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SNCIL So. NV Center for Independent Living – Nevada Senior Guide

July 31, 2015 by · Comments Off on SNCIL So. NV Center for Independent Living – Nevada Senior Guide
Filed under: Las Vegas, Support Services 

 

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Southern Nevada Centers for Independent Living (SNCIL)
2950 S. Rainbow Blvd., Ste 220,   Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
Phone: (702) 889-4216   Toll Free: (800) 870-7003   Fax: (702) 889-4574
Email: sncil2@aol.com

Mission

We are committed to “Removing Barriers preventing Independent Living” by providing services designed to empower people with disabilities to:

  • make individual choices,
  • assume responsibility to direct their lives,
  • manage their own affairs,
  • fulfill social roles, and
  • achieve independent lifestyles in the community.

Nevada Senior Guide – MyVegas Magazine

April 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Nevada Senior Guide – MyVegas Magazine
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http://www.myvegasmag.com/

Welcome to MYVEGAS Magazine!

MYVEGAS Magazine is a publication that is by locals, for locals.  Based in our eclectic city of Las Vegas, our aim is to focus on community events, networking mixers, local expos, special events, charities, online contests, special offers, local news and prominent figures, and much more!

MYVEGAS Magazine is about the local Vegas lifestyle and all that it entails.  From new places to dine, shop, and where to entertain your family, to features on taking care of your personal health and fitness, attending concerts and special events, MYVEGAS has got you covered. Seasonal articles and locally-grown contributions keep attention on what’s new and exciting in Las Vegas.  Published locally with 20 years of experience in the Las Vegas market, MYVEGAS Magazine has its finger on the pulse of the city, and will become your go to guide for all things Vegas.

Las Vegas is a city that is no stranger to evolution and change.  Expanding from humble beginnings into the innovative and entertainment focused town that it is today, Las Vegas is all about progress.  As a local in our town, you get to experience the best of both worlds:  a strong emphasis on hospitality to the millions of travelers who visit us annually, and an appreciation for our residents with the sense of pride we bring into our cutting-edge community.

MYVEGAS Magazine is all about locals, and we work hard to consistently bring you the most relevant and current material with our publication.  As local publishers for the last 20 years, you may have picked up a few of our publications in the past, including The Best Restaurant Guide, Las Vegas Home & GardenToday’s Health MagazineDine Out, and Las Vegas Woman.  To keep things fresh, we have combined the sentiment of all of these locally focused publications into one magazine; MYVEGAS is your go-to guide for the Las Vegas local!

Every season, we here at MYVEGAS Magazine work hard to bring you the most current news and information on what’s hot in our city.  Editorial features such as “From the Mayor’s Desk” and “Reader’s Choice” allow locals to seek pertinent knowledge on topics pertaining to Las Vegas living.  The “My Business” section covers topics that can help you and your company advance in our current economic climate.  Many other additions to our publication put the emphasis on you, the Las Vegas local.  MYVEGAS Magazine is focused on your interests, your kids, your life, your entertainment, your health, and your Vegas!

As our magazine is all about local living, we are always interested in hearing your feedback and comments.  Tell us what you would like to see in the next issue of MYVEGAS, and we’ll make it happen.  Be sure to subscribe online for more information on our weekly updates, free subscriptions, expanded articles, contests, expos and much more at MyVegasMag.com

Thank you for your support, and for reading MYVEGAS Magazine.

MYVEGAS Magazine
5540 S. Fort Apache Rd, Suite 110
Las Vegas, NV 89148
702.792.2378

Abrams Eye Institute – State of the Art Eye Care in Nevada

July 17, 2014 by · Comments Off on Abrams Eye Institute – State of the Art Eye Care in Nevada
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State of the Art Eye Care in Nevada

The only double board certified ophthalmologist in Southern Nevada with cornea fellowship training, Dr Abrams is currently the Chief of Ophthalmology and Medical Director of Eye Trauma for Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

“We are delighted to be able to provide state-of-the-art facilities and services to local Nevada residents,” commented Dr Abrams.

Dr Abrams was the first Ophthalmologist to introduce Laser Blade-less cataract surgery and now provides this innovative surgery as well as LASIK surgery and cosmetic eyelid surgery to residents in Southern Nevada.

“The Nevada Senior Guide is all about supporting those who support seniors and their community, and so we were thrilled to hear that one of our locals was stepping up to support our seniors and others in this community with a level of care they may not be able to receive elsewhere here in the Valley,” said Megan Mathis, Publisher of the NV Senior Guide.

Founded in 2005 by Jack Abrams, M.D., Abrams Eye Institute provides a full range of advanced, comprehensive ophthalmologic services at three different locations in Southern Nevada.

For your convenience, they have three locations to serve you; our Southwest Location 6450 Medical Center Street Suite 100  Las Vegas, Nevada 89148, Henderson Location 8605 South Eastern Ave  Las Vegas, Nevada 89123 and 1470 East Calvada Blvd  Suite 300  Pahrump, Nevada 89048.

For additional information, contact:

Abrams Eye Institute

SOUTHWEST LOCATION

6450 Medical Center St. #100 Las Vegas,  NV  89148

Phone:  702-304-9494

HENDERSON LOCATION

8605 S Eastern Ave Las Vegas,  NV  89123

PAHRUMP LOCATION

1470 E. Calvada Blvd. Suite #300 PahrumpNV  89048

Phone:  775-537-2020

Nevada Senior Guide – Visiting Angels Reno

April 26, 2014 by · Comments Off on Nevada Senior Guide – Visiting Angels Reno
Filed under: Health and Home Care, Homecare, Reno, Support Services 

www.visitingangels.com/reno

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Visiting Angles, serving Reno, Sparks and the surrounding communities

 

Why Elderly Care by Visiting Angels

At Visiting Angels, we realize it is never easy bringing someone into your home to provide elderly care services.  That’s why we strive to make staying at home a positive experience.  We do this by allowing you to select your caregiver from a group of experienced  elderly care providers, allowing you to maintain your schedule and providing you or your loved one with personalized elderly care services.

 

You Are In Charge – We’re On “Your” Schedule

With Visiting Angels, you’re in charge of everything.  Your Visiting Angels elderly care provider will not dictate to you what your schedule is to be (i.e. what time to get up, when to bathe, meal schedules, etc.).  It is our job to adjust to your schedule and to see to it that you remain comfortable in your home.  Visiting Angels – Senior Home Care at its Best!

 

Bonded, licensed and insured

Your locally owned and operated Visiting Angels office is licensed by the state of Nevada and is insured and bonded.  This can give you the peace of mind that a trustworthy elderly care provider will be in your loved one’s home.

 

Monitoring is essential

At Visiting Angels’ we continually monitor our elderly care providers through our system of continued personalized contacts.  Through telephone check-in’s and home visits, we will be checking regularly with your loved one.  We want to ensure that our elderly care recipients receive the best possible care.

 

Tailor your care to your needs

No two people are the same.  Therefore their elderly care needs are going to be very different.  Whether you need respite care, in home care, part time or full time care, or care at an assisted living facility, Visiting Angels can provide an experienced elderly care provider that is right for you.  Our agency tailors your program of elderly care based on your needs.  Your elderly care program is flexible and you can change the program as different needs arise.  We will also work along with any home health agency or nursing agency that may be assisting your loved ones after a recent hospital stay.

 

Visiting Angels Reno

The Visiting Angels office located in Reno Nevada is locally owned and operated by Monica and Robert Pence.  For additional information on how we can help you or a loved one, please contact our office at 775-852-4663 or visit our website at www.visitingangels.com/reno.  We look forward to assisting you with your care needs.

Circle of Life Community Hospice – Reno Nevada

August 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Health and Home Care, Reno 

www.colhospice.com

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Circle of Life Hospice helps people in the advanced stages of a chronic or terminal illness who have made the decision to live their remaining days with dignity and surrounded by compassionate caregivers. Our hospice team consists of nurses, aides, social workers, spiritual care advisers, physicians, volunteers, dietitians, therapists and bereavement counsel with that will facilitate helping you “live with” versus “dying from” an illness.

If we can help you see death through new eyes , it will help you to transform your grieving process and change how you view your world, forever.

We have learned from our patients that the Art of Living at the end of life is a time of life that can involve tremendous personal and spiritual growth.

Circle of Life Hospice

1575 Delucchi Lane,

Suite 214

Reno, NV 89502

775-827-2298

“Rock Stars of Downtown Business”

March 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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SYMPHONY PARK LECTURE SERIES ANNOUNCES NEXT PRESENTATION:

Panel discussion on the secrets of downtown’s successful business owners – large and small

WHAT:            During the next SymphonyPark lecture, a panel of successful business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs will share their diverse experiences as contributors to the downtown revitalization.

 

Titled, “Rock Stars of Downtown Business,” the free public lecture kicks off with a wine reception hosted by Downtown Las Vegas Alliance (DLVA), Downtown3rd and Faiss Foley Warren from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by panel discussion of downtown business owners from 6 to 7 p.m.

 

The discussion explores downtown business from a variety of perspectives: first-time entrepreneurs to seasoned executives, food to fashion, casinos to nonprofit organizations. Panelists will share the diverse experiences of their business endeavors, including the things they wish they had known when they started. Gain insights from lessons they learned the hard way, and learn about the vision of these trailblazers for the future of downtown.

 

The Symphony Park Lecture Series is a program presented by the Economic and Urban Development office of the city of Las Vegas and Newland Real Estate LLC, project manager of SymphonyPark, to engage the local community in compelling and pertinent topics germane to SymphonyPark, its anchor projects, downtown and other quality of life issues in Las Vegas.  The event is free and open to the public.

 

WHO:  

MODERATOR:

  • Flo Rogers, Nevada Public Radio

 

PANELISTS:

  • Seth Schorr – Triple George, MOB Bar, Cycle Pub, Downtown3rd Farmers Market, Downtown3rd, Downtown Grand
  • Sam Cherry – Soho, Resnicks, The Lady Silvia, Pop Up Pizza
  • Meghan Mossler – Stitch Factory
  • Marc Abelman – Inside Style, 18b Las Vegas Arts District
  • Linda Quinn – DISCOVERY Children’s Museum

 

WHEN:            Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Doors open at 5 p.m. for a wine bar hosted by DLVA, Downtown3rd and Faiss Foley Warren
  • Panel discussion runs from 6 to 7 p.m.

 

WHERE:         Fifth Street School Auditorium

401 So. Fourth Street, Las Vegas, NV  89101

(Free parking in Fifth Street School lot and City lot at southeast corner of Clark Avenue)

 

SPONSORS:  KNPR, CityLife, DLVA, Downtown3rd, Faiss Foley Warren

 

CONTACT:     For more information, visit www.symphonypark.com; or email info@symphonypark.com

Nevada Senior Guide: Opportunity Village to Host Special Performance of “Christmas in New York”

November 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Opportunity Village to Host Special Performance of “Christmas in New York”

Performance scheduled for Opportunity Village clients on Thursday, Nov. 29
WHAT: “Christmas in New York,” a variation of the famous Broadway holiday celebration “Spirit of Christmas,” will hold a special condensed performance at Opportunity Village on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 10 a.m. at the charity’s Engelstad Campus. A family-friendly performance, “Christmas in New York” features glittering costumes and a dazzling cast including Santa and his merry holiday helpers.

David King, internationally known Executive Producer of “Christmas in New York,” was so moved by his recent tour of the Opportunity Village campus and the clients served by the charity, that he decided to coordinate a special performance of his holiday sensation for the clients of Opportunity Village. This famous seasonal spectacular will hold performances inside the Broadway Theater inside New York New York Hotel and Casino from Nov. 27 through Jan. 1, 2013.

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Clients of Opportunity Village watching the performance

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012
Performance begins at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Opportunity Village Engelstad Campus
6050 South Buffalo Drive
(Due to construction, please enter facility from Patrick Lane)
All working media are invited to cover this event. Please contact Preferred Public Relations if you are interested in sending a camera and/or reporter.

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Media Contact:
Mindy Eras/Sarah Frittitta
Preferred Public Relations
Office: (702) 254-5704
Mobile: (702) 601-3046
sarah@preferredpublicrelations.com

Nevada Senior Guide: The Arbors – Sparks, Nevada

www.arborsmemorycare.com

Alzheimer’s care communities are designed to sensitively care for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. These communities offer safe and secure residential care for those who need 24 hour assistance. Residents will receive the individual care they need, while maintaining their dignity and comfort in a caring and compassionate environment.

Nevada Senior Guide : Senior Living Facilities – Some Criteria to Take into Consideration

November 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Senior Living Facilities – Some Criteria to Take into Consideration
by: Justin Woods

Once the professionals retire from the work, life becomes too dull for many of them. Though they live under the same roof with their children and grandchildren, still they feel the strong sense of mental loneliness. They miss the office environment where they used to share their feeling and experiences with the other colleagues and it was a real fun for all of them. The working sons and daughters are snowed under the workloads and find no time to chat with the elder parents. Some children are deeply immersed into the thought for their own loaves and fishes. Joining the senior living facilities is a prudent decision for the retirees to cut the shackles of loneliness and share the spaces and experiences with the others.

Senior living facilities: Are they ideal for you- Well, there are many criteria to mull over prior to opting for such choice. The persons feel strong pang of isolation when they have to move out of their houses. Their houses are the largest reservoirs of many fond memories. Still, sometime they have no other way but to choose the senior living facilities. Their children may be settled abroad or in some other parts of the country. They may be too self-centered to take care of the ageing parents. In such cases, the elder persons will feel good by living the rest of their life with the other retired seniors. Sharing the experiences and memories of the bygone days with the other members of the senior living facilities prevents the aggressive depression from setting in.

Senior living facilities: Choose the right one- The elder age is often infested with the minor and major health hazards. So, you need the facility to avail the quick services of a bunch of specialist doctors and trained nurses in times of your needs. Cleanliness and a flock of dedicated and well-behaved staffs are the major considerations prior to making any decision. There are other criteria too to be taken care of before choosing the senior living facilities. The location of the place is also an important factor. The elder persons hate the blaring horns, too much hustle-bustle and love the cool breeze, hues of flowers and sprawling garden in front of the building. So if the senior living facilities offer these criteria, you can go ahead to look for the other benefits.

Quality of food is another essential consideration to ponder over. Gather sufficient information about the qualification of the staffs, provision of any entertainment facility such as TVs or DVDs. The old age does not mean an end of life, it often implies to turn a new leaf. If you have been always a book worm, then ask the authorities if there is any library in the compound of the senior living facilities. Some senior facilities also offer ample spaces to play golf or badminton or lawn tennis. Such indulgence is not only good for the bodies but also a vital tonic for the mental refreshment.

