“A hundred and seventy-five years ago most people died from infections, not from old age. Thanks to vaccines, better nutrition, and all-around improvements in public health and medicine, life expectancy at birth in wealthy nations have doubled from 40 to around 80 years, an average gain of 2.5 years per decade. But now that we live longer, we have traded up to a new set of killers that are harder to beat: cancer, heart disease, stroke, and dementia.”
1. Mafra, Portugal
A couple can live comfortably in this city, around 20 miles north of Lisbon, for just $2,034 a month, according to International Living.
2. Cuenca, Ecuador
In Ecuador's third-largest city, couples can live nicely on $1,680 a month,
3. Central Valley, Costa Rica
Couples can retire here for between $2,000 and $2,500 a month.
4. Pedasi, Panama
A few hours away from Panama City, Pedasi will cost couples around $2,000 a month to live.
5. Phnom Penh, Cambodia
A single retiree can get by on just $1,150 a month.
“The subject of death is treated inconsistently in the Bible, though most often it suggests that physical death is the end of life. This is the case with such central figures as Abraham, Moses, and Miriam.
There are, however, several biblical references to a place called Sheol (cf. Numbers 30, 33). It is described as a region “dark and deep,” “the Pit,” and “the Land of Forgetfulness,” where human beings descend after death. The suggestion is that in the netherworld of Sheol, the deceased, although cut off from God and humankind, live on in some shadowy state of existence.
While this vision of Sheol is rather bleak (setting precedents for later Jewish and Christian ideas of an underground hell) there is generally no concept of judgment or reward and punishment attached to it. In fact, the more pessimistic books of the Bible, such as Ecclesiastes and Job, insist that all of the dead go down to Sheol, whether good or evil, rich or poor, slave or free man (Job 3:11-19).”
“I want to go on a bus by myself.”
“Where do want to go?”
“Um…maybe Sheepshead Bay.”
Okay, when are you going?’’
“Huh? Um…maybe next week?, (I still could not believe she was not going to say no).”
“How are you going to get there?’’
“On the bus.”
“The one on Rodger’s Avenue. It goes directly there.”
1. Most immigrants are here illegally.
2. It's easy to enter the country legally. My ancestors did; why can’t immigrants today?
3. Today's immigrants don't want to learn English.
4. Immigrants take good jobs from U.S. citizens.
5. “The worst” people from other countries are coming to the United States and bringing crime and violence.
6. Undocumented immigrants don’t pay taxes and burden the national economy.
7. The United States is being overrun by immigrants like never before.
8. We can stop undocumented immigrants coming to the United States by building a wall along the border with Mexico.
9. Banning immigrants and refugees from majority-Muslim countries will protect the United States from terrorists.
10. Refugees are not screened before entering the United States.
“When it comes to tipping, millennials are the worst. That's the conclusion of a survey released Monday, which found young adults to be far less generous than older generations when it comes to rewarding their servers at restaurants.
Ten percent of Americans aged 18 to 37 said they routinely leave no gratuity for restaurant servers, while almost 1 in 3 said they typically leave less than 15 percent, according to the CreditCard.com findings.
Americans 65 and old are better bets for those who rely on tips to earn a living, with almost 55 percent of senior citizens saying they tip 20 percent or more at restaurants. Just 35 percent of folks under 30 said they were equally generous.”
“Younger Americans are more likely to be supportive of getting rid of the practice of tipping altogether, an approach that is being tried at some restaurants, but is by no means a major trend.
Tipping, a practice treated as standard in the U.S. but not so much in other countries, is increasingly being questioned, given research that shows a server's age and appearance has much to do with how much one earns in tips.”
