”

Share your own emotions: Example: ” Dad, it’s hard for me to see you slowing down and I know you’ve always prided yourself on being independent I imagine it’s difficult for you to ask for help, but what are some things that we can do?”

Set the right tone: Once the topic has been brought up, listen to how your parents feel about their current needs, concerns, worries and hopes for the future.  Don’t guess or make assumptions about your parents’ preferences. Ask open-ended questions. that get them to express their perceptions.

Use communication that states your concern and avoids criticism. Example:  ” I’m feeling concerned that you may fall coming down the stairs.  I could put a 100 watt bulb at the bottom of the stairs and install a handrail:  Don’ say: ” Going upstairs in your condition is ridiculous.  You’re sure to fall.”

Avoid role reversal:  Helping our doesn’t mean you are “parenting” your parents. The most productive interaction comes when parents and adult children are equal in the relationship.

If  your parents condition requires Assisted Living with everyday activities.  Then you need to consider a assisted living home Sun City, California.  They offer full time assisted living services.  We monitor and accommodate your parents with daily meals, assistance with taking their medications, clothing and bathing.