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Assisted Living Laguna Niguel: Activities For Those With Dementia

by Josh Prizer

Just because a loved one has dementia or Alzheimer's, doesn't mean that they aren't capable of engaging in a variety of activities. Many facilities for assisted living in Laguna Niguel and throughout Orange County specialize in memory care and provide engaging and stimulating activities just for their residents with dementia. Often, the staff at your home for assisted living in Laguna Niguel will create a daily schedule specifically for the residents who have Alzheimer’s or dementia. Posting a schedule can be comforting because it helps your loved one know what to expect throughout the day. For many people with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia, they also suffer from a condition known as Sundown Syndrome. This means they become agitated as the sun sets and often have great difficulty sleeping. Keeping them engaged and busy during the day and scheduling an early evening meal have been show to lessen the effects of this syndrome. Different types of... Read More

Memory Care Assisted Living In La Mesa: Understanding Sundown Syndrome

by Josh Prizer

While there are many difficulties associated with Alzheimer's disease and dementia, sundown syndrome is one about which you might not know. This is an issue that many people with dementia face and facilities for assisted living in La Mesa and San Diego often have some strategies for dealing with this issue. In a nutshell, sundowning or sundown syndrome occurs as the sun begins to set and sometimes throughout the evening. Those who suffer from this syndrome tend to become agitated or confused when the sunlight begins to fade. Often a person can become irritable or angry as the sun sets or it becomes dark. Sometimes a person will become more sensitive to noise and react angrily to noises. In addition, this syndrome often prevents people from sleeping well and they often will get up and pace back and forth. In some cases, a person will wander off, which can place them in great danger. Problems associated with sundowning tend to be at their worst in the middle stages of dementia or... Read More

Settling Into Assisted Living In Solana Beach Or San Diego

by Josh Prizer

Moving is always a stressful event and the move into a facility for assisted living in Solana Beach or San Diego can be a huge adjustment. While this is a big change, there are a few ways to make the switch from living in a private home to assisted living a bit easier. Downsize, But Bring Your Favorites For most seniors, moving into assisted living in Solana Beach or another local town means that they are downsizing their living space severely. Most people move from a more spacious apartment or private home into a small studio or one-bedroom apartment. This means many personal belongings are either being sold, given away or placed into storage. This can be the hardest part of moving into assisted living. To make it easier, be sure to select items to your new apartment that are truly meaningful. Sometimes you or your family will focus on making the new place look pretty and updated, but you might be happier with a few carefully selected furnishings and accessories that you have used... Read More

Easy Exercise Options For Assisted Living Residents

by Josh Prizer

If you live in a facility for assisted living in Anaheim, Fullerton, Dana Point or another Orange County city, you might think that your exercise options are limited. However, most seniors, even those with mobility issues typically can enjoy some daily regular exercise. Exercise reduces your blood pressure, can help you maintain a healthy weight and reduces your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and even dementia. If you already have any of these issues, exercise often can slow the progression of the diseases providing you with a better quality of life. In addition, regular exercise also helps you fight depression, and adults 65 and older are particularly prone to depression. If you live in a residence for assisted living in Anaheim or another city, typically there are exercise classes available at the facility. However you can create your own personalized routine to target specific areas of the body. Before beginning any new exercise program, we recommend that you discuss... Read More

Board And Care In Carlsbad Or Assisted Living? How To Choose

by Josh Prizer

Every once in awhile, we like to blog about the different types of care that are available for older adults in San Diego and Orange County. At Care Placement, we often are asked about the differences among board and care facilities, assisted living and in-home care. Here is a quick look at the options with some information that might help you identify they best care solution for your family. The Board And Care Option There are hundreds of board and care facilities in Carlsbad and throughout San Diego and Orange counties. These are located in private homes and have no more than six residents. The monthly fees generally include the payment for your room, three meals each day plus snacks, medication management, help with daily grooming chores, weekly laundry service and there will be someone on site 24 hours each day in case of emergency. Often, the fees at a facility for board and care in Carlsbad will be less than that of a facility for assisted living in Carlsbad. Generally, these... Read More