“You see, Social Security currently generates income three different ways: a 12.4% payroll tax on wage income (up to $128,400 in 2018), the taxation of benefits, and interest income earned on the program's asset reserves. Assuming Social Security's asset reserves are depleted, this interest income component could disappear forever. But it ensures that Social Security generates income from its other two funding sources.” *
“Social Security has enough money to keep paying beneficiaries for generations to come
Make no mistake about it, the exhaustion of Social Security's asset reserves is no laughing matter. Not having this financial foundation to fall back on could create the need for lawmakers to reduce Social Security benefits for current and future retirees by up to 21%. All of those seniors who lean so heavily on Social Security are bound to feel a 21% reduction in their benefits.”**
“For the next 16 years, not much. The program will continue to burn through its asset reserves, and by 2034, it will have completely depleted its excess cash. The payout schedule for beneficiaries would likely remain unchanged during this period.”**
“Another blunt truth about Social Security is that there are plenty of options that would fix, or significantly improve, the financial health of the program, but which have been unable to get sufficient support. This is because Democrats and Republicans each believe they have the best solution for Social Security and, as a result, neither has been willing to back down and compromise with the opposing party. Whether it's raising additional revenue by lifting or eliminating the maximum payroll earnings cap, as Democrats would prefer, increasing the full retirement age, as Republicans have proposed, or implementing some combination of these two solutions, Social Security can be completely fixed for current and future generations of retirees. Yet, without cooperation, there's simply not enough votes to pass any legislation on Capitol Hill.”**
Volunteer rates for those ages 55 and older to get a sense of where senior citizens had the opportunities to be most engaged with the community-at-large
Rate of physical activity in each metro to get a sense of which communities offer the most opportunities for activity
Percentage of residents ages 65 and over who moved into the metro that year so we could see how desirable seniors find these metrosMedical quality and cost:
The percentage of hospital discharges of Medicare enrollees that were for conditions considered preventable with adequate primary care
The average cost that Medicare pays per enrollee in a given metro
The percentage of people aged 65 or older who are up-to-date on their core preventive services, such as flu shots and cancer screeningsThe availability and quality of different kinds of assisted care:
We looked at the number of home nursing service providers registered with Medicare per 100,000 residents because the availability of home nursing may be essential to those who age in place
The average Medicare rating of registered home nursing service providers
The number of nursing home beds registered with Medicare per 100,000 residents because sometimes people do require temporary or permanent intensive residential care and sometimes on very short notice
The number of continuing care retirement communities registered with Medicare per 100,000 residents because these communities (a subset of nursing homes) offer a bridge between independent living in private apartments (with some community and medical amenities such as dining rooms, group activities, physical therapy) and more intensive nursing care in the same facility
The average Medicare rating of registered nursing homesCost of living:
Median monthly housing costs because whether renting or owning, retirees are on fixed incomes and the ability to afford housing is crucial to aging in place
Regional prices for goods and services because the salary bumps of living in more expensive places no longer apply to those who are no longer working
“According to LIMRA, the Life Insurance and Market Research Association, 69% of Americans are out of the full-time workforce by age 66. And roughly 51% hang up their boots between the ages of 61 and 65.”
“The median holding (Of those retiring at age 61-65) is just $17,500.”
“Sleep needs change over a person's lifetime. Children and adolescents need more sleep than adults. Interestingly, older adults need about the same amount of sleep as younger adults -- seven to nine hours of sleep per night.
Unfortunately, many older adults often get less sleep than they need. One reason is that they often have more trouble falling asleep. A study of adults over 65 found that 13 percent of men and 36 percent of women take more than 30 minutes to fall asleep.
Also, older people often sleep less deeply and wake up more often throughout the night, which may be why they may nap more often during the daytime. Nighttime sleep schedules may change with age too. Many older adults tend to get sleepier earlier in the evening and awaken earlier in the morning.”
“Older adults may produce and secrete less melatonin, the hormone that promotes sleep.”
“Melatonin is a hormone. It is not an herb, a vitamin, or a mineral. Hormones are naturally produced by your body as you need them. Which means it is very unlikely that someone has a melatonin deficiency. While melatonin could be considered natural, in most cases it doesn’t come from the earth. There are exceptions of foods that contain melatonin in them, but this is a different type of melatonin than what is produced in your brain.
Your melatonin levels can be tested with a blood test, urine test or saliva test. If you are concerned that you may actually be melatonin deficient, ask your doctor about testing. Melatonin is produced by the pineal gland and sends a signal to regulate the sleep-wake cycle in the sleep center of the brain. Interestingly, melatonin is also produced in the retina, the skin, and the GI tract, but this is not the melatonin what affects your biological sleep clock.
This is the really important thing you should understand about melatonin: melatonin is a sleep and body clock regulator NOT a sleep initiator. Melatonin works with your biological clock by telling your brain when it is time to sleep. Melatonin does not increase your sleep drive or need for sleep.”**
“Older adults may also have other medical and psychiatric problems that can affect their nighttime sleep. Researchers have noted that people without major medical or psychiatric illnesses report better sleep.”
