January 07, 2019 in: Phoenix Assisted Living,
As your loved ones grow older, they may need constant supervision and care. Their health deteriorates and the tasks that were once easy become very challenging. It can be very hard for families to provide round the clock care for their loved ones.
That is where assisted living comes in. Assisted living facilities can be better than home for senior citizens who are battling an illness or are no longer independent. Are you planning to move your loved one into an assisted living facility and wondering what it will be like? Following are some of the things you can expect in an assisted living facility:
December 24, 2018 in: Senior Housing,
People want to give their parents the best care at home but as their parents grow older, their demands become overwhelming. The thought of placing their loved ones in a senior living community or a nursing home can rack a person with guilt. Fortunately, nursing homes now are far different than what our grandparents experienced.
Thanks to tighter governmental regulations, today’s nursing homes provide high quality care for the elderly who cannot look after themselves.
A senior assisted living center is not your grandma’s nursing home. Most people use the term “assisted living” for all types of senior care, including a nursing home, an adult retirement community, senior living homes or something else altogether. However, if your loved one is in need of more support and care than your family can give, it is time to know your jargon.
This article explains the differences between two of the most important types of elderly care, assisted living and nursing homes. Although both these centers offer you many of the same facilities, two of the biggest difference between them is the level of medical care and independence.
December 10, 2018 in: Phoenix Assisted Living,
No one wants to leave their homes to live in a strange new place where they do not know anyone. This becomes a quandary when their loved ones realize their elderly relatives need daily care. They can no longer make the long trips to the bathroom, their neighborhoods may have become dangerous, or they have become isolated because many of their friends have moved or passed away.
The constant need for care can put a strain on families. For these people, assisted living is a great option. Today, assisted living facilities offer not just shelter and medical care, but also social interactions, gourmet food and even spa time.
December 03, 2018 in: Senior Health,
It is extremely painful to watch your parents become ill. If your parent is becoming mentally incapacitated, or the condition is terminal, they may want to give someone the right to handle their financial and medical dealings. This is where a power of attorney comes in.
A power of attorney is a legal document allowing a person, called a principal, to appoint an agent to act on their behalf and in their best interests in the event the principal becomes seriously injured or mentally incompetent.
However, there are a lot of myths and misconception about a power of attorney.
November 26, 2018 in: Phoenix Assisted Living,
According to Alzheimer’s Association, 5.7 million people are currently living with Alzheimer’s in America. This disease kills 1 in 3 seniors, which is a high rate as compared to deaths from heart attacks. The reason you opt for an assisted living facility in Phoenix, AZ, is because your hectic schedule and lack of proper treatment tool does not allow you to give your loved ones the care they deserve.
November 19, 2018 in: Senior Health,
Meditation is a practice originating from the most ancient civilizations in the world. From the Vedas in primordial India to the Taoist China, meditation has long been around for thousands of years. Today, it is a staple part of Yoga exercises.
Since meditation is extremely beneficial, physically and mentally, it is now recommended for people of all ages, especially seniors in assisted living.
November 12, 2018 in: Senior Health,
In the human gut lives an entire community of microorganisms, belonging to a vast variety of different species. There are thousands of bacteria and fungi inside our intestines, which differ from each other more than an elephant does from an ant.
Health experts say a healthy balance of gut bacteria is essential to healthy aging, as an unhealthy mix can lead to obesity, depression, diabetes, and autoimmune disease.
Therefore, as you age, it becomes more important for you to take care of your gut microbiome to ensure a long, healthy life.