Blog You Define Assisted Living

  • Which is more home like – Residential Care or Assisted Living? There is much confusion in the name of a case setting.  For example Assisted Living Facility implies this might be a more institutional care setting or facility while a Residential Care Home is more likely a smaller, more personal home with a family style care.  In fact that is generally true.  However, in all cases ... Read More
  • What is Home Care, Home Health Care, In-home care, skilled care and unskilled custodial care? What is Home Care, Home Health Care, In-home care, skilled care and unskilled custodial care? “Home care” is a simple phrase that has varied meanings for different people.  Generally, there are two types of Home Care Services- 1)- Home Health Care services – which are services provided by a licensed professional, like a nurse (RN), Physical ( ... Read More
  • Hospital and Nursing Home InActivity VS Exercise in Assisted Living Hospital and Nursing Home Inactivity Vs Assisted Living Is Nursing Home rehabbing the best exercise after the hospital or is Assisted Living with structured care and doing daily exercise a comparable choice?  This NYT article raises a good question about activity in the hospital and by extension Nursing Home Rehab where you are on your feet 43 minutes a day.  ... Read More
  • Laughter is good Medicine. Find Assisted Living that makes you Laugh! Laughter is good Medicine even when you need Assisted Living Care.  Laughter  might be better medicine than most pills for treating emotional health, wellbeing and sense of belonging.  We need to laugh with other people so look for Assisted Living Care Settings that Make you Laugh. COMMEDY QUESTION Let me “make your day” Laughing is great medicine. ... Read More
  • 2013 Brings a 25% pay cut for doctors. How will that affect the frailest seniors and the Assisted Living Care settings they live in? 2013 Brings a 25% pay cut for doctors.  How will that affect the frailest seniors and the Assisted Living Care settings they live in?  Tweets, fb posts Do you know how much Medicare pays your doctor on your behalf? How will the 25% Doctor Pay cut affect care for the Frailest Seniors including those living in an Assisted ... Read More
  • Assisted Living Fire News Article. Assisted Living Fire-News Article. This is a good example of an small personal Assisted Living Home in North Carolina.  Notice the picture of the single family residence.  However, many Big, Less Personal, Facilities, Hotels, or Institution also describe their Assisted Living Services as being Home Like.  The confusion and multiple definitions of the phrase Assisted Living ... Read More
  • NYT ARTICLES ON ASSISTED LIVING VS. HOSPICE: WHO IS IN CHARGE? Read the two articles below and comment. Assisted living vs. Hospice:  Who is in Charge? Click on these links for the two articles from the NYT. Assisted Living VS. Hospice:  Who’s in charge? http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/16/assisted-living-vs-hospice-whos-in-charge/ Managng the Assisted Living VS. Hospice Dilemma. http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/19/managing-the-assisted-living-vs-hospice-dilemma/?pagewanted=print The New York Times is right on the money and we applaud them for discussing this. To be fair we believe ... Read More
  • Discussion of “The Importance of Assisted Living” 11/13/12 Review and Comment on the Article The Importance of Assisted Living Posted July 6th, 2012 by Joseph Stevenson. INTRODUCTION This article is an example of a sales type of publication for Assisted Living Facilities. While it does provide some general comments on Assisted Living, many of the words and ideas may be miss interpreted by those looking ... Read More
  • Discussion of “The Importance of Assisted Living” 10/19/12  “The importance of Assisted Living” Article that ran in wakeupnv.com. While their message appears clear we feel that the meaning of some of the words can be misleading to many who might define the words differently.  When some one says “Available” you assume it is always and easily available.  Most people assume it is what you ... Read More
  • You Define Assisted Living 08 09 12 You Define Assisted Living 08 09 12 https://www.tlcsr.com/blog/ We all need to be alert to using a very descriptive way to define words which are general and ill defined to avoid having unmet expectations after we pay for what we consider “Assisted” living services.  Indeed, you may get far less Assistance than you, in your own mind, ... Read More
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