Senior living facilities: Cost factor- It is the deciding factor for many retirees but it is not fair to compromise a lot to find the affordable senior living facilities. The investors often pass the bulk of the multifamily apartment purchase loans borrowed to accommodate the senior citizens to members of the house, but one should avert the over-the-top priced living facilities.
About The Author

Justin Wood is a financial advisor who have good information on Senior living facilities & multifamily apartment purchase loans. For more information please visit http://www.nationalcommercialpropertyloans.com/
The author invites you to visit:
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How to Care for an Elderly Person or Senior

October 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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How to Care for an Elderly Person or Senior
by: Starlet Nicole

It is not always easy caring for an elderly person. Their physical condition, health issues and their emotional state can present challenges for you, the caregiver. There are no doubts that caring for an elderly person is admirable, but it certainly comes with stress and at times can be overwhelming.

Far too many people feel guilty that they can not care for an elderly person on their own. Life presents far too many challenges and more often than not raising a family, paying into a mortgage and keeping food on the table can be challenging enough let alone adding to this caring for an elderly loved one. Although this can be challenging – it is not impossible. Preparing yourself and your family members for the transition is essential in order to make this work well.

Physical Considerations

Get informed about the physical needs of your loved one. Talk to the doctor and to anyone else who may have the wisdom and knowledge to help you care for the elderly member of your family. Know what to expect, what medications are required. Using services provided by a certified in-home caregiver from a professional agency can assist you in times that you need that extra help.

Keeping all important information in one file is important and this includes all medical information including test results, names and phone numbers of doctors, appointment dates, hospital cards, and insurance information. If your loved one is taking a lot of medications, make a chart to help keep track of what medication is to be taken and when.

Always be sure the home is safe. If your loved one uses a walker be sure throw rugs are secure, and there are no obstacles for them to trip over. Install safety railings should this help. If your loved one can get confused at times, it’s also a good safety precaution to have a baby gate positioned high enough in the door frame at staircases so that they can not fall down.

Emotional Considerations

Spending time caring for the elderly does not have to be all about taking care of their personal needs. Spend time asking them about their life. Everyone has stories to share about their life and some seniors have great experiences to share.

Teach an elderly person about the Internet. Many elderly people are nervous about computers and teaching them about all the amazing benefits of the Internet can spark new life in the person you are caring for.

The brain likes to stay active and no better way to do this than to play word games, crossword puzzles or even some board games such as Scrabble.

Always remember to be understanding because as we get older we tend to be very set in our ways and this means being stubborn at times. If the person you are caring for is being very stubborn and it is not a big issue, let it go. If the stubbornness is over something that is not negotiable it’s much easier to handle and you’ll have much less stress when you know to expect it.

When you have all the tools you need, it will make caring for the elderly much easier.

About The Author

Starlet is professional author for GC Nexus Group, Elderly Caregivers Agency help in finding professional caregivers throughout Montreal and Toronto in Canada. GC Nexus offers Live in Caregivers Canada, senior caregiver and elderly home care services for your parents and spouses by professionals.

http://www.gcnexus.com/elderly-care/
The author invites you to visit:
http://www.gcnexus.com

Nevada Senior Guide Announces Local Finalist for National 2012 Modern Healthcare Community Leadership Award

August 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Nevada Senior Guide Announces Local Finalist for National 2012 Modern Healthcare Community Leadership Award

Las Vegas, NV, August 17, 2012 –(PR.com)– Nevada Senior Guide is proud to announce that Carole Fisher, President and CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice, is a national Finalist for the: 2012 Modern Healthcare Community Leadership Award for the entire United States.

The purpose of the award is to honor a healthcare executive for his or her work through their organizations and corporations to improve the health and well- being of people, patients, communities or community members. Carole Fisher is the only CEO finalist from Nevada and the hospice industry.

From August 6 through September 21, you will be able to vote for one of the 10 finalists at ModernHealthcare.com.

Carole has been the CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice for the past 6 years and has been a strong advocate for end of life issues working nationally with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization on several high profile committees, she is active in various local initiatives and has broadened the involvement of hospice employees in the community.

Recognition like this benefits our community, our city and our State.

There is a competitive field of well deserving CEO’s that make difference in their communities.

Voting is simple.
• Go to www.modernhealthcare.com
• Scroll to the bottom of the homepage and click on Community Leaders or type the link into your browser http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20120804/INFO/120739999/community-leadership-award-finalists-2012
• Click on Vote Now on the right side of the page
• Voting ends September 21, 2012.

If you have any questions about the process please call Karen Rubel, at Nathan Adelson Hospice 702-796-3112 or contact www.nvseniorguide.com.

Contact Information:
Nevada Senior Guide
Leigh St John or Megan Mathis
(702) 269-9290

Nevada Senior Guide Announces Arbors Memory Care Community Top Rating

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Nevada Senior Guide Announces Arbors Memory Care Community Top Rating

Nevada Senior Guide Announces Arbors Memory Care Community Receives State’s Top Rating in Annual Survey. Family owned memory care community in Nevada receives another “A” grade.
Sparks, NV, August 09, 2012 –(PR.com)– Family owned memory care community in Nevada receives another “A” grade

Arbors Memory Care Community has received another “A” grade from the State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.

This is the 9th year in a row the community in Sparks, which specializes in the care of people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, has received the highest rating from the Health Division’s Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance.

Owned and operated by the Stutchman family, the Arbors has never been resurveyed to achieve the A grade. They have consistently received the highest rating on the first survey or inspection.

Some assisted living and memory care communities receive a lower grade on the first inspection and then must be resurveyed once any deficiencies have been corrected.

During the annual survey state inspectors show up unannounced and check on resident care, medication management, employee fingerprints and background checks, resident medical records, cleanliness of the building and fire safety.

Survey results may be viewed at http://www.health.nv.gov/Deficiencies_Qry.asp#agc_ and click on the AGC/AGZ link.

Each licensed community in the state is surveyed on an annual basis. Facilities then receive a grade between A and D. An A grade means the community is well run with minor administrative issues and no harm is likely to occur. A grade of D means serious harm has occurred or a condition or incident has resulted in death or serious harm and/or multiple administrative issues were cited.

“We are so incredibly proud of our continuous A grade,” said owner Gina Stutchman. “One of the many benefits to being family-owned is that all of the decisions regarding the quality of care are made right here in our building, not at corporate headquarters in another state.”

Stutchman also said the Arbors provides ongoing staff training that far surpasses the state requirements.

“Our training focuses on the fact that each person with memory loss is unique and is affected in a different way. Understanding the disease process and learning a variety of ways to communicate allows our caregivers to reduce anxiety and create a comfort zone for our residents and their families.”

Arbors Memory Care Community is a family-owned and operated residential community providing care for persons living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

The Arbors, located at 2121 E. Prater Way in Sparks, offers long term stays, as well as respite stays for caregivers needing a short-term care solution.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Hanna, Arbors Memory Care Community (775) 331-2229 or visit www.arborsmemorycare.com.

For more information about Nevada Senior Guide, please go to http://www.nvseniorguide.com

Nevada-Senior-Guide Laser Wellness PMA

August 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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www.laserwellnesspma.com

We Believe in 3 Things…

Laser Wellness PMA believes in truly a three word motto:  Learn, Invest, Share We know that today is more important than ever for people to Learn about their health conditions, Learn about what natural options are out there, and to Learn how to think with a winning attitude towards health and life.  We believe that by Investing in your health you are taking responsibility for your health and not just relying on someone else alone.  It has been proven again and again that being an active partner in your health and wellness journey can make all the difference.  Most people have never really invested in their health before, they pay insurance, they supplement, they pay for medications, but they never really invest in their health and miss out on truly being responsible and given themselves the best quality of life possible.  We also believe in Sharing health and wellness with everyone you know.  Once you invest in LLLT, whether you are a professional or a consumer, Share it with every family member, friend, neighbor, and co-worker so they can get a glimpse of what LLLT can do for them…

Do You Believe In Health & Wellness?

 What is it that keeps our  Health in somewhat dismay?  As we age, we have been trained to think that taking medications, surgeries, pain, lack of energy, lack of mobility, memory and vision loss, are all just the way it is and “normal.”  The TRUTH is we have given up responsibility of our own health journey.  Who is Responsible for our health and our families, our Doctors? Our Government? Our Insurance Companies? FACTS are that we are living longer, but not healthier, we are living sicker, longer!  We have more disease, sickness, pain, and injury problems than ever, and we take more prescriptions and have more surgeries than ever, yet we seem to be unhealthier!  The US is near the bottom in Longevity and Life Expectancy out of all the industrialized nations on Earth!

Call for a FREE Information Packet with dvd AND for a FREE Consultation from our Specialist:  (605)791-2283 Direct

Low Level Laser Therapy Works!

Light Amplication by Stimulated (Oscillation) Emission of Radiation or “Laser” has continued to bring out new changes in just about every medical and consumer field there is.  “Why is Low Level Laser Therapy so effective and continues to show tremendous results thru research all over the world?”  The answer is simple, LLLT works at the cellular and atomic level.  It carries electrons back into the body, and it helps to Re-energize sick, injured, damaged cells and allows better permeability to take place once again…So what can LLLT do for you since it works at the cellular level? As we continue to do more research, to get more understanding of how to effectively use LLLT, we continue to understand that we have just begun to see the wonderful results that LLT can produce…LLLT and Qlaser is truly Tomorrow’s Health & Wellness Care Today….

 

 

Nevada-Senior-Guide College Villas

www.collegevillas.org

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Are you an older adult on a fixed income looking for brand new, affordable, quality housing?

  • One and Two bedrooms floor plans with open layouts
  • Washers and dryer in units
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Individually-controlled heat and air conditioning
  • Fitness room
  • Billiard & Theater Room
  • Pool
  • Multiple elevators
  • Pet-friendly
  • Transportation to Heritage Park Aquatic and Senior Center

Nevada-Senior-Guide El Paseo Senior Community

http://www.horizonseniors.com/

El Paseo is a brand new, beautiful senior community for individuals who are 55 or better.

El Paseo Senior community is conveniently located near the breath-taking Bosque.

Amenities

  • Special Features

    • Washer & dryer included
    • Elevators in all buildings
    • Controlled-access gates
    • Mountain & valley views
    • Sparkling pool & year-round spa
    • Pets welcome
    • Covered parking available
    • Patio or balcony in select units
    • Community center with planned social activities
    • Library room with fireplace
    • Access to river trails
    • Convenient access to bus line & Railrunner Access

    Community Features

    • Accepts Electronic Payments
    • Business Center Onsite
    • Club House
    • Controlled Access
    • Covered Lot
    • Disability Access
    • Elevator
    • Fitness Center
    • Freeway Access
    • Housing Vouchers Welcome
    • Pool
    • Public Transportation
    • Senior Housing
    • Spa
    • View

    Apartment Amenities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Cable or Satellite
    • Carpet
    • Ceiling Fan
    • Dishwasher
    • Garbage Disposal
    • Internet Access
    • Patio or Balcony
    • Walk In Closets
    • Washer Dryer In Unit
    • Water Sewer and Trash
    • Window Covering

    Additional Information

    Apartments in Community: 166

    Pet Policy

    Pets no larger than 12″ or heavier than 25 lbs. welcome. $200 pet deposit.   Please call for details.

Nevada Senior Guide Announces New Appointment at Life Care Center

July 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Life Care Center of Las Vegas adds On-Site Physician.

Las Vegas, NV, July 18, 2012 –(PR.com)–

Physician Onsite, Inc., recently placed Maria Gaerlan, M.D., as an on-site physician at Life Care Center of Las Vegas.

In her new position, Gaerlan will work with Life Care Center of Las Vegas’ interdisciplinary team and other attending physicians in caring for each patient.

Her presence in the nursing home will enhance physician accessibility to patients and their families. She will aid in hospital transitions and pharmacy communications, and being on-site will allow her to personally respond to medical changes or emergencies in a timely manner.

Before entering this new role, Gaerlan served as the facility’s medical rehabilitation director, as well as practicing at West Charleston Pain Center in Las Vegas. She has more than 20 years of medical experience, most of which she has served in the Las Vegas community.

“I know the needs of the facility and can provide better patient care and services now that I have more time for patient care,” said Gaerlan. “Adding more quality of life to our elderly residents’ remaining years and seeing a smile when they feel a sense of accomplishment brings a smile to my face too.”

Gaerlan earned her doctor of medicine degree from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, the Philippines. She is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a licensed physician and surgeon in Nevada, California and the Philippines.

She resides in Las Vegas with her two daughters, Dominique and Jacqueline.

For more information about Physician Onsite, Inc., please contact Doug Veazey, director of field operations, at (423) 473-5028 or Doug_Veazey@lcca.com. Life Care Center of Las Vegas is located at 6151 Vegas Drive.

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Nevada-Senior-Guide Country Club Valley View

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Best 55+ Senior Apartments in Las Vegas, NV

Country Club at Valley View Apartments in Las Vegas – Call: (877) 469-6560

Move into your new life at the best Las Vegas senior apartment community! Go beyond traditional apartment living and enter the visionary lifestyle at Country Club at Valley View. Discover an elegant, yet fun-filled community designed specifically for the active adult who is 55 years and older. This Las Vegas retirement community has all the luxury and quality of upscale living with the warmth and familiarity of a small town.

Fantastic Location, Close to Everything

Country Club at Valley View is right where you want to be for fun-filled senior living. Located on 1400 South Valley View, we offer the best of Las Vegas while still having a beautiful and serene atmosphere where you can retreat and relax. Our unique community is private and gated with great shopping, dining and world class entertainment at Las Vegas casinos just a free shuttle ride away.

Amenities Galore

Country Club at Valley View offers exceptional comfort and convenience for residents who are 55 or better. You can make yourself at home in a bright and airy one- or two-bedroom apartment with air conditioning, energy-saving double-pane windows and an appealing, flexible layout that’s spacious and will accommodate any furniture design.

We also make your life easier with washer and dryer connections, private storage, DSL Internet and cable options, covered parking and a well-equipped kitchen with electric range, dishwasher, disposal and ice maker. Plus, each apartment is entirely handicap accessible.

Resort-Style Living Filled With Fun and Friends

Boredom is not an option at these Las Vegas senior apartments. Right outside your home, you’ll find a full array of recreational facilities and outstanding amenities. Enjoy an early morning dip in our spacious heated pool and spa, then play some afternoon shuffleboard or just hang out with friends on the sundeck enjoying complimentary beverages. For golfers, we have a well-manicured putting green.

Our community clubhouse is fully equipped with a fitness center, beauty salon, computer/business center with high-speed internet connections and also rooms for crafts, dance, cards and other games such as billiards, bingo, ping pong and even Wii.

With a full-time activity director hosting a variety of enriching activities, classes and outings, you’ll enjoy an active and carefree way of life in a resort-style surrounding. Plus, the gazebo and barbeque areas are great places to spend some time relaxing or socializing with friends and family.

Professional Management, Exceptional Service

If you value exceptional customer service, then you will want to make the Country Club at Valley View your new home! Professionally managed by the family owned and operated Gaines Investment Trust, our management team is on-site 7 days a week and you’ll always feel at ease in our gated community with controlled access. Gaines Investment Trust takes pride in offering the best Las Vegas senior living communities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nevada-Senior-Guide Nevada HAND Inc

www.nevadahand.org

Our Mission And Vision

Welcome To Nevada H.A.N.D., Inc.

