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When Families Disagree About Assisted Living

If you grew up with siblings, there’s a good chance you battled on occasion. As you got older, the fights shifted from who gets to drive the car to who gets to fight over toys. Fighting with your siblings or loved ones can be avoided when it comes to making decisions about assisted living for your parents.

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A Close Look at the Assisted Living Facility Contract

Before moving in, most assisted living facilities will require you to sign an admission agreement, which is a contract. Don’t sign right away. You should carefully analyze the contract and get it reviewed by an elder-law attorney. “You want to be informed of all the terms because, after you sign, you may not have much recourse,” says Lori Smetanka, executive director of the advocacy group National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care.

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Informing a Loved One That They Need Assisted Living Services

How do you inform a loved one that they need assisted living services?

One of the most challenging talks you can have is with your parents or other loved ones about transitioning to assisted living. However, if you find that they have trouble with daily activities such as bathing, feeding, and toileting, it might be time to consider moving them to an assisted living facility.

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Impact of New Technologies on Assisted Living Facilities

Many individuals have a misleading perception of retirement homes, and haven’t considered how new technologies are impacting them. According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), 20% of the current population will be represented by older adults by 2050. Thus, it is worth noting that assisted living is a growing industry that will see increased efficiency in the coming years.

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How the Pandemic has Affected Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted living facilities have been significantly affected since the beginning of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Statistics indicate that more than 479,000 people have contracted the virus in U.S. senior care facilities. One of the major outbreaks in the United States was witnessed in a nursing home in Washington. Other facilities countrywide were ravaged by the virus and recorded increased infections.

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At What Age Are You Considered a Senior Citizen?

In the United States it is generally considered that a senior citizen is anyone of retirement age, or a person that has reached age 62 or older. However the standard threshold for Medicaid is age 65. In some cases the definition of what it means to be a senior citizen may relate to how well someone can care for him or herself. Needing help to do basic things as one gets older is nothing to be ashamed of. A lot of older and elderly adults need assistance to varying degrees.

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10 Great Gift Ideas for Seniors

Buying a present for your senior can be difficult. Your loved one might already have the things they need or they simply say they don’t want anything at all. However, we know that you still would like to give them a gift that they would actually use! Check out these ten great gift ideas for the senior in your life, whether they are living at home or in a senior living facility.

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What Is the Sundown Effect?

Scientists and doctors are discovering more of the symptoms and nuances of Alzheimer’s disease every year. One of those symptoms that is receiving an increasing amount of attention is sudden mood changes, and erratic changes in behavior. The sundown effect, part of sundown syndrome, is the term used by Alzheimer’s disease researchers and senior living specialities for a particular constellation of symptoms, including but not limited to:

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Assisted Living Alternatives

One alternative for an assisted living community is a residential care home. It provides care to small groups of adults over the age of 60, with most communities having six or less residents.

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How Is Assisted Living Different From Independent Living

When people have decided to move into a senior living community, they should have many different options available to them. There are various types of care options offered by American Senior Communities. This includes Skilled Nursing, Wellness, Memory Care and others. Two important options many people like to discuss are Assisted Living and Independent Living. The goal and mission with each of these options are social engagement and more. Residents also are provided opportunities for mental as well as physical well-being. Someone who has never before thought about the world of senior communities may find these terms confusing. This is a chance for us to clarify what all this means.

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