05.27.11

Assisted Living Facilities in Plano Texas

Posted in Assisted Living, Assisted Living Facilities at 3:23 pm by admin

In Plano Texas there are several assisted living facilities to choose from
but each one may fall under a different class.

There are different class facilities of elder care that are equiped to handle certain types of residents in Plano.

The class of facilities start at A and go up to D. Knowing the class of facility is not important at the outset of searching for an elder care facility in Plano TX but it is good information to have on hand.

Some assisted living facilities will attempt to sign a lease for your parent even while knowing they need placed in a licenced alzheimers care facility. These type of Plano TX assisted living facilities skirt the rules and regulations as the ease of comvincing and moving someone in does not take much and the profits can ve huge.

A typical Plano elderly care facility will make around $3,000 per month on the room, board, care, and daily meals per resident. The managers at these places get a significant portion of their income from bonuses based on staying under budget.

These large bonuses force Plano TX assisted living communities to hire less desirable care workers who make minimum wage or very close to it. It is common for these employees to only do the bare minimum while your elderly loved one sits soiled in their clothes over night.

When shopping for Plano elder care facilities take time to go into the facility at night and during the day. