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
Vitamin Deficiencies in Older Adults Over the years we have heard of deficiencies impacting the health of seniors we serve. This is a brief list of the most common vitamins that older adults are deficient in and what they do: Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is essential for the formation of red blood cells and maintenance of
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month As more and more people live longer, the numbers of those with cognitive impairment are increasing. Today more than 6 million Americans are living with dementia. An aspect of aging that has always been a benefit in senior living is socialization. We have seen that benefit for clients
Assisted Living on Sale In over ten years of business, we have never seen the incentives and promotions we are seeing now in assisted living and senior living apartments. Not all options are offering discounts but many are. Incentive examples: • Community fee waived (a $2000 value on average) or greatly reduced. • Money towards
Adult Day Options, Respite for the Care Partner of Loved One with Dementia We last wrote about adult day in 2015 when adult day centers were increasing in popularity. Unfortunately, given the pandemic, some of the adult day centers have closed. Some are still working to reopen which we are hoping is true for Sholom
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?
May Is Mental Health Awareness Month While most people experience periods of sadness at times, depression is a treatable condition. It’s important to recognize that depression can occur in the elderly, but it is not a normal part of aging. Mental Health Awareness Month How do you separate general sadness from depression? Sadness is generally
Senior Living and Mental Illness Awareness for mental illness has increased over the years. The pandemic has increased our attention on mental heath. Seventy-five percent of mental health issues begin before a person is 25. Early diagnosis and treatment can help young adults live more successful and normal lives. Yet, there are many older adults
LIVE TOURS! Listen to a short message regarding current situation in Senior Living from Eunice here. It’s been a long year of touring options virtually with clients that need to make a move. Finally, in the last month, live tours are happening with all our clients in assisted living, residential homes and all options
April Is National Humor Month Were you fooled on April 1st? April Fools’ Day has been celebrated for centuries. I was always fooled as a child growing up in my family. My father and brother were experts at creating laughter on April 1st. There are positive benefits of humor or laughter in your daily life.