January 10, 2017

SAVE THE DATE FOR VIRGINIA AREA SOCIAL WORKER AND CASE MANAGER APPRECIATION LUNCHEONS!

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January 9, 2017

Considering Supportive Homecare Options

Filed under: Healthcare,home health care — seniorlivingguide @ 3:18 pm
Courtesy of –
Karina Tama – Rutigliano
Digital Marketing Manager
Caring People Home Healthcare Agency

Whether you are in your 60s or 70s, have you considered your future living arrangements? Perhaps you live in a multistory home with a tricky staircase and a bathroom only on one floor? If this sounds familiar, it’s time to put some thought into supportive homecare options for your future.

Do You Plan on Moving?

What would you do if you could no longer live in your own home? Do you have a child to live with? Of course, there are advantages to living with a child and it is certainly an option for homecare for the elderly. Two major benefits include:

  • You are surrounded by loving family
  • You have people you are familiar with, helping you with your daily tasks

However, there are disadvantages to this solution, too, such as:

  • Losing the familiarity of your community and friends
  • Your family’s home may also have steep staircases
  • You may no longer be able to enjoy your independence
  • You may have to throw out treasured keepsakes to make space for moving in with family

How About Aging in Place?supportive-homecare-options

If you would much prefer to enjoy aging on place, but fear that your home is not up to aging with you and your new needs, there are a few things you can do to ensure you can continue to live comfortably in the embrace of your home, such as:

  • Installing slip-resistant floors
  • Widening doorways to accommodate wheelchairs or walkers
  • Installing a stair lift if you have stairs
  • Remote control lighting
  • Installing rails and ramps
  • Consider a walk-in shower

Besides those supportive homecare options, there is also the option of in home health care service. Professionals who are familiar with homecare for the elderly will ensure you get to live as comfortable a life as possible while maintaining your independence.

Supportive Homecare Options – the Benefits of an In-Home Health Care Service

  1. All the Comforts of Home

For many seniors, the feeling of being at home where they are close to their friends and family can promote independence and recovery from illnesses or operations. Homecare for the elderly is ideal for rehabilitation, and research has shown that people tend to heal quicker in the comfort of their own home.

  1. Personalized Care

Aging in place with the assistance of in-home healthcare means you can enjoy quality care and one-on-one attention to ensure you have a comfortable lifestyle.

  1. Peace of Mind for the Elderly and Their Family

When you and your family decide to employ the services of in-home care professionals for a senior family member, you’re doing more than just making sure you receive top-quality care. You are also ensuring peace of mind for your family members. Often, it is nearly impossible for family members to provide the level and range of care you need. With the responsibilities of jobs, children, spouses, and their own life to lead, it can be tough being responsible for an elder, too. With professional and supportive homecare options like in-home health care, your family won’t feel like they are giving up on you and you can rest assured that you are in good hands.

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January 4, 2017

New Listing Alert – Alcime Assisted Living 450 SW Violet Ave Port St. Lucie, FL 34983

Filed under: assisted living — seniorlivingguide @ 11:09 am

Happy New Year from SeniorLivingGuide.com! Check out our newest Assisted Living listing in Port St. Lucie Florida!

alcime-logoOur mission at Alcime Assisted Living is to provide quality care to all residents. Creating a cordial environment where all residents will feel at home. We will implement Quality Assurance Management at all levels of our organization. We will achieve our goal by integrating all members to the decision making process, in home improvement discussions and quality input.

View the complete listing here.

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December 5, 2016

5 Steps to Consider Before Hiring a Caregiver

Filed under: home health care — seniorlivingguide @ 5:50 pm

Courtesy of Caring People Inc.

Many seniors are adamantly opposed to nursing homes or assisted living facilities, hiring-a-caregiverand yet some help will be required for them to remain at home. Entrusting your loved one to a caregiver is a big step, and must be undertaken with informed caution. While you may feel anxious about handing over the care of your family member to a stranger, using these 5 steps to guide your decisions when hiring a caregiver can give you confidence throughout the process.

