# Assisted living
North Carolina Senior Care Options: Dignified Support for Seniors
Understanding North Carolina Senate Bill 274 or Senior Care Options. North Carolina Senate Bill 274, also known as Senior Care Options, was ratified in November 2023. The bill aims to provide additional support and resources to senior citizens in the state by offering a range of benefits and services. The bill also includes amendments to legislation related to home assistance services and licensing requirements. The legislation was presented in the North Carolina General Assembly in 2023 and was signed into law by Governor Roy Cooper.
Outrageous Abuse at Assisted Living Facility
State authorities have revealed shocking details of a disturbing incident that took place at a southwest Miami-Dade assisted living facility. Surveillance video captured a 29-year-old man engaging in reprehensible behavior towards a vulnerable 92-year-old resident. The incident has sparked outrage and led to the arrest of the alleged perpetrator, Cristian Rodriguez Cabanes.According to reports, the incident occurred at Lake View ALF, a home-based facility located at 14220 Kendale Lakes Blvd. It is unclear whether Rodriguez Cabanes was employed at the facility when the abuse took place and, if so, what his specific role was. The owner of the facility reported the abuse to Miami-Dade police, which prompted an investigation by state authorities.
They Moved Mom to Memory Care: In Less Than a Year, She Got Everything She Never Wanted
Disclaimer: This story is my personal experience and was written for informational purposes only. I put down stakes in Florida in 2010 and never looked back. Other than occasional trips north (during warm months, of course) to visit family that remained there, I preferred to keep my feet firmly planted in the Sunshine State.
Celebrating Senior Living & Memory Care | Autumn Springs Atascocita Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
Autumn Springs Home Care Communities, a trusted name in assisted living, is excited to announce the grand opening of its newest location in Atascocita. This premier family-owned and operated senior living home is designed to provide exceptional care and support to seniors seeking a safe, comfortable, and engaging environment for their golden years in a residential home setting.
Retirement Home Receives D Grade on Health Inspection
Any establishment that serves food to guests receives an annual visit from the county health inspector. It isn’t a restaurant-exclusive visit, as these take place inside schools, medical facilities, and retirement homes. Typically, these facilities tend to perform well, given the individuals who are eating food inside, but that is not always the case. For one local assisted living retirement community in metro Phoenix, a recent health inspection visit has turned up several health code violations, resulting in a D grade. This is the lowest grade the health inspector can give without shutting the business down. On September 5, the county health inspector paid a visit to The Watermark at Morrison Ranch. Located at 3333 East Morrison Ranch Parkway, there are several restaurants and service kitchens located inside the Gilbert facility. Each of these kitchens received an individual review. While three of the kitchens received A grades, it was the assisted living kitchen that received the lowest D grade. During the inspection, three priority violations were uncovered. A priority violation is a major violation that leads directly to an increase in injury or foodborne illnesses. The first violation came when the inspector watched a chef crack open eggs with a gloved hand, then go about touching clean utensils, plates, and other items residents would eat with, all without changing gloves and washing hands. This can result in a direct contamination of raw eggs onto the plates and other dishes. The second violation came when the inspector found a large container of cooked chili inside the walk-in cooler with an internal temperature of up to 50 degrees. All objects inside the cooler must have a registered temperature of no higher than 41 degrees. The person in charge (PIC) informed the health inspector the chili had been made the day before and it was cooling in the fridge. However, chilled food has no more than six hours to reach 41 degrees, otherwise, it may begin to develop bacteria. The chili in the walk-in cooler far exceeded the six-hour time frame. The last violation came in the form of the chef using unpasteurized eggs to cook over easy. This resulted in an undercooked, mostly raw pasteurized egg for one of the individuals living in the retirement home. Individuals in assisted living facilities are considered highly susceptible, so serving anyone unpasteurized eggs that are not fully cooked poses a major health hazard. Only pasteurized eggs can be used for undercooked purposes.
Paying for Assisted Living & Home Care in Alabama: Eldercare Costs for 2023
Alabama offers a range of care options for its elderly citizens, including assisted living, home care, and adult day care. Understanding the costs associated with these services and the available payment options is essential for individuals and families looking to provide the best care for their loved ones. In this article, we'll delve into the details of paying for assisted living and home care in Alabama in 2023.
