For many, the terms “nursing home” and “assisted living community” are interchangeable, but you may be surprised to learn that the level of care they offer is very different.
While palliative care is becoming a more sought out care option selected by millions of Americans every year, a large portion of the public may still be unaware of what these services are. In some ways, palliative care is a similar solution to hospice care, but the main difference is the altered approach behind it.
Technology has come a long way and has pushed senior care and the senior living space from generic nursing homes to beautiful, welcoming communities. As technology evolves, senior living communities have changed with it. Communities have adapted to make their locations more connected, safer, and overall give a better living experience.
When you and your loved one are searching for an ideal senior living community, it can be challenging to find one that is worth your money. Many senior living communities advertise a variety of high-end amenities, professional staff, or other appealing offerings to convince you that they are worth living at. Oftentimes, these claims are exaggerated or even entirely false, so it is essential to know which of these offerings are important to your loved one.
Assisting the senior in your life avoid scammers, fraud, and hackers can be difficult in today’s society. The dangers of stolen identities, drained bank accounts, and illegitimate businesses lurk around every corner, waiting for innocent people to take advantage of.
As many seniors may not be “on-trend’ with popular online scams, they are vulnerable to being misled. The Pavilion Senior Living specializes in providing exceptional senior care for older adults looking to get the most out of their life. Because we care about the well-being of our residents and guests, we would like to share some helpful information that you or your loved ones can use to avoid being scammed! Although there are hundreds, if not thousands, of online scams, we have highlighted a few popular tips that seniors can use to prevent scammers from having their way.
As popularity in senior living communities rises, many seniors are starting to have questions about what their options are regarding their living situation. The world of senior living is much bigger than most people think. Independent living, assisted living, memory care, and respite care are just some of the options your loved one has when considering what kind of care they want at the community.
Some seniors may find it emotionally challenging to move from their home to a senior living community. However, strenuous home care and maintenance can have a negative impact on an older loved one’s health. Maintaining a safe, clean home can be tedious work. Fortunately, there are many ways to manage a loved one’s home while helping them stay there.
Looking to get away this season, but worried traveling may be a challenge, especially because of your age? Even for those residing in an assisted living facility, travel can still be and should be an option for you. Traveling can be an enjoyable, rewarding experience that can be made even better with friends or family. Here are a few ways to make travel more accessible, especially if you or a friend are of senior age.
If you care for an older parent or if someone close to you is in an assisted living community, you know that from time to time staying positive can be a challenge. At The Pavilion, we know how it is crucial for staff to keep their mental state healthy while also helping our residents be healthy. When caregivers ignore their own health, it can result in caregiver burnout. Luckily, the adverse side effects can be prevented, and there are ways to staying positive when caring for an older loved one.
When you or someone close to you rely on a wheelchair in a senior assisted living community, it can be hard to muster enough motivation to exercise. Even when someone is non-disabled and young, it can still be a challenge to gather enough motivation to get moving. Often, seniors give up when it comes to being fit, especially if they face a mobility limitation. Here at The Pavilion, we try to encourage all our residents to get the exercise they need as often as they can. We offer fitness and wellness programs for our assisted living residents. However, if you or someone close to you haven’t been active for a while, it can be intimidating to jump in and join a group. If this is how you feel, try working out with a close friend in a more private setting. Be sure to get confirmation from a doctor and have a work out buddy or physical therapist with you through the whole activity. If you and your close friend are still having trouble getting started, we are here to help you get past all the barriers.