Formed in 1993, Nevada H.A.N.D., Inc. is a non-profit corporation with the mission to improve the lives of low-income individuals by providing affordable housing solutions and supportive services. In pursuit of this mission, Nevada HAND has grown into a full service real estate development company with the ability to design, develop, finance, construct, and manage affordable housing either for sale or rent. We currently own and/or operate over 3,100 housing units in 32 affordable properties.

As a Nevada-based non-profit organization and HUD-certified Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO), Nevada HAND receives preferences for affordable housing development dollars under the Nevada Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program, HOME and Low-Income Trust Fund Program, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco’s Affordable Housing Program.

Nevada HAND was the first affordable housing developer:

  • To develop Nevada’s first affordable assisted living facility, Silver Sky Assisted Living Residence, located at 8220 Silver Sky Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89145 using free land donated by the City of Las Vegas;
  • To develop Nevada’s first federally discounted land sale under The Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act of 1998, Harmon Pines Senior Apartments, located at 6000 West Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89103;
  • To develop the first permanent affordable housing for chronically homeless individuals using HUD’s Supporting Housing Program’s Continuum of Care funds for Horizon Crest Family Apartments located at 13 West Owens Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Our Funding Sources:

  1. Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC)
  2. HOME / Low Income Housing Trust Funds (LIHTF)
  3. Federal Home Loan Bank’s Affordable Housing Program (AHP)
  4. Continuum of Care’s Supportive Housing Program (COC / SHP)
  5. HUD 202
  6. Conventional Construction and Permanent Financing

Nevada-Senior-Guide Employment Assistance

AARP – Nevada State Office

5450 W. Sahara Ave., Ste. 340, LV, NV 89146

(702) 648-3356, www.aarp.org/scsep

Employment Assistance, Community Service
Employment Program, Senior Work

Search Program

 

Easter Seals of S. Nevada

6200 W. Oakey Blvd., LV, NV 89146

702-870-7050

Offers work skills and pre-employment  programs, job search tools, resumes, work readiness, job placement

 

Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow (FIT)

1931 Stella Lake Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89106

(702) 367-4348, M – F, 8am – 5pm

www.lasvegasfit.org. Employment Services –
Teaching job skills, resume updates,
vocational training funding, on-site computer
classes, and workplace readiness assistance

 

Goodwill of So. NV Vocational Services

1280 W. Cheyenne Avenue, N. LV, NV 89030

(702) 214-2000, www.sngoodwill.org

Fri 9am-4pm. Job Placement, Job

Opportunities, Donations Welcome, Retail Stores 9am-5pm, Computer Assistance

 

Nevada Job Connect

3405 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89169

(702) 486-0100, Hotline: (702) 486-0173

8am-5pm daily, Mon – Fri

Employment Assistance, Training Opportunities

N. Las Vegas (702) 486-0200

Henderson (702) 486-0300 –

4500 E. Sunset Rd. Ste. 40

Opportunity Village-ARC

6300 West Oakey Blvd., LV, NV 89146

(702) 259-3700, www.opportunityvillage.org

Employment, Mentally Challenged,

Work Training Center. 8am – 4pm.

SCORE So. NV

300 S. 4th Street, #400, LV, NV 89101

(702) 388-6104, www.scorelv.org

Business Consultants for new small

businesses, Monthly Seminars, Volunteer Programs

State of Nevada Casual Labor Office

1001 A Street, LV, NV 89106

(702) 486-3441, 6am – 3pm (6am Sign In)

Short-term employment, Day Labor (cleaning,

heavy moving labor), construction, Landscape

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Nevada-Senior-Guide Lake Tonopah Apartments

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Lake Tonopah

An affordable, independent apartment community for seniors after 55 and older in the Las Vegas area. Lake Tonopah is designed to address everything you need as you begin the next and most exciting time in your life. Discover exceptional service and well-designed floor plans at Lake Tonopah apartment homes, an after 55 planned community in Las Vegas. This pet friendly community boasts thoughtfully designed one and two bedroom homes featuring open living and dining spaces perfect for entertaining, fully-equipped kitchen, built-in washer and dryer, central air and heating, large patios and balconies and air conditioning. Our residents enjoy a number of amenities including a refreshing swimming pool, fitness Center, shuffle board, horseshoe pit, clubhouse with entertainment area, library and billiards. Living at Lake Tonopah apartment homes gives you easy access to The USA Veterans Café, four drive-in theaters, and many venues for dining, shopping and entertainment. Call or stop by today and find out why our residents love calling Lake Tonopah home!

Resident Amenities

Fully Equipped Kitchens

Spacious One and Two Bedrooms

Cable Ready

Patio and/or Balcony

Walk-In Closets*

Central Air and Heating

Window Coverings

Washer and Dryer

Community Amenities

Fitness Center

Friendly On-Site Staff

Covered Parking

Clubhouse with Entertainment Area

24-Hour Emergency Maintenance

Landscaped Courtyards

Outdoor Refreshing Pool

* In Select Homes

Library Room

Pets

Lake Tonopah apartment homes is a pet friendly community! Some restrictions and deposits may apply. Please contact leasing office for details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Types of Senior Jobs Exist? (Nevada Senior Guide)

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Many seniors aren’t content to take the company watch and spend the rest of their lives in complete retirement. Part time and full time senior jobs exist, but the problem is finding them.

Wanting to stay busy isn’t the only reason seniors are looking for full and part-time jobs. Retirement and social securing incomes just aren’t enough to live on anymore, and seniors find themselves needing to work to pay the bills and buy food.

Some want to continue working simply because they love the feeling. They may be highly creative or well-educated and talented in a certain field. A job will provide these seniors with the sense of satisfaction they need.

The world has changed, and retirees don’t need to hold down a 9 to 5 job anymore, but they may be confused about what they’re qualified to do. Knowing just a little about the Internet lets seniors find suitable jobs or build a business and work from home.

If you’re searching for senior jobs, first decide what type of job appeals to you. If you’re an outgoing, people-person, you may want to seek jobs that take advantage of this talent. A job in retail might be just the thing that makes you happy and will supplement your income enough.

You may have enjoyed working for your old company or being in a certain line of work so much that you’ll want to speak to your employer about staying on with the company – perhaps on a part time basis. Most companies will love the fact that you’re bringing experience to the table.

Freelance jobs are extremely popular now. Many companies are outsourcing work to freelancers so that they won’t have to pay health care and other benefits to full time employees. You may be able to market yourself as a consultant and work as much or as little as you want.

A recent ‘Dear Abby column entitled, “Boomers finding new opportunities as they hit 65” brought to light that between 7,000 to 10,000 people will have a 65th birthday every day for the next 19 years. That’s right – approximately 76 million people will soon be hitting the big 65.

These seniors don’t want to be counted out of the work force. They want to be contributors and participators in life and in society. The impact on our world will be enormous. As these intelligent, hard-working people reach ‘retirement’ age, they won’t retire, but instead find ways to keep working – and that means more senior jobs.

Today, seniors have so many more opportunities than their parents – computers and the Internet has made it possible to begin a whole other career, build your own business and create a way to make a great income far into retirement years.

Don’t give up if you’re looking for senior jobs that fit your criteria. Search the Internet for business opportunities that might be just the chance you’re looking for.

Marjorie Chaddock

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Condos And Lofts For Active Senior Citizens (Nevada Senior Guide)

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Your kids are out of the home. You are fully retired, or perhaps working somewhere a few hours a week just so you can keep yourself busy. You want to travel, or at least have that option. That home maintenance you used to relish? Not so much anymore. For many people, the senior years mark a time of changes. Many want to simplify things so they can focus on the good things in life.

That is why many active senior citizens decide to live in lofts or condos.

In many cases, there are buildings specifically for seniors. Or if they are not meant just for seniors, many have senior-dominated resident populations. A good real estate agent will be able to point you in the right direction. Of course, some seniors have no interest in living only with other seniors and may want to live in a downtown-type condo that generally would cater to a younger crowd.

So why might active senior citizens choose to live in a loft or condo? There are a few reasons:

Activities
If you choose a building that is home to many other seniors, there very well may be organized activities that cater to seniors. Those include activities like book clubs, card games and movies. There also may be designated social spots and times.

Fitness
Maintaining their physical health is important to many active seniors. The fitness rooms and pools that are relatively common features at many condo buildings makes doing so easy. Plus, outside of your association fee, which covers such amenities, there is no membership fee that you would pay to join a gym.

Relax
Perhaps the top reason seniors choose condos or lofts is because of the reduced maintenance. There is no lawn to mow or driveway to shovel. There is no need to worry whether the bushes need trimming, or the house needs painting. The association takes care of all such maintenance, giving seniors more time to focus on enjoying life. In addition, many seniors choose condos or lofts that are smaller than their original house, so keeping their homes clean is not as time-consuming.

Community
Seniors who choose to live in places where lots of other seniors live often develop a strong sense of community. That is not surprising, given that they share many spaces with other people, and that they probably have even more opportunity for conversation than people who live in a neighborhood of single-family homes.

Options
There are condo and loft buildings in a wide variety of urban areas. Some are right in the middle of the downtown hustle and bustle, while others are further away but still provide convenient access to the downtown arts, restaurants and sporting events that many seniors particularly enjoy.

Andy Asbury has a unique team of lofts and condos REALTORs® specializing in Minneapolis condos and lofts who offer sound advice to all of their clients. To find the most information about Minneapolis condos visit http://www.MinnesotaLoftsandCondos.com today!

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Recapturing Your Youth With Senior Cruise Lines (Nevada Senior Guide)

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Everyone faces the time period when youth gives way to adulthood and old age sets in. Finding activities that seniors can participate in can be challenging. One of the best ways for older people to enjoy fun and entertainment is to book a destination on senior cruise lines. The cost is extremely affordable and there are many ways to have a good time.

Every activity that is located on the ship is specifically designed with senior entertainment in mind.

There are no age restrictions for having a great time and many people find that going on a cruise is the perfect time to recapture some of the essence that may have been lost in life. Everyone remembers how to have a great time when the right activities are presented. The only shipmates that are allowed on the cruise are all within the same age group to make making new friends easy. No one has to feel left out because he or she is getting older.

Travel agents that coordinate the sale of senior cruise lines tickets are quick to inform seniors about the discounted rates that are offered for this form of entertainment. The cost is lower compared with a standard cruise that may be taken by a younger couple. The ships know that many of the passengers are living on a retirement income and want to make the price affordable at every level of income for people to enjoy.

The activities are centralized and are not marketed to families or children like standard cruises. Seniors find it rewarding to attend these cruises because of the different activities that are available during the time they are a passenger. The food and entertainment value is designed exclusively for the older generation and getting the most out of the time spent is easy.

The main goal of taking a trip on senior cruise lines is to have fun and make new memories during the golden years of life. Being with people that are the same age helps many seniors to feel camaraderie. These relaxing getaways are an excellent way to enjoy life at an affordable price compared to the various forms of modern entertainment. Looking into taking one of these cruises will certainly not disappoint a senior that is looking for more than what is currently offered in life. Living on a limited income does not have to mean that it is too expensive to enjoy some of the benefits that old age has to offer.

The author has invested much time becoming an expert on the best cruises in the world and other related topics. Read more about senior cruise lines at Mel Davey’s website.

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Incontinence and Senior Falls (Nevada Senior Guide)

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Seniors who have urinary incontinence have been shown to have 3 times the risk of falls as compared to seniors without urinary incontinence. The connection between urinary incontinence and falls is surprising but studies do show that when you are able to care for your bladder issues you will have a less likely chance of dealing with falls. Falls in the elderly can lead to severe problems like hip fractures and in many cases hip surgery may be too hard to recover from and can lead to death.

There are close to 1.9 million emergency room visits each year due to senior falls. If managing your urinary incontinence problems will prevent or decrease your risk of senior falls, it is important to figure out how you can start taking control of these urinary issues. So why are senior falls and urinary incontinence linked in some way? Most of the studies indicate that there is an issue with falls when a senior is rushing to get to the bathroom. They may trip over furniture and even over their own feet in their rush to relieve their bladder before it starts to dribble. Not only are the bladder muscles to blame for incontinence they are also to blame for senior falls. Weak bladder muscles actually aid in controlling our balance and when they are not strong, they will lead to serious issues.

What can you do in order to prevent falls in the home? It helps to make the home into a safer environment by installing safety devices like railings and using a walker to help you get around. It is also important to keep the home clean and organized in order to prevent piles from getting in the way when you are walking around. Grab bars in the bathtub and next to the toilet will also be able to help prevent falls from occurring when you are rushing to get to the restroom.

Strengthening the pelvic core muscles will also aid in managing urinary incontinence along with helping to prevent falls from occurring. Studies done on women dealing with urinary incontinence and balance problems find that when a woman is able to strengthen her pelvic core muscles she will have a lower change of dealing with dribble throughout the day and her body will respond quickly if she does slip or trips over something.

Muscles do get weak but they can be strengthened and retrained at any age, allowing you to fix bladder control problems even if you have dealt with them in the past. Some seniors find relief when they start to exercise but they do notice they still have dribble when they laugh or get excited. This is completely normal and it helps to have some urinary incontinence products that can make living with urinary incontinence easier.

Some of the best exercises you can do in order to improve the pelvic core muscles include Kegel exercises. These exercises are commonly used during pregnancy to help prepare a woman’s body to give birth by making her lower region stronger. What you will focus on doing is squeezing the muscles that are used to stop the flow or urine. They are great for building muscle tone around your urethra and will aid in controlling the flow or urine when the bladder tries to release it.

Another exercise to do is to lie on your back with your knees at a 90 degree angle (feet flat on the floor) and to lift up your entire lower region and hold it tight for 10 seconds and release it back to the floor. Do this exercise daily to help strengthen your lower region as it will aid in providing you with stronger pelvic core muscles and preventing falls and problems with senior falls.

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Senior Mouth Problems (Nevada Senior Guide)

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Some people experience mouth problems as they become older. These situations can be inconvenient, embarrassing, painful, and downright irritating!

What issues could occur? Here are some examples of senior mouth problems and suggestions on how to help overcome them.

    • Discoloration. Repeated intake of certain foods or drinks like blueberries, cherries, tea, coffee, etc., can cause significant staining to the teeth. Because of this, it is best to clean teeth immediately after meals. Some toothpaste companies include ingredients such as baking soda to reduce surface stains. Naturally, regular flossing and brushing are extremely important when it comes to staving off discoloration, as are twice-yearly dental hygienist appointments (hygienists get teeth sparkly!).
    • Strange tastes. Some individuals experience an altered sense of taste as the years pass on. This can be frustrating because foods that once seemed appetizing no longer offer the same enjoyment. Certain medications can drastically affect taste in some people, so this is one possibility. At the same time, a diminished sense of smell occasionally accompanies taste alterations. If food is beginning to taste strange to you, consult with your doctor. He/she will likely strive to discover the cause. If the reason cannot be determined, then you may be referred to an ears, nose, and throat specialist. Independent of all of that, use certain nasal sprays with care. More than a few people believe their sense of smell became negatively impacted because of this type of medication.
    • Dentures misalignment. Dentures typically start off feeling fine but can become uncomfortable. The reason? Bone and gums change as time goes by, and what once fit properly may become loose or shifted. Bottom line? Call your dentist if your dentures are bothering you or if you have any questions. He/she will make the necessary adjustments so they can feel great again. Do not attempt to adjust dentures on your own, you could break the appliance or end up with an even greater degree of distortion.
  • Chewing difficulties. Chewing difficulties can be rooted in a number of different causes. The problem might be a canker sore that will heal in a few days, a dental appliance that needs fine-tuning, tooth sensitivity because of nerve problems (and the eventual need for a root canal), loose teeth due to bone loss and periodontal disease, and a medley of other possibilities. If you feel discomfort when chewing, it is important to find out the culprit. Some seniors fail to eat the proper foods because it hurts to do so and subsequently suffer from malnutrition. Consult your doctor for more information on ways to improve your problem with chewing difficulties.