“Many older people also have habits that make it more difficult to get a good night's sleep. They may…not exercise as much. Spending less time outdoors can reduce their exposure to sunlight and upset their sleep cycle.”
“Short-term insomnia, lasting less than one month, may result from a medical or psychiatric condition. Or it may occur after a change in personal circumstances like losing a loved one, relocating, or being hospitalized. If insomnia lasts longer than a month, it is considered chronic, even if the original cause has been resolved.”
“(Though) many factors can cause insomnia… the most common reason older adults wake up at night is to go to the bathroom. Prostate enlargement in men and continence problems in women are often the cause. Unfortunately, waking up to go to the bathroom at night also places older adults at greater risk for falling.”
BENTON, Kentucky, Jan. 23, 2018 - A 15-year-old boy kills two fellow students, both also 15, at Marshall County High School in western Kentucky with a pistol and wounds 13 others. Authorities give no motive for the attack.
CHARDON, Ohio, Feb. 27, 2012 - Seventeen-year-old student at Chardon High School kills three students and wounds three in school cafeteria.
RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION, Minnesota, March 21, 2005 - A 16-year-old high school student kills seven people and wounds several others in a shooting rampage after killing two people off campus. He then kills himself.
COLD SPRING, Minnesota, Sept. 24, 2003 - Fifteen-year-old student fatally shoots a freshman and a senior at Rocori High School.
SANTEE, California, March 5, 2001 - A student at Santana High School kills two students, wounds 13.
LITTLETON, Colorado, April 20, 1999 - Two teenagers rampage through Columbine High School, fatally shooting 12 students and a teacher and wounding more than 20 others before killing themselves.
JONESBORO, Arkansas, March 24, 1998 - Two boys, ages 11 and 13, fire on their middle school from woods, killing four girls and a teacher and wounding 11 others.
Teach and Maintain Respect for Life and Respect of Self
“For those of us born to older generations, we are not inclined to be confused by which bathroom to use, or gender identity. Today’s youth are being told that respect for life suggests going against heterosexual instincts and associated social values so that those who have less represented instincts don’t feel discriminated against.
If that isn’t confusing to a heterosexual teen with surging hormones, I don’t know what is.
While respect for life must always include compassion and equality, these things must come from within and from a place of confidence in one’s own gender orientation (which in our species is a fundamental element of adulthood); whatever that may be.
Children and teens that have respect for life can and should be able to interact in a positive way with anyone regardless of gender orientation. At the same time, they should not have to give up their own personal freedom and social need. If your child or teen is not comfortable with going to a bathroom or locker room with someone of the opposite anatomical gender in the room, do not hesitate to homeschool.”
4. Dealing with family membersAccording to AARP, “nearly 10 million adults age 65 and older receive care at home or in residential care settings other than nursing homes.” Unfortunately, the industry is incredibly under-regulated. Estimates suggest that only one in 14 domestic elder abuse incidents are reported to the authorities.
Ruthann Jacox, a Tucson, Arizona resident was horribly abused by her in-home caregiver. The person rationed her food and water so that she wouldn’t have to take her to the bathroom as often. Luckily, that person was sentenced to two years in prison, but it doesn’t always end like that.5.Taking a showerThe shower is one of the oldest cliches of danger for senior citizens, but the danger is very real. According to the Home Safety Council, nearly 6,000 lives each year are claimed from falls. Installing grab bars or rails in the bathtub and showers greatly reduces the risk.6. Keeping in touch with peopleLoneliness is one of the greatest risks to senior citizens. That’s mainly because it can actually cause or contribute to worsening health issues. Alzheimer’s disease, for example, thrives on people’s loneliness because social activity can actually help keep it at bay.
“The number of senior citizens behind bars is exploding, costing New York State taxpayers up to $240,000 a year for prisoners with serious medical needs,Additionally…
The "national crisis of graying prisons" is due to lengthy sentences, harsh parole requirements, and "society's approach and response to violence," said the report by the Osborne Association, a criminal justice reform organization.”
“It costs twice as much (2X$69,355) to incarcerate people over 50 and in some cases up to five times as much due to medical costs.
“...this “old person smell” is produced when chemicals from the skin glands get broken down into small odorous molecules that waft away into the air. The specific chemical that gives old folks their unique odor, scientists suspect, is a compound called 2-nonrenal. Created by the oxidative breakdown of other chemicals over time, it produces what’s described as an “unpleasant greasy and grassy odor” in people and is also responsible for some of the “cardboard” flavor of the stale beer.”
