April 11, 2019 in: Santa Fe Assisted Living,
Many times, feelings and thoughts associated with the phrase, "Nursing Home," are those of sorrow and trepidation. The stereotype is that of the elderly residents being abused and neglected, inedible food slopped on dirty trays, and uncaring staff members. The New Mexico Department of Health, Division of Health Improvement, and Health Facility Licensing and Certification Bureau is working towards defeating these outdated stigmas through the implementation of Assisted Living Laws.
April 10, 2019 in: Senior Finances,
There are so many things to consider if you or an elderly loved one are in need of a Medicaid nursing home. Managing these costs can seem like a daunting task. Understanding the differences between Medicare and Medicaid can greatly help.
When you are a senior citizen with a beloved pet, you may wonder can I bring my dog to a nursing home. The answer to this question will depend on several factors, including the rules that the assisted living home has for its residents. Today, more assisted living facilities are permitting pets such as caged birds, fish in aquariums, cats and dogs. However, you shouldn't assume that you can bring your pet to the assisted living home. Some nursing homes have rules about the types of pets that can live with residents, including excluding certain breeds or refusing pets that aren't trained properly.
March 11, 2019 in: Santa Fe Assisted Living,
The last time you visited your elderly mom, you noticed that her outfit was stained and dishes were piled in the sink. Then, your 84-year-old great uncle who is in poor health called you last week, chuckling about how another driver “flipped him the bird” while he was driving to the barber shop. On top of everything, your grandmother gets so crabby when you mention assisted living to her—despite the fact that you know she subsists on coffee, donuts and canned soup.
March 06, 2019 in: Montecito Community Events,
March 04, 2019 in: Santa Fe Assisted Living,
As an adult child of an elderly parent who is having some struggles with daily life in and around the home, you may be wondering if it is time to move your senior loved one to an assisted living facility.
Of course, this situation can make you feel conflicted too—while there may be signs that your 85-year-old mom is having definite issues, she may also have days where she is functioning really well.