Choosing an Assisted Living Facility

imagesWhen you have decided to start looking at assisted living facilities for your new home, Your Senior Link can help make your search easier. We have information on assisted living homes in Volusia and Flagler.  Helping you find just the right new place to call home is our goal and we will be with you each step of the way.

We can help match you with the kind of assisted living facility you want and need with the level of activities that you are comfortable with. Whether you are looking for active retirement communities with help available when needed, or need help every day, we will help you find just what you need to live a happier, more worry free life. Call us today at 386-299-5838 to get started today.

 

Dealing with Dementia

Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is something which not only effects the patients, but also their loved ones. While they are medically different, they have many common characteristics. Progressive cognitive decreasing of abilities is a part of it, which leads to difficulties in doing even normal day to day tasks. Helping in this area, perhaps would be like helping anyone with disability, but there is a much more deeper and darker part of Dementia. The people who are suffering or progressing into dementia are often, depressed or confused. There is sometimes deep paranoia. The result is often inappropriate or even highly confrontational and violent. Dealing with that is often very difficult but understanding that your loved one is not doing it on purpose and just gently work with them will help. This takes a great amount of patience and love. Often they would be confused about where they are or may make poor judgment calls. But in all this, it is important not to argue with them but gently guide them in the right direction or gently change the topic.

Assisted living facilities can offer great peace of mind to the loved ones of those suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Moving to senior apartments doesn’t mean living in a nursing home. You are not a patient in assisted living facility, but a resident who always has help and assistance at their disposal in dealing with these difficult diseases. Senior assisted living can provide help around the house when you are no longer up to the daily tasks and can make life easier.

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Shiela McKay-Vaughan is proud to announce that YourSeniorLink.com is providing assisted living and memory care Senior living placement throughout Central Florida, including Oak Hill, Volusia County, Daytona Beach and Flagler. YourSeniorLink.com is a partner with Newport Senior Link which provides Senior Placement Services in Osceola, Orange, Seminole, Lake, Sumter, Marion, Volusia and Flagler Counties.

When it comes time to decide where you or your loved ones will spend their golden years, it can be a very important and delicate decision to make. We are committed to offering personalized placement services and experienced staff to help your loved one in every way possible “to find a place they can call home” when they can or no longer choose to live in their home.

Considering Assisted Living
When considering assisted living as an option for your loved ones, it is important to know that they will be happy, and well taken care of. An ideal assisted living facility will offer outstanding food, household cleaning, and personal care for each resident. This includes changing linens, providing residents with their medicines as needed, making sure that they are comfortable, and even helping with bathing for those who need it. There are a wide variety of services that come into play when discussing assisted living. One of the most important things to remember is that assisted living is not taking away your loved one’s independence. Rather, it is offering more freedom as your loved one will not have to worry about many of the simple, mundane tasks of daily life and will be able to really focus on what they love.

Working with Our Team
There are many great reasons why you should consider working with our outstanding team here at Your Senior Link. We offer a wide variety of personal services to ensure that each and every senior that comes to us receives the best available attention possible. We are also more than happy to personally visit both the seniors and their families to help them with every step of the decision-making process. We realize that this is not an easy or quick decision to make. This is why we offer free and personalized services all the way from the first discussion, to the personalized tours of our facilities and even beyond that as your loved one gets settled into their new home. We want every part of the process to be as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Getting the Care You Deserve
Here at Your Senior Link, we offer personalized service. We are not a call center, so you will never feel as though you aren’t receiving the amount of care and attention that you need. Our team is more than happy to meet with you in person to discuss all of your options so that you and your loved ones are completely happy and comfortable with any final decision that you make.

We are able to help reduce your loved ones from the burdens of home ownership, offer them an outstanding social scene, as well as wonderful excursions which they can take part of within their retirement community on a regular basis. We also offer your loved ones the opportunity to live to the fullest at this special stage in their lives. We know that it can be hard on a parent/child relationship when the roles are suddenly reversed, and this is why we offer the kind of loving and tender care that your loved one needs so that the parent remains the parent and feels that their independence has not changed.

With help from our team, you and your loved ones will find that looking for a new living arrangement provided by Your Senior Link can be a satisfactory experience. We provide outstanding communities for seniors. Call 386-299-5838 for a Free Consultation.

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We often hear the term ‘advance directive,’ but not many of us really know what it is and what it does. There can be a lot of confusion about what they are and how they relate to wills, trusts, power of attorney and other legal documents that are written up to carry out our wishes when we are no longer able. Home health care and assisted living facilities often require such documents as part of the agreement for services. These requirements may become more widespread as people in Beverly Beach and Holly Hill age.

Your Senior Link has released a wonderful podcast on our website or through iTunes, that you can listen to that goes a long way in clearing up much of the mystery and confusion about advanced directives and how they fit in with our last wish instructions. This first of many podcasts from Your Senior Link features Brenda O’Donnell as she talks with Scott Selis and Sheila McKay Vaughn. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any of our future podcasts. Your Senior Link is dedicated to making getting older a lot easier than it used to be by providing excellent information to all who need it.