“Robin Bonifas, a social work professor at Arizona State University and author of the book "Bullying Among Older Adults: How to Recognize and Address an Unseen Epidemic," said existing studies suggest about 1 in 5 seniors encounter bullying
She sees it as an outgrowth of frustrations characteristic in communal settings, as well a reflection of issues unique to getting older. Many elderly see their independence and sense of control disappear and, for some, becoming a bully can feel like regaining some of that lost power….and the way they sort of get on top of things and make their name in this new world is intimidating, picking on people, gossiping."
“By the age of 60 to 64, people become more fragile, she said. There is a decline in speed and accuracy, decreased muscle mass, sensory impairments, bone loss and reduction of central and peripheral nerve fibers.
Also, being on medicines also reduces abilities to drive well –especially if a person is on more than one drug. “Combinations can cause drowsiness, lethargy, and dizziness,” she said.
Older people need more time to react to driving situations than younger people, she said. It takes longer to get and process information and plan and execute responses.”
- Keeping a record of traffic tickets, fender-benders or other incidents that worry you. Be specific.
- Calculate the monetary savings that will benefit the senior by giving up driving, such as costs of insurance, gasoline, maintenance, repairs and registration fees.
- Get others to back the decision such as a physician, pastor or another authority.
Actually, for a die-hard driver like me, those excuses for separating myself from my car keys seem a bit wimpy.
For some of us, more drastic measures might have to be taken….
1. Anonymously report them to the DMV
The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) allows people to report unsafe drivers, often anonymously. You don’t have to be a doctor, anyone can file a report.
2. Use Alzheimer’s or dementia forgetfulness to your advantage
Alzheimer’s or dementia can cause seniors to become irrational and stubborn about driving.
3. Have a relative or close friend “borrow” the car
If your older adult’s car isn’t in the garage, they won’t be able to drive it. To keep them from getting suspicious, you could arrange for a relative or close friend to borrow the car.
4. Hide or “lose” the car keys
Another way to keep your older adult from driving is to hide the car keys or pretend they’re lost. It’s best to do this while they’re asleep so they won’t suspect that you’ve taken them.
5. Take the car for repairs
Pretending that the car is having a problem is another effective method. Tell your older adult that the car is at the auto shop for repairs. This gets the car away from the house – similar to having a relative borrow it.
6. Disable the car
A good way to prevent someone from driving is to disable their car. Do something simple like unplugging the battery or locking the steering wheel with a “Club.”
7. Sell the car
Selling their car is another way of making sure your older adult can no longer drive. Make up a story for why this is necessary. For example, you might say that a close relative needs money and this is the only way to help.
8. Hide your own car and car keys
If your car is still available, your older adult might try to take your keys and drive your car. If that’s happening, make sure to hide your own keys and park your car out of their sight.
I don’t pay a cent for health insurance. Even my medications are free. I don’t even pay a co-pay.
Free transportation is provided should I need to see a doctor outside of the facility.
I have my own air-conditioned “apartment” in a fairly modern, secure facility on a 14-acre hilltop property. Utilities included.
I get daily maid service including laundry, towels, and linens.
I get three meals a day including outdoor barbecue’s.
I have access to recreational activities.
Inexpensive cable TV and unlimited phone service if I want it.
Because I qualify for Medicaid, I am entitled to free (yes free) cell phone service with 500 minutes a month.
...and, since my Social Security benefits now more than cover my rent here, the balance goes into my personal account to spend as I please.*
Practically all of my Social Security benefits go directly to the facility leaving me with very little discretionary income.
I had to give up my car.**
Eight out of every ten residents (all over the age of 65) are eating the same breakfast cereal (cold or hot) as they did when they were a teenager. And some have been eating the same brand since before they were of school age. (literally all of their lives).
“More than 7 million people ages 65 and older had incomes below poverty in 2016, based on the Supplemental Poverty Measure, 2.6 million more than under the official poverty measure.”
“The. U.S. Census Bureau currently reports two different measures of poverty: the official poverty measure and the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM). Unlike the official poverty measure, the SPM reflects available financial resources and liabilities, including taxes, the value of in-kind benefits (e.g., food stamps), and out-of-pocket medical spending (generally higher among older adults), and geographic variations in housing costs. This analysis presents national and state estimates of poverty under both measures for adults ages 65 and older. Current estimates of poverty based on the SPM indicate that the share (and number) of older adults who are struggling financially is larger than is conveyed by the official poverty measure.”
