Yearly Archives: 2019

15 12, 2019

Maintaining Senior Independence

Senior Independence Irrespective of age, each of us are voyagers on the wild ride known as life, navigating numerous paths along the journey.   Life is a grand adventure capable of evoking a myriad of emotions, some of which bring much joy, others which result in sadness.  As we journey the path of life, we each experience loss, which seems more pronounced as we age.   For seniors, the loss of physical and mental abilities fuel added concern.   Vision, hearing, memory issues, diminished energy and flexibility, each of which impacts the degree of independence a person controls, are just some examples of losses that raise the level of anxiety, anger, confusion and fear in the senior population.   In fact, studies show that senior citizens are more afraid of losing their independence than of death or losing their spouse. To the extent possible, taking charge of the elements that can be [...]

4 11, 2019

When is it Time to Consider Assisted Living?

Indications It May Be Time to Consider Assisted Living We all want those elderly individuals we love to be able to reap the benefits of a life well lived, including an overwhelming desire to keep the person as safe and healthy as possible.   An Assisted Living facility helps alleviate safety and health concerns.  One of the most difficult decisions a caregiver faces is when consideration should be given to moving an aging adult from his/her home to an Assisted Living facility.  There are clues, some obvious, some not so obvious, to assist in making this decision. Situations that make the decision to seek additional assistance for your senior loved one more obvious include: (1) a persistent health condition that seems to be worsening; (2) an extended recovery from an illness or injury; and (3) an increased difficulty managing the daily living skills needed to live independently.  Another obvious sign is increased [...]

8 10, 2019

What is Assisted Living?

Assisted Living - Independant Living in Sauk City WI An Assisted Living facility offers an attractive long-term housing alternative for seniors transitioning from an independent lifestyle to one in which they require some assistance with daily living needs such as meal preparation, dressing, medication management, bathing and toiletry activities.  The National Center for Assisted Living has determined that 87% of individuals residing within an Assisted Living facility, need some type of assistance with meal preparation, while 81% of such individuals need help managing their medications.   Sometimes it is just a matter of not being able to keep up with the demands of being a homeowner as one ages or losing a significant other and not wanting to live alone. Individuals choosing to live in Assisted Living facilities still maintain a desire for, as well as some degree of independence and while in need of some assistance, they do not require the [...]

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