Archive for November, 2016


Choosing a Type of Senior Retirement Home

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Assisted living options, Retirement homes in springfield il, Senior care organized outings

Senior care organized outings

Sometimes living at home is not an option as we get older. Some may require additional care and medical tasks on a daily basis. It may simply not be safe to live at home. When any amount of additional assistance is needed, it is best to evaluate all of the possible living options. There are many different types of retirement homes and assistive retirement communities available to seniors. The specific type of community that works best for one person will depend on the level of assistance that is required in their day to day life.

Minimal assistance

Sometimes only a small amount of assistance is needed. The senior may require medical assistance that cannot be given in their home. A senior?s family members may simply feel more comfortable knowing that there are staff and medical pro


How Movers Can Help the Transition to the Next Big Chapter

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Local moving companies huntsville al, Movers, Moving companies

Moving service

There is a great big world to see. One of the best ways to see it is to keep moving, finding new homes to use as home base along the way. Of course, not everyone wants to have the lifestyle of a wanderer. There are homebodies who prefer to stay put in a place where they know the people, area, and communities, and where they know they will be comfortable. Whatever your preference is, chances are there will be a time at some point that you will need to move from one place to another. And at that point, you’ll need to decide if you can make the move on your own, with the help of family, friends, and neighbors, or if you’re going to need to call in professional movers.

You are going to need more than movers
Moving can be a big hassle. There is often an excitement that comes along with mo


Assisted Living: 4 Questions You Need to Ask

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Uncategorized

assisted living servicesAt a certain point, we all have to explore our senior living options for the long term — either for ourselves or the ones we love. Caring for an elderly loved one yourself is very commendable, but it can also be a source of overwhelming stress. Even if your loved one is highly functioning in both body and mind, he or she may still need assistance with certain tasks. That’s why so many loving family caregivers eventually look into an assisted living community.

Understandably, most people have a lot of questions about assisted living services. If you’re wondering about the options at your disposal, a senior referral service can help you focus on what type of care is best for your situation. To assist you in this process, we’ve made a short list of the four questions you should ask assisted living services to determine whether they’re right for you and your loved one:

  1. What exactly is assisted living?

    With so many different tiers and types of long term care, it’s easy to become overwhelmed or confused. Think of assisted living communities as one step up from independent living. While an independent senior living community lets residents be entirely on their own within a retirement community, assisted living is a residential option that provides assistance for certain daily activities. When researching a specific facility, make sure you are 100% clear on the services they do and do not offer.

  2. What amenities are provided?

    Assisted living services will vary a bit depending on the facility, but there are some core features that they usually provide. Typically, assisted living services will include help with bathing, dressing, eating, toiletries, walking and transportation, laundry, and housework. They’ll usually provide 24-hour supervision when necessary and a secure environment. Most provide three meals per day (plus snacks) in a dining room, access to medical services, fitness programs, medication management, and social activities all in a secure environment. Staff members can also help with other needs or unanticipated problems. In assisted living, medical assistance can be obtained much more quickly than in an independent facility in the event of an emergency. If there’s a particular amenity your loved one would benefit from, make sure to ask your senior referral service if it’s included before choosing an assisted living facility.

  3. How can I tell if my loved one is ready for assisted living?

    Although many seniors would like to live at home for the remainder of their life, this often proves to be difficult or nearly impossible. Even if you live in close proximity to your loved one, caring for a family member yourself can take its toll. If the needs of your loved one have become more than you can handle yourself, even with in-home help, it’s probably time to consider another option. If you have concerns that your loved one might be in an unsafe environment, has trouble getting around, or may feel socially isolated, assisted living can be an immense help. If you notice that your loved one is neglecting personal hygiene, proper nutrition, or household maintenance — or feel they’re acting strangely or have sustained physical injury when on their own — you should definitely consider calling assisted living services.

  4. Will assisted living cost more than a nursing home?

    The cost of senior care varies a lot depending on the facility you choose and the area in which you’re located. However, assisted living may actually cost less than a nursing home or even in-home care, depending on certain factors. Long term care insurance and community-based waivers can help pay for the cost of assisted living facilities. And of course, using a senior living referral service can help you to locate a great facility that’s within financial reach for your family.

