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More than a Retirement Home - Palazzo’s is a Way of Life


September 19, 2018 Uncategorized

Palazzo provides a retirement community designed specifically for elder people and their needs. The retirement home is built on a piece of spacious land, and offers many types of accommodations to individuals of different aging programs.

The focal point of this community is the main street where many celebrations and activities take place. Moreover, it offers people the opportunity to socialize with like-minded people.

Retirement communities such as Palazzo are great for elderly people because they are quite affordable as compared to the costs of home maintenance, utility bills, insurance and other things. All these costs put a burden on the individual’s shoulder and leave no room for entertainment. However, at a retirement facility, they do not have to worry about these trivial things. Moreover, these facilities help to keep the depression rate low in seniors, which many may experience when they are living alone.

Here is a rundown of all the facilities and amenities we offer at the Palazzo retirement center:

On-Site Services

  • Guest and resident parking available (residents can ask for covered parking, which will be available at extra cost)
  • Covered swimming people area for protection from the sun
  • On-site Storage facilities for no extra cost

Basic Facilities and Amenities

  • Every apartment has walk-in closets
  • Vertical Blinds
  • Library
  • Computer room
  • Spacious bedroom and living rooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Private dining room (can be used for celebrations and intimate gatherings)

Key Structural Features of Palazzo

To make sure each and every individual can easily navigate the facility, Palazzo has installed ramps as well as support bars. Access ease is provided for disabled residents, so they can have their freedom and move on their own. Palazzo’s aim is to empower each resident by giving them a living environment where they can function independently. We are your advocate for high self-esteem and a comfortable living space.

Services Offered at Palazzo Retirement Facility

Care Programs

  • Assisted Living Program
  • Medication Management (available at extra cost)
  • Memory Care
  • Incontinence Management (available at extra cost)

Care Services

  • Daily Nutritious Snacks
  • Bathing Assistance (available at extra cost)
  • Emergency Call System
  • Professional Care Staff
  • 3 home-cooked nutritious meals daily
  • Life alert pendant allowing residents to alert the facility in case of an emergency

Comfort Services

  • Beauty Salon
  • 24/7 On-site Maintenance
  • Access to use public transportation to run errands
  • Linen and housekeeping services
  • Professional Care Staff
  • Medication Management (available at extra cost)
  • Individually controlled air conditioning and heating

Social Life

  • Billiards room
  • Cinema
  • Game room
  • Wi-Fi and cable
  • Café
  • Arts and crafts room
  • Lounge area with a screening room
  • On-site mail delivery
  • Courtyard with well-maintained landscape for leisure strolling
  • Green space to engage in outdoor activities

Our care community at Palazzo’s offers accommodation for assisted living, independent living, memory care and skilled nursing. Each program has been created to accommodate specific needs of our residents. To know more about this facility, you can call at 602-433-6300 or visit the site for a tour.

What’s the Difference Between Assisted Living and Independent Living?


September 17, 2018 in: Assisted Living Phoenix AZ, Independent living,

When it comes to deciding on the accommodation for your elderly loved one, you have two choices in front of you: assisted living or independent living. Choosing either one depends on how much assistance your loved one requires daily. Can they manage the daily activities such as taking a bath, doing household chores, managing medicine, driving, etc, on their own?

Say, your loved one is at the initial stage of osteoporosis but cannot get up on his own in the morning. He needs assistance with getting up from the bed and walking to the bathroom. Without any support, he might fall and worsen his condition.

In a situation like this, it is better to admit your loved one in an assisted living facility, where they have help 24/7.

Assisted Living vs. Independent Living

Assisted Living

This living option provides individuals with assistance in all daily activities. The residents are given plenty of freedom to do what they desire and they have the additional bonus of around the clock help readily available. Assisted living is mostly for those people who usually have a problem with mobility or are not able to handle daily life tasks. They receive services from meal preparation to cleaning, maintenance, housekeeping, laundry services, transportation and more.