 

Sure, mouth maladies may increase with age, but proper care can circumvent certain problems. Now that’s something most of us can swallow!

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Senior Dating On Today’s Dating Scene! (Nevada Senior Guide)

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The world of senior dating has really experienced some changes in recent years. Perhaps there are those who do not envision the fact that seniors actually engage in the dating scene, but they do. The fact is senior citizens get lonesome too. Relationships that allow us to bond are important regardless of the age. To fully comprehend senior and baby boomers dating and the changes that have occurred one must first understand the emotions seniors must endure before they can even enter the dating competition. It is a huge step that must be approached with care.

Many seniors have lived full lives that included dating the love of their life, marrying that person and spending a lifetime with them. They have raised children, went on vacations, enjoyed the holidays and recorded a lifetime of magical memories in their minds. In addition, often this relationship ended because a partner has passed away. The combination of getting around those memories and the guilt associated with even considering another partner make the senior dating process a profound obstacle to pursue. The majority of the seniors in this generation married for life and never assumed they would ever be part of the senior dating scene. And to make it even more complicated, baby boomers seem to be a pretty emotional kind of persons

However, life has a way of altering the playing field and many seniors are thrown back into the game by fate. It is not easy to date again, whether the previous relationship was successful or ended in divorce. The fear of rejection and feelings of guilt make senior dating a frightening proposal. Other than just the emotional fears in senior dating some other concerns are apparent as well. Children often play a major role and interest in their parent hitting the dating scene again. Some are very supportive, while others are more cautious and protective. In addition, women live longer than men making the competition for the senior males that are available fiercer.

Medical technology has allowed seniors to live longer. Seniors today are often more energetic and physically able to pursue another relationship with vigor. In addition, it is safe to say that there are many more options for the senior community when it pertains to senior dating. There was a time not so long ago where those seniors entering the dating process were limited to church functions and senior centers. Although these locations are still offer superb opportunities; Internet technology has taken the process to an entirely different level. There are numerous dating sites for seniors online and many are very well done.

Some think the senior dating world has been enhanced by the increasing promiscuity. However, most seniors would quickly confess that there is much more to companionship than sexual encounters. It is certainly much easier to do background checks and screenings on prospective dates, which makes the experience safer for all involved. Modern technology has made pursuing companionship in the twilight years as rewarding and plausible as the first time around, as long as the heart is willing to partake on that journey.

Discover why seniors and baby boomers are best placed to reap the rewards of their life experience.
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The Difference Between Assisted Living and Nursing Homes (Nevada Senior Guide)

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Overview of Assisted Living

Assisted Living, sometimes called Personal Care, is a type of care that supports individuals with their basic Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), including bathing, dressing, preparing meals, and, in some cases, medication assistance or reminders. Residents of Assisted Living communities, whether stand-alone or part of Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), benefit from the community’s planned social, educational and recreational programs, as well as the daily opportunities for socialization with peers. Three daily meals are generally provided.

Assisted Living housing tends to be more intimate, offering an enhanced home-like atmosphere. Apartments are generally studio or one-bedroom, with kitchenettes. Safety features such as call systems and handrails are standard.

Paying for Assisted Living

Assisted Living can be paid for from private funds or with a mixture of private funds and long-term care insurance. Supplemental private insurance will not pay for Assisted Living.

Overview of Nursing Care

Often called skilled nursing and rehab centers or nursing homes, Nursing Care communities offer both long-term skilled nursing care and short-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. While supporting individuals with their basic Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), including bathing, dressing, preparing meals, these communities also provide complex medical care in which the services of licensed nurses and therapists (physical, occupational, nutritional and speech) are utilized. These services are often utilized by individuals requiring short-term medical support after an injury, surgery or illness-related hospital stay. Nursing Care communities generally have 24-hour licensed care staffing.

Nursing Care housing is generally a private suite or shared accommodations. Well-designed communities enhance recovery and healing with planned social, educational and recuperative programs, as well as with an emphasis on home-like comforts.

Paying for Nursing Care

Reimbursement for Nursing Care community patients and residents depends largely on length of stay. Different funding sources kick in at different intervals. Short-term rehabilitation stays are often covered by Medicare and/or private insurance, including long-term care insurance. (Certain criteria in terms of length of hospital stay and care requirements while in the Nursing Care community have to be met to receive Medicare payments and it is worthwhile to discuss these with a discharge coordinator at the hospital.) For long-term care residents, private funds, Medicaid, and long-term care insurance are the typical methods of payment.

To learn more about Senior Living options, visit this website: www.areyourparentsthriving.com

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Senior Living Communities – A Great Place to Retire in Style (Nevada Senior Guide)

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All through our lives we dream of long vacations in sunny places. We always want to take time to relax and spend time with friends and do fun activities. We want to be able to take advantage of our lives and really enjoy ourselves. Unfortunately most of us have very busy lives.

We are often so busy through out our lives that we do not get a chance to do the things we really want to do. When we are young we are busy establishing a career, saving money to buy a house, finding a loving and suitable spouse. Then all of a sudden we are raising children, working full time, and saving money to send them to college.

As we grow older, we find that we have the maturity and insight to choose how we want to live our lives and what pace we want to live them at. Each day becomes more important, and to live it to the fullest, it’s important to relax and have the time to enjoy every moment and opportunity life offers.

Senior living communities should be considered. These communities differ greatly from the often boring, sterile image of “assisted living”. The modern communities often have fun and uplifting environments, and may be near beaches, pools, and golf courses. These facilities are receiving more attention as the baby boomer generation begins to enter senior living.

Brookdale Senior Living is one standout senior living community that you simply have to see for yourself. The community offers classes in art, aerobics, book clubs, and even intramural sports teams. You can also choose to live at Brookdale full- or part-time. This is a particularly great feature if you like your house but want to escape it in the cold winter months!

Communities for seniors are a wonderful way to enjoy your retirement. You can reside in a lovely community with residents who are your own age and share your interests. If you look into senior living communities, you can find the one that best fits your needs and favorite pastimes. You will finally have the chance to enjoy yourself and engage in all the activities you’ve dreamt of doing.

Communities for seniors are a wonderful way to enjoy your retirement. You can reside in a lovely community with residents who are your own age and share your interests. If you look into senior living communities, you can find the one that best fits your needs and favorite pastimes. You will finally have the chance to enjoy yourself and engage in all the activities you’ve dreamed of doing. Brookdale Senior Living is one standout senior living community that you simply have to see for yourself. For more information about Retirement communities – please visit RetirementCommunitiesGuide.org

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Senior Living Properties – 20 Point Checklist (Nevada Senior Guide)

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A move to senior living properties, retirement communities or estates is often complicated by perceptions and emotion. Make the decision as rationally and objectively as possible. A mistake will likely result in considerable stress and wasted money.

The questions, and their significance will depend on your personal circumstances and on how the estate is set up. I suggest that you go through each issue with a fine tooth comb.

Questions to be answered by the estate management.

1. With residents are there restrictions with for example: having someone to live with you, visitors, car parking, pets or anything else?

2. Are there any specific medical requirements to qualify to live independently?

3. Is it required to give details of any medical conditions or treatments? If so, who can see them and are they kept confidential?

4. Is there convenient estate or public transport available?

5. If the units are incomplete, can a resident change the design or finishes?

6. Are there any circumstances under which the deed of sale be cancelled?

7. Can a resident move, or be moved, from one type of accommodation to another. If so, how would the decision be made?

8. Are residents actively involved in the running of the village and in setting any fees and changing estate rules?

9. Are any resident rights at risk if the village is sold?

10. What exceptional charges will have to be paid by residents?

11. Are there any limitations when selling units? Could there be a disagreement over the selling price or improvements made?

12. Have all the estate management proven experience in this type of development?

Personal Check List – some points to ask yourself.

13. Does my my family, advisor and friends agree with my decision to move?

14. Am I considering the move because of all the daily hassles of running a home?

15. Have I considered all the information about the estate I have chosen? Has my legal representative explained all the relevant conditions in the deed of sale to me?

16. Do I think that this is the best choice for me? Does the this estate living suit the things that I believe are important? Have I spoken to any residents in the estate?

17. What choice is there if I become too ill to live alone? Will the estate and my unit suit me if I ever need a wheelchair or walking aid?

18. Are there services especially intended for the elderly like nursing care and an emergency call system? Will it meet my current and expected future needs?

19. Have I made a comparison of the facilities and the alternative financial arrangements of other developments?

20. Can I comfortably afford the estate I have chosen and what will it cost me if I decide to leave?

Working through these issues it is very apparent that this is an important choice in anyone’s life. The decision to consider senior living properties is often taken at a time of emotional distress so it is critical that it’s made in as objective and rational way as possible.

Patrick Millerd is a baby boomer “nevertiree” and aspiring digital nomad. He’ll help you discover how retirement planning can put you on the path to a create the retirement lifestyle you desire at www.Successful-Retirement.com

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Senior Living – An Ideal Place for Retired Seniors (Nevada Senior Guide)

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Everyone wants to live in peace and happiness even in old age, and senior living options are available for these people. In such a fast-paced world, children usually don’t have time to take care of their ageing parents. If they look for some retirement options, however, things could be easier. For all retired people, retirement communities are a great place to spend their lives in happiness and contentment. For most seniors, independence comes with a lot of difficulties, but for those who find it tough to accomplish their daily chores there are assisted living homes. When people get older and their children are unable to take care of them, there are a variety of senior living options.

Most seniors resist frequent change, so selecting a retirement community has to be done with great care. Most of the assisted living homes are set up so that the residents of the facility can have a better quality of life than they would experience in their traditional homes. It has often being observed that when it comes to elder care, the most important thing is to get exercise and have activities that enhance their lives and promote longevity. Improving the quality of life through senior living is a very real possibility, and this is the top goal of the assisted living homes. These facilities are there for all senior citizens, whether they are retired or not and whether they need assistance or not. After retirement, a lot of people tend to stop taking care of themselves as well and try to keep living on their own, but this stage of life ought to be the most enjoyable one. If you want to enjoy your life, then check into the best retirement community.

For retired people, there are a number of senior living options that can be chosen depending on the needs of the individual. The two main choices after retirement are living with family or moving to a retirement community. The choice of these senior homes depends on the overall health, independence, and mobility. If the aged person does not like going very far, then assisted living homes that are located near shopping areas would be best. As we get older, we try to find activities that will keep us engaged and happy. A lot of senior living facilities organize events for elderly people to share their thoughts.

Active seniors who are independent in their daily lives can opt for a regular retirement community which serves their individual needs. Senior citizens need to understand that staying in senior living is not a social stigma, but is a way to enjoy retired life to the fullest without being dependent on anyone. The ideal place for retired people among all the senior living options is the retirement community because it really caters to the needs of retired people.

Horizon Bay’s retirement communities, Active Adult Communities communities and Assisted Living Community redefine life for seniors where they are respected as individuals and encouraged to live life more meaningfully.

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Assisted Living and Retirement Communities: Great Food Equals Happy Residents (Nevada Senior Guide)

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Meal times are bar none the most important activity of the day for seniors living in retirement and assisted living communities. Eating is an immensely enjoyable activity when you’re young (as evidenced by our 60% overweight population) and for the elderly, and is often the only enjoyable activity of the day. And while fattening home cooked dishes will always be on menus – just watch the uprising if they took away chicken fried steak from anywhere south of the Mason-Dixon line – communities should still be striving for quality and freshness.

 

  1. Our seniors spent their whole lives deciding when and what they wanted to eat. Isn’t it only fair that they get to do that now? While many communities have limited meal times – and this is not necessarily bad, it’s certainly better to have an all day dining program in place. When is the last time someone told you that lunch was served at 11AM sharp? Our seniors aren’t children and they’re paying a lot of coin to live in these places. Communities should attempt to be as flexible as possible in their scheduling to be respectful of the decision-making ability of these folks, even if they come in at the same time. Every. Single. Day.
  2. It’s just as important to give seniors the choice of where to sit. Senior communities can be like high school with folks moving in and out of social circles. Wouldn’t you get sick of sitting next to the same person every day? What if you didn’t like them? Assigned seating should be reserved only for residents with very high care needs who need extra attention.
  3. Knowledgeable Food & Beverage Director. All the better if the chef is a nutritionist (and in some states it’s the law). Even if no need exists now, he or she should be able to tell you what they can and can not do in the event diets change for health reasons. Diabetes, chewing problems and diverticulitis, among many others – are fairly common ailments among an aging population and something to think about when considering a move.
  4. Quality and Quantity. Look to see how extensive the menu is. Residents should be given at least three options at every meal, one hearty, one healthy, and one light. Even home style dishes should be made with fresh ingredients and a minimum of salt, and served with fruits and vegetables that will be pleasing to any palate.
  5. Cleanliness and Atmosphere. Keeping the kitchen and dining room clean are incredibly important to help prevent the spread of illness within a more frail population prone to picking up every little bug. Check food safety inspections and be sure to walk all the way into the dining room (and in the kitchen if they allow it) to make sure staff looks clean and crisp, salt and pepper shakers free of any visible debris, table surfaces sanitized, and glasses and silverware spotless.
  6. Don’t forget to try the food. While every community claims to have the best around, make sure you ask to try it for yourself. Your taste buds don’t lie and it will give you a much better idea of what the community is really like as a whole.

 

Ms. Harrison has consulted with over 10 different distressed and startup senior living properties across the nation. Seniors Best Interests is a free-to-family service that advocates on behalf of seniors and their families when they begin searching for senior living communities.

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Can Baby Boomers Afford Luxury Senior Living? (Nevada Senior Guide)

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Can baby boomers afford luxury senior living? This is one of the great questions that smart real estate developers have been asking themselves for the last few years. On the one hand, there are many boomers who have lots of money and good credit scores. And those folks are being targeted each and every day by people who are marketing to baby boomers.

The number of senior retirement places has increased astoundingly just in the last few years. Actually, it has reached the point where there is now a surplus of excellent senior retirement communities around. And when there is an oversupply that means only one thing to prices. They are going down.

