NEW 144G Assisted Living Licensure Background In May of 2019, the state legislature passed the new assisted living licensure which is effective August 1, 2021. This legislation removes the previous Housing with Services Registration 144A. 144G puts in place more standards to keep our elders safe. There are approximately 60,000 seniors residing in 1800 assisted
Senior Living – Overwhelmed by all the Choices? If you or those you know are in the early stages of looking for senior living, you are probably surprised by all the choices today. Have you experienced when you buy a new car, you see a lot of the same model of cars on the road?
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month As Certified Senior Advisors, one of our goals is to connect people to resources they may need. Several websites to review for education and resources during awareness month are listed below: Parkinson Foundation website found here. Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology In the Twin Cities we have the Struther’s Parkinsons Center
Are Pets Allowed in Memory Care? Recently I toured with a client to understand the best memory care options. I had recently told them that typically a pet wasn’t allowed in memory care. In my years of experience I had found that to be the case. And to my surprise, both options we toured allowed
Christmas Traditions and Giving This will be a year that stays in our memory banks. So much is different and yet many traditions stay the same. Giving gifts is a wonderful part of Christams and this year there are so many in need. Traditions What are the traditions you are planning to maintain this
Environment Similar to May in Senior Living Not much has changed in senior living options in the last month even though there have been more cases of COVID-19. Options are not allowing visitors and are still delivering meals and working to keep their residents from feeling isolated. Virtual Tours Are Effective to Understanding Options Some
When you are with your loved one this holiday season take note of various things. Has the person lost weight? Gained weight? How is their hygiene? Do they wear the same clothes day after day? What is in the frig? Is the food old and is there food that you would expect? Drive with them
By Eunice K. Neubauer, CSA Are you aware of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors or that there are Certified Senior Advisors across the nation? This organization has been in operation for over twenty years and today there are hundreds of Certified Senior Advisors (CSAs) who in the course of their practice, apply multidisciplinary knowledge
We hear stories like these: Jan knew that her husband’s time was limited in how long he could do stairs and there was no way to remove that barrier with their home. There were TOO MANY of them. When he couldn’t do stairs or it was too risky, she knew placement needed to happen?
By Eunice K. Neubauer, CSA Many adult children and spouses tell me when I meet with them that their loved one won’t go to activities. Looking at the activity calendar isn’t a high need for all my clients. Often though when I talk to them later after they have found a place for mom, I