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An Adult Day Retreat?

By Lindsay@OSLG | May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Being a caregiver can be rewarding and difficult at the same time.  But there might come a time when you are faced with the difficult choice of what to do when the loved one you are caring for can no longer stay at home alone while you work, you need to go run errands or you might just need time for yourself.  It is time to weigh out all your options and find the best one for you and your loved one. Here at Optimized Senior Living we have several options for you. What options do you have? We offer…

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Respite Care

By Lindsay@OSLG | January 21, 2018 | 2 Comments
Respite Care provided at Optimized Senior Living

Respite care is a term we may have heard many times, but never quite sure what it means or where to turn when it’s needed.  The dictionary states respite care as, “temporary institutional care of a dependent elderly, ill, or handicapped person, providing relief for their usual caregivers.”  In America alone there are over 43.5 million unpaid caregivers providing care to other adults.  Sometimes people choose to care for their loved one, while others simply don’t have a choice.  No matter the circumstance, every caregiver needs a break.  Caregiver burnout is real, and it’s ok for any caregiver to admit…

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Teens Learn From Serving Seniors

By Lindsay@OSLG | December 6, 2017 | 2 Comments

  This week we are pleased to welcome a guest blog from Vivette with Vibrant Home Health in Dayton, OH.  Here is her story: Growing up as a pastor’s child I can remember the members of our church visiting senior care facilities once a week.  While these visits often occurred when I was at school, during the summer months I would occasionally attend to assist with the service. As a teenager, I never dreamed I would be the one gaining a valuable experience from the visits.  Rather, I thought I was doing something for the residents who were “shut-ins” and…

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Assisted Living Cost Comparison

By Darla | September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
Optimized Senior Assisted-Living-Cost-Comparison

Let’s be honest, life is not cheap and cost of living high. I often wish I didn’t love and NEED food because it costs so much! Wow, where my family could travel to if we didn’t have to pay for food for a year!! I digress, but looking into Senior Care for our loved ones really hits the heartstrings when looking at prices. It’s a bit of a sticker shock at first, but let’s dive in here a little and really examine the cost comparison of Assisted Living vs living at home. Living at home, where one has lived for years…

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Top 5 Benefits Of Assisted Living At Optimized Senior Living

By Darla | August 29, 2017 | 8 Comments
Top 5 Benefits of Assisted Living At Optimized Senior Living

At Optimized Senior Living, we truly believe we offer some unique benefits that are very different than anything else around.  Yes, are we similar and may offer similar activities, etc. but as a whole package, we think our assisted living home excels all around. We begin by making sure our potential residents and families know that we are truly all-inclusive.  This is to ensure everyone that they will not be nickel and dimed, and not have to worry about changes in level of care, and if they decide they want a phone line, certain meals, etc. Our set price is…

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3 Tips Caregivers And Seniors Need To Know

By Darla | August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Often we don’t think about what you or your loved one may need as you age. As we mature, wе never rеаllу соnѕidеr hарреning to uѕ; we’re tоо busy living оur livеѕ tо pay it muсh аttеntiоn. And then it ѕnеаkѕ up. Our needs еvоlvе, suddenly wе’rе faced with big dесiѕiоnѕ about thе kind оf life we want to lеаd. Of course, wе’rе ѕtill thе ѕаmе реrѕоn inѕidе, even thоugh thе person in thе mirrоr hаѕ changed. And ѕо have hеr desires аnd dеmаndѕ, interests аnd рriоritiеѕ, friеndѕ, and neighbors. Everything сhаngеѕ. And with this сhаngеѕ соmеѕ the biggеѕt соnѕidеrаtiоn…

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Optimized Living Senior Home Update

By Darla | July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Optimized Senior Living Home Update

Optimized Senior Living is making great progress on our new group home! In fact, we are almost ready for our Open House which is set for July 22, 2017, from noon to 4 pm!! It has been an incredible adventure and everyone has been working very hard to make our senior group home dream become a reality! With the home just over 7000 square feet, 16 bedrooms, 18 bathrooms, 2 laundry rooms, recreation rooms, office, and a HUGE open concept great room and kitchen, and large outdoor porch there has been a lot going into this home! The men of…

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Facts & Myths About Dementia And Aging

By Darla | June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Facts And Myths About Dementia and Aging

Today there are 74.1 Million Baby Boomer’s in the United States.  That’s a lot of older adults! We’ve gathered some facts and myths from American Psychological Association: Aging Resources to share that will help you understand more about aging. Here Are The Myths and Facts: Myth: All older adults have dementia. Fact: First of all, most older adults are cognitively intact. In fact, our crystallized intelligence (using learned knowledge or experiences) has been shown to increase as we age. This is commonly referred to as wisdom. If older adults develop dementia, it is important to know there are several types: the most common…

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Meet Our Partner Dennison Keller Elder Law Attorney

By Darla | June 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Meet Dennison Keller, Elder Attorney of Law

Meet Our Partner Dennison Keller Elder Law Attorney We are proud to partner with Dennison Keller who is licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio and Kentucky and focuses on elder law.   Dennison is a frequent lecturer on the topics of Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Veterans Benefits and Estate Planning at long-term care facilities and hospitals across the Tri-State.  Building great business relationships are important to us at Optimized Senior Living.  We’re honored to have Dennison as our elder law attorney partner and asked if he would share with our community. There are great things happening in…

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Signs That A Loved One Is Ready For Assisted Living

By Darla | June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
Loved One

There are several signs that your loved one is ready for assisted living. As we all know, this can be a tender subject to discuss with your loved one. Often many caregivers are over stressed with other responsibilities and obligations and may not see the signals right away. Our goal at Optimized Senior Living is to provide resources, tips, and strategies to help caregivers with our blog and resources. We want to help ease the process and have short videos over on our Facebook page.  One of which has 3 top signs to look for that your loved one may…

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