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Assisted Living Fountain Valley: Decorating With Style

by Josh Prizer

When you move into assisted living in Fountain Valley, you will have to downsize the majority of your possessions, which definitely can be difficult. Here are a few tips that can help you maximize the space that you have and create a pleasant and homey decor. Before you move into the apartment for assisted living in Fountain Valley, be sure to get a floor plan with exact measurements of the space. Also ask about painting the apartment to suit your tastes. Even brightening up one wall with a favorite color can help you personalize the apartment. Also inquire about what, if any, furnishings are provided and what types of furniture you can bring with you to the new place. Keep in mind that you are probably moving into assisted living in Fountain Valley because you have some level of mobility issues. To make moving around as easy as possible, it is best to have as few pieces of furniture as possible. For instance, if you have a studio, you probably will just need a bed, nightstands,... Read More

Creating A Checklist For Assisted Living In Costa Mesa

by Josh Prizer

These days, there are many options for eldercare and if you are searching for assisted living in Costa Mesa, the odds are good that you will be visiting many different facilities. At Care Placement, we can provide you with a list of places that meet your needs, and to narrow down the list, it can help to bring along a checklist to fill out at each community. Your checklist should begin by listing the name of each facility and the date in which you visited. Be sure to also write down the phone numbers and emails of whoever takes you on the tour or perhaps manages the facility for assisted living in Costa Mesa. From there, you can organize your list into sections, such as the following: 1. Care Options In this section, list all of the care needs that you or your loved one might have. For instance, perhaps you need medication management as well as help with bathing and grooming. At some facilities for assisted living in Costa Mesa, each resident will have an individualized care plan.... Read More

Fighting Insomnia At Home Or At Assisted Living In Aliso Viejo

by Josh Prizer

As experts in eldercare, we have found that insomnia is definitely one problem that often affects older adults whether they live at home or at assisted living in Aliso Viejo. Getting a good night’s sleep can make a huge difference in one’s physical and mental health, so if you have an older loved one with insomnia, here are a few tips that might help. The amount of sleep people require varies within every age and stage in life and somewhat depends on the individual. Typically, older adults need about 7 or 8 hours of sleep per night, perhaps even 9 for some people. But the quality of the sleep can be more important than the quantity. Many seniors at facilities for assisted living in Aliso Viejo report that they feel restless or have trouble getting to sleep, and there can be several reasons for this problem. For instance, older adults often have to take several different medications and this can cause insomnia. As we age, people are more prone to sleep disorders and... Read More

Board And Care Escondido: Adjusting To The Changes

by Josh Prizer

There are millions of Americans living in board and care homes or assisted living homes. For all of them, it was a big transition – moving from their home into a small apartment or small room. Making these big changes can be easier for some people than others, and if you are thinking about moving into a facility for board and care in Escondido or elsewhere in San Diego, here are a few tips. 1. Give Yourself Time This is a huge adjustment, and you aren’t going to feel settled in overnight. It takes time to adjust to any new situation, so even if the first days seem confusing and exhausting, you will adjust. Try to focus on the positive aspects of your situation, such as not having to deal with housework or laundry. Your home for board and care in Escondido will include at least four or five other residents and perhaps more. Don’t be shy about introducing yourself and getting to know people.   Many studies have shown that it can take at least 30 days and up to... Read More

Comparing The Costs Of Board And Care In Del Mar Vs. Living At Home

by Josh Prizer

A recent cost survey by insurance company Genworth Financial indicated that the median monthly rates for a one-bedroom assisted living or board and care apartment in California will run about $3,750 per month. Certainly, this seems like a great expense, but it can be manageable. It can help to compare the costs of living at home versus paying for board and care in Del Mar or another San Diego-area city. If you live in a private home, let’s assume for a moment that you own this home outright and have no mortgage payment. If this is the case, you will still have to pay property tax each year as well as homeowner’s insurance and perhaps pay for a home warranty. The average home value in San Diego County is about $465,000 which means that you would pay approximately $4,650 per year for property tax. The average cost of homeowners’ insurance is about $1,000 in California and a home warranty costs about $300 per year. So far, you have about $5,950 in yearly house... Read More

