Monthly Archives: June 2014

Senior Living: What is Aging in Place?

Aging in place is a term used to describe a person living in the residence of their choice, for as long as they are able, as they age. This includes being able to have any services they might need over time as their needs change. To be clear: the act of aging in place takes place during a period of time in an elderly person’s life where they can have the things that they need in their daily life, while maintaining their quality of life. The reason this distinction is important is because many people think aging in place will fix the problems they have in their lives. The only problems that can be fixed while aging in place are the ones that a person has planned for. Below are links to resources for those of us who are or will be planning for aging in place. For information on real estate for seniors please contact me, via the contact page on my site, directly to discuss your specific needs.

Resources for Aging in Place

http://www.asaging.org

http://www.thorncliffeplace.com/

http://www.caringtransitions.com

http://www.eldercare.gov

http://www.seniorcitizenjournal.com

Active Senior Living

You now have the time to do what you always wanted to do. What was that again? Hiking the Appalachian Trail? Volunteering at the Humane Society? Working part-time at a ski resort? Mentoring a child? With more seniors living longer and more active lives than ever before, how you choose to spend your retirement really is up to you. There are limitless ways to fill your days. Do what you want to do. A more active life means a better quality of life.

Thorncliffe Place has by far the most responsive and educated senior placement and senior care management team in the nation. Along with Thorncliffe Place certified senior advisors, families can feel relieved that our team is working for them. Search nursing home facilities, assisted living, independent living communities, or other care options to find the right fit for your loved one.

To learn more about senior living visit our website at http://www.thorncliffeplace.com/

Retirement Homes In Ottawa Ontario

Helping you find a retirement home or senior living centre that best meets your needs in the Ottawa area Ontario

My team and I can help you make the transition from your current residence to a retirement home easier.

Let me explain how.

  • My role is to help you evaluate the available options and make a choice. I will arrange a tour of retirement homes in the Ottawa area, which interest you so that you can see first-hand what you might be getting yourself into. I will create a matrix of options for you, to help you assess the variables of location, amenities, cost and so on. I have no vested interest in which retirement home you choose to go to; I just want you to make the best choice for you.

  • My Financial Manager, who is a partner in a Chartered Accountants Firm, can help assess the financial pros and cons of making a move to a retirement residence, including an evaluation of the tax benefits.

  • My Move Manager will help you downsizeby arranging the move, packing, and completing the unpacking and set-up in your new home.

For any information, please vist our site http://www.thorncliffeplace.com/

Other Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retirement_home

http://www.helpguide.org/elder/independent_living_seniors_retirement.htm

Better Care for Seniors

Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Ottawa today where she announced that Ontario is providing up to $8.87 million to support a new Acute Care for the Elderly Unit at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. The new unit will provide comprehensive care for seniors and help them remain independent.

The Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit will have 34 beds. It will be a centralized place within the hospital dedicated to treating seniors. The unit will:

  • Focus on elderly patients with many different health conditions, complex social issues and declining functional abilities.
  • Help patients remain mobile by providing support to maintain their independence and return home.
  • Provide nurses and other health staff with advanced training in geriatrics.
  • Include a communal dining and activity room.

Making strategic investments in improving health care is part of the Ontario government’s economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • Ensuring that seniors can access the right care at the right time and in the right place supports Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care.
  • The Acute Care for the Elderly Unit is modeled on recommendations from Dr. Samir Sinha’s report, Living Longer, Living Well.
  • Over the next 20 years, the population of seniors aged 65 and over in Ontario will more than double from 1.9 million today to 4.2 million in 2036.

TOP FIVE NURSING HOMES IN OTTAWA

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ImageElderly care becomes one of the main cause of concern when you know that you can’t be around your loved ones all the time. Elder care is the fulfillment of the special needs and requirements that are unique to senior citizens. The term encircles such services as assisted living, nursing homes, retirement home, home care and senior homes.

Home care and senior homes

A nursing home is place of senior living as well as young adults with physical or mental disabilities who require continuous nursing care and have a significant difficulty coping with the required activities of daily living.

If you are looking for retirement homes in Ottawa or nursing homes in Ottawa you have a lot of options.

The top five best rated nursing homes in Ottawa county are:

Allendale Nursing and Rehabilitation Community:

Contact: 11007 Radcliff Dr

Allendale, Michigan 49401

(616) 895-6688

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The Advantages of Retirement Property Reservation in the Early Development Stage

In the construction phase or the early stage of development there are many advantages of purchasing your retirement home property.

Personal Benefits

The most important lifetime procurement is to own a retirement living property. You must reward yourself to achieve that retirement standard of living of your dream, and for this, you need to think and prepare a lot.

