Living Options

Three essential questions to ask - to ensure the company you choose has a strong set of core values.   1. Communication. Will I be able to easily communicate with the personal attendant and have continued access to my case manager? This is the core of our approach. We believe that you should never feel there is a lack of control or communication with your personal attendant. For this  ... Read More

14May

2014

Category: Resources , Living Options , Senior Veterans , LGBT Seniors , Caring and Caregiving

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. The disease destroys brain cells and symptoms can include confusion, anger, mood swings, language breakdown and long-term memory loss. Over 5.4 million people in the United States and 35 million worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's disease. Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease involves specialized services that differ from other types o  ... Read More

10Mar

2014

Category: Resources , Living Options , Alzheimer’s & Dementia

What are Retirement/Independent Living Communities? Retirement communities or independent living communities cater to seniors who are very independent with few medical problems. Residents live in fully equipped private apartments available in a variety of sizes from studios to large two bedrooms. Fine dining services are offered with custom-designed meal packages. Also Known As: Payment So  ... Read More

07Mar

2014

Category: Resources , Living Options

What is a Residential Care Home? Residential Care Homes are known by different names depending on where you live. In some areas they are called Adult Family Homes , in other areas they may be referred to as Personal Care Homes Adult Foster Homes Group Homes or Board and Care Homes . Typically they all have the same things in common: they provide care for seniors in a homelike setting that's very  ... Read More

03Mar

2014

Category: Resources , Living Options

What is Assisted Living? Assisted Living Communities (ALFs) help promote health, safety and well-being among the senior residents that live there. Assisted living was developed as a type of senior housing to provide housing, health care and personal care services to seniors in need of assistance with activities of daily living in a more independent environment than a traditional nursing home. Am  ... Read More

20Feb

2014

Category: Resources , Living Options

What is a Nursing Home? Nursing Homes, also known as Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), are for seniors who require constant medical care and need significant assistance with the activities of daily living. Today in the United States there are over 16,000 nursing homes. The goal of care in a nursing home is to help individuals meet their daily physical, medical, social, and psychological needs.   ... Read More

15Feb

2014

Category: Resources , Living Options

Using A Home Care Agency vs. Hiring a "Direct' Household Employee We realize that your budget may not allow you to hire a home care agency like Hestia Care Services to care for your family's needs. Therefore, we have designed a program to fit your budget! Our Direct Hire Program helps families find, screen, pre-qualify, and background-check qualified caregiver candidates that can be hired directl  ... Read More

10Feb

2014

Category: Resources , Living Options