Moving into a senior living home is just the same as moving into any other household. There are many factors for you to consider. Regardless if you are trying to look for one yourselves or trying to get the best there is for your loved ones, choosing the right senior living nursing home is very important.
Caring for the elderly comes with a different set of requirements. Palliative care, dementia care, Alzheimer's care, day care, medical care and post-operation rehabilitation are some of the common services offered. The minute you start looking for options, you will see that there are plenty of choices out there. To help you make a more informed decision, here are some of the important factors you should consider when choosing a senior living home care.
Probably one of the most important factors to consider, a good senior living home should have qualified nurses to provide around the clock care for its residents. Residents usually have different needs from low dependency to high dependency (ie. semi-assisted living to fully-assisted living). Regardless, the nurses should be on standby 24/7 to provide the necessary care needed by the residents.
LYC Senior Living is proud to have a caring & professional team of certified nurses that will provide high quality care around the clock. Other than providing medical and daily living assistance, our passionate team of nurses is able to also provide companionship for our senior residents as well. Some of our services even include dementia care, Parkinson care, palliative care, and post-operation rehabilitation nursing care.
Even for the average person, medical checkups should be conducted regularly. The same should be applied for senior residents as well. Regular medical checkups will make sure that residents are always kept up to date about their physical health. Getting a senior living home that provides regular doctor visits can make sure that its residents always have a clean bill of health. Medical care for the elderly should never be taken lightly. At LYC Senior Living, our residents will receive weekly doctor visits and even on-call consultation as needed to provide residents & their family with peace of mind.
The common household can be a hazardous area for the elderly. Sharp edges, hard objects and slippery floors are some of the common household threats that could cause injuries to the elderly. The same goes for a senior living home. You should always look for a home that is well-equipped with the necessary facilities to make residents feel comfortable and safe. Common elder-friendly facilities and elements should include non-slip floors, handrails, easy wheelchair access and emergency call assistance buttons.
LYC Senior Living has all of the above and more. We have comfortable and safe activity areas such as a physiotherapy area, yoga area, TV area, garden and a swimming pool. Our large and spacious lounge areas allow our residents to socialize and interact with each other. Our physiotherapy and yoga area provide a space for rehabilitation and recovery for the elderly. Rest assured that all of our facilities are constantly monitored to be safe and elder-friendly.
As we age, our dietary requirements also change. For example, we might not be able to tolerate as much processed or fatty food as we used to. Our diet also changed requiring more clean and easy-to-digest food. Meals should contain the necessary nutrients to nourish the body. When you are looking to choose a senior living home, it is also a good idea to check out their menu items. Our team here at LYC Senior Living will provide meals that are not only nutritious but tasty as well! A centralized kitchen will prepare 5 meals which include breakfast, lunch, dinner and two tea time breaks.
While everyone enjoys peace and quiet, a tranquil environment is very important for a senior living home. LYC Senior Living is strategically situated in Kenny Hills, a serene suburban area that allows residents to enjoy their stay away from the hustle and bustle of busy cities. Our residents get to enjoy a relaxing and comfortable environment that is free from the stresses and hustle of urban life. LYC Senior Living home is also near all the major hospitals such as Hospital Kuala Lumpur, KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Hospital & Tung Shin Hospital.
Choosing the right senior living home is very important to make sure that the elderly will be able to live in a wholesome and safe environment. LYC Senior Living makes sure that we take care of both the physical and mental health of our senior residents. For more information about us, do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. Contact us now at +6012 656 1366.
Contrary to popular belief, the current assisted living communities were totally different than the ones in the past. As the population in Malaysia ages, the demand for assisted living services increases and the type of care provided has changed over time. Today there are numerous facilities, dining options and social activities for our senior loved ones. Via these services, many senior citizens are finding that today's assisted living communities provide convenience, comfort and increased quality of life.
We at LYC Senior Living would like to share with you how making the move to assisted living could be a better option than living at home when it comes to quality of life and social life for our seniors.
Assisted living communities or service providers are a great transitional step for seniors who are in need of more help than the family can provide at their own home, but do not require the round-the-clock medical care of a nursing home.