Services Offered At an Assisted Living Facility

  • All utilities
  • 3 meals a day and snacks
  • Weekly laundry and linen service
  • Wi-Fi and cable
  • Weekly housekeeping service
  • Daily trash removal
  • Daily bed making service
  • Transportation to shopping trips and medical appointments
  • Life alert pendant allowing residents to alert the facility in case of an emergency
  • Individually controlled air conditioning and heating

It is a maintenance-free lifestyle where residents can take full advantage of engaging in activities, attending events and having outdoor trips. They have no responsibilities on their shoulder, as their caretaker is always on sight and the 24-hour emergency service provides them with a safe living environment.

Independent Living

As the name says, independent living gives people the freedom they need to live without any restrictions. Most of them are healthy and whole but need a stimulating environment where they can meek like-mind people. Independent living provides residents access to medical care, dining, entertainment and more. It’s a complete package where they are the owner and require minimal assistance with daily activities. Since people living in an independent living facility are capable of doing things on their own, services such as laundry, housekeeping and meal preparation are not provided but are available on demand.

Services Offered At an Independent Living Facility

  • All utilities (no telephone)
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Lunch or dinner - resident’s choice
  • Housekeeping service every other week
  • Wi-Fi and cable
  • Life alert pendant allowing residents to alert the facility in case of an emergency
  • Activities and events
  • Transportation for shopping trips and medical appointments
  • Individually controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Trash rooms
  • Complimentary laundry rooms
  • Walk-in closets
  • Storage units facility with no additional cost

Now you know the difference between an assisted ling facility and independent living facility. Do take into account your loved one’s level of activity and mobility before making a decision. Remember to be kind to yourself; this is not always the easiest decision to make. So please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like some help with your decision making process.

Why Do Seniors Need Flu Shots?


September 10, 2018 Uncategorized

After 65 years of age, people get more susceptible to the risk of developing serious complications derived from flu. Young, healthier adults have stronger immune systems protecting them from such complications. The elderly can actually face the biggest burden of flu diseases. More than 70% of deaths from flu occur in people above 65 years of age, and they are more likely to become hospitalized due to the flu.

Vaccines as Protection

Most flu cases are caused by viruses. Since over 200 viruses can cause the flu, the immune system can’t protect the person from it all. Vaccines remain the best way to protect against the flu and its complications. Since people over 65 are at the highest risk of developing the flu and suffering its consequences, it is important to get the shot to help guard your wellbeing.

Types of Flu Shots

There are a few different ways to administer the vaccine into your body. One way would be through a nasal spray.  However, this type of vaccine isn’t recommended for people over the age of 50 years old.  Two types of flu vaccines have been approved for the older generation, high does and adjuvanted flu vaccines.

1.    High Dose Flu Vaccines

This contains over 4 times the amount of antigen in a normal flu shot. It increases the immune system response to the flu significantly and the body begins to produce a higher number of antibodies. A clinical trial of 30,000 participants showed people 65 years and older who received the shot faced 24% few flu infections than those who didn’t.

2.    Adjuvanted Flu Vaccines

This flu shot is made from an MF59 adjuvant. This is an additive creating a better immune system response to the flu. In a study of 282 people 65 years and older, found the shot was 63% more effective than a regular flu shot.

It’s worth noting, these vaccines may have mild side effects like muscle ache, headaches, or swelling and redness on the injection area. It is important to consult your doctor to see which, if any, vaccine is best for you.

Symptoms

Here are some symptoms to keep an eye out for when flu season strikes.

  • Fever
  • A cough
  • A sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Headaches
  • Chills
  • Fatigue or exhaustion
  • Body aches
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Respiratory symptoms, like heaviness in breathing and chest pains

To avoid any further complications, contact a doctor right away if you face any of these symptoms so you can be treated at once.

Treatment

Treatment of flu is a combination of rehydrating, rest, and antiviral drugs.  The medication can be taken as soon as possible to keep the worst outcome away. It makes the flu symptoms milder and helps your body recover faster. They can also prevent the flu viruses from creating more viruses in your body.

Hydrating foods like watermelon, cucumbers, oranges, and berries will help your body flush itself out. Drink lots of fluids to prevent dehydration.

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