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Questions To Ask When Researching Board And Care In Huntington Beach

by Josh Prizer

Board and care in Huntington Beach is a bit different than life in an assisted living community. A board and care facility will have six or fewer residents and generally is located in a private home. Some homes for board and care in Huntington Beach are managed by a larger eldercare service or company, while others are owned independently. Either way, you need to ask the same types of questions when you are researching where to live or where to move a loved one. 1. Ask About Security When you visit a facility for board and care in Huntington Beach, you definitely want to learn about the security of the facility. There should be at least one employee on site 24 hours per day, and there should be a variety of security options in place. Ask about the procedures that occur if a resident is hurt and inquire about what has been done to make the home as safe as possible. Bathrooms and bedrooms should be easy to navigate with helpful aids in place to make bathing and toileting easier for... Read More

Independent Living Versus Assisted Living In Del Mar

by Josh Prizer

There are plenty of good reasons to consider moving into a retirement community or assisted living in Del Mar. However, it is important to note that these are two very different things, yet both cater to seniors that are still fairly independent. A retirement community typically is a place for an older adult that needs no daily care at all. This is simply a person that wants to live in a community of seniors and enjoy a wide range of activities with a limited amount of responsibility. Often these communities will include detached homes and apartments that you can purchase or lease. Services such as home maintenance, weekly housekeeping and landscaping often are including in the community fees. While your home will have a full kitchen, there usually is regular meal service provided throughout the day so you don’t have to cook at all. However, some older adults do need some extra help tackling day to day chores, and this is where assisted living in Del Mar fits into the picture.... Read More

Hobbies & Options For Those In Assisted Living

by Josh Prizer

One of the best things about assisted living in Huntington Beach or elsewhere is that you really have few obligations or responsibilities. On the other hand, all this free time can seem tough to fill at first. After all, many of us have been so busy with career and family, we haven’t really developed meaningful hobbies. Now is the perfect time to start. Your facility for assisted living in Huntington Beach, Orange County or San Diego County will provide many daily activities, and this provides opportunities to try something new. Take a dance class, enjoy an art lesson or try your hand at poker or flower arranging. It’s a great idea to get out of your comfort zone and try something new and taking part in these activities allows you meet other residents. For some residents of assisted living, it can be fun to take up scrapbooking or genealogy or both. You can trace the roots of your family history and preserve memories in your scrapbooks and photo albums. These scrapbooks... Read More

Packing Tips For Assisted Living In Vista

by Josh Prizer

Whether you are moving to assisted living in Vista or some other city throughout San Diego County or Orange County, preparing for this big move can be a daunting task. Sometimes it’s helpful to write down what you should pack for this move and this gives you a better idea of what items you can give away, donate or sell. Before you start packing up items to take to assisted living in Vista, consider the size of the new apartment as well as whatever furnishings already are provided for you. Be sure to take measurements of the space so that you can determine what will fit. Often at an assisted living community, a bedroom set might be provided. This would include a bed (usually a full or twin-size bed) with a mattress and box springs. A nightstand and lamp also might be included, as well as bedding and pillows. You will want to be sure to pack an alarm clock, as these typically are not provided. Of course, you might wish to bring a bed from home, and rarely is it a problem to do... Read More

Dogs, Seniors & Assisted Living In Fullerton, Orange County

by Josh Prizer

There is plenty of evidence out there to suggest that pet ownership greatly improves our overall health. People who own pets have been found to be healthier in general and are less depressed than people without pets. While this is true for people of all ages, pets can be a great friend to an older adult and there are many reasons why this is so. For instance, when you have a pet, you have a constant companion. Dogs typically are quite happy to just sit with their owners and enjoy being petted or loved. They provide unconditional love and, for a person who might live alone, this companionship can be very important. Even if a person lives in a facility for assisted living in Fullerton or anywhere in Orange County, having a dog can bring a great deal of happiness. Some communities for assisted living in Fullerton or elsewhere have therapy dogs that come and visit the residents once or twice each week. This has been found to be highly beneficial and reduces depression and anxiety.... Read More

