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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Medicine Taking Tips for Seniors
Here are a few great Medicine Taking Tips for taking your meds every day. If you are taking medication or several different pills at different time of day. You need some help! If you are a senior, this can be overwhelming. We have outlined a few tips.
Get in on the Calendar:
Hand a calendar on your wall. Use your daily diary or add a task to your electronic calendar to mark each day with the number and type of pills you need to take. Use color coded pens to make the reminders stand out in the print. If you like to use the internet. There are email calendars that can help you.
Look at it:
Store your medicine where you are likely to see it every day. Place it next to your coffee where you normally eat everyday. For morning pills leave it where you eat your breakfast. For nighttime pills, leave it near your night stand beside your bed.
If you can’t store your pills somewhere where you will see them, then leave sticky notes to remind you. Maybe you could use your refrigerator or in your bathroom on the mirror. But just be careful about this use of sticky notes, – they do fall off.
Box it: (this is our favorite tip)
Pill boxes are very good. This is the most effective system for monitoring your pills. The plastic boxes can be purchased at the grocery store or drugstore. These small plastic containers are divided into small boxes, with each box designated for each day of the week or month. Place all the pills you need into each day in the right boxes.
If you still have trouble remembering your pills, ask a trusted friend to call or text you daily reminders. This only works if your friend don’t forget either.
Smart Phone Apps:
There are smart phone apps for pill reminders. iPhone, iPad or Android users have apps, and reminder apps are one of them. They have various loud sounding alarms to remind you to take your pills. So there is no excuse to forget taking your pills.
Taking Care of Mom and Dad?
Are you faced with taking care of mom and dad? We found a really interesting article ” National Survey Reveals Children Choose Mom Over Dad.” Found this article at Visiting Angels.com An estimated 70 million fathers live in the U.S. today, but if they plan on moving in with their children in the golden years, they better might consider making some changes.
The recent national poll reveals 70% of adult children do NOT want their parents moving in with them. Money won’t even motivate them. 85% say even if they got more of the inheritance they would NOT be more inclined to move in their parents. However, if they had to choose, only 33% (1 out of 3) would choose to move in their dad over their mom. The majority would rather move in Mom!
The national survey of more than 1,100 adults, ages 40 and older with both living parents. was commissioned by Visiting Angeles, one of our national’s largest in-home senior care companies with more than 450 offices throughout the country. Doll’s Havens is a senior / elder care facility. A private home whereby you parent lives with in a home environment and food and day to day assistance is provided. It has a warm home style environment. We welcome your parents, Mom or Dad.
So why does Dad lose out to Mom in this survey?
Most say Dad:
- Has worse hygiene than Mom (75%)
- Is more likely than Mom to say inappropriate things (75%)
- Is sloppier than Mom (70%)
- Is lazier than Mom (68%)
- Would want to control the TV more than Mom (69%)
Who Chose Dad Over Mom?
Dads should stay on good terms with their first child. Of the one third of all respondents who choose to move in Dad over Mom, most of them are the oldest child. Still they don’t think they should have to bear the burden. Of all the folks polled, 32% say the child that lives the closes should bear the most responsibility for their aging parents. While 27% say the most responsible for aging parents should fall to the child with the least obligations. (i.e, no spouse or children)
What’s the Adult Child’s Plan?
When asked what is the plan for their aging parents – Almost 3.4 of respondents (72%) say they DON’T have a plan. More than half (54% ) say they haven’t even talked about it.
41% say they would prefer their parents remain in their own home. But when this is not possible, we suggest a Elder Care Facilities in Menifee/Sun City, California. We provide assistance in their daily living. When money is a concern, there are ways to get State or Federal assistance, if you qualify. We strongly urge seniors and their adult children to get a plan, be sure you know how you will handle the senior’s living quarters when they need daily assistance.
Senior Health Information
Senior Health Information, Sun City Civic Association
Many times the Sun City Civic Association offers activities that offer free health screening events. You can gather important senior health information, meet health service providers and participate in FREE health screenings, at the Sun City Civic Association. They have regular scheduled calendar events promoted. Be sure to visit their offices located at the address below. You can pick up a calendar of events.
The address is Sun City Civic Association – North Town Hall, 26850 Sun City Boulevard, Sun City, CA – Only one and half miles from our home Dolls Haven.
Tips for Picking Assisted Living Facility
Tips for picking assisted living facility, include many. But one of the most important one is cleanliness. We will take one by one and examine what to look for when visiting an assisted living facility. Let’s start with the very first one.
Tip # 1: Level of Cleanliness in Senior Homes
Does the home feel fresh and clean? Make sure to look past the furnishings and into corners, baseboards and windows. How often is housekeeping provided in the personal living spaces or bedrooms. Get full details on the types of maintenance provided and the estimated response times. Ask about laundry procedures. Ask for specifics on what is available and at what cost.
Facility should take great care in keeping all area of the home clean and refreshing. We have decorated the home with very cheerful colors and keep all the rooms clean at all times. We welcome you for a visit to check on our level of cleanliness. We provide clean bathrooms, bedrooms and activity areas. The Kitchen is cleaned spotless after every meal. Vacuuming and dusting is a continual duty at our home. Facility should strive for top cleanliness in every room.