1. Every day 10,000 people in America turn 65.
2. By 2030 there will be 72 million seniors in America.
3. Pensions are rare in today’s economy and the average worker doesn’t have enough opportunity to save for retirement
4. Nearly 1 in 5 seniors approaching retirement have no retirement savings at all.
5. 54% of working-age households were unprepared for retirement in 2010 compared to 31% in 1983
“Combine an aging population with levels of income inequality not seen since the 1920s and you have an epidemic of suffering. Housing costs are rising, and skyrocketing health care costs devour more of the monthly budget than ever before.”
“…preserve and expand social safety net programs like SSI and Medicaid to meet the growing needs of growing numbers of low-income seniors.”Source: http://www.justiceinaging.org/take-action/senior-poverty/
“...numerous states mulling attaching work, volunteering, and job-training requirements to safety-net programs.”source : https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/05/the-people-who-are-left-behind-when-only-the-deserving-poor-get-help/528018/
“The point is to separate out the “deserving” from the “undeserving” poor, a concept that has its roots in Tudor England when local parishes were instructed to punish and even execute the idle.”
“For its part, the Trump administration, in its new budget proposal, suggests deep cuts to programs that help a range of vulnerable groups, including seniors, low-income children, single parents, the rural poor, and the disabled. It also has repeatedly emphasized the need to save taxpayer money and discourage what it thinks of as welfare dependency—including by extending work requirements to housing programs and increasing them for food stamps, among other initiatives.”
“Johann Hari, in his recent book, Lost Connections, concludes that belongingness, feeling valued, experiencing purpose and meaning and having a sense of a reasonably secure future — in the grand scheme of things — are more powerful factors than drugs.
“The cure for depression will never be solely found in a physician’s prescription pad. It is up to society and culture to foster the sense of belongingness, value, meaning, and security we all crave as humans.”
...our brains give us our best ideas when:
A lot of dopamine is released in our brains. Triggers like exercising, listening to music, and, yes, taking a warm shower, contribute to increased dopamine flow.
We're relaxed. When we have a relaxed state of mind, we're more likely to turn attention inwards, able to make insightful connections. We've seen before how being drunk and sleepy are great for creativity.
We're distracted. Distraction gives our brains a break so our subconscious can work on a problem more creatively.
Scott Barry Kaufman, a cognitive scientist and co-author of "Wired to Create" — described a study he did showing that 72% of people get creative ideas in the shower:
"The relaxing, solitary, and non-judgmental shower environment may afford creative thinking by allowing the mind to wander freely, and causing people to be more open to their inner stream of consciousness and daydreams,"
“Assisted living can conjure up some of our most deep-seated fears, and yet most people aren’t familiar with the reality of this service! Just bringing the subject up can provoke a knee-jerk reaction or even start a family argument…”
The Reality: Whether or not assisted living communities are aware of how important independence is may or may not be true. In any event, for many residents with more severe disabilities, independence is restricted. While this is done (as it should be) to insure the safety of the resident, many times people were able to complete simple tasks while in their own homes will be prevented from doing so in their new environment. An example of this would be not allowing residents to have or use appliances like microwave ovens, hair dryers, or steam irons in their rooms.*
The Reality: If you are thinking that all assisted living facilities offer gourmet meals, swimming pools, free proprietary transportation and spacious, private rooms, THINK AGAIN.
It’s not that amenities like that are not available, it’s just that most likely you can’t afford them. Unless you have the means to shell out five to six thousand dollars (or more if you need extra “assistance”) all you are most likely to get are basic, bland and unimaginative meals, small private rooms (no kitchens, little closet space) or a double room and a room mate. Additionally, very few places have their own vans or buses ready to take residents wherever they want to go.
The Reality: The author actually speaks the truth here. In fact, if privacy and living in solitary is what you are seeking chances are you will not find it living in an A.L.F. You are always surrounded by people. In the dining room (they won’t serve you meals in your room), in the lobby (a prime gathering spot) or in most any public areas of the facility. And if you are a person who doesn’t make friends easily, you will be worse off than if you were living in a cave.
