Not all senior assisted living is equal. The choice of these senior homes varies from one individual to another. However, certain factors need to be taken care of. The atmosphere of the community is the foremost thing which should be checked before finalizing it for elderly people. For seniors, to survive in an unfriendly environment can be really tough. Therefore, the staff of the community should be affectionate, warm and friendly. Make sure that the senior apartment chosen by you offer various indoor and outdoor activities so that the elderly residents remain occupied. The assisted living facilities offer assistance with medication, periodic housekeeping and timely and well made meals.
That may seem extreme but it is not. In United States it has been estimated that 60% of all senior living facilities have some kind of elder abuse. There was a study done not too long ago that showed nine out of every 10 senior care facilities had a convicted felon on the staff.
A February 1, 2011 News Release stated that the McGuinty Government's Aging at Home Strategy has helped reduce ER wait times. Seniors in the Kingston area have improved access to health care and better quality of life due to the innovative programs that are now bringing support to their homes. The OASIS program in Kingston has three on-site personal support workers that help the residents of 237 Bath Road to live independently in their own apartments. One of the workers assists residents with access to health care services and the two additional workers are on site each night of the week in case of incidents where someone needs a hand.
Assisted living facilities are often very organized and have a separate plan and strategy for each resident, depending on their requirements. They also provide customized services for each individual. They are a great option for seniors who are ready to let go of some of their responsibilities and hand them over to professionals.
Working as a companion caregiver in the home does not require certification in most states. Some states do require caregivers who are staffed in senior's homes to be certified as a home health aide or a presonal care assistant. Senior home care agencies usually provide training for companion caregivers. Specific training for caring for seniors with memory loss, hospice and age-related diseases, such as Parkinson's Disease, can be obtained from local hospital community outreach programs and from the advocacy associations for the various diseases.
With some changes in objectives, facilities, staff training and physical infrastructure, many of the Senior Citizens homes can be converted into reasonably good palliative care centers or hospices. Senior citizens who want to volunteer their time may spend time in such centers to give company and counseling. For instance there is an acute need for talking care of dementia or AD patients.
Rehabilitation teams in Sarnia and Chatham-Kent are leading exercise programs for seniors suffering from chronic health conditions such as stroke and osteoarthritis.
After surviving a stroke and a two-week hospital stay, Mom needs nursing care while she embarks on a lengthy rehabilitation program. Mom is recovering, but she will never feel safe living alone again in the old home place. Her children and most other grown children, when faced with this sort of crisis, have no idea how to find quality care for an elderly loved one.
In the case of senior citizen homes, it is necessary to pay for living in such houses. With the Wii, you can do the same thing in your own home.