5 Secrets For Selecting A Facility For Assisted Living In Encinitas

by Josh Prizer

Assisted living in Encinitas can be the best option for an older adult that is in good health overall but does need some extra help due to mobility issues. It also can be a great option for someone who would prefer to not have to deal with home repairs, yardwork and the other responsibilities that come with living in a private home. While there are many reasons to consider a move to assisted living in Encinitas, choosing the best facility can be tricky. We have a few tips that might help you get the best possible deal and choose a great community that you truly will enjoy. 1. Look Outside Your Favorite City You might have your heart set on assisted living in Del Mar or perhaps assisted living in Encinitas, but it’s wise to look at nearby cities as well. Often, you select a particular city because it’s the same town where friends and family still live. However, you might actually find a better facility in another community or town. It can be worth driving a few miles away... Read More

4 Great Things About Board & Care In Oceanside

by Josh Prizer

The move into any type of eldercare can be downright scary and upsetting for many people, but there are some advantages to giving up living in a private home and moving into a home for board and care in Oceanside. If you aren’t convinced, read on and perhaps we can provide you with some good reasons to consider a move. 1. Responsibilities Are Few You might love your house and yard, but neither is particularly easy to manage. Houses needed to be cleaned, grass needs to be mowed and that’s just two of the many chores that come along with home ownership. In addition, you have to buy groceries at least once per week and every month a stack of bills arrives needing your attention. When you live in a home for board and care in Oceanside, most of these responsibilities are gone. You won’t have to cook or clean or do laundry. There’s no yard to maintain. The only monthly bill you might have, aside from the monthly fees at your board and care home, might be a cell... Read More

Board And Care San Diego: Understanding This Option

by Josh Prizer

There are many options for eldercare in San Diego County. Board and Care in San Diego is one possibility to think about, but we find that many people are quite unfamiliar with the board and care option. Here are a few helpful facts about board and care homes that might prove helpful. 1. A Board & Care By Any Other Name Is Still A Board & Care Homes for board and care in San Diego sometimes are known as residential care homes. Sometimes they also are called micro-communities, adult group homes or senior group homes. One technical term for these homes is Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly or RCFE. Despite the different names, these facilities are one in the same: private homes in residential areas that offer a varying amount of eldercare for older adults. 2. The Number Of Residents Is Limited Assisted living communities tend to be large with private apartments for residents. In a board and care in San Diego, there probably will be about six to eight residents and... Read More

Assisted Living San Diego: Treating Your Loved One To A Day Trip

by Josh Prizer

While one of the biggest perks of assisted living in San Diego is the wide range of activities available each day, it’s also fun when friends and family plan a special excursion just for you. San Diego offers hundreds of fun activities and here are a few unique suggestions that might make a fun day trip. For people living at a facility for assisted living in San Diego, mobility is often an issue, but there are plenty of local activities available that are quite accessible. If your loved one doesn’t have a wheelchair, it might be a good idea to rent a chair for the day. Even if your loved one typically only uses a cane, if you are planning a long excursion, it might be easier to have a chair available. Since 1915, locals have enjoyed concerts at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. This pavilion houses the second largest outdoor pipe organ in the world. Free organ concerts are held every Sunday at 2 p.m., but there is also a full calendar of events throughout the... Read More

Paying For Board And Care In Dana Point

by Josh Prizer

One of the most common questions that we are asked is how to pay for assisted living or board and care in Dana Point or elsewhere in Orange and San Diego counties. These types of facilities can be quite expensive, but there are some options to consider. The average cost per month of eldercare, specifically assisted living or board and care in Dana Point and Orange County, is more than $3,000 per month. That certainly sounds scary, but there are a few things to consider. The average cost of rent in Orange County for an apartment is more than $1,600 and a home rental can be higher than $2,200 per month. Even a mortgage payment can be $1,000 per month or higher. So if you were renting or paying for a home, then this money will now go to paying for your monthly board and care fees. In addition, most people also pay for homeowners or renters insurance, property tax if you own a home, utilities, groceries and household maintenance. All of those costs will be erased when you move into board... Read More