“Millennials (also known as Generation Y) are the generational demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates for when this cohort starts or ends; demographers and researchers typically use the early 1980s as starting birth years and the mid-1990s to early 2000s as ending birth years. Millennials are sometimes referred to as "echo boomers" due to a major surge in birth rates in the 1980s and 1990s, and because millennials are often the children of the baby boomers. The 20th-century trend toward smaller families in developed countries continued, however, so the relative impact of the "baby boom echo" was generally less pronounced than the post–World War II baby boom.
Although Millennial characteristics vary by region, depending on social and economic conditions, the generation is generally marked by an increased use and familiarity with communications, media, and digital technologies. In most parts of the world, their upbringing was marked by an increase in a liberal approach to politics and economics; the effects of this environment are disputed. The Great Recession has had a major impact on this generation because it has caused historically high levels of unemployment among young people, and has led to speculation about possible long-term economic and social damage to this generation.”
1. You’re still here, right? Gen X and Gen Y didn’t live through the Cold War with its military strategy of Mutually Assured Destruction, its fallout shelters and a Doomsday Clock set at two minutes to midnight. While Iran may have nuclear weapons, no one (except Israel) is worrying about being bombed back to the Stone Age. Baby boomer statesmen in the US and the USSR found ways to defuse the mad arms race. How about a nice little thank-you?
2. Capital punishment is vanishing. ere executed last year, compared to about 130 in 1945.
3.No more polio. No more smallpox, measles, mumps, rubella or Whooping cough
4.No more beehive hair-dos.
5.The rise of Africa.
6.Bob Dylan, the Beatles, the Beach Boys and the Beegees.
8.Marriage has turned a corner.
9.Shattering the glass ceiling.
10.Communism is kaput.
11. Living with a disability. Paraplegics and quadriplegics are well cared for, can live relatively normal lives, and can be part of the workforce.
12. The welfare state is on the skids.
13. Voyager 1. Launched in 1977,
15. Tom Yam Goong. In every city in American, Australia or the UK, you are bound to find Thai restaurants. More than great meals and occasions for appalling puns, these are a sign of an increasingly cosmopolitan and culturally tolerant society. Another Thai-riffic step forward brought to you by Baby Boomers.
16.Locking in civil rights.
17.The democratization of computing.
18.We wear seat belts.
19.No World War III, not even World War II.5.
20.We can work past 60.
“The idea that bullying would exist among older adults may surprise many, and it often goes undetected or unaddressed in assisted living communities. But an estimated 10 to 20 percent of residents in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and senior centers are mistreated by peers, according to an AARP article quoting an Arizona State University gerontologist.”*
“Reasons for bullying in assisted living facilities vary. Some residents do it to try to regain some semblance of control over their lives or a sense of status they experienced in their early lives. Some try to cope with imminent health decline by ostracizing weaker patients. Others may have become physically or verbally abusive as a result of dementia or other cognitive changes.”
“Suggest a Support Team: …asking leadership to create a support team of residents with caregiving personalities to provide loving guidance, friendship and advocacy to residents who are “becoming lost.”
Diets Don’t Work
Diets change your eating routine for a set period. Some involve nourishing foods, while others consist of drinks and supplements and fads like eating only grapefruit or oranges for a week.
We Need Healthy Fat
It turns out we need fat in our diets to feel satisfied. Fat is not the problem; it is the type of fat and the volume of fat that matters. Another fad was the Atkins diet, where large amounts of protein and fat were consumed in the absence of much-needed carbohydrates.
There Are Better Ways to Lose Weight
I think most of us accept that we as individuals are the sum of our physical, emotional and spiritual selves and that each aspect affects the others.
1.Would you allow a three-year-old to use a curling iron or hair dryer?
2.Would you allow a three-year-old to operate a steam iron?
3.How about a microwave oven?
4.Or a Mr. Coffee maker?
5.What about having a glass of wine or a beer with dinner?
1.Would you allow a three-year-old to use a curling iron or hair dryer?
2.Would you allow a three-year-old to operate a steam iron?
3.How about a microwave oven?
4.Or a Mr. Coffee maker?
5.What about having a glass of wine or a beer with dinner?
“Although assisted living communities may have memory care units on the premises, the two types of care are not synonymous.
Memory care is a distinct form of long-term skilled nursing that specifically caters to patients with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other types of memory problems. Also called special care units (SCU's), memory care units usually provide 24-hour supervised care within a separate wing or floor of a residential facility.”