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In-Home Care, Nursing Home or Assisted Living: Which Is Best for Your Loved One?

When your loved one’s health begins to decline, you may find yourself facing some difficult decisions regarding their care. Can you continue to provide all of their care, or do you need some kind of help? If so, what kind of help should you find for them? There are three primary kinds of senior care: in-home care, an assisted living facility, and a nursing home. Which one is best for your loved one? Keep reading to learn the pros and cons of each option.

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Loved One in Assisted Living

Finding the right gifts for your loved ones can often be challenging. This can be especially true for your loved one who is in assisted living. What do they truly need in a professional care setting? What is allowed at the facility? If you’re looking for ideas of what to give to your loved one in assisted living, here are a few suggestions.

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The Benefits of Small-Group Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted living facilities can vary widely in the services and amenities they offer, as well as in regards to residents’ experiences in the facilities. This can make it difficult, as a caregiver, to determine the best assisted living facility for your loved one. One of the key factors you’ll have to look at is the size of this facility, as this can greatly impact what your loved one’s experience in the facility will be like. Keep reading to learn some of the benefits associated with choosing a small-group assisted living facility.

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5 Reasons an Assisted Living Facility Can Be Better for Seniors' Health

As our loved ones age, it’s natural to become concerned for their health. You want to ensure that they’re receiving proper care and that you’re making the best choices for their health and well-being. One of the most difficult decisions family members often face is whether or not to place their loved one in a senior care facility. Is such a facility better for your senior family member’s health, or will they be healthier in their own home? Keep reading to learn more about how an assisted living facility can actually support and even improve your loved one’s health.

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Why Alzheimer's Patients Need a Specialized Memory Care Facility

Finding a comfortable facility for your aging loved one’s long-term care is trying enough. The situation is made much more difficult when your loved one also has Alzheimer’s or dementia, or suffers from other forms of memory loss. Far too few people recognize that a standard care facility often isn’t sufficient for these patients’ unique needs, and that they require a specialized memory care facility. Why is this so important for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients? Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of memory care facilities, and how they differ from standard long-term care facilities.

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Why Choose The Sarah House for Assisted Living in Ormond Beach?

Florida is a popular place for retirees. The warm weather and relaxed atmosphere is a great environment for the later years of your life, when you want to slow things down and just enjoy life’s little moments. Of course, with a large number of retirees in the area, assisted living facilities are quite common, and there are many large corporations offering this type of facility in the Daytona and Ormond Beach areas. So why choose The Sarah House as your assisted living facility? Here are just a few of the ways that we stand out above the rest.

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A Guide to Discussing Assisted Living with Your Aging Loved One

Broaching the topic of assisted living with your aging parent or other family member can be tough. Many senior citizens view such a move as a major loss of independence, and will stubbornly refuse to even consider the possibility that assisted living may be the best option for them. Because of the delicacy of this topic, many family members will tip toe around it or avoid it altogether. However, it’s important that you have these open, honest, collaborative conversations with your aging loved ones so that the idea of moving to assisted living does not seem quite so daunting. The following tips can help you have these discussions in a way that’s healthy and relaxed, rather than tense and filled with fear and frustration.

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5 Things to Look for in an Assisted Living Facility in Daytona Beach

When it’s time to bring a loved one to an assisted living facility, you no doubt want to ensure that you’re finding the proper facility for them, where they’ll not only receive the care that they need, but where they’ll find comfort and companionship as well. Of course, choosing an assisted living facility is something that most people only do once or twice in a lifetime, so it may be difficult to know what you should look for. Here’s what we recommend you consider when choosing an assisted living facility in Daytona Beach.

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Will Insurance Help Cover the Cost of Assisted Living in Daytona Beach?

As with most things nowadays, the cost of long-term care and assisted living facilities is on the rise. With most facilities costing several thousand dollars a month—upwards of $50,000 a year, on average—it’s natural for people to wonder if insurance or Medicare will help to cover any part of these expenses. Here’s what you need to know about plans that can help with assisted living facility expenses.

