Practical and Helpful Tips: Caregivers

Practical and Helpful Tips: Caregivers

Debunking the Common Myths About Assisted Living Facilities There are a number of senior care options that will not only benefit the family but most especially their beloved senior. One of them will have to be assisted living facilities. Even so, when it comes to assisted living facilities, a lot of family members get a lot of ideas, both bad and good, about it before they even get to the bottom of things. Such ideas are always being featured by the media, and majority of them are those that are negative which are really just things that are being experienced by small portion of seniors. As you read this article, you will learn what the common myths about assisted living facilities are and the truth behind them. Moreover, some advantages of assisted living facilities will also be made mention in this article as you read along further. Myth #1: ‘Assisted living facility’ is really just a nursing home that has been given a new terminology. Majority of people always consider this myth to be on top of their misconceptions. Assisted living facilities are actually one of the modern methods that look after the betterment and needs of the current society one is living. With assisted living facilities, seniors are encouraged to live as independently as possible making them live longer much longer lives. It has been shown in a number of countries that adult children deal with two major dilemmas in the household and that is raising their children as well as meeting their aging parents’ needs. Within the past twenty years, professionals that deal with senior care have understood how important it is for the elderly to live in an environment of care as well as active lifestyle. This then results in the elderly no longer feeling as if they and their needs are a burden to their families because they then feel secure in knowing that assistance is always a guarantee, can enjoy a number of activities, and can live without depending on anyone in their own apartment. In comparison to nursing homes whose primary focus is one expert medical therapies and care, assisted living facilities ensure to promote as much as possible more independence in doing activities of daily living.
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Myth #2: Assisted living facilities will not be handling seniors who suffer from urinary incontinence and those who are in wheelchairs.
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Despite the fact that assisted living facilities encourage their seniors to have independence in being mobile, those who are using wheelchairs are still being accepted. Even so, these elderly must still be able to transfer from their wheelchair to a chair or bed with the help of only one person. Those who cannot bear their weight or need the aid of at least two people are not indicated to live in assisted living facilities because the licensing of such facility does not cover this. When it comes to the elder suffering from urinary incontinence, they are also accepted just as long as their condition is well managed with incontinence products, reminders on a regular basis, and a toileting schedule.

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