In-Home Care Important to Most People - Many Anticipate Facility Care
Research indicates that people want to stay at home for long-term health care when they get older but would rather die than live in a nursing home. Many are surprised at how costly long-term health care is and its impact on the family. LTC Insurance helps keep people at home.
I'm a liar, but it's too late to give my Mom what she wants; She's in good hands as I kiss her goodbye
Disclaimer: This story is my personal experience and was written for informational purposes only. I had no idea how quickly Florida would overtake my senses, my heart, and absorb into my soul when we first schlepped south from New Jersey to Brevard County in 2010.
Transitioning Your Loved One to Assisted Living
As life's seasons turn, change becomes inevitable. For many, this change manifests in the form of transitioning a loved one into an assisted living environment. The decision is never easy, fraught with emotional challenges and punctuated by questions about safety, comfort, and care. However, it's a step that often becomes essential to ensure the best quality of life for the aging family member.
A connection to your aging loved ones.. now exists
The elderly population is growing rapidly, and with it comes a growing need for technology that can help them age in place and live independently. Technology can be used to improve the quality of life for seniors in a number of ways, including:
"Fractures in the U.S. Long-Term Care System: Assisted-Living Homes Rejecting Medicaid and Evicting Seniors"
The U.S. long-term care system is showing fractures from the pandemic just as a wave of 73 million baby boomers is hitting an age where they are likely to need more day-to-day care. With about 4.4 million Americans having some form of long-term care paid for by Medicaid, the state-federal health system for the poor, the system is proving to be a patchy safety net that industry representatives say pays facilities too little. As a result, some assisted-living homes are rejecting Medicaid and evicting seniors who have drained their nest eggs to cover private-pay rates.
Tall Tales Coffee Co. funds Lone Tree nonprofit to build inclusive community
(Lone Tree, Colo.) To build an entire community, Tall Tales Coffee Company is excitedly providing jobs and funding for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Tall Tales Ranch seeks to build a community of 32 apartments, plus social buildings, a community garden, a brick-and-mortar Tall Tales Coffee shop, and more for people with and without disabilities to live in a supportive, cooperative environment with work opportunities and engaging activities.
Dominion Senior Living hosting an open house at its Frankfort, Kentucky location on Nov. 17
This article is based on information sourced from qualified news sources and the featured senior living website, cited within and below the story. Are you or someone you know a caregiver for an aging loved one, possibly dealing with dementia or someone needing care for a memory disability? Has the decision to find suitable senior care living arrangements been made but the next step is getting all of the necessary information to consider options?
Aging with a Real Estate Plan
Elderly couple taking a walk through the park. Arboretum Trompenburg, Rotterdam.Michele Dot Com. The next chapter of our lives often brings perceived challenges, not from the acceptance of the truth that we all are aging, but the judgments that we create in response and often lack of action to that truth. As a real estate professional with aging clients I have been in sales and service to an older demographic for decades and one of the most important kernels of wisdom that I have received from this privilege is that the older generations are nearly always modeled around self sufficiency, and the roll up your sleeves mentality. Today's generation relies on google searches, social networks, Reddit forums along with video tutorials on YouTube to gather our information, purchase our tools and get the job done. We aren’t always the first to ask for help but when we do we come to appreciate the community that we build and the network of resources and people that unite in pursuit of the goals that we set forth to reach. The older generation, as I have heard from my own parents, don’t want to be a burden. This leaves the aging people in our communities in a very isolated and lonely place. Our elders with the knowledge and wisdom we yearn for in this information age have become marginalized and more often than not forgotten. I spend a great deal of time each week out in the communities that I am privileged to work throughout Los Angeles waving and drumming up casual conversations with some phenomenal people. It has been a wonderful experience for me personally and professionally, as I have come to be of service in both areas. In return I have gained more than I could give which continues to keep me out there reaching more neighbors and future clients and simply in each given day trying to make a difference. This personal story brings me to an experience that I wanted to share with you.