Your Choice-Big Assisted Living Institution or Small Residential Care Home.

Your Choice-Big, Assisted Living,  Institution or Small Residential Care Home. Feel the power of choosing!

Change is part of living! Feel Good that you took the time to look at several places and then made a choice instead of just accepting the first persons suggestion or suggestions of a person you may never see again.  
Big Institutions like Assisted Living Facilities or Nursing Home VS a Smaller, Single Family Home. While both Big and Small say they are Home-Like you have to decide how at home you feel in a small studio apt with a kitchenette VS a real house with a family of friends and the familiar set up you have lived in for your entire life.

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Choose people over things when choosing Senior and Health Care.

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Food for Thought If the sales person promises work that will be done by someone else,  it is usually a good idea to meet the person who the sales person is promising for.   Health care, Senior Care are Personal Services and are not  sales of an inanimate object.  Services do require a relationship, social skills, and continuity of care.  Consider those when choosing any Health Care service including Assisted Senior Living Services.

Big Institutions like Assisted Living Facilities or Nursing Home VS a Smaller, Single Family Home. While both Big and Small say they are Home-Like you have to decide how at home you feel in a small studio apt with a kitchenette VS a real house with a family of friends and the familiar set up you have lived in for your entire life.

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Nice furniture without a family of caregivers and other residents to interact with is a lonely place. Assistance, Care and Caring require a relationship for All people to feel needed and welcome. Take the time to find the best care team for you. Spend time meeting all the care team in any care setting.

How do you feel when you think of living in a studio apartment with a kitchenette, the standard setting in a Big Assisted Living Facility? Compare that to how you feel when living in a house, like the house you have lived in for your entire life, with the same private room but now access to the “house”. Which makes you feel safer, better, happier, more independent, more involved in day to day life?

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IN ALL CASES “THE CARE” IN ANY  SETTING OF ASSISTED LIVING, NURSING HOME OR A SINGLE FAMILY HOME CARE COMES FROM THE PEOPLE YOU CHOOSE TO ASSIST YOU IN THAT SETTING.

While the idea of care in your old home is  a nice thought, consider  how likely it is that the caregiver takes over to some degree?  If you need assistance you might not be at your best, coordinating your care and that care giver.  Look for some management, with the in home care options, to ensure you will maintain as much control over your life as possible.
We recall a quote from Patch in the movie Patch. If you treat the disease you win or loose but if you treat the person you win no matter what the outcome. Believe, trust in, and develop relationships with those who you now live with and who help you day in and day out as friends and caregivers.

Senior Care and Health Care are services in any care setting Home Care, Hospital, Rehab, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Dementia Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Hospice care.  In all cases look beyond the furniture and the pills to see the care and people who are directly implementing the care and treatments.  For seniors cognitive care, depression, sense of loss, are present in all cases and one of the best treatments for that is to find the home like setting and family like staff.
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