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!

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Call:  951-672-1363

Senior Assisted Living

Senior Assisted Living

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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Long Term Senior Care

Long Term Senior Care

Long Term Senior Care

If you are looking for Long Term Senior Care for your family members.  There are many Assisted Living Facilities where you will find that true home environment.  Home cooked meals, snacks and daily assisted living.  It’s not a medical clinical place.  It’s for those elder seniors who want some freedom but need daily supervision and assistance in daily activities of living.

At this assisted living senior home for seniors.  There are Doctor’s nearby, hospitals, hair salons, churches nearby.  All the conveniences of a small town.  Sun City is a great little city to retire in.

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Recognizing Dementia Symptoms

Recognizing Dementia Symptoms

Recognizing Dementia Symptoms Early

Dementia Symptoms are important to know.  The signs can get you or your loved-one treatment a lot earlier.  There are many articles regarding symptoms of dementia.  We are presenting some of the key notes we feel are important to know.

Some seniors have a difficult time remembering where they left their keys or maybe they forget the regular time of their favor TV Show. The hard part is determining if these are signs of dementia or maybe just a normal part of aging.  We hope some of these items listed will give you an idea of how to determine if your senior is showing signs of Dementia.

It’s important to catch symptoms of dementia as soon as possible. These symptoms can be caused by underlying medical conditions. Early treatment can slow the progression of even certain un-treatable types of dementia, like Alzheimer’s.

Dementia symptoms are often misunderstood and create frustration for the family and professional caregivers.  There are many seminars on living with the challenging symptoms of dementia.  We hope to give you a few bullet points to help recognize the symptoms.

  • Senior may experience problems with walking and balance.  Studies have been conducted presenting that some of the earliest signs of dementia may be physical, rather than mental.  Watch out for problems walking and balancing, as well as a weak hand grip.
  • Slips and fall.  The symptoms outlined above can lead to frequent stumbling and falling.  In one 2011 study of 125 older adults, people who fell most often during an eight- month period were found to also show other early signs of Alzheimer’s.
  • Inability to detect sarcasm or lies.  If you have noticed that your loved one has become usually gullible lately, she or he may be exhibiting the early signs of dementia. A 2011 study found that patients with certain degenerative brain diseases could not tell when someone was using sarcasm or speaking untruthfully.
  • Staring.  When we converse, we naturally move our eyes around.  But someone with dementia might no-instead, you might notice them staring frequently.  You might also notice this eye movement problem if your loved one skips lines when reading aloud.
  • Strange eating habits.  Research if finding that different dementia s often cause people to exhibit odd eating habits, such as a sudden strong taste for sweet foods, cramming food into their mouths, or even eating spoiled food or things that aren’t food.
  • Being hurtful.  Your usually sweet, kind mother is saying insulting or inappropriate things, and seeming to show no concern for how they might be hurting or embarrassing others.  This behavior is not a usual part of aging – it’s a common early sign of dementia.
  • Compulsive behavior.  Many people like things done a certain way.  But people in the early stages of dementia may exhibit strange obsessive compulsive behaviors such as locking doors over and over, or buying a can of corn every time they visit the store, even though they have a cupboard full at home.

This article was created based on information provided by Diane Walker, RN,MS,CSA.  We thank her for the key notes given.

If you have a loved one who shows early stages of dementia.  It may be time to consider an Assisted Living Home.    For those cases with severe Dementia, be sure to consult your family physical about the home environment your senior needs.

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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.