What’s Your View?

Tell us about your experience, opinion, or challenge with finding or living in a care home in the United States.

5 thoughts on “What’s Your View?

  1. I visited my 88 year old friend today at her assisted care home. Usually she’s very independent with most of her ADL’s but today was feeling ill. It was 4pm and she was just getting dressed, struggling to get to the bathroom to change out of her pj’s. She was too proud to ask for help, and since the assisted care staff assumed she’d ask if she needed help, she was dressing alone. Due to her weakness, it put her at a high risk for a fall. She has no family in the same town, so I try to check in on her. I’m writing this as a PLEA to anyone out there who might know a person living in a care home. Don’t assume the staff is in tune with their needs of the day–Help your friend communicate with staff and encourage him/her to ASK for help. That’s what the staff is for!

  2. I browsed your site and noticed that my assisted living facility in Carson City, NV is not on the list of care centers in the city. My facility is an assisted living facility (38 beds, licensed by the state) located as follows:

    Eagle Valley Care Centre
    1807 East Long Street, Carson City, NV 89706

    Please update your listing.

    • Daisy, Yes, we’ll add Eagle Valley Care Center to our website. I’ll put on your contact information and brief description. Thank you for letting us know. Do you have a website for Eagle Valley CC? I would put a link to it if you let me know what it is, which would improve traffic to your site. Judy

  3. I just read an article about Senior Hunger, and some of the statistics from the Meals on Wheels Research Foundation Annual Report were very unsettling. For example, a senior with a grandchild living with them is more likely to be hungry or have “food insecurity” than those with no grandchildren living with them. Other high risk groups for Senior Hunger are Women (60% and increasing), Seniors between 60 and 69 yrs old (more likely than those over 70 yrs old), Hispanic or African American, Rural Residents, and Divorced or Separated Elderly. Check out more details on Anthony Cirillo’s article “Senior Hunger a Well Kept Secret” at http://assistedliving.about.com/b/2012/09/03/senior-hunger-a-well-kept-secret.htm?nl=1

  4. Humor is always good and seems to be more important as I get older. If you like this, let me know by responding on this blog.

    A distraught senior citizen phoned her doctor’s office. “Is it true,” she wanted to know, “that the medication you prescribed has to be taken for the rest of my life?” “Yes, I’m afraid so,” the doctor told her. There was a moment of silence before the senior lady replied, “I’m wondering, then, just how serious is my condition because this prescription is marked ‘NO REFILLS’.”

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