We present you our top five reasons why assisted living offers better happiness and health for seniors:
Seniors which stay at home are typically more prone to accidents such as falls or slips. We often find that families must make home modifications and hire in-home care to make the home "seniors-friendly". These modifications can be expensive and may include items such as medical alert systems to shower grab-bars, wheelchair-accessible ramps and many more! At the comfort of assisted living homes, these centres are carefully designed to provide accessibility and increased senior mobility, helping seniors avoid falls and accidents. These centres will also prioritize access to medical assistance through their in-house nursing staff, in-house doctor or to the nearest hospital.
Assisted living communities typically provide plenty of activities or physiotherapy programs to keep seniors active, from endurance and strength-building workouts. Such programs are also adapted to seniors and specific medical conditions. We believe that through staying active in organized group settings, our seniors are able to keep their bodies engaged in healthy ways. These forms of opportunities for physical fitness in assisted living will exceed what the family caregivers can provide at home.
Family caregivers may find it difficult to supervise senior nutrition at home. We often find that seniors living alone may be consider it unappealing to cook for one and this presents a challenge for family caregivers to monitor whether their loved ones are consuming the required nutrients. In fact, many seniors suffer from malnutrition, which will ultimately lead to the decline in their health and well-being despite the attempts of the family to keep them healthy. In assisted living setting, the residents are served five tailored meals daily, which will cater to their specific medical conditions, accounting for issues such as swallowing difficulties or diabetes.
Activities of daily living (ADLs) such as housekeeping may be deemed as a burden to our seniors. Assisted living communities will assist the seniors with their day-to-day chores which allows seniors the freedom to enjoy aging while taking advantage of assisted living amenities and activities. The seniors will find themselves focusing on activities which make them happy, which ultimately lead to them having a higher quality of life.
Through isolation at home, seniors may find themselves feeling lonely. These forms of social isolation are typically linked to poor health outcomes.
We find that many seniors suffer from isolation due to the following:
In an assisted living setting, the seniors are provided an opportunity to interact with other people who are in their same age range, either through common areas or via group-based activities which may be structured or developed by the centres.
This may lead to seniors getting more involved, which leads to greater happiness and quality of life.
If you would like to find out more about assisted living community, you may reach out and visit our centre in LYC Senior Living @ Kenny Hills.
As your parents or loved ones get older, you will reach a stage where you will need to consider some form of assistance for caregiving from an external service provider. In this day and age, where both you and your spouse will need to work to generate income, the option to care for your senior dependents on your own will no longer be viable. They will reach a point where their daily tasks cannot be completed without assistance from a care provider.
The decision to seek external help may be difficult but may prove to be a necessary one depending on the condition of your senior dependent. At first, most seniors will be reluctant to leave the comfort of their own home to a senior living facility, however, over time, this transition will be less strenuous and ultimately bring long term happiness to both you and your seniors if managed properly. LYC Senior Living would like to share with you a few options for various type of senior living facilities.
The first thing you need to determine prior to selecting a senior living facility is to assess the type of service and/or support you are seeking for your senior dependents. Making a checklist will help you greatly on this, which should include both simple and complicated tasks which they require assistance on. An assessment of future assistance would also help as constant relocation between different service providers may put a lot of stress to your seniors within a short span of time.
Based on studies from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about 70 percent of individuals over 65 years of age need some form of long-term care.
From the list you have jot down, you should start looking at the different forms of senior living facilities to find which fulfil your needs the best. Here is our short summary of the most common types of senior living facilities:
Independent Senior Living facilities remove the burden from the seniors of owning their own home so that they can concentrate on their interests and their health, both emotionally and physically. They are also provided plenty of opportunities to make new friends.
These types of facilities should only be considered if your senior dependents are in a good health condition overall and does not require any assistance for normal daily tasks. You should cross reference this against the checklist which you have developed earlier.
Should your checklist indicate to you that your senior dependents require assistance for daily tasks / chores such as home maintenance, transportation but still want them to have independent living, but with a little more help, then this may be one for you. If your senior dependents often face difficulties in managing their medications, facing minor mobility issues, struggling to get dressed or have issues when bathing, then you should consider an assisted living centre.