Common Health Issues Affecting Older Adults

by Josh Prizer

When we think about the aging of our bodies, we often worry about diseases such as Alzheimer’s or cancer or perhaps a stroke. While these all can be issues we might have to face, there are many other highly common health concerns that tend to afflict older people. If you have a loved one in assisted living or perhaps board and care in Encinitas or another nearby city, here are some common illnesses and health issues and symptoms. Urinary tract infections are extremely common in older adults, and you might be surprised to learn that these infections can cause some odd symptoms. Of course, commonly the urge to urinate and pain during urination are quite common with a UTI and when these problems occur, it’s time to see a doctor. However, if you have a parent or spouse with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease and notice a sharp, quick decline in memory, it can be cause by a UTI. The person might not even have any other common UTI symptoms. So if do you notice this problems,... Read More

Health Tips For Residents Of Assisted Living In Yorba Linda

by Josh Prizer

Staying fit can be difficult for anyone, but it can be especially tough for an older adult. If you have mobility issues or perhaps arthritis, it can be tough to exercise or prepare meals. Whether you live at home or perhaps at a community for assisted living in Yorba Linda, there are some easy ways to keep your body and mind in the best possible shape. Meal times are often a highlight of any day, and one of the benefits of a large facility for assisted living in Yorba Linda or elsewhere, is the wide variety of available foods. At one facility for assisted living in Yorba Linda, each meal included 2-3 entrees as well as a variety of side dishes and beverages. You certainly could enjoy a plate filled with eggs and sausage every morning followed by a hearty lunch with a steak sandwich and a dinner of meatloaf and mashed potatoes. While this is delicious, it might not be the best option every day. Consider starting off each morning with the healthiest possible breakfast and lunch choices... Read More

Assisted Living In San Juan Capistrano: When To Consider Eldercare

by Josh Prizer

While most adults seemingly would prefer to stay at home rather than consider board and care or assisted living in San Juan Capistrano, living independently is not always the best option. If you are an older adult or perhaps the child of an older adult, here are some signs that indicate that assisted living might be worth considering.   1. Declining Mobility Mobility issues are a big problem for older adults. Not only do mobility issues make it difficult to walk around, it also makes it difficult to clean and maintain a home or a yard. Assisted living in San Juan Capistrano will remove the burden of household tasks and yard care, and typically an assisted living community and the apartments in which residents live are designed specifically for those who have balance and mobility issues. For some adults, simply hiring a good housekeeper and gardener can help one continue to live at home. Decluttering the home and removing excess furnishings also can help, as well as making sure... Read More

Gifts For Residents In Assisted Living In San Marcos, San Diego

by Josh Prizer

Apartments at facilities for assisted living in San Marcos or San Diego County typically aren’t very large. Even a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment has a limited amount of space. While this actually simplifies life in many ways, if you are buying a gift for a loved one in assisted living, it does mean you need to think about items that take up little room. Even with all the activities and socialization available at a residence for assisted living in San Marcos, it’s good to get away for a day. One great gift would be to take your loved one somewhere special. It could be tickets to a concert or play or perhaps dinner and a movie. Take your friend, parent or spouse whale watching or on a dinner cruise. If they love museums, take them down to Balboa Park for the day. Even a picnic in the park or a simple family dinner can be a great change of scene. If you live far away, consider sending a thoughtful gift such as a bouquet of flowers or even a live plant. A couple of... Read More

Helpful Items For Residents Of Assisted Living In Irvine, Orange County

by Josh Prizer

When you live in assisted living in Irvine or another Orange County city, many of your daily needs are handled by the facility staff. You don’t have to cook or clean, and most assisted living facilities offer laundry services, help with daily grooming and even medication management. Still, sometimes aging presents us with a few extra difficulties and the following gadgets can help make like a bit easier. For instance, there are many helpful products out there for people who have Parkinson’s disease or perhaps another issue that causes their hands to shake or tremble. There are weighted utensils that can make eating easier as well as special plates and dishes that can make eating independently much easier. A facility for assisted living in Irvine or Anaheim might have these utensils, and if not, there are several online stores that sell them. At most communities for assisted living in Irvine and in other towns, you will find that your apartment has a small kitchenette.... Read More