That scenario, in a nutshell, is why so many baby boomers can now afford to buy luxury senior living places. The prices on these great communities have plummeted drastically. That is not such good news for the people who bought at the height of the real estate pricing because their property values fell through the floor. And in many cases, has seen a number of people just walking away from their properties because it mad no sense to keep paying on it.

But for those who waited, or for those boomers who are just now coming to the age where they are thinking about where they want to live when they retire, this is an ideal circumstance. There are literally tons of properties on the market at distressed prices. Some being sold by the property owners and some by the management of the retirement communities. Either way, though, the deals are quite amazing.

One of the areas hardest hit pricewise in the active retirement community market is the golf community. Many, many, many of these developments were built. And many of the properties were sold in these communities. And then the real estate bubble burst and folks started not being able to pay their mortgages. Just like what happened in the non-senior real estate market.

Lots of foreclosures, lots of second and third mortgage defaults, and lots of distressed properties coming up for sale.

So the answer to the original question is, yes, baby boomers can easily afford luxury senior living residences. And in many cases, can now afford to buy the retirement home of their dreams simply because so many people found out too late that they could not afford to keep the place they thought they would live in forever. And because we live in an online world, the real estate bargains are pretty easy to find with just a little bit searching around the internet.

Susan is a full fledged baby boomer and avid internet researcher who writes about active retirement communities and other baby boomer housing topics on her site at www.second50years.com.

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Moving to Senior Living: You Have to Time It Right (Nevada Senior Guide)

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The transition to senior living doesn’t happen immediately. You have to research senior living, find out what’s available, understand the fees, and budget accordingly. Years ago, when we moved my father-in-law to senior living, we reserved a unit for ourselves.

“If you plan to live here within the next 10 years or more, you need to make a reservation now,” the marketing manager explained. “Move when you’re able to take advantage of what we have to offer.” We took his advice and paid a $1,000 deposit, which was put in a special account and earns interest.

When is it time to move to senior living? That’s the question we, and perhaps you, keep asking. Each person is different and has different reasons for moving. After weeks of thought, we identified the four top things that will determine when we move. These factors may apply to you.

Family responsibility is at the top of our list. After our daughter and former son-in-law were killed in separate car crashes, we were appointed as our grandchidren’s legal guardians. Our grandchildren are fraternal twins and moved in with us when they were 15 years old. Both graduated from high school with honors and are incoming college sophomores today.

Though we are no longer their guardians, the twins still live with us, and need a place to come home to at holiday time and in the summer. We won’t move until they graduate from college and graduate school.

Health is the second factor on our list and could easily become the first. Like many older adults, my husband and I have health problems and take prescribed medication. Our health is generally good. But health can change quickly if one of us has a heart attack, stroke, or is diagnosed with chronic illness. As long as we are in good health we will stay in our home.

Personal safety is another factor. Virginia McDaniel, MS writes about this issue in her “Living Well” magazine article, “Moving to Senior Housing, When and Why.” According to McDaniel, unsafe driving is one of the main reasons seniors move. Driving may become a burden instead of a pleasure. “One may lose the ability to drive due to the slowing down of reflexes or due to vision problems,” she writes.

Older adults may leave stove burners on or forget to lock up for the night. My husband and I monitor each other and, fortunately, we’re still safe people.

Unit availability is the fourth factor on our list and it changes constantly. Management sends us letters regularly, telling us which units are available and their monthly cost. Two-bedroom units are scarce because most retirees want them. We don’t want to settle for a one-bedroom unit because we think we’ll feel like we’re living in a cracker box.

So we continue to live in our house, enjoy the garden, make necessary repairs, and keep our home market ready. We’ve already started to “lighten the load.” According to the Senior Seasons website, giving things to relatives and friends who appreciate them is rewarding. I gave my beloved piano to my daughter, and she loves it.

Many factors determine when you move. What are your factors? Which are the most important? Thinking about this now can simply your life and ease the transition to senior housing. In the meantime, enjoy your home, your neighborhood and, most of all, your life.

Copyright 2011 by Harriet Hodgson

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Harriet Hodgson has been an independent journalist for 30+ years. Her book, Smiling Through Your Tears: Anticipating Grief, written with Lois Krahn, MD, is available from Amazon.

Her grief resources, Writing to Recover: The Journey from Loss and Grief to a New Life, a companion journal, and The Spiritual Woman: Quotes to Refresh and Sustain Your Soul, are available from Centering Corporation and Amazon. Happy Again! (Harriet’s latest grief resource) is also being published by Centering and is in productionnow.

Harriet has two other new books, 101 Affirmations to Ease Your Grief Journey, available from Amazon, and Real Meals on 18 Wheels: A Guide for Healthy Living, Kathryn Clements, RD, co-author and available from Amazon soon. Please visit her website, click on the blog, and share your thoughts with this busy author and grandmother.

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Senior Living Community Trends (Nevada Senior Guide)

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Senior living communities are relatively new, are responding to constantly changing demands and while even this industry is reacting to the current economic downturn, baby boomers are creating and responding to trends in a variety of ways. A recent survey conducted by Mather LifeWays with Life Services of Illinois in late 2008 revealed some interesting findings. This survey is “significant because there are few published studies that examine trends in programs, amenities, and environments among aging services providers,” states Mary Leary, President and CEO, Mather LifeWays.

Independent living is at the top of the list for most seniors and most are serious about technology. That means that senior living communities must offer state-of-the-art systems for computer savvy seniors. Those leaving the workforce today have become accustomed to and very adept at building their careers and a portion of their personal lives around computers. Seniors want services available that will allow them to maintain independence.

New models in Senior Living Communities
The Beacon Hill model, as described in American Association of Retired Persons Magazine is an innovative program that allows residents to stay in their homes and maintain their independence safely and comfortably. Beacon Hill Village in Boston is being embraced by communities with seniors across the nation because of its model as a full-service concierge program dedicated to linking older residents of the neighborhood with anything from a ride to the doctor’s office to house painting services to free lectures and exercise classes. Members must live in the neighborhood and pay an annual fee. The Beacon Hills Village program has sparked grassroots movements across the country.

“The New Retirement Survey” released in 2005 by Merrill Lynch focused on how baby boomers, who are quickly approaching retirement age, will have a noticeable impact on all aspects of senior living, including housing. In fact, because baby boomers will fundamentally reinvent retirement by living longer and remaining engaged and employed beyond age 65, the impact will influence all trends in senior living communities. The survey describes the “turning point”: 76% of boomers intend to keep working and earning after retiring from their current job and even exploring entirely new careers. This desire to continue working is motivated by earnings and by a desire for “continued mental stimulation and challenge which will motivate them to stay in the game.” Naturally, this finding supports the senior living community trend of a desire for further education. Visit the Bernard Osher Foundation to learn about the location of classes and opportunities for lifelong learning offered by this well-regarded foundation.

Trends can also be observed in surveys targeting the operators and owners of these communities. The Mather Lifeways survey describes trends in senior living communities that include wellness and lifelong learning options available as well as environmental considerations, such as green living standards. The survey also found that wireless technology is opening even more opportunities to pursue a wealth of knowledge. Currently, 22% of continuing care retirement communities are now offering Web-based education; however that number is expected to soar to 69% over the next four years, while wellness offerings, including classes and recreation, are projected to grow to 52%, up from 25%. Studies also reveal that 35% of senior living community providers are expected to observe “green” standards in new construction or renovation.

Another study, by Ziegler Capital Markets, queried senior living community owners, explores senior living community trends from a marketing standpoint. The majority of respondents stated that their multi-site organizations have been impacted by the current downturn in the economy. When asked how they intend to react, most said they will offer a variety of discounts on monthly service and entrance fees, which will naturally be attractive to those considering a senior living community. Marketing programs are also focusing more on what their community can offer in response to trends in senior living communities.

Technology, independence, education, health and environmental concerns will undoubtedly keep the newest members of the senior population occupied, challenged and productive for many years.

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Trends in Assisted Living (Nevada Senior Guide)

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Assisted living communities have become increasingly dedicated to innovation and an emphasis on hospitality in order to remain competitive during challenging economic times. Understanding the resulting assisted living trends will be helpful to families that are in the process of exploring the various options available for aging loved ones.

Assisted Living Trend #1: Wellness Programs to Enhance & Promote a Healthy Lifestyle

In 2009, the age of residents moving into assisted facilities nationwide averages 84.6 years. As seniors continue to wait longer and longer to leave their homes and move into senior living communities, the industry seeks to extend their length of stay by promoting health and wellness among their residents. Nearly every major competitor has developed a multi-dimensional program to include a variety of exercise classes and/or access to neighborhood fitness clubs, healthy meal options as well as spiritual and educational opportunities. Amenities and services that reflect this emphasis on wellness include the availability of on-site massage therapy, exercise equipment made specifically for seniors, computer training with specialized equipment and large screens as well as flexible hours for dining to accommodate medical appointments and activities. The success of such programs improves the general health and well-being of current residents and attracts new residents who are increasingly dedicated to maintaining their active lifestyles.

Assisted Living Trend #2: Larger Apartments and Increased Apartment Amenities

Between 2006 and 2009, the number of apartments in assisted facilities has decreased from a nationwide average of 63 to 54. This statistic reflects a trend in combining two apartments in order to accommodate residents who prefer larger living spaces. Whereas studios used to be the most common type of assisted living apartment, one-bedroom units are now more preferable and allow residents to keep more of their furniture and belongings that make their new apartment feel like home. In addition, many couples currently moving into assisted facilities prefer separate bedrooms for improved sleeping. Amenities frequently include spacious walk-in closets, 9-foot ceilings, balconies and/or patios to accommodate pet owners as well as enhanced kitchenettes with microwaves and small refrigerators.

Assisted Living Trend #3: Increased Flexibility in Financing Assisted Living

In light of current economic conditions, an increasing number of assisted communities are participating in Medicaid. According to a collaborative research project conducted in 2009 by the Assisted Living Federation of America, nearly half of responding assisted care providers have licensed up to 25% of their apartments for Medicaid. Other communities that may not accept Medicaid are partnering with companies that provide financing options such as a line of credit to facilitate move-ins prior to home sales. These types of options are very helpful to seniors who are reliant on the equity in their homes in order to afford assisted care. Given the number of veterans currently moving in to assisted facilities, providers are also dedicated to publicizing and promoting the Veteran’s Aid & Attendance program. For more information about eligibility requirements for this program, visit the Veteran Aid website. Finally, it’s never been a better time to ask assisted living communities about waiving entrance fees, locking in current rates and receiving assistance with moving expenses!

SeniorHomes.com is a free resource for people looking for senior housing or senior care for a loved one or themselves. With valuable articles and a comprehensive directory of care options, SeniorHomes.com is the best place to start your search for assisted living, independent living, Alzheimer’s care, a retirement community or home care.

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Hypertension And Senior Living (Nevada Senior Guide)

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Introduction

As I advance into my senior years, I have become more conscious of my health. I have always been in good health all my life. But in the past few years I have noticed small changes in my health, nothing drastic, but enough for me to sit up and pay attention to.

For example, I have been diagnosed with an enlarged prostate, for which I take an herbal supplement. But what really got my attention was my high blood pressure (hypertension). I had always had a healthy blood pressure since I ate properly and exercised. So I did some research on hypertension in the elderly, to see if it was unusual and what I should do about it.

High Blood Pressure In Your Senior Years

According to John Hopkins Medical School, it is not unusual for senior citizens to develop high blood pressure. In fact it is quite common for elderly people over 80, to develop stage 2 hypertension. Stage 2 hypertension is when your systolic blood pressure is greater than 160 mm Hg. For normal pressure it should be less than 120 mm Hg.

There is treatment for hypertension, but doctors are concerned that the cure may cause more problems than the actual condition of hypertension. For example, an elderly person may have additional problems besides just stage 2 hypertension. For example, they may have diabetes, heart disease and/or kidney disease, for which they are taking medications.

Treating hypertension with these conditions may cause more complications than desired. So your doctor may elect not to prescribe any medications to control your hypertension.

Controlling Hypertension In Your Senior Years

But you can take steps now to control your hypertension even after you enter your senior years. For example, take a look at your life style. Changes in some of your habits can reduce your blood pressure. The changes I made have lowered my blood pressure down below 125 mm Hg.

Here are some of the changes I made:

 

  • Reduced my sodium intake.
  • I kept on exercising and watching my weight
  • I started eating the Dietary Approaches Stop Hypertension (DASH). This diet reduces your salt intake and requires you to eat more grains, fish, poultry, fruits and vegetables.
  • I also started to take Omega-3 fish oil supplements that has been found to reduce your blood pressure and they also have many other health benefits.

 

Conclusion

Senior people are highly likely to develop hypertension. In some cases the doctor may not be able to prescribe medications if other medications are prescribed to control other health problems.

In order to keep your blood pressure under control you should look at your life style and make the appropriate changes.

Walter Chase made a life style change when he was 35. When that happened he started taking supplements, exercising, which included weight lifting and running. Walter started taking Omega – 3 supplements five years ago and has seen many positive benefit. Receive a free e-book all about the benefits of Omega-3, at his web site http://www.goodfattyacids.com/.

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Finding an Assisted Living Facility Alternative for Your Loved One – Home Care Solutions (Nevada Senior Guide)

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The following information is available for individuals who are in the process of making a decision about home care or an alternative to assisted living facility living. If your loved one has decided he or she would prefer to remain in the comfort of their own home rather than an elderly living facility, take the time to decide the best in senior care option for your loved one; it’s important to thoroughly research any professional in senior home care provider who will be visiting your home on a regular schedule.

If you’ve decided on home care as an alternative to assisted living facilities, the following information is important to consider before starting your search. First determine which type of services you or your loved one will need. It may be best to consult a physician or hospital discharge planner for assistance in evaluating your loved one’s special needs and care requirements. After acquiring the names of several service providers, take the time to consider their offered services and reputations. Here are a variety of questions to ask senior care providers and other individuals concerning the track record and history of an elderly living facility alternative care provider:

 

  • How long have you been in business as a provider of home care services?
  • How do you select and train your employees?
  • Do you provide nurses and/or therapists who evaluate patient home care needs?
  • Who supervises the provision of care?
  • How do you involve or include the patient and his or her family in care plan development?
  • How do you bill for services?
  • What procedures are in place in case of emergency?
  • How is patient confidentiality handled?
  • Can the home care provider supply a list of references?

 

Before choosing your senior living facility alternative and settling into a home care plan that works for you, remember that a little initial research can go a long way towards making the patient/senior care provider relationship beneficial to all.

An Alternative to Assisted Living Facilities: Assisted Living Care

You want your parent, friend, or loved one to enjoy their freedom and independence for as long as possible, and remain comfortable in their own household. As an alternative to elderly living facilities, home care is becoming a popular choice for seniors, as it enables them to remain in the safety and comfort of their own home, and relieves care giving duties from relatives and family members. Often times, your loved one may need help with activities or tasks that go overlooked-such as opening jars, driving, maintaining a clean household, and bathing. An alternative to assisted living facilities, home care provides support for those in need with personal care and daily activities and can provide part-time, full time, and as-needed support.