The consumed time for the completion of the development is useful to you, quite extremely, as it gives you enough periods to confirm that all moving aspects have been taken care of. Even the usual formalities and arrangement of the pack up and move, most people shifting to a retirement home property are on the verge of economization; hence, even more orderliness is essential. Fortunately, many operators have hired a team to help the buyers in the course of all steps of this procedure. And something to learn by heart is; operators often have vastly experienced teams in the alteration from a large family home to a retirement home property and in the systematization of care and hotel packages, particularly when moving to an assisted living Ottawa enlargement.

Space is another personal advantage of giving extra time to it to prepare yourself mentally for this new stage in your life as some people may feel a little hesitant about the amendment.

Property Advantages

Procurement during the construction phase or in the pre construction phase would commonly suggest you paying below the market value for your senior living property. To attract buyers, prices are set lower, offering a helping hand to the promoter to fund the construction. But for some procurers this may be a discouraging viewpoint, a better option for these people may be procurement at an early development stage of the retirement home property. By doing so, you can get the best retirement home properties at a much reduced purchase price for your personal needs. It must be an advantage for you to have primary choice of property types, best views and the property situation.

I Can Help You in Your Property Search

What is the point of commencement when you look for your assisted living retirement home Ottawa? Why not seek help from the care team of retirement homes with this process? Rather than navigating the internet every day, wouldn’t it make sense if you give care team the chance to work hard for you free of cost?

They just need is a little bit of your time to collect relevant information, like; your preferred type of property, your care requirements and your preferred area of exploration. With this the care team can look in their database for conveniences/properties matching your standards, you may contact them either personally or request them to post brochures out to you.

For more information, please log on to http://www.thorncliffeplace.com

Professional In-Home Care Agencies

Unlike other business models serving in-home care clients, professional in-home care providers put an emphasis on offering trained, fully screened, insured and bonded caregivers. Companies operating in this segment of the senior care industry range from organizations with a nationwide presence to locally-owned agencies. Professional in-home care providers can offer caregivers for as little as a few hours a week, when a family caregiver simply needs respite, to 24 hours a day. Also known as “private duty home care agencies”, most professional in-home care businesses provide a wide range of services that are broken down into distinct categories: companion care and personal care.

Companion care includes:

• Medication reminders
• Meal preparation
• Shopping and errand services
• Light housekeeping
• Laundry services
• Recreational activities

Personal care involves services such as:

• Bathing
• Toileting
• Grooming
• Eating
• Family respite care
• Personal hygiene and dressing guidance
• 24-Hour emergency response

On the whole, companion care does not usually involve significant client contact. In contrast, physical contact is a necessity for individuals who need personal care assistance with activities in their daily life.

Ultimately, what matters most to families is that their aging loved ones receive the right type of care at a level that allows them to lead the most fulfilling life possible. To be certain that caregivers will deliver the services their loved ones need, families should make sure that:

• All background checks (including criminal history and state abuse registry in addition to work references) have been completed and documented;
• The care recipient is matched with the right caregiver;
• If the caregiver becomes ill, there is an immediate plan in place for a replacement caregiver; and that
• You will be kept informed of your loved one’s progress through reports and updates.

Flexibility of Professional In-home Care Agencies

Companion and personal care services can be administered in a variety of settings including a client’s home, hospital, nursing care facility, hospice center, assisted living facility and retirement centers. In every case, the use of a caregiver can be a welcome respite for family members who act as the primary caregiver and face emotional and physical stress.

For seniors in nursing homes or in hospital stays who need extra attention, sitter service from an in-home care agency can fill the need for companion care for up to six hours a day or longer.

At retirement communities, assisted living facilities, or in home settings with spouses under the same roof, shared care service is a money saving option for multiple residents. A single caregiver can provide the appropriate care needed for multiple individuals. Self-sufficient seniors in independent living communities also may require the assistance of a caregiver. These communities are often void of caregiving, nursing and medical care, yet, residents are regularly in need of extra support in their homes.

Conclusion: You Are Not Alone

With so many choices, it can become a daunting task to find the right caregiver for your family member. For families developing an in-home care plan, the process can be an emotional experience riddled with anxiety, stress and guilt. Enlisting the help of an experienced professional such as Right at Home has unlimited benefits. With just a few hours of research family caregivers can discover that they do not have to take on the caregiving role alone.

About Right at Home

Right at Home offers in-home supportive and personal care and assistance to seniors and disabled adults who want to continue to live independently. Select offices provide light skilled nursing as well. Right at Home directly employs all caregiving staff, each of whom are thoroughly screened, trained, bonded and insured prior to entering a client’s home. All ongoing care is monitored and supervised by local independent owners. Right at Home’s national office is based in Ottawa, Ontario with franchise offices throughout the Canada. For more information on Right at Home, visit the website at http://www.thorncliffeplace.com/