Eldercare and Balance Problems The National Institute of Health reports that nearly 35 million American seniors have problems with balance. These seniors may feel dizzy or unstable when they walk, stand, or move. As a result, it is often difficult to climb stairs, rise up out of a chair or sofa,
A Rough Past: The History of Nursing Homes One thing every living organism has in common on this planet-- age. No one wants to age or face the fact that aging is inevitable. However, since it’s impossible to beat the never ending time clock that is life; everyone wants to be as comfortable as possible when age finally does catch up with them. When the majority of people think of comfortability in old age, they think of living in their own homes and being surrounded by their loved ones. Not many individuals want to be placed into a nursing home type facility because they can’t imagine themselves being comfortable that way. Nonetheless, even though being placed in a home does take away some of an elderly person’s independence, usually the independence lost is in activities that person can no longer do for themselves. Indeed, nursing homes do have their own set of scary stories behind them; life lost, independence lost, and privacy lost, yet many of those stories are outdated. Upon investigation, it would be easy for anyone to scare themselves out of a nursing facility due to the stories that are out there. Yet, upon even further research people would be able to see how far the United States has come in their development and evolution of nursing care facilities. The care of the elderly in the form of nursing homes has faced a tough evolution starting off with a harsh past, to what nursing homes are like now, and what people can expect for the future of these homes.
The mission of Guardian Elder Care and Lakeview Senior Care and Living Center is to deliver superior healthcare in the communities where they serve. They provide compassionate care, long-term care, and in-home care to all of their patients and residents, which also brings comfort to their loved ones. Their therapists, nurses, and staff constantly strive to exceed the expectations, both of their patients and their families. Their commitment to passionate care, servant leadership, and continuous improvement results in outcomes that maximize the well-being of those to whom they provide
When presented with the word “elderly,” a twenty-year-old might begin to think of the joys of retirement when an older person has spent their life building a comfortable bank account; they then get to reward themselves by journeying around the world with their near and most dear companion. When reality sets in, that person may realize that a lot of today’s elderly are living in nursing homes or living week-by-week not knowing if they are going to be able to leave their hospital bed just to go relax in their recliner at home. While it is true that some elderly enjoy their last twenty or thirty years on earth, a lot of the elderly in America are struggling to hang on to life while being abused every day by healthcare workers or even loved ones. While many people have been working endlessly to put a stop to elder abuse, not everyone can say the same.
With the hopes and dreams of eventually having my own Long-term care community, I hope that we make our LGBT nurses/CNA’s comfortable as well as the residents in the community. There are a few different ideas that I would like to implement into the community in order to make them
Sterling Commons, part of the family-owned Koelsch Senior Communities since 1958, is passionate about caring for our aging population. Strategically located in Victorville, California, close to mountains, the Mojave Desert and some of California’s most popular large city destinations.
Today’s seniors are living longer, more active lives than ever before, and their families are eager to find resources that allow their loved ones to remain active. Since 1948, Judson Care Center has been providing Cincinnati-area families with a wide range of senior living services that allow them to continue enjoying life on their terms. Judson Care Center is housed in the historic Oskamp mansion, which sits on 18 scenic acres in Western Hills. This assisted living community offers comfortable, affordable apartments for residents who wish to retain their independence, as well as nursing services like rehabilitation therapy and specialized memory impairment assistance to ensure your loved one’s comfort and safety.
Assisted Living Homes are designed to provide residents with basic everyday assistance. An important aspect is that assisted care facilities provide a safe and comfortable environment for older adults who need assistance with duties such as bathing, dressing, shopping, cooking, grooming, arranging doctor’s appointments, medication administration and laundry services. These facilities have social and recreational activity programs designed to keep the residents active. The recreation groups provide residents with activities for enjoyment, exercise, and interactions with others to build character. Special activities such as luncheon,
Senior In Home Care: How to Help With Senior Hoarding According to a study conducted by researchers at John Hopkins University, four percent of the American population qualify as "hoarders". By age 55, that number jumps to over six percent.
Senior Caregivers and Vision Health According to the American Optometric Association, when "you reach your 60s and beyond, you need to be aware of the warning signs of age-related eye health problems that could cause vision loss. Many eye diseases have no early symptoms. They may develop painlessly, and you may not notice the changes to your vision until the condition is quite advanced."
Due to the fact that I am a highly competitive gymnast, I am constantly independent of my family. From the start of my schooling career, I have had practices straight after school until the night time, leaving little time to be with my family, save for the weekends. Learning independently
The Brookdale senior living facilities in Bakersfield are located on 8100 Westwold Drive and 350 Calloway Drive.
Senior Housing Facilities and Choosing One A vast majority of the population that is nearing retirement age tend to experience a feeling of "unfinished business" and begin planning their golden years around accomplishing them. As retirees, many may start a new hobby they've always wanted to do, write a book,
In the community that Gail lives in, there are quite a few different services available for the elderly. The services are the senior activities center, an elderly transportation service, and many churches senior services. One of the activities that Gail is involved in is the senior health club. This is a physical rehabilitation center and health club. Gail also is highly involved with her church ladies group. This group works in and around the church to help out. These activities help her stay active physically and mentally. Gail is an active elderly woman who loves life and the Lord with all of her heart. Gail was a pleasure to interview and her insight made Team B’s paper enjoyable to work on.
sunset of their lives without bothering about paying electricity bills, cooking and getting prompt medical care. It is this combination of physical and emotional satisfaction that today‘s retirement homes strive to provide. From an era where old-age homes were synonymous with charitable institutions for the indigent and orphaned elderly, we moved some years ago to the