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Pay close attention to loved ones in assisted-living communities

In an assisted-living facility, the idea is that the elderly don't need as much help as if they were in a nursing home. They retain some of their independence, but they're still monitored by people who can help them when needed.

Why don't the elderly report abuse or neglect?

If you have a loved one who needs help from an assisted-living facility, the last thing you want to find out is that they've been a victim of neglect or abuse. When you choose an assisted-living property for your loved one, you assume that the people there will care for them as if they're family.

Can you recognize assisted-living abuse or neglect?

In an assisted-living facility, most residents won't need as much help as elders in nursing homes or similar medical facilities. Most assisted-living facility residents can do some tasks on their own, but they may need help with others. For example, your mom or dad might be able to get around well, but they may struggle to remember to take medications on time or to clean as well as they used to.

6 indicators that it may be time for an assisted living center

You want to know when to move your loved one into an assisted living center. You don't want to do it too early, taking away some of the freedom they enjoy before it's necessary. At the same time, you don't want to wait too long, potentially putting them in a dangerous position.

How often should you visit a loved one in a nursing home?

It's devastating to find out that someone you love has been taken advantage of. It's worse when they've been hurt by the very people who were supposed to protect them. Sadly, that happens often in cases of nursing home abuse.

Ageism and elder neglect

When we think about age discrimination and ageism, we often equate it with the workplace. It's the older worker who gets fired right before retirement to make room for the younger, cheaper worker. It's the person in their 50s or 60s who can't get a job, despite their experience.

Neglect or negligence can lead to injuries in assisted living

In an assisted living facility, there are sometimes special steps that can be taken to protect your loved one. The assisted living facility is typically designed to make sure your loved one gets the appropriate help throughout the day as and when it's needed. For example, your mom or dad might need help getting dressed in the morning because of a limited range of motion but be able to cook and get around by themselves. An assisted-living facility would then send an aide or nurse to help, so that your mom or dad could get dressed and continue on with their day.

What services should assisted-living facilities offer?

In an assisted-living facility, residents often don't need as much help as those in nursing homes. That doesn't mean that they don't require some assistance from time to time or that the staff can slack off when caring for the elders in their facility.

Choose the right assisted-living facility with these tips

When you need to place a loved one in an assisted-living facility, there are some things to do to make sure you find the right home for them. The right community is the key to making sure they feel comfortable and get the right care.

What should assisted-living facilities provide?

Assisted-living facilities are homes for the elderly or disabled that provide them with housekeeping, cooking and nursing care support. In an assisted-living environment, there may be some elderly or disabled people who do more for themselves than others.

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