Looking to find out more about the senior living options that are available to you in Tucson, AZ? We can help you and your loved one find the best facility for your situation and preferences. Please contact us today to get started.


Aging in Place Use In-Home Senior Care Services

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Home care torrance ca, Senior in home care services

Senior in home services

Do you need senior care or another type of caregiver to provide in-home assistance for yourself, a spouse, or other family member?

In the United States, there are approximately 5.7 million family members that provide informal care within their or another family member’s home. This care is provided to family members that may be suffering from long-term illnesses, are disabled, or that are aging in place within the home.

One of the fastest growing population segments is people 85 years or older. In 2012 alone, there were approximately 5.9 million people over 85.

Most seniors want to continue living in their own homes, which is referred to as aging in place. Almost 90% have stated that their wishes are to remain in their own homes so that they are able to live by their own rules. In fact,


6 Tips for Buying Your First Home

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Hayward wi realtors, Hayward wi realty, Real estate hayward wi

Hayward real estate wi

Are you looking to buy your first home? You are not alone. Nearly one third of people who are looking to at a home for sale are buying their first home. There are some things you can do to make the process a lot easier and more pleasant.

  1. Take advantage of seminars for first time home buyers. Many cities have agencies that offer free, educational seminars to people who are looking to buy their first home. In some areas, housing non-profits offer similar programs and seminars. Before you start looking for a home for sale, getting more education on the home buying process can really help. They can give you a much better idea of what you can expect when you are dealing with lenders and others. They can also give you guidance about government programs that are designed to help people buy a ho

Can Ibogaine Clinics Treat Alcoholism?

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Ibogaine addiction treatment, Ibogaine detox, Methadone addiction treatment

Addiction treatment

Most of the news stories you’ll see about ibogaine clinics talk about how this “miracle drug” can be used to treat very serious drug problems, from opiate addictions to cocaine addictions. These hard drugs are notoriously difficult to kick, and any treatment program that claims to cure them is sure to raise a lot of attention.

But what about other addictions, such as alcoholism? While alcohol addiction is often perceived as less “serious” than other hard drugs, it’s also much more devastatingly common. A 2014 survey suggests that over 1


Looking at Condos for Sale to Find Your Dream Home

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Chicago condos for sale, Luxury real estate, Palmolive building chicago

The montgomery condo

When you are looking for the perfect place to hang your hat, it can often seem like a daunting process. There is so much to consider, and if you are looking to buy instead of rent, you want to make sure that your money is well spent, making the decision process that much harder. Unless you are working on the new construction of a freshly made home with the use of unlimited funds, chances are the very first structure you wander into to check out is not going to meet all of your expectations. The next one might not either, or the next, or the next. In fact most buyers spend an average of 10 weeks searching for the right space, and end up looking at about 10 different places.

Looking at condos for sale


Top 3 Reasons for Putting in That Backyard Pool

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Custom pool, Custom pool construction, Custom pool installation

Custom pool builders

For most people in the United States, having a pool in the backyard signals luxury. If you live in an area of the country where the weather is warm for a good portion of the year, pools can be a real source of relief when the temperatures climb. There are roughly 10.6 million pools in the United States, and if you are thinking of putting one in, you might want to consider a custom pool company for the installation.

When homeowners upgrade their outdoor spaces, they do so because they enjoy spending their time outdoors. They love the idea of having a custom pool design that goes with the design of the rest of the outdoor scheme. Homeowners get plenty


Are You Looking for Help for a Loved One Who Is Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol?

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Buprenorphine addiction treatment, Ibogaine research history, Methadone addiction

Ibogaine research history

Thankful is not a strong enough word.
As you hear the neighbor explain the expensive Ibogaine treatment center where his daughter is staying, you cannot help but remember that Halloween night a few years ago. You were sitting at home working on the computer, watching a television show, and answering the door as the neighborhood trick-or-treaters made their way up and down the street. One time when you went to the door to greet your guests, instead of finding a large group of candy seeking youngsters, you found your adult neighbor.
With adult beverage in hand, he stopped by to say hello and show you the hayrack he and some other neighbors were traveling on as they accompanied some of the teenagers who were trick or treating. As you quickly caught up with the news of your older daughters who wer