“How will my loved one adjust to moving into an Assisted Living?” Anyone who works with families considering moving their loved one into a community hears this question. We always want to reassure the family that they will of course adjust and most of the time they do. However, finding ways to help this adjustment… Read more »
Helping Seniors Manage the Holidays
The holidays and New Year can bring on many feelings and emotions. Many seniors struggle with depression and feelings of sadness. Depression is not a sign of weakness or a character flaw. It can happen to anyone at any age, no matter your background or accomplishments in life. If you’re depressed, you may not want… Read more »
Resident’s Bill of Rights
The “Resident’s Bill of Rights” for assisted living communities is mandated under title 22 and the Health and Safety code. These rights were updated as of January 2015. They increased from 18 rights to 30. We wanted them to be readily available to you, so here they are in their complete form: Resident’s Bill of… Read more »
Don’t Ignore these Warning Signs – Your Health Matters!
Dr. Leslee B. Cochrane, MD, Executive Medical Director for Hospice of the Valley contributed this article to the current Wildomar Senior Assisted Living newsletter: You are driving down the freeway in heavy traffic and glance down for just a second to change the radio station when all of a sudden you look up and – BRAKE… Read more »
Advanced Health Care Directives
You have the right to give instructions about your own health care. You also have the right to name someone else to make health care decisions for you. An advanced Health Care Directive form lets you do one or both of these things. It also lets you write down your wishes about donation of organs and… Read more »
Pet Therapy in Senior Communities
The aging process brings about a myriad of challenges for those fortunate enough to live long enough to face them. As stress and health issues shift from things like occupational demands and exercise frequency, to a long overdue visit from a grandchild and managing medications, seniors may find the company of pets the most rewarding… Read more »
Finding the right Assisted Living facility for you
Deciding on the right assisted living community for you or your loved ones can be an overwhelming task if you don’t know where to begin. Asking the right questions will make easy work of it, but what are the right questions? There are a lot of questions to be asked about several different areas relating… Read more »
Ageing Comfortably in an Independent or Assisted Living Community
As we age, we make various changes in our lives. From changing the way we eat, exercise, and go about our daily activities, to the way we manage our homes, it can be overwhelming to maintain the life we once had. Fortunately, there are solutions for seniors who want to simplify life and for those… Read more »
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