However, it’s important to understand that senior living caregivers do not always provide health-related services. Home health providers offer medical care, such as trained nurses or physical therapy services for seniors. Assisted living caregivers assist with non-medical senior care.

As your parents age they may require assistance, but assisted living care enables your parent or loved one to continue living independently for as long as possible.

Consider assisted living care as an alternative to assisted living facilities. Your loved one may only need care for a few hours a day, but their quality of life can improve significantly with in-home assistance. Although this decision may be emotional and challenging, it’s sometimes necessary to keep your loved ones safe, cared for, and comfortable.

Erica Ronchetti is a freelance writer for Visiting Angels, the nation’s leading, network of non-medical, private duty home care agencies providing senior care, elder care, personal care, Home health care, respite care and companion care to help the elderly and adults continue to live in their homes across America. Visit the Visiting Angels website to find out more information on alternatives to assisted living facilities.

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What Is Assisted Living? The Basics of a Popular Senior Living Option (Nevada Senior Guide)

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What Is Assisted Living?

With all the different types of senior living available today it’s difficult to understand the differences between them and even more difficult to choose the right one for you or a loved one. Adding to this confusion is different services not only at different facilities, but even to two people at the same facility!

The reason for the wide range of services is residents each get the amount of personal care and support that they need while maintaining a certain level of independence. They are typically a good choice if you need more personal care than you can get at home, but you don’t need the constant supervision of a nursing home.

So if you or a loved one find that you’re having trouble with everyday tasks but still want to maintain your independence this living option may be right for you. You can get the support you need while keeping as much of your independence as you’d like.

What Services Are Provided?

Assisted living is a good option for seniors who want or need aid with some of their daily living activities like showering, grooming, cooking meals or help getting to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Housekeeping, traveling to appointments are also common and some facilities also assist with medication. Many quality facilities will help develop a customized plan that meets all special needs while giving residents the freedom to do what they want to on their own.

Is It The Same Thing As A Nursing Home?

No, not exactly. They do offer many of the same services but a nursing home provides 24 hour supervision and medical care for residents. In an assisted living community 24 hour service is available, but privacy and independence is encouraged. Many offer private and apartment style housing, some even have their own kitchens. Almost all facilities have group dining and areas for social and recreational activities.

Assisted Living And Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)

A home can be part of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). These CCRC communities are long-term living solutions for seniors, usually in a single location. In the beginning, seniors living at a CCRC enjoy independent retirement living. As residents get older and begin needing assistance they receive the help they need as they need it. This continues until they need full-time supervision and transition into a full nursing home environment providing the resident with all the senior services they’ll need for their entire life.

Paying For Assisted Living

Most people pay for their care with private funds but in some cases exceptions are made. There are some insurance policies that offer long-term care that cover assisted living facilities that are licensed. Check your insurance policy to see if you are covered. Medicaid assistance is available to help pay for the costs of living for those who qualify.

Is Assisted Living The Right Choice For You Or Loved One?

Deciding to move into a facility and leaving the home that you’re familiar with can be difficult. Even if you’re anticipating the benefits of assisted living; security, assistance, and social perks that come with it, you have to also consider the impact that it has for your family.

Erica Julian is an experienced author who writes and contributes several articles to the Assisted Living Center blog.

Would you like to learn more about assisted living? Assisted Living Center has information for over 14,000 senior living homes and communities. Start here to request free information with no obligation.

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The Need for Senior Living Jobs (Nevada Senior Guide)

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For people currently looking at different career options, there are several things that you need to weigh. You need to pursue a career that you will thoroughly enjoy doing, that will allow you to help people, and that will pay you a decent amount of money. Senior living jobs are fall under all those categories, and they are in very high demand. There is expected to be a shortage of those working in the elderly healthcare industry, making it something that high school and college students should consider.

There are plenty of different types of senior living jobs, some that don’t require any schooling after high school, to those that require a Masters degree or a Doctorate degree. In other words, you can essentially decide how much time you want to spend in school and choose your career helping seniors accordingly. Or, you can go to convalescent homes and apartments, as well as assisted living communities, and volunteer. You will be able to get a lot of experience working with the elderly, and they will enjoy the company quite a bit.

One of the best parts of working with the elderly, in fact, is how much that they enjoy the company of others. There are very few industries quite like the senior healthcare industry in that respect. The people that you are helping will be so happy to see you and so thankful for you every day. If that isn’t enough to help sway your decision though, you will be happy to learn that the average salary of those in the senior living industry is between $40,000 and $60,000. That is not a bad amount of money to make at all, especially in the current economy, where jobs are scarce.

The other benefit to senior living jobs is the fact that you will be able to make your own schedule. Since there is a need for people working every hour of every day, that gives you a lot of flexibility with regards to when you will work. If you are someone that does not like the idea of working Monday through Friday from eight in the morning until five at night, then this is definitely something you should think about. In the end, you will find the senior healthcare industry to be a very rewarding road to go down.

Click here to check out the available senior living jobs in your area and what they pay.

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Senior Living Services: Caring for the Elderly and Easing the Pressure Off the Sandwich Generation (Nevada Senior Guide)

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Today, this rapidly expanding population is probably the largest it has ever been. Traditionally, women are a disproportionately large percentage of the caregivers. According, to “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Takes On Alzheimer’s,” women account for 65% of the Alzheimer’s population and up to three-fifths of Alzheimer patient caregivers.

The term “sandwich generation” was coined by Dorothy Miller in 1981 and refers to the group of adults whose dependents include both their own children and their aging parents.

Frequently adults, especially women, are caring for their elderly parents while simultaneously raising tweens and teenagers. Pulled in two opposite directions, it may often seem overwhelming and as though both parents and children are not getting what they need. Thus, many caregivers eventually seek out either a home health aide or senior care facility as their loved ones’ needs become more than they are equipped to handle.

Home health agencies partner an aide with an elderly patient. Home healthcare is ideal for clients who want to keep either themselves or their loved ones at home with family. Depending on a patient’s needs, the aide may be required to work either during the day or night, or live with the client for 5-6 days at a time. These aides may offer both companionship as well as custodial and medical care, helping with personal hygiene, daily medications, meals, etc. In home healthcare is minimally disruptive to a patient’s routine, allowing him or her to remain in an environment in which she is familiar. This service allows the elderly to either maintain their own residences or continue living with their families, which may actually preserve their mental and emotional health. Dementia patients, for example, benefit from a consistent environment as it helps stave off the disease’s progression. Medicare generally only pays for a small portion of home healthcare; the rest of the cost is covered by private insurance and funds.

Senior assisted living facilities allow residents to maintain some independence within a controlled environment. Seniors may bring their own furniture and other mementos from home. Generally these residences consist of little apartments that are outfitted with kitchenettes, an environment that enables residents to host family and friends in a more private setting. Main meals are generally served at set times in a large dining area and more individual care is available to those who need it. Certain senior assisted living facilities are authorized to dispense medication or reminders to take medication.

Assisted living centers also offer outings and other day trips for seniors who are able to participate. Senior assisted living is a compromise between a nursing home, which has more comprehensive medical care, and living completely autonomously. Although assisted living is normally paid from private funds and assets, certain long term insurance policies will cover licensed assisted living facilities. A few states offer Medicaid funds and waivers to help foot the bill. Assisted living is regulated by the state, so policies and practices vary.

Nursing homes offer the most extensive care, providing full custodial and medical care. For the elderly who require consistent, round the clock medical attention, this choice can be a viable option. Nursing homes provide occupational and physical therapy. Some nursing homes also offer physical rehabilitation programs, which are required after a major procedures, such as hip surgery. For sufferers of advanced dementia, nursing homes provide the round-the-clock care and attention they require.

Although nursing homes cost more due to the level of care they provide, they are also more frequently covered by Medicaid and Medicare. Some nursing home facilities have the air of a hospital and are run like one. Others try to be less austere and more homey and offer many of the same amenities as assisted living facilities.

Choosing the right solution to meet the needs of the elderly is a laborious process that requires individual case-by-case assessment. At home care, assisted living centers, and nursing homes all have their strengths and weaknesses. Each serves a dual purpose: to care for an aging population and ease the burden for familial caretakers. These services provide patients and their families with peace of mind.

www.KennethRozenberg.com operates the Centers for Specialty Care Group, a collection of prominent healthcare organizations offering short- and long-term care, as well as home health services. Learn more at www.KennethRozenberg.com.

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Senior Housing Options Explained (Nevada Senior Guide)

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Deciding to move to a senior retirement community is one of the biggest decisions you make. It can be an exciting time, but it can also cause some confusion when it comes to choosing which type of community is best for you or your loved one. People have different needs. Living options are not “one size fits all.”
To help you find the best fit, this article explains the main types of senior retirement options, including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care and continuing care retirement communities.

Independent Living

Independent living facilities are apartment style homes that allow a person to maintain complete autonomy. This type of facility is a very good option for those that can still do everything for themselves but need contact with other people – and less isolation than living at home alone. Senior independent living facilities usually have on site staff members that provide minimal supervision. Independent living facilities also offer activities and services for residents, ranging from tennis and swimming to fine dining and hair salons.

Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities are designed to help those that have difficulty caring for themselves to the extent that they can no longer live in their own home. These facilities are staffed 24 hours a day. Employees are trained to assist residents with their needs and provide supervision. A typical person living in an assisted living facility may need help managing medication, bathing, or getting dressed. While assisted living provides residents with assistance with the activities of daily living, they do not provide round-the-clock skilled nursing services.

Skilled Nursing Centers

For round-the-clock medical supervision, Skilled Nursing is the way to go. Skilled Nursing facilities are designed to house and assist individuals who have health conditions that require constant monitoring and the availability of medical personnel. Because of the high level of monitoring that skilled nursing facilities provide, they are staffed with medical personnel 24 hours a day. Skilled nursing facilities provide an invaluable service to those that have medical problems that require constant medical monitoring and/or high levels of assistance.

Senior Memory Care Communities

Caring for those who have dementia requires special expertise. Alzheimer’s and dementia care communities represent a special form of assisted living, with housing, supportive services and care to those who have varying levels of dementia. Staff members are carefully selected and trained to understand and manage the unique challenges associated with dementia care. Physical and behavioral issues as well as life history are key factors in creating daily routines and service plans for residents. Memory Support Centers provides daily structure seven days per week to help maintain the resident’s abilities and encourage the use of their remaining skills.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Continuing Care Retirement Communities, or CCRCs, provide a place where seniors can live, socialize and receive they care they need, while knowing that they can remain in the same community should their care needs change in the future.

A CCRC setting is one that will be able to accommodate you or your family member’s needs now, as well as in the future – all in the same community. If their need for care increases, a person who chooses a CCRC will be able to remain in the same community setting, but get Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing or Dementia care, while keeping the same neighbors and living in a familiar setting.

This means that the ideal living situation is one that can provide for an individual’s current and future needs while allowing him to maintain as much of his independence as possible.

Carol Cummings is a RN and Certified Wellness Coach at Brookdale Senior Living. She shares her knowledge and experience at Brookdale’s Optimum Life Blog. Brookdale Senior Living has a full spectrum of senior living communities throughout the United States, including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing Centers and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Residences. Find a Brookdale Senior Living Community near you at http://www.brookdaleliving.com/.

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Nevada-Senior-Guide Employment Assistance Directory – Southern Nevada

Employment Assistance, Community Service

Employment Program, Senior Work Search Program

Catholic Charities of So. Nevada

1501 N. Las Vegas Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89101

(702) 215-4703, www.catholiccharities.com

Senior Employment – 8:00am to 3:00pm

Catholic Charities of So. Nevada

2065 E. Sahara Ave., S-C

Las Vegas, NV 89104

(702) 382-0721

Hours: Mon – Fri. 7:00am to 3:30pm

Foster Grandparent Program, Volunteer Program,

Respite, SR Companion

CHR, Inc.

2980 S. Jones Blvd., Suite H

Las Vegas, NV 89146

(702) 889-4466

Employment Skills, Resume writing, Interview

techniques, Occupational job training, Gateway

to employment training for seniors.

Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow (FIT)

1931 Stella Lake Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89106

(702) 367-4348

www.lasvegasfit.org

Employment Services – Teaching job skills, resume

updates, vocational training funding, on-site computer

classes, and workplace readiness assistance

Goodwill of So. NV Vocational Services

1280 W. Cheyenne Avenue

N. Las Vegas, NV 89030

(702) 597-1107, www.sngoodwill.org

Mon-Thurs 9am-4pm, Fri 9am-Noon

Employment Training, Job Placement, Job Opportunities

Donations Welcome

Nevada Job Connect

3405 S. Maryland Pkwy.

Las Vegas, NV 89169

(702) 486-0100, Hotline: (702) 486-0173

8am-5pm daily, Mon – Fri

Employment Assistance, Training Opportunities

N. Las Vegas (702) 486-0200

Henderson (702) 486-0300

Southern Nevada

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Opportunity Village-ARC

6300 West Oakey Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89146

(702) 259-3700, www.opportunityvillage.org

Rehabilitation, Employment, Mentally Challenged,

Work Training Center

SCORE So. NV

400 S. 4th Street, #250-A, Las Vegas, NV 89101

(702) 388-6104, www.scorelv.org

Business Consultants for new small businesses

Monthly Seminars, Volunteer Programs

State of Nevada Casual Labor Office

1001 North A Street

Las Vegas, NV 89106

(702) 486-3441, 6am – 3pm

Short-term employment, Day Labor (cleaning,

heavy moving labor), construction, Landscape

Nevada-Senior-Guide Senior Industry Network Group – Las Vegas

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Nevada-Senior-Guide Medicine Disposal Program

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PAIN IN THE DRAIN

IN THE COMMUNITY!

Did You Know… …You can dispose of your expired and unused medicine at any Police Department in Clark County?
Drop Boxes are now located in the lobby of the Boulder City Police Department, the City of Henderson Police Department Substations, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department substations, the North Las Vegas Police Department substations and the Mesquite Plice Department substations.

Don’t Rush to Flush!  Dispose of your expired medicines properly!

Only public employees may access public manholes for maintenance or monitoring activities. Other, illegal discharges might result in:

  • Clogged or overflowing sewer lines
  • Disruption of wastewater treatment plant processes
  • Damage to sewer lines and laterals
  • Buildup of toxic gases in the lines
  • Harmful discharges into the environment

An example of an illegal discharge is a commercial vacuum truck dumping its contents of grease interceptors, sand/oil interceptors and septic tanks into the sewer system. Illegal dumping into public manholes is most likely to occur at night and away from major streets. If you see a potentially unauthorized discharge, please contact the Water Reclamation District at 702-668-8354.

Introducing F.O.G.G.

The Clark County Water Reclamation District and the Cities of Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas have teamed up to ask our residents to Just Can It! and help keep cooking fat, oils, grease and grit (FOGG) out of our community’s sewer systems. These agencies maintain extensive collection systems of several thousand miles of pipeline underneath the streets to deliver wastewater from homes, businesses and schools to the treatment facilities.
We call it wastewater, but it is not wasted at all. We reclaim every drop of this valuable resource by treating it to very high levels until suitable for reuse- for golf courses, soccer fields, industrial cooling and, most importantly, for return to Lake Mead and the Colorado River system for Return Flow Credits. In order to clean the water to the very high standards necessary, these agencies must keep the wastewater flowing through the pipelines to reach the plants for treatment.

