Category Archives: Assisted Living

What Is the Difference Between Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities?

Listen to the audio version of this article Your browser does not support the audio element. If you are searching for an assisted living facility or senior living community of any kind, it is important to understand the distinctions between different types of senior care facilities. One important division is between a nursing home and […]

A great option for short term care

Being a caregiver can be hard.  In fact, we all burn out at some point and will need a break.  When a primary caregiver needs a break, respite care can provide short-term relief.  Respite care is basically time off so that the primary caregivers can get away from their responsibilities for physical and emotional relief.  […]

This is a great option for short-term care

| Written by Dr. Regina Asihene | Being a caregiver can be hard.  In fact, we all burn out at some point and will need a break.  When a primary caregiver needs a break, respite care can provide short-term relief.  Respite care is basically time off so that the primary caregivers can get away from […]

A son needed to help his mother, so OurSeniors Team stepped in

| Testimony by Richard L. | Dad is dead! Mom has Parkinson’s, stage 5. She cannot talk, walk, or anything beyond crying and screaming. She is trapped in her body, some of you may understand this. I received word through the assisted living facility that my Mom and Dad had been living in for several […]

Tips for Managing Your Home When Moving into Assisted Living

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Moving into an assisted living community is a beneficial decision for many seniors. If you notice common signs that you may need some support with your day-to-day routine, assisted living can help you maintain your independence and enjoy a higher quality of life. Before making the big move, take some time to research and tour […]

Decorating for the Memory Impaired

Christmas

In the U.S., it is traditional to decorate your home for Christmas. Many Americans adorn their homes with countless lights and trees, making the holiday season shine brighter. It is a festive time for many, but it can be a stressful time for mentally impaired seniors. Individuals who suffer from cognitive disabilities can become disoriented […]

Independence for Seniors

As we age it becomes harder to maintain our independence, especially when trying to complete errands or get around. Our eyesight, motor senses and perception diminish, that coupled with medical issues can be dangerous not only for yourself but for others as well. Depending on family members is not always an option and, to some, […]

The VA ‘Aid and Attendance’ Program

US Department of Veterans Affairs

If you or your spouse is a veteran, you may have heard of the VA program available to wartime veterans called “Aid and Attendance” or just “A & A.” This program may be of great value to a veteran who is overwhelmed with the cost of long-term senior care, assisted living facilities, home care aids, […]

A Big Concern in Senior Care

Senior walking with assistance

One of our special aims at OurSeniors.net is looking after the safety and welfare of seniors in senior home care, senior assisted living and memory care living. “Wandering” is a big concern for caregivers involved in senior home care, as well as the professional staff in senior assisted living facilities. Wandering is an event associated […]