1) Credentials – When hiring a caregiver, always examine the candidate’s credentials.

Ask for proof of relevant training, certifications, and experience. Are they Red Cross certified in CPR and First Aid? Are they trained to handle medications?

In some states, in-home caregivers may be required to hold certain licenses and/or certifications. Check with your county and state regulatory agencies for their requirements. Be sure to review any relevant documentation with the caregiver or agency.

What are the needs of your loved one? Is the candidate able and willing to provide for these needs, even though some may not necessarily be medical-related? Evaluate the values and preferences of your loved one. He or she may be more comfortable with a caregiver who shares his or her cultural background and/or language.

Your loved one may also have a preference between a male or female caregiver, especially if personal care is required.

2 ) References – Always ask for more references than those offered by the caregiver, and speak with everyone.

Listen for complaints, comments, and also any subtle hesitancy to answer questions regarding the candidate. Ask about tenure and relational skills. The in-home caregiver will become part of your family in a very real sense, so do not rush this part of the process.

3) Background Checks – Those candidates who provide the required credentials and positive references should then submit to a background investigation by a reputable agency.

While the professionals perform their due diligence, do some searching of your own. Look up the individual on social media sites and do a Google search of their name. Social media can be an illuminating window into the real person under consideration.

When hiring a caregiver for your loved one, leave no stone unturned.

4) Legal Matters – Contracts must detail employment terms including, but not limited to, duties, privileges, compensation and benefits, time off, performance reviews, requirements for transportation and mileage reimbursement, notices and severance issues, and confidentiality.

Many problems can be avoided by compiling a clear contract.

5) Finances & Taxes – The difference between an employee and an independent contractor depends on control in the workplace.

Before hiring a caregiver, determine with the caregiver how they will be treated for employment and tax purposes. Do not consider hiding your in-home caregiver expenses for tax purposes. Paying a caregiver under the table is against federal law and can have serious consequences.

Hiring a caregiver for your loved one is a sensitive process that should not be rushed; but neither should it be feared. Follow these 5 guidelines, take your time, and make solid decisions. You, and your loved one, will be glad you did.

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November 9, 2016

New FEATURED Listing Alert – The Residences of United HomeCare 9355 SW 158th Ave. Miami, FL 33196

Filed under: assisted living — seniorlivingguide @ 10:47 am

Please welcome our newest FEATURED listing in the Southeast Florida market – The Residences of United HomeCare! A Featured listing appears at the very top of our search results creating the most traffic and most leads for this top notch community!

The Residences of United HomeCare’s apartments allow seniors to experience all the comforts of home. LEED certified building and beautifully designed rooms with UHC-4205 Logo3_The Residencesspacious living areas, kitchenette, wall-mounted flat-screen TV, ample storage space, oversized windows to allow in natural light and individually 20161109080859photo1controlled heat and air-conditioning. Residents enjoy superb services delivered by trained, compassionate professionals.

Our commitment is to treat you like family, making sure you are loved, and are comfortable, happy and healthy. We also promise to provide you with a vibrant lifestyle that will keep your mind engaged, your body active, and your soul fulfilled.

Check out their complete listing here!

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November 1, 2016

New Listing Alert – Discovery Village at the West End 9801 Harmony Woods Drive Richmond, VA 23233

Filed under: Uncategorized — seniorlivingguide @ 11:52 am

Check out our newest FEATURED advertiser in Richmond Virginia – Discovery Village at the West End!

dvgeneric_bydsl-logoWelcome home to Discovery Village at the West End, a modern senior living community offering the best combinations of active adult lifestyles and personalized services. Wake up inspired each morning with a wealth of amenity and services at your doorstep. Explore the stylish Grand Clubhouse and indulge in our unique lifestyle programs: Sensations Dining, Celebrations Activities and Dimensions Wellness, Whether you are looking for independent living, assisted living or memory care, we are sure you will agree Discovery Village is an unmatched value in Richmond that can provide everything you need now or may need in the future, all in one place.