F.O.G.G. FAQs

Q:  What is FOGG, and is it a problem? A:  FOGG is made up of fat, oil, grease, and grit, and it is a very BIG problem! FOGG does not mix with water because its components are insoluble and have a tendency to separate from a liquid solution. When fat, oil and grease are poured down the drain, they stick to the sewer pipe walls creating layers of buildup that restrict the wastewater flow. This problem requires pipes to be cleaned more frequently, causes pipes to be replaced sooner than expected, and causes blockages that can result in sewer overflows.

Q:  How does fat, oil, grease, and grit (FOGG) create a sewer blockage? A:  Fat, oil, grease, and grit in a warm, liquid form may appear to be harmless since they flow easily down the drain. However, as the liquid cools, the FOGG solidifies and floats to the top of the other liquid in the sewer pipes. The layer of FOGG sticks to the sewer pipes and over time, the flow of wastewater becomes restricted and can cause a backup or overflow. The gritty particles, including coffee grinds, eggshells, aquarium gravel, grain, rice, seeds, etc. get trapped in the greasy buildup, accelerating the problem rapidly.
Over time, FOGG accumulates in the sewer system in much the same way that cholesterol accumulates in our arteries. As FOGG builds in the pipes, wastewater becomes increasingly restricted. Suddenly, sometimes without warning, a sewer pipe backs up and overflows, similar to a heart attack. The result is a home flooded with sewage, or sewage overflowing in the street, where it flows – untreated – into area waterways.

Q:  What products contain fat, oil, grease, and grit (FOGG) A:  Fat, oil, grease and grit are natural by-products of the cooking and food preparation process. Common sources include food scraps, meat fats, cooking oils, lard, baked goods, salad dressings, sauces, marinades, dairy products, shortening, butter and margarine, coffee grinds, eggshells, grain, rice, seeds, etc. Anything put through the garbage disposal adds to the buildup.

Q:  What can I do to keep fat, oil, grease, and grit (FOGG) out of the sewer and help prevent a grease related sewer overflow from occurring in my house or on my street? A:  Everyone plays a role in preventing FOGG from damaging our sewer system. The following easy tips can help prevent a sewer overflow in your home or neighborhood.

  1. Fat, oil, grease, and grit should NEVER be poured down the sink. Sink drains and garbage disposals are not designed to handle these materials properly.
  2. Before washing, scrape and dry wipe pots, pans and dishes with paper towels and dispose of materials in the trash.
  3. Pour fat, oil, grease and grit into a disposable container, such as an empty glass jar or coffee can. Once the liquid has cooled and solidified, secure the lid and place the container in the trash.
  4. Disconnect, or at least minimize use of the garbage disposal to get rid of food scraps. The garbage disposal chops up food into small pieces, but can still cause a blockage in the pipe. Use sink strainers to catch food items, and then empty the strainer into the trash.

Q:  Why is it important to dispose of FOGG properly? A:  Sewer system maintenance in neighborhoods that experience sewer blockages and backups due to fat, oil, grease, and grit is expensive and can contribute to the amount that customers pay for sewer service. A sewer blockage or backup can also result in expensive repairs to the home.

Q:  What should I do if I experience a sewer blockage or overflow? A:  Call your sewer service provider at one of the following numbers:

  • Clark County Water Reclamation District: 702-434-6600
  • City of Las Vegas: 702-229-6594
  • City of Henderson: 702-267-2500
  • City of North Las Vegas: 702-633-1275

Pain in the Drain | Why Flushing is Bad

Why Flushing is a Bad Idea When you flush medication down your drain, it ends up at one of our treatment facilities. These ingredients can remain in the treated water when it is released into the water cycle. Handful of PillsWhen prescription or over-the-counter drugs are flushed down the sink or toilet, their chemical components may be added to the water supply. The presence of these substances in the environment is emerging as an important national and international issue. Although the concentration levels of these products in the environment is very low, research and monitoring are continuing worldwide.
Putting medications down the drain is not just a local concern. Increasingly, prescription and non-prescription medications, many of which are not effectively destroyed by sewage treatment plants, are finding their way into streams and drinking water supplies. A study conducted by the United States Geological Survey found that 80 percent of the 139 streams sampled across 30 states detected very low concentrations of chemicals commonly found in prescription drugs. While the concentration levels of these products are very low, they may be enough to cause adverse effects in the environment and to human health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nevada-Senior-Guide Helping Hands of Vegas Valley – Las Vegas

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SERVING SENIORS in SOUTHERN NEVADA

No Cost Services Assist Seniors to Remain Independent

  Established in 2000, Helping Hands of Vegas Valley is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to provide free, assistive services to senior citizens in Southern Nevada, allowing them to maintain their dignity and independence while improving health and daily living.

Our services include:

  • Transportation
  • Food Pantry
  • Respite Care Vouchers

Volunteer at your convenience!

SERVICES

We are a community agency providing the following free services to seniors 60 and over in the Las Vegas Valley.

Transportation

Transportation

HHOVV has two Para transit buses that can accommodate wheelchair clients. Rides are provided for medical appointments, grocery store shopping and other errands.

HHOVV volunteer drivers provide transportation to and from medical appointments, shopping trips and errands. All volunteers receive orientation training and a background check.

New clients meet with HHOVV’s intake coordinator for an assessment and must be 60 years of age or older, show proof of Nevada residency and display a need for assistance. Individuals needing services are typically alone and frail, chronically ill, homebound, and/or dependent on a primary caregiver. Reassessments are completed on an annual basis. HHOVV does not charge for these services. Volunteers and staff do not accept tips, gifts, fees, loans or anything of value from clients.

To be added to the waiting list for transportation services please contact Myrna or Nichole at 702-633-7264 x29.

Respite Care Vouchers

Respite Care Vouchers

The HHOVV respite voucher program is funded by the state Aging and Disabled Services Division and provides temporary relief for caregivers. Individuals who do not take time off while caring for a loved one may compromise their physical and mental well-being. Utilizing respite services is one way to reduce stress, allowing individuals to be more effective caregivers. Also, using respite services may delay early institutionalization

Food Pantry

Food Pantry

HHOVV also keeps a food pantry stocked with non-perishable items and delivers a free bag once a month to clients who meet eligibility requirements. Clients must be 60 years of age or older, show proof of Nevada residency and proof that their annual income is at or below 150% of current poverty guidelines. To become a pantry recipient a senior may call 702-633-7264 x22 and leave their name and phone number.

The organization accepts donations of non-perishable food items at a warehouse office in North Las Vegas. Donations are always appreciated!

If you are interested in holding a food drive for HHOVV please contact Lorri Highet at 702-633-7264 x30.

An organization serving the Seniors of Las Vegas.

2320 Paseo Del Prado #B112

Las Vegas, NV 89102

702-633-7264

E-mail: hhofvv@aol.com

Nevada-Senior-Guide The Way Out Christian Fellowship

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The Way Out Christian Fellowship

Senior Pastor Earl Kennedy

My name is Earl Kennedy, I came to the Lord in 1991 leaving behind a lifestyle of drug addiction and witchcraft.  I was lost and broken with no hope in life when God came to me.  He sent me back to the streets that I came from to help others.  We now have sober living homes for people who want help.  They are able to start their lives over again with the Lord leading the way.

Ministry

Recovery Homes

We have both men and women recovery homes up and running.  The homes are set in a family atmosphere to give people something many are not used to.  We have people staying anywhere between one month to 2 years. When they are ready to leave , then they go. Our goal for everyone  who comes to us is that they never have to be addicted to anything again.  Most are also restored to their own families.  Above all else they leave with a relationship with the Lord that solves all their problems.  This is a 24 hour a day job and the blessings that come with watching lives change in this manner are not measureable.  God has blessed the houses and those who live in them.

Lionheart Academy

We are in the process of opening a boarding school in the Las Vegas Valley.  It is a place for children rescued from slavery.  Most people know about this as child trafficking.  Housing both sex and labor trafficked children, we will take children from preschool age through 17 years old. We will also take them from anywhere in the US or internationally.  www.LionheartAcademy.org

 

Mission

The purpose of THE WAY OUT CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP is:

“For the equipping to the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.  As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by that which every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love”.  (Ephesians 4:12-16)

STATEMENT OF FAITH

We believe that there is one living and true GOD, eternally existing in three Persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit , equal in power and glory; that this tri-une God created all, upholds all and governs all.

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice.

We believe in GOD THE FATHER, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through the SON, Jesus Christ.

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit.  We believe in His virgin birth.  His sinless life, His miracles and teachings, His death for our sins according to the Scriptures, His burial, His bodily resurrection, His finished work on the cross, His ascension into Heaven, and His perpetual intercession for His followers.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, Who came from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ; we believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide.  We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit and all Biblical callings.

We believe that all People are sinners by nature and choice, and therefore, are under condemnation and therefore, in need of salvation and regeneration.  We believe that eternal life and salvation is only by God’s grace through faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We believe in the True Church, the living spirit body, of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members.  “And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all”.  (Ephesians 1:22-23NKVJ)

Nevada-Senior-Guide Senior Dimensions United Healthcare

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Say HELLO to Senior Dimensions

When selecting a Medicare plan, people have different priorities. Most consider the out-of-pocket costs associated with prescriptions, doctor visits, and hospital admissions. Others may select a plan that’s simple to use with little or no paperwork. For some, staying with their doctor is a must. That’s why Senior Dimensions (HMO/HMO-POS) offers Medicare Advantage benefits to help fit your health insurance needs.

Senior Dimensions Medicare Advantage plan is insured through Health Plan of Nevada, Inc., a UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company and a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract.

Enrollment Limitations: Enrollment in the plan is available during specific times of the year. Contact Senior Dimensions for more information. You must have both Medicare Parts A and B to enroll in the plan. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium, if not otherwise paid for under Medicaid or by another third party.

Senior Dimensions Southern Nevada (HMO-POS) service area covers Clark and Nye counties. Senior Dimensions Greater Nevada (HMO) service area covers Esmeralda, Lyon and Mineral counties, as well as designated zip codes in Washoe County.

HMO members must use plan providers except in emergency or urgent care situations or for out-of-area renal dialysis. If you obtain routine care from out-of-network providers neither Medicare nor Senior Dimensions Medicare Advantage plans will be responsible for the costs.

For HMO-POS members, with the exception of emergency or out-of-area renal dialysis, it may cost more to get care from out-of-network providers.

Pharmacy Network Limitations: Prescription coverage subject to limitations. You must use contracted network pharmacies to access your Part D prescription drug benefit except under non-routine circumstances, in which case quantity limitations and restrictions may apply.

Beneficiary information is available in alternate formats and languages.  Please call Customer Service at 1-800-650-6232; TTY: 711 for details. Customer Service hours of operation are October 1 through February 14: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time, 7 days a week. Between February 15 through September 30: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time, Monday – Friday. On Saturday, Sunday and holidays, please leave a detailed message and a representative will return your call within a business day.

About Us

At Senior Dimensions, we realize more than ever the importance of offering  affordable, quality health care coverage. We understand that people who are  eligible for Original Medicare may be looking for better options to meet their  health care needs. That’s where Senior Dimensions (HMO/HMO-POS) can help.

Over 45,000 Nevadans get more benefits than Original Medicare with Senior  Dimensions Medicare Advantage plans. We’ve been serving Nevadans for over 25  years. A product of Health Plan of Nevada, an affiliate company of  UnitedHealthcare, and Nevada’s first federally qualified health maintenance  organization, Senior Dimensions offers members access to a range of plan options  and services above and beyond Original Medicare.

Programs

Senior Dimensions (HMO/HMO-POS) has a wide range of programs  and services to assist you!

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Nevada-Senior-Guide Dr Peter Randall – Randall Chiropractic Rehabilitation – Las Vegas

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Bio

My journey started studying mathematics and sciences in college. I was a college athlete and I always made fitness and eating well a high priority in my life. In the late 1970’s my interest in health care was very strong, but I decided to pursue a career in mathematics or engineering simply because I could not find what I was looking for in the healthcare field of traditional medicine. I wanted to pursue a direction that emphasized more health than sickness. This all changed for me when I met a chiropractor at a health club that I was working in. He explained to me what chiropractic care was about, and after doing my own research, it sounded great! So my next assignment for myself was to contact local chiropractors in my area to observe their working with patients. I have to say that after practicing as a doctor of chiropractic for over twenty six years, having performed over one million chiropractic adjustments in my career, I still absolutely love what I do! In fact, I would not choose to do anything else for a career except chiropractic.

My chiropractic education and training was at Palmer College of Chiropractic. I enrolled there in 1982 and I graduated from Palmer College in 1985 having earned the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic. I also hold an additional board certification as a chiropractic sports physician and have worked with many high school athletes, professional athletes, and high school and professional teams throughout my career. Beyond my formal education at Palmer College of Chiropractic, I have completed several additional studies in the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions which affect our human bodies. These include, but are not limited to, disc, injuries, arthritis, aging, knee and shoulder injuries, nutritional deficiencies, gentile techniques and treatment for more difficult to manage patients, osteoporosis, MRI interpretation, CAT scan interpretation, and X-ray interpretation. I have also consulted with the New York State Attorney General’s office rendering expert opinions in civil litigation cases. I am a member of the Nevada Chiropractic Association, The Elks Club, and I am past President of Business Networking International in Las Vegas, NV.

I am licensed to practice chiropractic in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 1985, the State of New York since 1987, and the State of Nevada since 2007.

My practice uses a holistic, whole body, approach when treating each patient’s condition and necessary spinal and extremity joint adjustments, physiotherapy modalities including gentile electrical therapies, cold packs, hot packs, rehabilitation stretching and strengthening exercises, nutrition and weight loss for optimal health and healing. My office offers very caring and gentle approaches when treating each individual patient.

I live in North Las Vegas with my family consisting of my wife, our three daughters, our son, our two dogs and two cats. When I am not seeing patients I love to exercise, play golf, read both fiction and nonfiction novels. My wife and I enjoy going to Ballroom dancing lessons together. We have actually competed in several ballroom dance competitions in the past. I have fallen in love with the Las Vegas Valley and consider it my home (we have extended family that has lived here since 1986). Lastly, it is my mission to help all people in Las Vegas, and the surrounding communities, to feel better, suffer less pain, and lead healthier happier lives.

 

My patients say:

Bryan says:

Dr Randall is wonderful.  He not only fixed my back, he helped me even when my insurance initially declined my claim.

He’s very open and has such an easy-going manner, you feel like you can talk to him about anything.

He knows how to use pressure in a gentle manner, if that makes sense.

I would recommend Dr Randall.  He helped me and I know he can help you, too.

Te says:

 I’d never had chiropractic treatment in my life and Dr Randall explained everything to me.

He understood why my body just didn’t feel like ‘me’ – and his suggestions of things to do at home really helped much more than I expected.

