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Assisted Living Suburbs

Assisted Living Suburbs

Demographics suggest that as people age, they tend to stay where they are. the move towards Assisted Living Suburbs is on the rise. Boomers might have moved into the city for a while to feel their oats, go to college or sample the nightlife. But typically, they moved back to the suburbs when they had kids and pretty much stayed there. And now, because boomers are such a big group, the senior population is set to surge.

“I hope I die before I get old”

Boomers are expected to live longer and retire later than earlier generations. But they also
have higher rates of chronic disease and don’t have the retirement savings their parents did.
Many members of the generation that sang “I hope I die before I get old” have not planned for
old age.

Some scary stats

More than one in four households age 55 to 64 has no retirement savings from a 401(k), an
IRA or a pension, a recent federal report found. Their median net worth is about $9,000 and
91 percent of them have less than $25,000 in financial assets.

Assisted Living Suburbs, Costs to stay

Retirees who want to stay in the suburbs will have to cover the rising costs of property taxes
and utilities and they may have to shell out big sums to retrofit their homes if they become
frail or disabled.

One study found that it can cost $800 to $1,200 to widen a doorway to
accommodate a wheelchair, $1,600 to $3,200 for a ramp, and up to $12,000 for a stair lift.
Major remodeling, such as adding first-floor bedrooms or bathrooms, can cost much more.
Some will sell their suburban homes and move into hip urban downtown, but
they are an affluent, niche market and rare indeed.

Conclusion

The decision to stay and age in place or move is a difficult one, especially given the above-mentioned statistics. One may choose to stay in the suburbs if the home is built for one’s needs or modifications are within one’s means. Others may choose a retirement community. Yet others with special health and mobility needs may require an assisted living option.

In any case, while the aged population is on the rise, so are the options for them. State and federal regulations are currently under review and we look for positive changes on the horizon.

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Senior Housing, assisted living

Get the Right Senior Housing Care-Las Vegas

Senior housing care in Las Vegas is a major issue amongst people because most of the people look for the very best housing amenities for their loved ones. The aging course is certainly a tough one. Adults may lose their liveliness and possibly turn out to be infirm. However, it can also be a time to show love and concern to an elderly parent. This is the least a good son or daughter could do for a hardworking parent who was always there for the family.

On the other hand, providing the best environment for an aging adult might not essentially be a sole caretaker. Because of financial obligations, most of the adult children simply cannot dedicate all of their time to individually overseeing the well-being of a senior relative. Even if  family could make time for such a task, they may be under continuous stress and limited time, and perhaps end up doing more damage than good. Senior housing offers an excellent compromise amid quality and quantity.

 

What Senior Housing Does

The term senior housing can encompass many kinds of senior housing amenities. These vary according to the requirements of the person. The parent might be fairly independent as well as the desire to have a happy social community, or because of some complications, he or she might require constant consideration. Consider these major categories of housing and decide that sounds right in your case:

Assisted Living

Assisted living offers individuals with a mixture of daily living aid as well as the services of a self-governing retirement community.  Daily activities might include assistance with bathing, dressing, and grooming, eating or special conveyance. Medical care is not delivered on site. Assisted living arrangements allow for more independence. Seniors who need the minimal amount of aid but would still wish to have a helping hand do well in this setting. The cost of assisted living is determined by the number of services delivered.

Nursing Home

Like the name suggests, a nursing home has perpetual nursing services obtainable for residents who necessitate special attention. Residents may have physical or emotional situations and would appreciate assistance in the following areas.

  1. cleaning
  2. housekeeping
  3. social activity and rehabilitation.

Alzheimer’s Facilities

Alzheimer’s facilities offer basic senior housing assistance and might resemble a nursing home in service and design. Caregivers pay special attention to inhabitants whom are living with signs of Alzheimer’s disease, a very advanced stage of dementia.

Tender Loving Care Senior Residence is one such facility, click HERE for more details.

ALZHEIMER’S and DEMENTIA CARE COST MORE THAN CANCER OR HEART DISEASE!

CNNMoney reports on a New England Journal of Medicine article that notes the cost of Alzheimers  and Dementia care is already more than the cost of heart disease and will continue to rise.

http://tlcsr.com/blog-dementia-care

Read the article here Dementia Care costs top $100 billion
The headlines are clear.

