The Seniors Housing Market continues to prepare for the influx of Baby Boomers who will begin searching for Seniors Housing over the next few years. Several trends caused by the increasing number of Boomers have been reported over the years and have steadily increased over the past ten years. The newly released Seniors Housing Research 2018 Report found that 2017 set record highs in a variety of categories studied by researchers. [Read more…]
When you first begin to investigate senior care options for a Dallas or Fort Worth area loved one, you might find the terminology to be a little confusing. The senior living industry is prone to using acronyms to describe everything from what type of care an older adult requires to the tools they use to assess someone’s memory.
Two common terms you will encounter often are ADL and IADL. They stand for Activities of Daily Living and the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living. These are important ones to understand because they are used to determine how much care a future resident needs. In most cases, this information is used to calculate what their monthly fee will be. [Read more…]
Emergencies happen to all of us from time to time. But as we grow older, the likelihood of a trip to the emergency department of a local hospital becomes increasingly more common. Seniors account for more than 19.6 million trips to emergency departments in the United States every year.
Because so many seniors end up in the emergency room every year, there has been a recent movement in the healthcare industry to redesign ERs to be more accommodating to the needs of older adults. These specialty senior ERs have features that are different from a typical emergency room including:
- Softer lighting
- Non-slip floors
- Bedside toilets
- Thicker mattresses
It’s a reality faced by many seniors – few people truly plan for the costs of senior assisted living. Fortunately, just like with other products and services, senior assisted living facilities are available at a variety of price points. Many factors affect the costs of assisted living for seniors, including residence location, apartment size, and types of services needed. Often, a basic rate covers a range of services and other amenities can be charged a la carte or on an as needed basis. [Read more…]
There are over 80 different Skilled Nursing Facilities in Dallas TX to choose from. If you are facing the overwhelming and tiring decision of finding the appropriate choice, then you’ll want to make sure you’ve done the research. Many people are shocked to learn how many different options exist and of course each family is usually in a crisis situation. After having to find the appropriate senior care option for my mom, I developed a FREE service to help families. You might be thinking this is a little suspicious of a free service, but I urge to continue reading below and further exploring my website.