You may recognize the early signs of a loved one who needs more help, or maybe your loved one has an illness or disability that requires more care. Whatever your reasons for searching for an assisted living facility in the Fort Worth area, you’ve probably already realized how many options are available to you. Here’s a quick overview of the types of facility you may want to consider. [Read more…]
Assisted living facilities have been in the news lately. In response to a television report about abuses in assisted living facilities, a state senator in CA is introducing legislation to protect seniors and other states are sure to follow suit. The investigative article reported that at least 27 seniors have died due to documented neglect and abuse in assisted living facilities in the county since 2008.
Assisted Living Facilities, Coppell TX and DFW Areas
It’s unfortunate that assisted living facilities only make the news when something awful happens. The truth is, there are many very positive things to say about the assisted living and senior care industries. Many people here in the Coppell and DFW areas are living safely and comfortably in assisted living facilities. As a family member, though, it’s easy to worry about selecting the right facility for your loved one. [Read more…]
Help in Finding Assisted Living Group Homes
As the population ages, more and more families are looking for assisted living group homes and facilities in the Murphy TX and DFW areas. Not all assisted living facilities are the same. There are many different levels of care that help define an assisted living facility. Levels of care in assisted living facilities are often based on the specific needs of the person. Here are some questions that determine the level of care a facility offers (and charges for):
- Can the person safely take care of their bathing needs?
- Can the person dress without assistance, including find motor functions such as zipping and buttoning?
- Can the person take care of grooming needs such as shaving, brushing hair, and brushing teeth?
- How much mobility assistance does the person need?
- Can the person manage any incontinence issues without assistance?
- How many caregivers does the person need, and how often?
- Does the person need assistance eating?
- Does the person need injectable medications?
- Does the person need assistance with laundry?
- Does the person have a specialized condition that requires extra care, such as dementia?
Assisted Living in Murphy TX and DFW Areas
With all these consideration about levels of care, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when choosing an assisted living facility for your loved one. In the Murphy TX area, you have a source that can help you navigate through the many challenges of finding an assisted living facility for your loved one. In 2008, I was faced with this same issue as my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. That experience inspired me to create a FREE service to help other families just like I helped this person, below. Contact me today to get your free guide.
My mom was struggling in the Assistant Living facility that she was in prior to where she is now. When we realized that mom needed more individual care than she was able to get at this facility, I contacted Senior Living Specialists. The thing that I liked most about the service was the fact that they understood we had to “take care of business” quickly. They were very forthcoming with ideas and immediately suggested I call a Murphy Assisted Living Group Home. They were very knowledgeable about the area we wanted to stay in and never tried to “up sell” us with any more than I was looking for. I have recommended Senior Living Specialists to a couple of friends already. I also know my sister has given their contact information to a good friend who was in “crisis mode” to help her loved one. I will continue to recommend both Senior Living Specialists to anybody that I can. ~ Anne, Murphy, TX
Choose Senior Living Specialists for Assisted Living Group Homes Murphy TX
Senior Living Specialists is locally owned and operated, serving the greater metro area of Dallas and Fort Worth, including Murphy, Garland, Arlington, Frisco, McKinney and Plano. If there are any questions on how we can help your family find the best assisted living facility in the area, then please contact me (Paul) by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 214.929.5055. Remember, there is no cost to families for our services. Senior Living Specialists is a non-biased third party service compensated by referral fees from facilities.
Finding Assisted Living Care for Your Loved One after an Injury
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every three adults age 65 and older will suffer from a fall. Many of these falls result in moderate to severe injuries such as lacerations, hip fractures, or head traumas. These injuries can make it hard to get around or live independently. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury death. They are also the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma. Many people who fall, even if they are not seriously injured, develop a fear of falling. Having this fear may lead to an increased risk of falling because they limit their physical activities.
Help Finding Garland TX Assisted Living
If your elderly parent or other older adult loved one is injured in a fall, recovery can be a long process. Sometimes, a serious injury can result in the need for assisted living care. It’s never easy look for assisted living facilities. There are so many options – how do you know which is best? In the Garland TX area, you have a source that can help you navigate through the many challenges of finding an assisted living facility for your loved one. In 2008, I was faced with this same issue as my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. That experience inspired me to create a FREE service to help other families just like I helped Barry and Joan below. Contact me today to get your free guide.
My mother came to live with my husband and me after breaking her hip. It was a difficult decision to move from Ohio to Texas, and the transition was causing a great deal of stress for an independent 89 yr. old woman. Three different sources, thankfully, recommended Paul Markowitz of Senior Living Specialists, and it was the beginning of hopefulness in an overwhelming situation. Paul’s one-on-one meeting with us was intuitive and insightful. Within a short period Paul gave us a concise summary of Garland independent and assisted living homes closely matched to my mother’s needs, the budget and proximity to our home. Although we had previously researched on-line, we were given names of facilities that we were not aware were nearby. This report made our search productive and focused. Most importantly we learned about the financial stability of the facility and the caregivers who worked there. These were valuable insights that became apparent as we visited the homes. Paul’s advice comes from personal knowledge and he truly cares about his recommendations. Today, my mother is in a loving and caring assisted living environment, near our home, and actively engaged in a happy senior life. – Very grateful, Barry and Joan H, Garland TX
Choose Senior Living Specialists for Garland TX Assisted Living
Senior Living Specialists is locally owned and operated, serving the greater metro area of Dallas and Fort Worth, including Garland, Arlington, Frisco, McKinney and Plano. If there are any questions on how we can help your family find the best assisted living facility in Dallas, then please contact me (Paul) by email at email@example.com or by phone at 214.929.5055. Remember, there is no cost to families for our services. Senior Living Specialists is a non-biased third party service compensated by referral fees from facilities.
We Can Help You Find Assisted Living Facilities in Plano TX
It’s tough for most families to think about, but the truth is, many of us will face the reality of caring for an aging loved one. As our parents or other relatives begin to experience challenges living alone, it’s up to us to help them find a safe and comfortable assisted living.
Assisted Living Options Plano
There are dozens of options for assisted living in and around the Plano area. How do you know which one is right for your loved one? How can you trust that the facility will provide the proper care? How do you assess which assisted living option is right for your family member? First, take a deep breath. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed and nervous about selecting an assisted living facility. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. According to the Administration on Aging, the older population – persons 65 years or older—numbered 41.4 million in 2011. The number of older Americans increased by 6.3 million or 18% since 2000, compared to an increase of 9.4% for the under-65 population. [Read more…]