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The terms "assisted living" and "independent living" are commonly confused or used interchangeably. Actually, the two types of senior community have marked differences, and it is important that you understand them if you are looking for a senior community.
The transition from independent living to assisted living can be a difficult one to make. Whether you are making this decision for yourself or for a loved one, it is important to carefully evaluate several factors. What are the signs that it’s time to make the switch?
Following surgery or hospitalization for an illness, seniors are typically referred to an in-patient rehabilitation center to aid in their recovery. Senior rehabilitation may include physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Because in-patient rehab is for those who require intensive care for an extended period of time, additional services are offered, such as assistance with a number of daily needs as well as social activities and counseling. Here is what a typical day in a senior rehabilitation facility looks like...
Telehealth nursing is the specific use of various forms of virtual healthcare provided by nurse practitioners and registered nurses. Here's a list of the advantages and disadvantages of telehealth nursing.
Certified Nursing Aides, or Assistants, work on the front lines of healthcare. CNAs help deliver basic care to patients and assist with many activities associated with daily life. They contribute greatly to their patients’ positive response to treatment and overall wellbeing. As such, this is a career that requires specific technical and communication skills as well as a number of interpersonal skills, such as compassion and a strong desire to help others.
The residents in a senior care facility or senior living community are greatly impacted by the physical environment they have to navigate. Smart and thoughtful design maximizes safety, comfort and accessibility, while maintaining a pleasing atmosphere. Long-term care, short-term care and long-term rehabilitation facilities have been shown to achieve better outcomes for residents when the physical environment addresses how residents, staff and visitors use the space.
Rehabilitation therapy is often a necessary part of recovery following an illness, injury, surgery or a hospital stay. Popular options for these services are inpatient rehabilitation therapy clinics and outpatient therapy services with skilled nursing.
Having a parent or grandparent with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is especially difficult in part because it can feel as though the person is already gone while he or she is still there. These tips can help with navigating those changes and continuing to have a meaningful relationship.
Opportunity zones offer an exciting way for investors to take advantage of the lucrative senior housing market. Here are a few important things to understand about this type of investment.
Loneliness and isolation among seniors is associated with negative physical and mental health effects that result in poor aging outcomes. Understanding what they are and the factors that contribute to them is the first step toward counteracting them.
With many options out there, choosing the right facility to meet your needs can be a challenge. Here is a list of considerations to help you make the best choice.