Categories for Healthy Elders

Why is Assisted Living for Seniors so Expensive?

January 29, 2021

Most Assisted living facilities in the Los Angeles county –including areas such as Beverly Hills, Pasadena or Palos Verdes – range from $6,000 to $10,000 per month. This can be a sizeable expense for many seniors, so many people often ask us why it is so expensive. It comes down to many factors but the most important is the large staff required to run an assisted facility. Assisted living facilities will have trained staff in areas from Activities, Nursing, and HR. Furthermore, the heart of these facilities are the caregivers who provide much of the day to day care to... View Article

COVID-19 Care Plans

January 19, 2021

During this terrible global pandemic, Seniors have been put in the most difficult position of all. This is especially true if you have been admitted to a hospital and are about to get discharged. From the hospital, you may be looking at continuing rehab in a Skilled Nursing Facility or going home. If you still need care, a SNF may be appropriate under normal conditions. However, due to COVID-19, many SNFs are challenged with caring for COVID-19 residents and this puts all facility residents, including you, at risk. In these challenging times, your home is the SAFEST place you can... View Article

How to Respond to Ebola and Other Health Threats

October 28, 2014
Senior Health Flu

How Serious are This Year’s Seasonal Illnesses? The Ebola virus is the current headline-making illness, with the terms “epidemic” and “panic” appearing over and over on the evening news. We feel like we have been down this road before, when the swine flu and mad cow disease were the diseases everyone was afraid of. Should we be taking special measures to protect ourselves and our senior loved ones from Ebola, or can we assume that we are safe? While we seek a balanced, prudent approach to this mysterious new threat, doctors want to make sure that we don’t fail to... View Article

Go, Team! Seniors and Sports

October 21, 2014
Elderly Sports Fans

More Seniors than You Think are Sports Fans When you imagine the typical Angels or Dodgers fan, you might not think of the elderly. But with a California team in the World Series again this year, sports fans of all ages will be tuning in to watch, discussing the games the following day, and rooting for a Giants victory. Although most seniors don’t feel comfortable actually participating in athletic events like sports, they can still have a great time keeping up with their favorite teams. Even if your senior loved one has never gotten into sports, she may just find... View Article

How to Protect Seniors from Dangerous Prescriptions

September 16, 2014
Elderly Prescription Abuse

Senior Drug Misuse Problems Often Go Unnoticed Almost every one of us has a senior in our lives who probably would not be alive if not for prescription drugs. From cholesterol control to blood pressure regulation, medications are able to help with many of the most serious health threats that face the elderly. But any force as powerful as that has a number of hidden dangers, and tragically some of those dangers have remained hidden for years. Some experts in the medical field are now publicizing their concerns that prescription misuse is actually hurting seniors to a greater degree than... View Article

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