You can view this beautiful Central Virginia community here and view pictures, floor plans and even a custom video!

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September 30, 2016

New Advertiser Alert – Elderwood Residences at Wheatfield 100 Crestwood Court Wheatfield, NY 14304

Filed under: Uncategorized — seniorlivingguide @ 11:24 am

please welcome the newest community to the fastest growing senior housing and services resource (SeniorLivingGuide.com) – Elderwood Residences at Wheatfield
in Wheatfield, sales NY!

At Elderwood Residences of Wheatfield you have the freedom from home ownership wht-il-3c-1-lineburdens with our month-to-month rental which enables you to live within your means. We have no up-front costs or association fees. In addition, health we provide a wide range of amenities that includes home maintenance, viagra maid services, community events and wellness programs. Residing at Elderwood Residences you can wake up each morning with a complimentary continental breakfast. Our attentive staff will provide any assistance you may need. We have extra space for what you need, like your car, furniture and décor. Come and see what we have to offer and get back to doing what you love!

Check out their FEATURED listing here!

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September 8, 2016

Premium Listing Alert – Aston Gardens at Parkland Commons

Filed under: active adult,Alzheimer's,assisted living,retirement,senior housing — seniorlivingguide @ 11:36 am

agbydsl_parklandcommons_final_vert_smallThe Southeast area of Florida is a heavily saturated market when it comes to senior housing. Aston Gardens at Parkland Commons now has an opportunity to showcase their community by standing out from fellow communities. How did they do it? By upgrading to a Premium position on the nation’s fastest growing senior housing and services resource – SeniorLivingGuide.com!

Aston Gardens at Parkland Commons now appears ABOVE all of the basic listings in Southeast Florida giving them premium exposure to seniors and their loved ones who are searching for Retirement, Active Adult, Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s care in that area. Not only that, but our Premium and Featured listings also include a custom video so consumers can learn more about Aston Gardens at Parkland Commons and all that they have to offer.

Want to check them out on SeniorLivingGuide.com? Click HERE

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July 21, 2016

New Listing Alert – St. Catherine’s Village 200 Dominican Dr Madison, MS 39110 866-451-3617

Filed under: active adult,Alzheimer's,assisted living,New Senior Housing Information — seniorlivingguide @ 1:31 pm

Please welcome our newest FEATURED listing in the Jackson, Mississippi region – St. Catherine’s Village!

St. Catherine’s Village, Mississippi’s first all-inclusive, Continuing Care Retirement logoCommunity, is a gracious environment of caring. For health and well-being, for comfort and security, for faith and friendship, St. Catherine’s Village is a lifestyle, a family and a ministry. Services and amenities are designed to enhance the lifestyle and promote choice.

Nestled on 160 acres of rolling green hills and tall pine trees, St. Catherine’s Village overlooks a tranquil 15 acre stocked lake.

Check out there full listing here – http://www.seniorlivingguide.com/DB/facilities.tpl?sku=20160721112204

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July 20, 2016

New Listings Alert – Total Home Health – 2 Southeast Florida Locations!

Filed under: home health care — seniorlivingguide @ 8:15 am

Please welcome 2 more FEATURED listings to the Southeast Florida market! Total Home Health has two locations, store one in Stuart, drugstore one in Vero Beach that will treat you like family!

Untitled-1Total Home Health is a licensed and Medicare certified home health care agency committed to providing coordinated and quality health care to qualified individuals through professional and compassionate personnel. The patient’s health, viagra comfort and peace of mind are of primary concern, with respect to dignity and right to privacy. We serve as a comprehensive resource for health care and believe that patients have the right to access a health care professional 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our Agency recognizes that involvement of patient, family and community resources all reinforce a positive affirmation of life.

View their Stuart location HERE and their Vero Beach location HERE.

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