Board And Care & Assisted Living In San Diego: Payment Options

by Josh Prizer

In a perfect world, no one would need assisted living, but the reality is that some older adults just need some extra help each day and eventually cannot care for themselves independently. At the very least, it would be nice to live in a world where assisted living in San Diego and board and care in San Diego would be highly affordable. However, it can cost $3,500 per month or more to live in either an assisted living facility or board and care home. Before you panic, there are some options to consider that might help ease the financial strain. Long-term care insurance is one option that can help you finance your residence at a board and care home in San Diego or assisted living in San Diego. This type of insurance can be very expensive, but not only can it be used to pay for assisted living costs, it also can be used for in-home caregiving, which can allow you to stay in your home as long as possible. If you own a home, selling the home to finance assisted living is an option. You... Read More

Alzheimer’s Care: Finding Assisted Living In Oceanside & Other Tips

by Josh Prizer

The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is devastating for your entire family. As a caregiver, you probably are scared and frustrated and not always sure what to do. There are some ways to make life easier for your loved one and for you, as well. Here are some tips for caregivers as well as some options for selecting assisted living in Oceanside and around San Diego County. One way you can really help someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is to reduce their stress as much as possible. This begins by taking a look at daily, weekly and monthly chores and tasks and deciding which ones seem the most problematic. Some tasks should just be eliminated from your routine and for others; you can provide visual aids to help them remember what to do. Keep in mind that most people with dementia, especially in the early stages, do want to help with household chores, so provide them with some tasks. Maybe they can no longer create a gourmet meal, but they can help with prep work,... Read More

Memory Care & Assisted Living In San Clemente: Some Helpful Tips

by Josh Prizer

Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of older Americans, and as this devastating illness progresses, many families turn to assisted living facilities that specialize in memory care. When selecting assisted living in San Clemente or assisted living in Dana Point, here are a few tips that might help you find the best possible facility. Generally, if you are at the point where you need memory care assisted living in Dana Point or San Clemente, then your loved one no longer can make decisions on his or her own. However, while you are the person tasked with making the decision, keep in mind that you need to choose a facility that will appeal to your loved one. Just be sure you are thinking about their current personality and tastes and not the way they used to be. For instance, there are many facilities for assisted living in San Clemente and also Dana Point that offer a wide variety of activities, but these may be activities your loved one enjoyed before Alzheimer’s disease.... Read More

Information About Assisted Living In San Marcos & San Diego

by Josh Prizer

If you have a reached a point in your life when daily chores are difficult and keeping up with household chores seems impossible, it might be wise to consider assisted living in San Marcos or elsewhere in San Diego. There are many options throughout San Diego, including large communities for assisted living in San Marcos as well as smaller board and care homes and facilities in between the two sizes. Your needs, personality and budget all must be taking into consideration when selecting the best possible facility. For instance, you might love the idea of a bustling planned senior community for assisted living in San Marcos. These types of facilities offer several different sizes of private or shared apartments and a wide range of amenities. In general, your monthly fees will include all of your meals, housekeeping, weekly laundry services and some activities. The rate structures vary at these facilities for assisted living in San Marcos based upon the size of your apartment as well... Read More

Assisted Living Escondido: Before You Select A Facility

by Josh Prizer

If you are considering moving into a facility for assisted living in Escondido, you probably have hundreds of questions and more than a few concerns. There are many assisted living communities in San Diego County, and to select the best possible facility for your needs, consider the following information. Making the decision to live in a community for assisted living in Escondido or anywhere in San Diego County is really the hardest part of the process. It’s not easy to consider leaving your private home and give away many possessions, but there are many advantages to assisted living in Escondido. For instance, someone else will handle your housework and laundry, and you no longer will have to worry about making costly home repairs. Your meals will be prepared for you and you’ll never have to clean up. In addition, many older adults need help with grooming, dressing and bathing, and assisted living facilities have trained professionals on hand to help with these... Read More