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How to Decorate your Senior’s Room in an Assisted Living Facility

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Decorating the room for your elderly parent or grandparent in the assisted living facility can work wonders to make them feel at home. This is an important part of the transition, which is why most assisted living communities allow residents and their families to decorate their rooms to their liking. The caregivers at the assisted living facility can help to understand what not to do in order to avoid any unnecessary hazards and risks. In fact, you can decorate the room in an assisted living community in such a way that it works to enhance the physical safety of your senior. Below are some tips to help you decorate your senior’s room in an assisted living facility so that it boosts their emotional outlook. Remove Potential Fall Hazards Be aware of elements in the room that can increase the risk of slip, trip, or fall for your loved one. For instance, removing rugs and mats from the floors can help to avoid such issues. At the same time, color coding the floors and corners of the room with brightly colored tape will help your senior to find the way to the bathroom or main door easily. Create a Home-like Environment Light fixtures can greatly affect the ambiance of any room. So if your loved one is used to having a specific kind of lighting at home, installing that in the assisted living facility will help to make them feel at home. You can go for pretty table lamps, overhead lighting, […]

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Why Socializing Matters So Much for Seniors

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Isolation and the sense of loneliness can have serious impacts on seniors. Studies conducted by the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health as well as the reports of the Administration on Aging and the Administration for Community Living of the US Department of Health and Human Services have repeatedly highlighted that being socially isolated can be harmful to an individual as they grow older. Being cut off from family, friends, and the community that they were a part of for years can seriously affect the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of seniors. Some of the most common medical conditions that can result because of isolation include depression, anxiety, diabetes, weakened immune system, cardiac diseases, obesity, high blood pressure, and cognitive decline. It is seen that socially isolated seniors usually have a much shorter lifespan when compared to their peers who stay connected with their friends and family. Therefore, if you have an older adult in your family who is at risk of social isolation because of their age or poor health condition, then you should take all steps possible to prevent it. Below are some simple ways to overcome social isolation in seniors. Have More Transportation Options Lack of transportation services is one of the most commonly cited factors that make seniors feel disconnected from their friends and community. Your elderly family member may not be able to drive as confidently as they used to. You may have scheduled transportation services for their regular visits to […]

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Understanding the Difference Between Assisted Living and Nursing Homes

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There are numerous senior care options these days, which may make it a bit confusing for families to choose the best one for their elderly family member. However, it is very important to understand the difference between the various types of senior care so that your loved one can get the right services for their requirements. Below is a quick look at two of the most common options in senior care these days – assisted living and nursing homes. Assisted Living Most people who have not navigated through senior care options may presume that assisted living is just an upscale version of a nursing home. However, there are many things that differentiate an assisted living facility from a nursing home. Simply put, assisted living communities are a type of senior housing option, in which professional caregivers offer all kinds of personal assistance to the residents. At the same time, assisted living allows seniors to live their independent lives in a private apartment. Assisted living facilities have caregivers at the site round-the-clock to provide help with medications, meals, housekeeping, daily hygiene, personal care, etc. Apart from that, assisted living communities also offer many other services and amenities, such as transportation services for visits to the dentist/doctor, wellness programs, healthy diet plans, and recreational activities. The most prominent part of an assisted living community is that it allows seniors to socialize with other people and stay physically and mentally active. Many assisted living facilities organize activities and events for their senior residents […]

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