Choosing the Right Nursing Home

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assisted livingDeciding to put one of your family members in a nursing home can be quite difficult. But the truth is there is no better way of guaranteeing proper elder care for them. Sometimes, the extra attention provided at such homes is just what some senior’s need. There are quite a few benefits of enrolling someone into an assisted living facility but you will not be able to enjoy these advantages if you don’t choose the correct nursing home. Therefore, in this article, I am going to list out a few things which you need to remember in order to choose the perfect nursing home:

1. The most important thing you need to understand is that you are searching for a nursing home and not a TV. You can’t just read a few reviews off the internet and choose any one. It is a very important decision that requires a lot of careful research. You need to ensure that your loved one will be staying in a professional home where they receive compassionate care. This will probably be the place where your family member is going to be staying for the rest of his/her life. It’s only right that you take out sufficient time and find the right facility.

2. Visit a few homes and have a look at the facilities they offer before making a decision. There is no better way of researching about a facility than by visiting it. Try visiting the same facility at various different times so you can ensure that the quality of care doesn’t change depending on the time of day. This will also give you a better idea of how they operate at odd hours. Don’t think you can finish the selection process in a few hours. If you want to make an informed choice, you will need to spend at least a few weeks researching.

3. Whenever you are at a nursing home, you need to see how the place is as well. If you can smell urine or cleaning fluid everywhere, it should give you a pretty decent idea of how good a home’s facilities are. Try and speak with a few of the residents and see what they say. You will most probably be able to tell whether they are happy with the place or not just by looking at their faces.

4. Lastly, you have to speak to the nurses and doctors at various nursing homes before making a decision. This will give you a good idea of the quality of care which your family member will receive. If you don’t find the staff to be too involved, don’t think anything is going to change just because you are there. You will be better off going with a different home.

So you see, choosing the right nursing home can be quite difficult if you don’t know the important things to watch out for. Don’t waste any more time, start searching for the right nursing home as soon as possible.



 

Josh Poole – Atlanta Risk Management and Assisted Living Facilities

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To reduce the chance of these problems, companies should pay attention to changes in the law and monitor all aspects of the community.

An important area where diligent risk management can assist is with third parties hired by residents. These individuals may help with laundry, shopping, food preparation, and housekeeping, but ALFs’ owners may be culpable for their actions. To limit exposure, the ALF should establish ground rules describing their duties and explaining the extent of their services. Moreover, residency agreements should include a clause saying that the resident will “indemnify and hold harmless” the ALF for actions committed by their third party.

Marketing also comes with aspects of risk. With federal laws such as the Fair Housing Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act as well as state laws, ALFs must take special care with how they present themselves to potential clients. The legal department should review all material to ensure that the wording remains accurate and does not use hyperbole or vague descriptions that can become the basis for a lawsuit.

 

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Georgia business professional Josh Poole offers his expertise to several businesses in Atlanta. As a consultant recruiter for Atlanta’s ALFsource, Josh Poole understands the intricacies of managing assisted living communities (ALFs) and the importance of risk management when operating such communities.

As with any business, there are elements of risk associated with ALFs. ALFs may be subject to legal claims from governmental agencies. To reduce the chance of these problems, companies should pay attention to changes in the law and monitor all aspects of the community.

An important area where diligent risk management can assist is with third parties hired by residents. These individuals may help with laundry, shopping, food preparation, and housekeeping, but ALFs’ owners may be culpable for their actions. To limit exposure, the ALF should establish ground rules describing their duties and explaining the extent of their services. Moreover, residency agreements should include a clause saying that…

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Palm Springs Assisted Living

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Progressive Care Partners is based in Palm Springs California and serves the Palm Spring and Coachella Valley areas. They can be reached via their website at http://progressivecarepartners.com or by calling 760-440-8540. Call today for a free, no obligation assestement.

 

 

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Progressive Care Partners is a Palm Springs Assisted Living provider. They provide friendly and professional assisted living for the elderly. In additional to providing assisted living for the elderly, they provide a wide range of other non medical services as well. Progressive Care Partners provide the best assisted living services in the Palm Spring California area. You and your loved ones will be satisfied with Progressive Care Partners.

Progressive Care Partners is based in Palm Springs California and serves the Palm Spring and Coachella Valley areas. They can be reached via their website at http://progressivecarepartners.com or by calling 760-440-8540. Call today for a free, no obligation assestement.

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You’ve made the decision to move to a senior-living community now what?

