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Choosing a Senior Living Community standard

The choice to move into a senior living community is as individual as the person making the decision. There is no clear-cut, step-by-step template that tells people exactly when it is time to consider a senior living community, whether that be an independent living community, assisted living community or nursing home. However, there are numerous signs that a new living arrangement is needed, such as inability to manage a home's upkeep, assistance with meals, medication management, loneliness, and other issues. Here, we offer some tips for choosing a quality residence and the important factors in the decision-making process. Choosing a senior living residence for yourself or a loved one is one of the biggest decisions of your life. It involves ...

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Reno Assisted Living Facilities standard

If you live in Reno and are in need of a Reno assisted living facility to take care of either yourself or a loved one then look no further! Reno based Lakeside Manor is the right place for you. We are not only an active senior community but we are also an assisted living residence (ALR) or assisted living facility (ALF) that provides both medical, and non-medical, care for those who are no longer able to care for themselves. The United States has no nationally recognized definition of assisted living and as such all assisted living facilities are regulated and licensed on a state level. ALF’s can range in size from a small residential house designed to cater to one ...

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What Is Long-Term Care standard

What is long-term care (LTC)? Any family member or friend that is starting the process of dealing with an elderly parent, someone with a chronic illness, or a disability is going to need to fully understand what long-term care is and how they can best support their loved one in need of long-term care. The term long-term care covers a variety of services that deal with both the medical and non-medical needs of those who are unable to care for themselves for long periods of time. As mentioned before, those typically in need of long-term care are those who are elderly, disabled, or suffering from chronic illness. Those who are in the initial stages of needing long-term care may only ...

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Defining A “Good” Retirement Home standard

What makes a retirement home “good?” It’s a really good question and one that we’re going to address in today’s blog. When you’re looking for a retirement home either for yourself, or a loved one, keep these attributes in mind as you tour the facility. Respect – Retirement home residents should be treated with respect, regardless of their physical or mental condition. The staff needs to be friendly, supportive, caring, and most of all is respectful while providing required care. Staff members should also show respect for the privacy of their residents in all aspects of dealing with them. Activities – A good retirement home will offer their residents a variety of activities that encompass social, physical, and educational interactions. ...

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Why Should You Move Into A Retirement Home? standard

It’s a very common question that all retirement age persons eventually consider. Well, we’re here to tell you that there are a lot of good reasons to move into a retirement home, the most important of which is security. Retirement homes give you the peace of mind knowing that you can continue to enjoy independent living in an attractive and safe environment. If security isn’t reason enough to move into a retirement home, consider the following additional reasons why a retirement home is a good choice… FREEDOM from home maintenance and repairs. How many of us honestly want to spend our days laboring away on a broken kitchen sink drainpipe? We’re retired; it’s time for someone else to handle that. ...

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What is Independent Living in Reno Nevada? standard

Other common names for independent living include: • Retirement communities • Retirement homes • Congregate care • 55+ or 62+ communities • Active adult communities • Senior apartments or senior housing • Continuing Care Retirement Community Independent living is simply any housing arrangement designed exclusively for seniors, generally those aged 55 and over. Housing varies widely, from apartment-style living to freestanding homes. In general, the housing is friendlier to older adults, often being more compact, with easier navigation and no maintenance or yard work to worry about. While residents live independently, most communities offer amenities, activities, and services. Often, recreational centers or clubhouses are available on site to give seniors the opportunity to connect with peers and participate in community activities, such as arts and crafts, holiday ...

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8 Tips for Seniors Thinking of Downsizing standard

1. Do research. When approaching retirement, many people focus on saving money, estate planning, managing family dynamics, and finishing up their bucket list. They often put off dealing with their future housing needs. It can be difficult to think about moving for sentimental reasons, but the happiest and most satisfied people in retirement have been those who included housing in their retirement research and tried to anticipate their future needs, study their options, and become well informed. 2. Develop a downsizing plan. We have all heard the saying “knowledge is power.” It should have the word “applied” added to it. What’s important is having a plan, even if the plan is to stay put. 3. Test a variety of options. ...

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Independent Senior Living Reno NV standard

Over the summer or the holidays, many of us visit parents or other older relatives. These visits can be enjoyable, but are often stressful if adult children realize their parents are getting to the point where they need help managing their home or health. One option to consider is a move to retirement living, sometimes called independent living, in a senior community. Independent retirement living is designed for people who are able to live fairly independently, but want the reassurance of knowing assistance is available if needed. It’s a good option for seniors who want social opportunities, security, and access to the services that a senior community provides. Independent living residents usually live in apartments (studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom or ...

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Reno Nevada Independent Living Communities standard

As you shop around and speak with senior living communities about what they have to offer, keep this list in mind. Don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions! Remember to keep detailed notes on each senior living community when you tour or visit them. This will help you compare communities as you narrow down your choices. Things to Look For When Visiting an Independent Living Community: Pay Attention to the Residents and Staff How are the staff members interacting with the residents? Do they greet them and know them by name? How does the staff interact with each other? Do the residents seem to be gathered in common areas socializing with each other? Not running in to residents ...

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Reno, Nevada Independent Senior Living standard

Independent living services are ideal for seniors who are in good health and want to make the most of their golden years by reducing the number of chores they need to attend to and increasing their social opportunities. Although, amenities vary depending on the type of community you select, most feature a more manageable living space, little to no yard work, and some even offer the chance to have your laundry and cleaning done for you. As for the social side, you can find independent living services with full-time programming staff, or you can opt for a community of peers that relies on informal socializing. Most communities require residents to be 55 or older; for some it’s 62. Types of ...

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