Independence for Seniors

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 idea of adding more responsibilities to a loved one can seem disheartening. Luckily, Plan Life Care offers affordable, professional and caring home living assistance. Our team at OurSeniors.net has vetted Plan Life Care. You can rest assured that their team follows the OurSeniors.net code of ethics and is guaranteed to provide OurSeniors with the care they deserve. Aging may be inevitable, yet we can do our best to conserve our independence as best as we can....
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Paying for Assisted Living

Paying for Assisted Living

We know that “home instead” is the first choice for senior living in most cases. Numerous studies conducted by the American Association of Retired People and other organizations have confirmed this. Most seniors would prefer to “age in place” in the familiar surroundings of their long-time home. We also know that this sometimes becomes impossible or at least unwise. Even if you have no immediate plans to enter an adult community or an adult assisted living facility, it is wise to be aware of the possible alternative if the need arises. The details of financing assisted living may be confusing for older adults and for their loved ones. Most of these expenses are paid from the family’s private funds, but there are additional programs and funding solutions that you should investigate. Doing this ahead of time may save a lot of anxiety in the future, so find out about these possible options. Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefit. This is probably the first...
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Plan Life Care

Plan Life Care

Live-in care is a popular alternative to Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities that brings skilled help into the comfort of your own home. Home caregivers empower and comfort their clients with help doing everyday tasks.  Plan Life Care is a local full-service home healthcare organization that is ready to help with a tailor-made plan for all of your in-home care needs.  Plan Life Care provides excellent and affordable part-time, full-time, and live-in caregivers in both Volusia and Flagler Counties. A part-time home caregiver allows you or your loved one to keep the maximum amount of independence while getting the help they need when they need it.  An in-home caregiver can be made available for a few hours or more to provide companionship as well as assist with housework, washing clothes, and cooking or helping with meal preparation.  They can be there when you need them after coming home from the hospital as well as to collect your prescriptions from the...
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The VA ‘Aid and Attendance’ Program

The VA ‘Aid and Attendance’ Program

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, skilled nursing or even adult daycare. A wartime veteran or their surviving spouse may be eligible to receive a non-service connected pension (the need for care does not have to result from military service). There are three levels of VA Pensions: The Basic Pension for healthy veterans over the age of 65 with low incomes. The Aid & Attendance benefit for veterans over the age of 65 who require assistance with activities of daily living. The Housebound benefit for veterans with a disability rating of 100% that prevents them from leaving their home. This disability does not have to be related to military service. The Aid &...
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About Home Health Care – Private Duty Accreditation for Home Health Care

About Home Health Care – Private Duty Accreditation for Home Health Care

We have often observed that remaining home and ageing in place is the preferred option for most seniors. According to the AARP, nearly 90 percent of seniors prefer to age in their own home, allowing them to remain in familiar surroundings. It is often an economic advantage and good senior home care and in-home senior care or assistance can often make ageing in place, in a familiar home, a practical choice. Unfortunately, most people do not prepare ahead of time for choosing in-home senior care. When the need arises, they are often confused and do not know where to turn, or even how to evaluate senior home care agencies. What should a senior or their loved one consider when choosing an in-home care provider? The first thing to think about is the level of care needed. Do you or your senior loved one need specialized medical services to remain in home, or will simple help with housekeeping and personal care be all...
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Senior Home Care

Senior Home Care

To many seniors and their families, there is no subject of greater importance than finding quality in-home care or assistance for seniors who want to remain “home instead” of choosing an assisted living option. We know that most seniors prefer to spend their retirement years in their own homes, living independently for as long as it is a safe choice.  A senior’s emotional, mental and physical health may well depend on this option remaining open. Most seniors (nearly 90 percent according to the AARP) prefer to age in their own home. Doing so allows them to remain in familiar surroundings, and it is often more affordable than senior assisted living in a care facility. Good senior home care and in-home senior care or assistance can make this ‘age in place’ option a workable choice.  But think ahead for a few minutes. Will the home need to be modified in some way to accommodate this plan? Are there stairs or other obstacles? How...
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A Big Concern in Senior Care

A Big Concern in Senior Care

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 with conditions that produce impairment of memory or mental capacity such as Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. In July of 2017, a resident of a memory care living facility in the Daytona area wandered away from the facility and died before he could be located. Most wandering episodes do not result in a fatality, but the possibility is a concern to the family and to professionals providing in-home senior care. You can learn more about this danger and how to prevent it by reading our past article, “Wandering and How to Prevent It.” If you are considering senior assisted living or a memory care living...
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Have You Planned Ahead for Assisted Living?

Have You Planned Ahead for Assisted Living?

“Be Prepared” is wise advice. Throughout our lives, we try to be prepared for occasions like moves, weddings, bad weather and storms, and events of any type we can foresee.  Why is it that so many people never think about senior assisted living or in home care until the very minute it is needed? It just seems to be human nature to put off thinking about in home care or senior assisted living facilities. Many people seem to think that there will always be time to prepare for these events, but often it does not happen that way. Even seniors who have been successfully “aging in place” for years can suffer a sudden deterioration in their health or their ability to cope with routine tasks. The need to look for senior assisted living arises suddenly, without any warning, and the people affected are not at all prepared to deal with the situation. Emergency situations in which senior assisted living is needed quickly...
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Need help with in-home care?

Need help with in-home care?

Statistics published by the American Association of Retired Persons said that there are approximately 40 million unpaid family caregivers in the United States. These unpaid caregivers, many of them seniors themselves, gave care worth about $470 billion in 2015.  This is loving care, but it can be a huge burden to the spouse, friend or family member, especially when it involves Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Several organizations in the OurSeniors.net Directory of Approved Vendors can help. For help with in-home care needs, try Plan Life Care of Daytona Beach. With their help, staying home may still be your best option. You can reach them at 386-267-6898.  If remaining at home is no longer possible, OurSeniors.net will try to help with all possible choices.  Here are some Assisted Living & Memory Care Living choices to consider: Grace Manor Assisted Living – Phone: 386-210-9818. Market Street Memory Care Residences – Phone: 386-243-7616. Community Senior Advisors for help with any senior-life transition challenge. Call...
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