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5 Signs It's Time to Seek Memory Care and Assisted Living in Ormond Beach

Memory care provides an extra level of professional care for those with cognitive decline from diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. However, the decline related to these conditions can be so gradual that it’s difficult to know when the right time is to move your loved one to an assisted living and memory care facility. At The Sarah House, we recognize how difficult this decision can be, and it’s natural to want to keep your loved one close to you, in a familiar environment, for as long as possible. However, there comes a time when it is far better for them—and for you—to move to a facility that can meet their needs. Keep reading to learn the 5 signs that it’s time to seek this type of care.

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5 Things to Know If You Want to Take Your Loved One on a Trip This Summer

As the summer months approach, we know that many families will be planning special trips, vacations, and family outings. And, of course, we know that you may want to bring along a loved one who is staying in one of assisted living communities here at The Sarah House. We whole-heartedly welcome family members to bring along our residents for these special occasions, and make wonderful memories with them. But there are a few things we would like you to keep in mind when planning a trip with your loved one living in an assisted living facility.

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How You Can Find Help Covering the Costs of Assisted Living

financial-help-assisted-living Whether you are the one entering assisted living, or it’s one of your loved ones, there’s always one concern that we hear from our residents and their family members: How can we afford the costs associated with assisted living? While we strive to make comfortable, high-quality care affordable for every family, we understand that the costs of assisted living can put a strain on many people. So, here is a quick guide of the places you can turn to get help covering these costs.

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5 Reasons Why The Sarah House Offers All-Day Dining Options for Our Residents

Each one of The Sarah House’s assisted living facilities offers all-day dining services. This means that residents are able to get the foods of their choice throughout the day, and aren’t held to a strict dining schedule, or even to a strict menu. So why do we feel this is the best dining option for our residents? Here are just 5 reasons that we’ve chosen this dining style for our assisted living facilities.

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5 Suggestions to Make an Assisted Living Facility Feel Homier

One of the reasons that our residents (and their families) love The Sarah House is that it doesn’t feel like a standard assisted living facility. We have four different locations in Ormond Beach, Florida, and each one is in a beautiful, comfortable residence that feels like an upscale home. However, many of our residences still enjoy putting their own homey touches on their rooms, and we welcome this whole-heartedly. So, if you’re looking for a few ideas on how to make your loved one’s room feel a little homier, here are some suggestions.

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4 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day with a Loved One in Assisted Living

Here at The Sarah House, we love to celebrate holidays with our residents. And while we make every effort to provide special activities and events to make these holidays special, often, there is only one thing our residents want on any holiday—you. So, while it may not be what many people consider a “major” holiday, we strongly recommend that family members make every effort to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their loved ones in our assisted living facilities. Here are a few suggestions on how to do this.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Loved One’s Quality of Life in 2019

As our loved ones age, their lives can change in drastic ways. They may lose some of their independence due to mobility issues, or face issues of loneliness due to the loss of friends or a spouse. This New Year, as you make resolutions to improve yourself, why not make some resolutions to improve your loved one’s quality of life as well? Here are a few simple suggestions that can make a drastic difference.

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Touring Daytona Beach Assisted Living Communities

When choosing an assisted living community for your loved one, it’s extremely important that you visit the location before making a final decision. Visiting a facility in person can tell you far more about it than online photos, reviews, and phone calls with the staff. If you’re touring Daytona Beach assisted living communities, we strongly encourage you to schedule a tour of The Sarah House as well. But no matter what assisted living community you’re visiting, it’s important to have a checklist of questions to ask and things to look for. Here are some suggestions of what you might want to include on that checklist.

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Daytona Beach Assisted Living with The Sarah House

Leaving your home for an assisted living facility can be a jarring change. But it doesn’t have to be an uncomfortable one. Many assisted living facilities are comfortable, cozy communities that feel just like home—with a little extra help when you need it. At The Sarah House, we strive to make every resident feel right at home from the day they arrive. That’s why we offer four different facilities, with two different styles of living, so our residents can find an environment that suits them best. If you’re looking for assisted living in Daytona Beach, you can read a little more about our locations below.

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