Posts Tagged ‘ problems in assisted living facilities ’

Seniors: Alternative Living with Consistent Care

Jun 14th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

If you have ever been in a department store in which clerks are reluctant to attend to your needs, then you have known the frustration of wondering why not. It is the same if you reside in a care facility or have a loved one who does. It isn’t inexpensive to live in such quarters these days. Almost any add on, beyond room and board, and one cannot always say much for board, often adds additional costs and fees.

Some employees are sensitive and alert, but others are not. Some take the time to inquire as to the condition of a resident, while others pass blithely by. Insensitivity may be the virus that spreads most through such environments. Or, it may be just lacking in knowing how and what to do. Poor training, lack of direction, example setting by the administrative staff and creating a conscientious regard for everyone, no matter their condition, are all matters deserving



Seniors in Assisted Living: Trusting Caretakers

Mar 2nd, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Assisted Living is a rapidly growing phenomenon. Care needs have exploded with the increased longevity of seniors and the arrival of baby boomers. With that, facilities are popping up like dandelions. Some are nicer than others, some are well staffed, while others have difficulty attracting and keeping competent personnel. Costs escalate annually and those with limited income are faced with meeting those costs if they wish to have reasonably good care.

Among the issues that come with competent personnel is the issue of trust. Seniors in caretaking facilities are vulnerable on several fronts.

A resident in a care facility requires a variety of support services. For example, if a client wishes, for extra cost, there is the