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Caring for Aging Parents: The Tough Truths

May 08, 2019 in: Senior Housing,

When we were growing up, we were the ones being taken care of by our parents. Even as we approach our thirties or forties, it’s possible we still look to them for guidance or wisdom. However, there comes a point in our lives when the roles may switch. And believe us when we say, it is not an easy transition for anyone - so don’t be so hard on yourself. It is a lot of responsibility, and it can be made even harder when you have children, a job, or a spouse.

What is Long Term Care?

April 15, 2019 in: Senior Housing, Skilled Nursing Santa Fe, Santa Fe Assisted Living,

Throughout life, it is important to have a plan to take care of your family and yourself. As an infant, your family likely had a team of loved ones and professionals to offer advice and help care for you. This pattern of needs and support never leaves our lives. Despite this, many of those aging find they do not have the tools they need to carry out daily activities or support with medical treatments. To change this, many are seeking information to help build a plan to support their vision for the later chapters of their lives. Long term care facilities are an integral part of that plan and come in many different varieties. The following paragraphs will serve to cover how most of these facilities are structured and some of the resources they offer.

What Does It Feel Like to Live in a Nursing Home?

January 21, 2019 in: Senior Housing,

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to living in a nursing home. In reality, nursing homes provide the elderly with a caring and friendly environment.

Many elders are reluctant to go live in a nursing home and leave their house. They believe that they will be lonely there and will have nothing to do. But once they experience the life of a nursing home, their opinions change.

What Do I Need to Know About Long-Term Care?

January 14, 2019 in: Senior Housing,

Are you searching for a long-term care facility for your loved one? Before setting out to explore the options available, you need to assess your senior loved one’s health condition. Does your parent require medical assistance at all times or are you looking for assisted living that will help your loved one with the daily chores such as dressing and bathing? 

Differences Between Assisted Living and Nursing Home

January 07, 2019 in: Senior Housing, Santa Fe Assisted Living,

Are you searching for a facility that will provide your loved one with the best care possible? The two options most people go for are assisted living facilities or nursing homes. Before choosing either one of these options, you need to assess the condition of your loved one.

Top Five Secrets to Help the Transition to Assisted Living

December 21, 2018 in: Senior Housing,

Stepping out of a setting you have grown comfortable can be rather difficult. Assisted living comes with several benefits, but it is the initial stage of transition that is challenging for the seniors to get through.

They have a high possibility of developing adjustment disorder of various levels. This can project a number of challenges for the seniors to go through. Embracing the feelings of abandonment, getting frustrated about losing a substantial amount of freedom, adjusting to the new routine, and adapting to the new living situation can be concerning.

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