I would recommend Dr Randall to anyone who is not sure what’s going on with their body and their bones – if you don’t feel like ‘you’, see Dr Randall.

It was a great experience.  Thank you.

Meg Mathis, Publisher/CEO, NV Senior Guide say:

Being 50+ has never slowed me down. My weekly visits to Dr. Randall have kept me in the gym at optimum performance. I’m strong, agile, and most of all I feel great all over!

Leigh S. says:

Orthopedic Doctors, Chiropractors, and other similar medical professionals have been part of my life since I was a child – and as such, I have around 40 years of experience in being able to know a quality health care professional when I find one.

Dr Randall is one of the best I have ever encountered.  He is an exceptionally experienced and knowledgeable doctor, and also one who trusts his instincts – and I trust him.

Without exception, I recommend Dr Peter Randall.  He is quality, through and through.

Nevada-Senior-Guide Regency Palms – Las Vegas

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Assisted living communities offer help with non-medical aspects of daily activities in an atmosphere of separate, private living apartments that encourage independence. In addition to providing meals, transportation for medical appointments, activities and pleasure trips, assisted living provides linens and laundry service, assistance with dressing and bathing, reminders regarding medication, and assistance with eating, transferring to and from a wheelchair, toileting, etc. This group setting also provides daily social activities and entertainment for the residents.

Alzheimer’s care communities are designed to sensitively care for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. These communities offer safe and secure residential care for those who need 24 hour assistance. Residents will receive the individual care they need, while maintaining their dignity and comfort in a caring and compassionate environment.

Nevada-Senior-Guide Michael Miller Realtor – Las Vegas

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Nevada-Senior-Guide The Elderly Aristocrat – Las Vegas

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The Elderly Aristocrat

3700 Tioga Way

2380 Mohigan Way

Las Vegas, NV 89109

12 beds, Category I & II

(702) 768-2304

Nevada-Senior-Guide Jory Trail Home Care – Las Vegas

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Jory Trail Home Care

4133 Jory Trail

Las Vegas, NV 89108

10 Beds, Category II, Alzheimer’s, Hospice

Respite

(702) 339-6727

Nevada-Senior-Guide Siena Hills – Henderson

www.sienahills.com

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Assisted Living Las Vegas

Siena Hills Assisted Living in Las Vegas offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Alzheimer’s Care.  Our staff is available 24 hours a day. Life at Siena Hills is comparable to living in a fine resort, with many of the same lifestyle enhancing amenities.

Independent Living & Assisted Living.

At Siena Hills, we strive to meet the needs of each Resident by providing an individualized care program that maintains each Resident’s privacy and dignity. Our health care services    are provided 24 hours a day and change according to your personal needs.

Reputation, Experience & Leadership.

Siena Hills’ unparalleled reputation in the community is fostered by our Executive Director, Mary Pophal. Mary has nearly twenty years of leadership experience in assisted living and memory care. Our residents and families benefit from Mary’s vision and knowledge.

Siena Hills

Active Assisted Living & Memory Care Community

Located in Henderson at
2910 Horizon Ridge Pkwy
702-614-8733

 

Nevada-Senior-Guide Life Care Centers of America – Las Vegas

http://www.lcca.com/

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About Life Care

Your family is special with its deep bonds and unique relationships. Facing a dramatic change – such as moving a loved one into assisted living or a nursing home – is an unsettling prospect for most people. Life Care Centers have helped families for decades to work through the difficult decisions about how best to care for their loved ones. We understand how trying it is to choose nursing home care for your loved one, and how most struggling caretakers feel there is no other choice.

That’s why we’re here.

We want those special members of your family to become equally special members of ours. We want to relieve the anxiety and frustration you may be experiencing by providing a nursing home community of constant support, attention and personalized care. Above all, we want to serve each person entrusted to us with compassion, dignity, purpose and respect.

That’s not just our goal. It’s our privilege.

Services

At Life Care Centers of America, we take elderly care very seriously. That’s why we offer residents a wide range of living arrangements and amenities, services and care. From home assisted living to retirement living to nursing homes – and even campuses that offer all three in a continuum of care – Life Care has the experience, expertise, and dedication to provide a full scope of specialty services.

Whether your needs include Alzheimer’s care, in-home nursing care, rehabilitation or recovery help, or any of a number of other specialty services, Life Care will be there, with all the support, education, and commitment you and your loved one need.

Rehabilitation

Life can deliver some unexpected twists: accidents, sudden illnesses or emergency surgeries can happen when you least expect them. And in the aftermath of such events, your energy is focused primarily on recovery—trying to also find the best available resources for help can be pretty challenging.

At Life Care, we understand the intense desire to recuperate and get back to normal as quickly as possible. But serious illness or trauma can sometimes force you to relearn even basic functions. The struggle to regain those lost capabilities while still recovering is frustrating and often overwhelming.

That’s when our teams of experts can make an overwhelming difference. Our skilled therapy services can hasten your recovery, help return lost skills and bring back strength and mobility. Our caring professionals work tirelessly with our residents not only in physical areas, but also by constantly supporting and encouraging them emotionally.

We believe our residents are the extraordinary people who refuse to allow temporary setbacks or disabilities to affect them permanently. Their determination and effort become invaluable tools in the rehabilitation process.

And it is our greatest privilege to partner with them—or you, or your loved one—during recovery … and become your strongest advocates in the road to reclaiming total wellness.

Life Care Centers of America

The sun setting is no less beautiful that the sun rising.

Imagine living in a beautiful, peaceful environment, surrounded by friends and activities.

Caring for Life…
Since 1970, Life Care Centers of America has been providing unequaled nursing care and assisted living service. Our continuum of care campuses give our residents an individual care plan through various levels of care. But it\’s our commitment to quality and professionalism that makes us second to none.

2325 E. Harmon
Las Vegas, NV 89119
702-798-7990

Nevada-Senior-Guide Lakeview-Terrace-Boulder-City

www.lvterrace.com

Welcome to Lakeview Terrace of Boulder City Assisted Living Community

Boulder City Assisted Living

Lakeview Terrace of Boulder city is a close, intimate assisted living community, located in a small, friendly historic town outside of Las Vegas.  We enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Mead, the grandeur of the mountains, and the views of the big horn sheep in our front yard.  The glitz and glamour of Las Vegas is only minutes away!

Whether you are a Boomer seeking the best for your parent, a senior interested in securing your own future care, or someone who values the companionship and wisdom of elders—you have started in the right place. Our mission guides us in creating a senior services environment where elders direct their lives. We support each individual’s choices and desires to be healthy, embrace life-long learning, and experience elderhood to its fullest.

At Lakeview Terrace, we believe in the power of the team, families, and elders working together to create a real sense of community. We invite you to visit Lakeview Terrace of Boulder City to experience the joy and security we can help provide.

Boulder City, NV Senior Care Options

Lakeview Terrace of Boulder City provides a full range of exceptional senior living options. Our  community offers all of the comforts of home with the added benefit of a  team of experienced, caring professionals dedicated to providing you or  your loved one with quality service.

Senior Care Boulder City Services & Amenities

Welcome  to your new home at Lakeview Terrace of Boulder City in Boulder City, NV. As soon as you step  foot into our beautiful senior living community, you’ll  feel right at home.

Lakeview Terrace of Boulder City offers the finest senior living in Boulder City, including daily  activities, organized outings, nutritional meals, a variety of exercise  programs and much more. Our programs are individually designed for each  senior living option. Whether you are seeking specialized memory care, or a more independent or residential care style of living, we’d love to welcome you or your loved  one home at Lakeview Terrace of Boulder City.

 

 

 

nevada-senior-guide Pacifica Henderson


Henderson Senior Living – Pacifica Green Valley

Pacifica  Senior Living understands that at any age, maintaining a sense of  freedom and independence is very important. At our Henderson senior living community you  will enjoy a lifestyle of choice. Our Heartland Assisted Living staff  is trained to provide the services you may need in a supportive  environment. Our goals are to promote an active and self-reliant  lifestyle; to recognize when assistance is necessary; to provide caring  attention; and to continue to educate our community.

Living Options

Pacifica Senior Living Green Valley provides the most innovative healthcare solutions for senior living in Henderson, NV to our residents and their families. By embracing the latest research available, we have developed the best care solutions available for assisted living and memory care for seniors in Henderson.

Services and Amenities

Grandmother and grandaughter hugging enjoying our Pacifica Senior Living Services in Henderson.

Pacifica  Senior Living Green Valley is a gracious single story full-service  retirement community nestled among beautifully manicured grounds,  gardens, and walking paths.

We  encourage our residents to allow us (the staff) to assist them in any  way we can. We believe it is our residents’ turn to relax and enjoy  retirement living at its fullest. Our mission is to help them feel at  home each and every day.

In addition to the apartment home maintenance, we offer generous amenities and services.

Pacifica Senior Living Amenities Include:

  • A charming, gated community with a single story, cottage-style design – no long corridors, stairs or elevators.
  • 24-hour on-site professional staffing
  • Family-style dining – three times a day
  • Weekly housekeeping, linens and personal laundry
  • All utilities (phone at an additional fee)
  • Cable television
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Social, educational, spiritual, and recreational programs
  • Full service beauty salon (additional fee)
  • Access to comfortable indoor and outdoor leisure areas
  • Manicured and maintained landscaped grounds with water fountain
  • Expansive rose garden and walking paths
  • Library
  • Vibrant activities program-rose hall community center
  • On-site apartment home maintenance
  • Pets welcome! (additional fee)

Our separate, secured memory care community offers:

  • Personalized memory care in a secure, comfortable setting
  • 24 hour safety supervision and assistance
  • Daily programs to enhance resident engagement
  • Secure exterior courtyards specifically designed for resident outdoor experiences

Cottages of Green Valley

(702) 992-0000 

2620 Robindale Road 

Henderson

West of Pecos

 

Nevada-Senior-Guide Aegis Memory Care – Las Vegas

www.aegisliving.com

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Aegis of Las Vegas

Aegis of Las Vegas – Assisted Living and Memory Care

You can’t give back her memories. You can give back her life.

People live here. When your parent suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, you can feel helpless. At Aegis Living, our industry-leading Life’s Neighborhood‚ lets your mom or dad experience daily living without anxiety. With comfortable surroundings and round-the-clock care, this may be the biggest help you could give them. Call today for more information.

702-240-3070

9100 W. Desert Inn Road
Las Vegas, NV 89177

Alzheimer’s care communities are designed to sensitively care for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. These communities offer safe and secure residential care for those who need 24 hour assistance. Residents will receive the individual care they need, while maintaining their dignity and comfort in a caring and compassionate environment.

Nevada-Senior-Guide Oakhill Apartments – Las Vegas

www.oakhillseniorliving.com

Welcome to Oak Hill Senior Living!

Oak Hill Senior Living offers 121 beautiful retirement apartments in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our apartments include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. Many include a charming kitchenette and spacious bath.

Enjoy three excellent meals each day in our beautiful dining room. At Oak Hill, you can enjoy a full activity calendar with both inside and outside events to engage your mind, body and spirit. Weekly housekeeping and scheduled transportation is also part of your reasonable monthly fee.

Throw away your vacuum cleaner! Get rid of your toilet brush! Donate the lawnmower! Because at Oak Hill Senior Living Community, we take care of the chores so you don’t have to.

Oak Hill is more than a place to live – it’s a place to call home and it is a community for you to enjoy. If you have not been in for a tour, call us today for a complementary lunch and personal tour of this wonderful opportunity.

Amenities

Life in Our Community

Living at Oak Hill is an ideal lifestyle. Three meals are available to you each and every day; we do the cooking and the dishes. Or if you opt, your beautiful kitchenette gives you opportunity to enjoy a meal in your apartment.

You have worked hard for a long, long time. Put your feet up and let Oak Hill’s housekeepers do the vacuuming, the dusting, mop the bathrooms, and clean out the shower each and every week. They even change the flat linen.

Here you’ll find personal touches and activities unique to our vibrant community. Oak Hill’s activity program allows the flexibility to be as relaxed or active as you like. Here you have the option of taking up new hobbies as well as continuing with old favorites.

We’ve taken extra effort to ensure each detail at Oak Hill is above par when it comes to your enjoyment and convenience.Frequent trips around town will enable you to continue your active lifestyle while still enjoying extras such as weekly housekeeping, linen service, and landscaping. Escape to Oak Hill Senior Living and join us for the good life.

Your monthly rental rate includes the following programs and services:

  • Three delicious meals each day along with a 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. beverage bar
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Paid utilities (except cable and personal telephone)
  • 24-hour security
  • Maintenance and grounds-keeping service
  • Scheduled transportation to doctor’s appointments, shopping, outings, tours, and more
  • Planned group activities and special events

Nevada-Senior-Guide Destinations at Spring Valley – Winterhaven – Pebble – Pueblo – Las Vegas

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Nevada-Senior-Guide Destinations at Sandhill – Las Vegas

www.destinationslivingatsandhill.com

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Nevada-Senior-Guide Destinations Pueblo – Las Vegas

www.destinationslivingatpueblo.com

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Nevada-Senior-Guide – Oakey by Destinations

www.oakeyalf.com

A full service community offers all the benefits of upscale independent living with the added features of restaurant style meals, housekeeping, laundry service and all utilities paid (except phone an cable). Transportation is provided to doctor appointments and community social outings.

 

Las Vegas Level of Care Directory

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Nevada Senior Guide: Level of Care Directory – LAS VEGAS

Definitions:

  • Retirement Community: Complete independent living with amenities such as transportation, daily scheduled activities, housekeeping, and full meals.
  • Assisted Living: Assistance is provided for daily activities such as dressing, bathing, grooming and medication management.
  • Memory Care: Specialized facility for residents suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease or any other form of dementia in a secure environment.
  • Category 1: Resident must be able to leave their bedroom area in 4 minutes or less with no assistance in case of fire or emergency.
  • Category 2: Resident must be able to leave their bedroom area in 4 minutes or less with assistance in case of fire or emergency.
  • Rehab: Skilled nursing services providing rehabilitation as prescribed by a doctor.
  • Respite: 24 hour care for anyone in need of assistance, including memory care for a short period of time. Usually 7 – 30 days.
  • Skilled Nursing Facility: Provides skilled nursing services under the supervision of licensed nurses.
  • Intermediate Care: Offers a level of care between an Assisted Living facility and a Skilled Nursing facility under the supervision of licensed nurses.
  • Long Term Acute Care: Offers a higher level of medical care and rehabilitation than is offered at a skilled nursing facility for long or short term stays.

  • Senior Industry Network Group Events

    Monthly SING Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at our NEW location below:

    Desert Canyon - HealthSouth
    9175 W. Oquendo Rd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89148

    S.I.N.G. Agenda:
    - Coffee and bagels will be served
    - A time to show gratitude by thanking those who have sent you referrals
    - Announcements around the room
    - One minute commercials
    - Open Discussion on topics of Self Empowerment

    * When? The 1st Thursday of every month. Networking starts at: 8:00am | Meeting starts at: 8:30am

    * How Much? It’s free!