These centres or facilities should only be considered if your senior dependents / parents require constant skilled nursing care if they have complex health issues or are recovering from an injury or recent surgery. While they may cost more, it is accompanied with a form of care which you may be unable to provide at your own home or the form of senior living facilities may be able to provide. They may possess certain medical equipment's which are unavailable in other places.
Centres such as LYC Senior Living Centre provide a great option for many seniors. Residents at these senior living facilities enjoy from a full specturum of care which include independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services.
This will allow your senior dependents to initially come seeking for independent living care with the option to upgrade them to higher levels of care when they require it in the future. This will save them the hassle and stress from relocation from other facilities which are focused on providing a specific type of care.
Other Considerations for Selection of the Senior Living Centre:-
With the above, we hope we have helped shed a bit lighter to assist you in your selection process of a Senior Living Facility to care of your senior dependents. For further information about our LYC Senior Living centre @ Kenny Hills, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 012-656 1366 to find out more.
As we grow older, we become more fragile our health deteriorates, we become more prone to falling, which may lead not severe mobility issues in the long run.
Here at LYC Senior Living, we would like to share with you some potential contributing factors behind falls which will allow you to identify and prevent them from occurring for your senior dependents.
While not being the only contributor to falls, the medical condition of your senior dependent is a potential factor. Are your parents or loved ones on a new medication? Do the medications they consume lead to drowsiness or dizziness as a side effect?
Additionally, your senior dependents may suffer from more severe medical conditions which can be reduce the conditions or impact but may still lead to a risk in falling. You are recommended to seek the doctor's advice to see if your senior dependents face any risk of a fall from their medical condition.
Guided by this information or knowledge, you may be able to employ proper strategies for fall prevention, which reduces the chances or the risk of falling.
Medical issues or limitations aside, another major contributor may be due to physical limitations or deterioration of your senior dependents. You or your caregivers will need to constantly monitor your senior dependents physical condition throughout the years and adopt an appropriate fall prevention technique to mitigate the odds of them falling.
Our home environment may be deemed safe for grown adults but may become a hazardous environment for a senior dependent. In the condition of a cluttered home, our senior dependent may find themselves in a situation where they may fall and ultimately injure themselves. Rapid or sudden changes in the weather which leads to things such as a leak on the ceiling to the floor of the living area or kitchen may lead to a slip for an elder dependent. You should consider installing anti slip mats in certain danger areas to dramatically reduce the chances of your senior dependents falling.
You may also consider putting curtains in areas which receive too much sunlight, which may lead to your senior dependents to become dizzy or lightheaded and ultimately cause them to trip over a misplaced item in the house or even a door curb.
Many falls by senior dependents occur due to vision problems or limitations, but some of these risks dramatically cut by using sufficient lighting and making sure that lighting is working properly. This will greatly assist them in navigating through obscure obstacles.
You should also be aware that having lighting which is too bright can lead to its own sets of problems. Sunlight is often the contributor in this situation, but so can lamps which can create any form of glare. A brightly lit room may prevent you from properly assessing any dangers in the room, and bright lights may also trigger dizziness which leads to a loss of balance.
While it seems obvious, an older person's choice of clothing or attire may present an element of hazard for them. By wearing tight clothing, they may find that they will heat up too fast or impact blood flow movements, leading to an older adult to lose short term motor skills or mental capacity. Wearing extremely loose clothing could also present a risk as well as they can find themselves caught on doors or windows which may lead to a fall.
Another important aspect for senior dependents is their choice of shoes. Generally, seniors which face a high risk of falls are recommended to avoid loose fitting shoes or shoes with slippery soles. If they have foot problems, the shoes that fail to address these needs may cause trouble as well. Normal shoes can increase the pain and discomfort of senior dependents with fallen arches and consequently this pain may lead to a higher chance of falling.
We would recommend senior dependents who are at a high risk of falling to avoid wearing shoes with soles that are too slick, high heels, flip flops and stockings.
With the above, we hope we have helped shed a bit more to assist you in caring for your senior dependents. For further information about our LYC Senior Living centre @ Kenny Hills, contact us at email@example.com or 012-656 1366 to find out more.