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Senior Assisted Living

3 Myths about Senior Assisted Living

Senior assisted living communities empower people to sustain the independence they have come to love while providing convenient access to support, activities, and companionship. Communities work pretty hard to make sure that seniors feel right at home. In spite of the significant benefits of community living, making a choice to move is a tough one for most of the seniors and their families. Listed below are a few common myths about senior assisted living that can help highlight the profits of this living option.

 

Community Living Means Losing Your Privacy and Independence

In reality, you get your space without any hassles. Privacy and freedom are entirely maintained by residents and staff when living in a senior assisted living community. A lot of communities provide you with a selection of spacious apartments with various floor plans along with separate entrances. You are free to furnish your space with your furniture as well as personal items. You must also feel at home and completely secure in your environment.

Moving Away From Dear Ones Means No One Would Be Around To Help

In fact, communities have built in safety as well as security measures alongside 24-hour staff. Senior assisted living communities lessen the worry that comes from living alone. Amenities are in place to reply quickly as well as immediately to you in the incident that you necessitate someone to help you.

Moving To a Community Means Bidding Farewell to Your Hobbies

In point of fact, community life typically means that seniors are livelier than they were living alone. Numerous facilities have gardening activities for residents in addition to fitness programs, bingo, cards, and book clubs. Studies have revealed that people who are active as well as engaged are healthier and happier. Wide-ranging activity programs give all people options and selections tailored to their specific needs, desires, and even way of life. These programs lessen the loneliness felt when living alone.

Final Words about Senior Assisted Living

As we age, our lives change every so often in unexpected ways. You don’t necessarily have to be alone in facing these alterations. Senior assisted living is a feasible option and can improve your quality of life empowering you to start living life the way you always wanted to.

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Continuity of Care the Cure for Health Care Crisis!

The article in the NYT’s Blog post “After Caregiving, Comfort in having helped” tells a common and I believe already well told story.  Senior Care, cargiving, dementia Care, Assisted Living and health care in general is difficult, expensive and getting worse every day.  AGREED!

by Judith Graham.

Lets move on to the answer!!

CONTINUITY OF CARE IS THE CURE TO THE INDIVIDUAL AND GLOBAL HEALTH CARE CRISIS WE ALL FACE.

After Caregiving, Comfort in Having Helped

  • Value people and they will provide many in-kind servcies and levels of compassion and effort you cant buy for dollars.
  • Value your doctor, your family, your friends and their extended soical systema and they will value and help you when you and yours needs it.
  • this cant be legislated but legislation can adjsut the playing field.  We have to act, we the people need to value continuity of care and our doctors.  Many do not know that all doctors get paid the same for an office visit.   Your doctor who knows you, does extra inkind service gets the same as the guy who you dont know who says call anohter specialist.  Second, did you know that specialists get paid much more than your doctor but specialists often say I can’t decide on treatment, accept responsiblity for you as a person, that is your doctors job.  Seems unfair to me.  paid less as pcp but expected to do socially the right thing.  I assue you doctors have feelings too.  It is less about the money and more about the value people plance or give to their doctor.
  • Senior Care settings, Assisted Living, Residential Care homes, hospitals  also delegate care.  I for one would be suspect of a place that says I want you to come but the people who work here are not my responsiblity.
  • Do not criticise the current system.  We all have allowed and fueled its growth.  The cure is still right here.  We need to value each other, people, our extended social systems to fix a problem that affects all today indirectly by affecting someone in our own extended social system right now and us tomorrow after an accident or expeceted medical issue, and 5-10 yrs from now when we age ourselves.
  • did you know we all get medicare!!  Yep, if you get hurt right now you get medicare disability.  There is so much you dont know and I cant do it all in one post.  If you invest in me, send comments, I can invest in continuing the discussion.

I am sure that the only way to fix the health care system, make it cost effective while still providing a high level of care is to value continuity of care.  Let me know what you think.

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Dr Shawn McGivney