A new study puts the cost of treating Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia at $109 billion, making it more expensive to society than either cancer or heart disease.  Moreover, the current crisis will continue to grow rapidly as the baby boomers in America age.  What is less clear is the answer to that question of how to provide the care, in a humanistic and family oriented way, at a reasonable cost.  We want to suggest THE CURE TO THE INDIVIDUAL AND GLOBAL HEALTH CARE CRISIS.

TLCSR is the pilot study that answers the question! 

By focusing on continuity of care, people including care team, residents and family society benefits and the care provided is socially more complete.  That is how you get the best value for Senior Care dollars and fix the problem of the global and individual health care crises.  More good news is you dont have to wait for the goverment to help you find the Best, Most Cost Effective, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care.  You can do it yourself right now!  Visit Tlcsr.com and tlcsr2.com to find out what to look for in all Senior Care Settings.

How can Continuity of Care and the TLCSR model of care be the cure for both the individual and global health care crises?

http://tlcsr.com/blog-dementia-care4

Our plan cures the issue not only of Dementia Care and Alzheimer’s care but helps fix the individual and global health care crisis.  We have seen a mis use of funds away from the direct care system to sub specialities many of whom say ” I only do this or that.”  That disjointed level of care leads to expensive and less comprehensive care.  A la Cart billing is good for the CEO, Stock holder and the companies bottom line but the servcie buffect, in-kind services, and mothers family style care is better for getting care when needed.  We are not blaming any one person since everyone has participated in getting where we are.  Doctor, Families, Individuals, insurance companies and the government.  What is needed is a better understanding of what care is.  How many of us have at one time or another under valued a caregiver, a mother, a domestic worker, who cares for us?  I have at times felt that as the “skilled” doctor I was smarter, better, than someone less educated.  By doing years of direct care for my own parents mother and  now father I see that caregiving is a skill!  Indeed, my wife and sister do it differently and in many ways better than I do.  Now after 10 years as a direct caregiver I am a much better caregiver.  My view is very unique in that few doctors are given the change to do direct care.

Care does include emotional and social care.

Feelings are the final expression of all Health care no mater what the label.  Indeed most studies specifically exclude feelings, emotional health, social and financial variables since they cant study them.  Even if we cant study them they are the most improtant factor in work, productivity, feeling good, family and social wellness.  Read our post on care vs caring or how are physical care and caring different as other reading. These are not the total answer but they start to provide guidance as to how we can value each other, family, mothers and caregivers more and in turn get more caring and value for our health care and life spending.

Tender Loving Care Senior Residence advertised Continuity of Care and complete care and not just urgent care or quick care.

Indeed, do you want a quick fix or heart felt care from someone who is INVESTED IN YOU FOR THE LONG RUN?

A hospitalist who cares for you for a week, then another doctor in rehab for a week, then …  In all cases you have to be your own doctor and coordinating the care.  While you know how you feel you probably do not really know which tests you would pay for if you were spending your own money.  The tests with the best value physically and emotionally to you.  You are not a doctor, you do not know how to quantify risk, benefit, or cost.

Did you know it is cheaper to buy many medications for cash, out of pocket than, to pay just the copay?  Yes, the co pay alone is more than paying cash!  Why you ask.  The systme makes more money. You have almost no way to know the details of what is needed, and the magnitide of the risks and benefits of your choices even if you are informed. That is why you need a doctor.  The probloem is the doctor directly or indirectly works for someone other than you. The relationsnip with you and the doctor is indirect and short lived.

Continuity of care can help all get more care, better care, for a better price or value.

That is especially true in Dementia Care where the care team is the best treatment for Dementia.

Find the most continuity of care and complete care, find the best individual members of your care team and you will get the best value for your Senior Care dollars.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

THIS AFFECTS ALL OF US RIGHT

NOW BY AFFECTING AT LEAST ONE PERSON IN OUR EXTENDED SOCIAL CIRCLES AND EACH OF US INDIVIDUALLY AS THE BABY BOOM WASHES OVER AMERICA.

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Dr Shawn McGivney