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Residents Rights: Don’t Ignore Them!

By Heather Brown
September 23, 2016

The best assisted living facilities are owned and operated by dedicated administrators and caregivers. Creating a comfortable living environment requires commitment, time, and knowledge. Every state has their own requirements and guidelines on how to properly start, manage, and provide for your residents. One of the common concepts in all states is your residents have ...

How to Handle the Death of a Resident

By Heather Brown
September 16, 2016

Administrators and caregivers in assisted living facilities will lose a resident to death at some point. Whether expected or not, death is difficult to manage. Depending on the type of resident you care for, death might occur frequently. It is important to provide help to other residents as well as your staff in these difficult ...

Spring Time Activities for Your Residents

By Heather Brown
May 27, 2016

The dreary winter weather can negatively impact your resident’s attitude, morale and health. Having to be indoors for long lengths of time increases risk of depression and unhappiness in individuals. The good news is that spring time has arrived along with the beautiful weather and is a perfect time to get your residents outside. Depending ...

The Importance of Family Visits

By Heather Brown
May 13, 2016

Families across the United States trust adult residential care homes and facilities to care for their loved ones and these residents rely on you to provide care and assist them with their daily needs.  Even with your care and love, residents still need to have a connection with the community as well as their family ...

Assisted Living Facilites and Field Trips

By Heather Brown
June 08, 2015

As long as you have adequate insurance coverage, you should ABSOLUTELY take your assisted living facilities’ residents on field trips. Changes of scenery may stave off depression and loneliness, improve mobility, and offer cognitive and social stimulation for those in an assisted living facility, adult family home, adult foster home, residential care facility, or personal care home. Activities for residents can be fun ...

How Planting Can Help The Elderly

By Heather Brown
June 03, 2015

It is important for everyone, of any age, to be active. The elderly are, of course, no exception, but how can you expect someone who has lost some motor-control or has trouble maintaining balance for long periods of time to be overly active? Gardening may be the answer. Keeping a garden can give your elderly ...

Why Should you have Pets visit your Assisted Living Facility

Assisted living facilities are homes to people with disabilities that need supervision or some sort of assistance with daily activities in addition to medicinal care on a regular basis. However, living in assisted living facilities daily can cause depression and loneliness in the people living there daily.

The best way to help bring happiness into these peoples lives is by bringing your pets to visit at the assisted living facilities. The benefits pets can provide are countless and most importantly you are doing something good by making someone else’s day filled with happiness.

 

 

Helps with Socialization

 

Being in an assisted living facility you would think there is plenty of people to socialize with on a regular basis, but the truth is there is not enough to prevent loneliness and help the disable stay mentally well.  Bringing friendly funny pets to the assisted living facility can help the disabled people living there socialize with something other than a human. Animals provide lots of love and help rid those, “I am alone,” feelings.

 

 

Provides Laughter

 

If you have a pet that is funny, bringing it to the assisted living facility can provide laughter and excitement.  Laughing provides healing to the mind, body and spirit. In fact, laughing increases your lifespan, eases depression, rids stress and helps keep the mind active. By making someone feel happy it can also help lower high blood pressure, eases aches and pains, and surprisingly lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels along with preventing strokes.

 

Increases Energy Levels

 

Bringing your pet to an assisted living facility helps increase the energy levels in the disable. This helps them feel motivated to move around and exercise their body, which is necessary for keeping it healthy and strong.  Disabled people who do not get enough exercise tend to lose muscle mass and body strength, which leads to chronic health conditions such as joint pains and poor circulation throughout the body.

 

 

These reasons alone are enough to bring your pet to an assisted living facility to help bring joy and happiness into someone else’s life. However, doing this can also bring joy into yours and help you make new friends that could teach you something or two about life so you can grow into the best person you can be. After all, the more humans and furry friends you have in life the better of you will be.

Assisted Living Valentine’s Day Fun

By Heather Brown
February 02, 2015

Assisted living facilities can be amazingly fun places, particularly on holidays like Valentine’s Day. With activities and decorations aplenty, the festivities can start a little early and run for much of the month of February. Nothing beats the cold like the warmth of fellowship and love. Dances Believe it or not, assisted living facilities are ...