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Nursing Homes

A nursing home is a place for people who don’t need to be in a hospital but can’t be cared for at home. Most nursing homes have nursing aides and skilled nurses on hand 24 hours a day. Some nursing … Continue reading

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California Assisted Living Staffing Requirements

Personnel employed by the facility must provide services necessary to meet resident needs at all times. In RCFEs caring for 16 residents or more must have staff available throughout the night. In facilities caring for those with dementia, an adequate … Continue reading

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California Assisted Living Facility Requirements

California state regulations allow private or semi-private resident rooms. Rooms must be furnished by the licensee or resident and be an appropriate size allowing for mobility of both the resident and any medical or mobility equipment. Two residents are allowed … Continue reading

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California Assisted Living Admission Requirements

Before accepting a resident the licensee or designated representative must complete an admission agreement with the resident and his/her responsible party. The agreement must include basic and optional services, service rates, payment provisions, and refund conditions. Written notice must be … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s care: Simple tips for daily tasks

Alzheimer’s caregiving takes patience and flexibility. To reduce frustration, consider these tips for daily tasks — from limiting choices and reducing distractions to creating a safe environment. By Mayo Clinic staff In the early stages of Alzheimer’s, your loved one … Continue reading

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Making a Facility Look Like Home

In order to understand this period of adjustment for the new resident, try and put yourself in their place. The thoughts going through the residents’ minds are most likely ambivalent; perhaps they wonder if they will feel lonely and if … Continue reading

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Adjusting To Retirement Living

The quality of the facility, as well as the type of senior facility that is chosen, will play an important role in a resident adjusting to a new home. An assisted living facility and a board and care facility both … Continue reading

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Retirement Living in Los Angeles

What is it like living inside a senior housing facility? In this time of retirement living much attention is given to the initial process: the journey from home sweet home to a nursing home, or assisted living facility. Naturally, this … Continue reading

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Retirement Homes in Los Angeles

Retirement means different things for different people. Many individuals look forward to retirement and make plans to RV all around the country, rent condos, buy houses and visit exotic locations. On the other hand, just as many individuals are content … Continue reading

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Types of Retirement Homes

Independent Living retirement homes offer the least bit of individual attention but a very safe and comfortable atmosphere for seniors. Due to the Fair Housing Act Of 1988, independent retirement homes (whether housing neighborhoods or apartments) can cater to senior … Continue reading

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