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Senior care is an important part of many retirement plans, however; lots of seniors will find themselves worrying about long-term care costs due to the expenses that eat up a large amount of their monthly income. Thankfully there are solutions to this as there are many different strategies that can be used in conjunction with each other in order to keep your wallet happy.
Few jobs are as rewarding and all-around fun as an activities assistant in a senior community. Helping others, forming relationships, and nurturing your creativity are just a few benefits of the position. Let’s take a look at the top 10 skills an activities assistant needs to be successful.
Transitions are difficult for everyone, but particularly for those who have had time to put down roots. If you are transferring an aged loved one from a long-time home to a senior facility, consider a few practical tips.
Getting your affairs in order can be a little confusing at any age. Sorting through options, considering finances, etc. seems overwhelming. Whether you are considering your own future interest or helping care for a retired loved one, it is important to create an elder care plan. Let’s take a closer look at just how to create an elder care plan.
If you have toured more than a few senior living communities, chances are high that they have begun blurring together. Senior care should be nothing but the highest quality, so it is important to find a facility that stands out among the rest. Let’s take a look at 7 things that set Colavria Hospitality’s communities apart from others.
When it comes to senior care, Colavria Hospitality’s communities are committed to the highest quality. Our Westlake community exemplifies this perfectly after being named a 5-star community 5 years in a row by Medicare.gov.
Searching for the perfect senior community for your loved one can be a little overwhelming. What type of care do they need? What should you look for in a facility? How do you know you are making the right decision? Follow our guide to deciding what kind of senior care is right for your loved one.
Few jobs are as rewarding as working as a senior community caregiver. This fact is even truer for caregivers who work at Colavria Hospitality. What exactly makes Colavria Hospitality such a great place to work? Let’s take a closer look.
Many people mistakenly believe Medicare and Medicaid are the same thing. While there is occasionally some overlap between the two policies, they are actually intended for different groups of people and exist for different purposes. Let’s take a closer look at the difference between Medicare and Medicaid and which one applies to you.
Did you know that there is a proper way to tour assisted living facilities? Particularly in a world where you may have to tour virtually, make sure you know what to look for and how to ask questions.
Caregivers within senior communities have an extremely important job. As a result, it is important to come equipped with the proper caregiver skills and characteristics. What are the traits of a successful caregiver, and how can you know whether or not you fit the job?
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.