The 6 ‘Must-Haves’ When Choosing a Senior Living Community in Beaverton, OR

Chamness'One of the most important decisions you can make as an adult is deciding and choosing a senior living community that will provide the greatest value to your parents, grandparents, or other loved ones.

When scheduling a tour with a senior living community in Beaverton, OR, the quality of care your loved one(s) will receive during their stay is the most important consideration to keep in mind.

Beyond being able to connect your family members or loved ones with professional, experienced caretakers who will treat your family just as well as you would, there are additional offerings that must be included in the program that you choose.

Please review the following 11 concepts, services, and offerings that must be available from the senior living community program place your loved ones with.

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How Caregivers in Beaverton Can Offer Support While Still Taking Care of Their Own Needs

How Caregivers in Beaverton Can Offer Support While Still Taking Care of Their Own Needs - Hearthstone Senior LivingAs the country’s population continues to age, the demand for more non-healthcare professional caregivers continues to increase.

These people tend to be related to or are close friends of the elderly person(s) who is no longer able to safely take care of themselves without some type of controlled guidance.

In the United States, these untrained caregivers have become responsible for approximately 80 percent of long-term care support.

What Is a Caregiver?

Caregivers are anyone who provides help to another person in need, such as an aging relative or ill spouse/partner.

Family members who take it upon themselves to become responsible for assisting an older adult tend to not identify themselves as a “caregiver.” However, understanding the entirety of what goes into this position can help create a healthy perspective over all associated demands, as well as how to receive the type of necessary support they need.

Being a Caregiver Can Be Stressful

There are a variety of gratifying rewards connected to caregiving. For most, being able to offer support to a loved one is a part of their core values and the responsibilities are welcomed.

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Signs That It’s Time to Move Your Loved One into Our Senior Living Community

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More than 15 million Americans invest their energy and resources in taking care of a loved one who suffers with Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia.

For the family of the affected, caregivers tend to find themselves unable to manage the type of stress and cost that comes with constantly monitoring their behavior, while also balancing other routine commitments.

When taking care of your loved ones becomes too overwhelming and your personal obligations are beginning to falter, it may be time to consider moving them into a secure senior living community.

When Senior Living Becomes Necessary

Helping a family member move into some type of secure environment  can be a difficult decision to make. However, when the following signs become noticeable on a regular basis, moving them into a controlled environment where they can receive the support and attention they need, trumps the emotional toll of wondering whether you are making the right decision.

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Alcohol and the Aging

There is an alarming trend of binge drinking amongst the older population. Excessive drinking can contribute to strokes, high blood pressure, liver disease, certain cancers, immune system disorders, osteoporosis, brain damage and an increase in falls. Feeling lonely, depressed and…

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An Apple a Day

One of my favorite things about fall is visiting the apple orchards in our nearby valleys. The leaves are changing, the early morning air is crisp and dense with fog and there are always festivals showcasing the results of Johnny…

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Nutrition and Seniors

We all know that eating well is important to keeping our muscles, bones, organs and other parts of our bodies working properly, but it is easier said than done, right? Our admissions department often hears stories, usually from an adult…

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