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What do you do, when you are the caregiver for someone who is unable to travel?
Does My Family Member Need 24 hour RN Care?
When do you seek a Memory Care" unit? …if someone has Dementia or Alzheimer’s?
Hospice in Assisted Living
What is Respite Care and where do I find it?

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Does My Family Member Need 24 hour RN Care?
elder care this holiday season
Hospice in Assisted Living Care
Not All Assisted Livings Are Alike
What do you do, when you are the caregiver for someone who is unable to travel?
What is respite care?
When do you seek a Memory Care unit?
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What do you do, when you are the caregiver for someone who is unable to travel?

Going to Florida, Arizonaor taking a cruise can be a great way to lift your spirits when you’ve had a long winter. What do you do, when you are the caregiver for someone who cannot travel, due to physical or mental impairment, such as dementia or stroke? Many caregivers forego taking vacations. This is not good for the caregiver and in the long run it is not good for your family member. Not taking breaks can result in burn out, for YOU the caregiver.
This can lead to poor quality care, or in extreme cases even abuse.

Does My Family Member Need 24 hour RN Care?

Adagio CardinalFrequently when a family member is thinking about moving out of a nursing home and into an Assisted Living home, their family is worried about the quality of care that their loved one will receive. In a nursing home there is always at least one RN in the building and this is a comfort to many families. In an Assisted Living setting, a Registered Nurse is not typically on site seven days a week around the clock.  However, in the Assisted Living model the Home Health Aide or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is available on site, seven days a week around the clock.

When do you seek a Memory Care" unit? …if someone has Dementia or Alzheimer’s?

When do you seek a Memory Care" unit …if someone has Dementia or Alzheimer’s? Visit us at   adagioassistediving.com
 
The short answer is not always.Will an apartment style assisted living be a fit for your loved one?Typically, this setting will not be a good fit, as your family will likely require more supervision. In theresidential style assisted livingsetting we can manage someone with Dementia, Alzheimer’s or Short term Memory Loss. What  are the differences in this setting?

Hospice in Assisted Living

The Rob & Laura Petrie Room at AdagioFrequently I am asked if we are we able to provide hospice care in a Class F Assisted Living Residence like Adagio Manor Assisted Living. Although providing Hospice requires a separate license we can work with a Hospice Provider. In other words, Adagio Manor Assisted Living is able to provide the room the meals, and the 24hr home health aide care. We then we allow a Hospice Provider of the Clients choice to come in and see the client. The provider will prescribe comfort medication and measures for the client. Hospice providers will also send is special equipment such as hospital beds, commodes, and lifts to help with the clients care. While it can be confusing for people to understand both hospice roles and  assisted living roles, the team at Adagio can help clients and families with an understanding of each roles.  The nice thing about having hospice in a small residential assisted living is that family is welcome to visit at any time and even sit with the client over night, if that is their choice. Or, if family is fatigued they can be reassured by our trained staff who will watch over their loved one while they take a break. In the end we are all able to work as a team to meet the client's needs until the end in a comfortable residential setting.

What is Respite Care and where do I find it?

Respite care is giving the care giver some time off. How much time off? That depends on the need. Respite care can be during the day over night or for 2 weeks. Care givers that are providing daily care for a loved one sometimes need time off. Maybe they need a day to go shopping and run errands, or maybe they need to go to work, or maybe they want a weekend at the lake. Or maybe the caregiver has some medical issues themselves that may require a hospitalization or some time off to take care of themselves.

Not All Assisted Livings Are Alike

Not All Assisted Livings Are Alike
 
 
One of the most frequent questions that I receive is; “what is the difference between an Assisted Living Apartment and Assisted Living in a Residential Care Home?”
Of course the obvious answer is the apartment. What people often times do, is not realizing the “difference” that care can make. When a person is in an apartment and they are scheduled to see a nurse once a week and a personal care attendant for a shower once a week. This means that they are seen by a health care professional two times per week where they are checked on.

Caring for the elderly over the holidays

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Home for the Holidays
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 During the holidays many of us see family that we have not seen for a while. When it comes to our Elderly family (parents, aunts, and uncle’s family friends) we may notice changes in them. Such as Aunt Martha, who always made the greatest homemade candy and this year it did not taste as good. Dad's car was always spotless, now he has a big scrape on the side of it. Mom's hair was always done to perfection, but it looks like she forgot to comb the back.

Caring for your loved one this holiday season.....

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