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In this series of posts we will review different aspects of finding the right home for you, arm you with some tools and hopefully take a little stress off and provide you some inspiration to feel good about your decision and your upcoming move.

Let’s start at the beginning… What are senior-living communities?

A senior-living community offers specialized services for elder persons that need or want assistance with daily living activities. We define daily living activities as those tasks that one completes on a routine basis every day. Bathing, grooming, cooking, eating, cleaning etc. A senior-living community will provide you support in helping to accomplish these tasks every day. A senior-living community differs from a retirement community in the fact that most retirement communities do not offer a full support system to accomplish individual senior needs. Retirement communities are often called 55+ communities and provide access to socializing activities and events but not specialized, individual care with daily living activities. Senior-living communities also differ from skilled nursing facilities. These facilities offer support with significant deficiencies in daily living activities and also provide specialized medical care. If a person struggles from debilitating disabilities or diseases that need constant monitoring, skilled nursing maybe required.

There are three main types of care available at a senior-living community, Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. We will briefly discuss each below.

  • Independent Living – This living option is for seniors who do not need support with daily living activities but want the extra support with these activities and the security of having professionals nearby to assist them when they need it. Seniors choosing this lifestyle often receive benefits of some prepared meals, housekeeping, laundry services and home maintenance, providing them support and peace of mind of not having to do it all on their own. They also get access to a community of peers for socializing. Many communities have a full calendar of physically and mentally stimulating activities every day. This sense of belonging and friendship is vital to living happier, longer.

  • Assisted Living – This living option is for seniors who need support with daily living activities. They need some level of assistance with grooming, bathing, cooking, eating, cleaning, laundry, medication management, transportation, mental and physical wellness and so on. Most communities offering this level of service provide three meals a day plus access to a professionally trained staff to help meet the individual needs of each resident. There are many aspects to Assisted Living so if you think this is the level of service you need, please speak with your family or doctor about your specific needs so that the proper discussions are had during the interview process with communities to make sure you are supported properly. Please also let this blog serve as a source of reference as we will discuss assisted living more in-depth in various posts.

  • Memory Care – This living option is for seniors who are living with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other memory related diseases and need specialized assistance with daily living activities. Seniors are often physically capable but not mentally capable of taking care of themselves. Memory Care communities feature specially trained medical professionals who have extensive knowledge of memory related issues and can provide specific support in helping to maintain quality of life while trying to give back some of which their infliction has taken from them. If you have a family member that needs memory related care, please speak with their doctor about their specific needs so that you can have the proper discussions when interviewing communities to make sure they are supported properly. Please also let this blog serve as a source of reference as we will feature timely articles on memory care related issues.

You will need to take an honest look at your current living situation and then discuss the various benefits of each living option and how they can support your life. It is imperative that you remain open to all options so that you will be happy with your move. You might find the discussions to be difficult but what may seem difficult now won’t be nearly as difficult as if you move somewhere where you are not happy or supported properly to your needs.

Discovery Senior Living has been developing, managing and operating senior-living communities in Florida and various other locations for more than 20 years and understands both the difficulties with this decision but also the wonderful rewards when a senior finds the right match for their lifestyle and can live with less stress and responsibility having more fun and experiencing more enjoyment. Our communities feature all of the living options listed above providing you the right option for now and the right option for later as you may need more support. Our Senior-Living Counselors are located on-site at each community and would be more than happy to provide you with additional information on living at Aston Gardens and are also an excellent reference to speak with about general questions or concerns during your search.

Please reach out to us with any questions. You can get a listing of each community and their contact information by clicking here.

We’ll end this post with a comment frequently heard from our residents at our communities… “I wish I had moved here sooner”.

Don’t wait any longer. It’s time to get the support you need and the enjoyment of living happier, longer.

 

Aston Gardens Senior Living

Senior Living Decision

How do you find the right place for you? What services do you need? How much will it cost? Will I be happy?

The decision to move into a senior-living community may have been difficult and a long-time coming. Finding the right community may seem like a monumental task as well. With a little organization, some research and support from your family, the task can be very rewarding. In this series of posts we will review different aspects of finding the right home for you, arm you with some tools and hopefully take a little stress off and provide you some inspiration to feel good about your decision and your upcoming move.
Let’s start at the beginning… What are senior-living communities?

A senior-living community offers specialized services for elder persons that need or want assistance with daily living activities. We define daily living activities as those tasks that one completes…

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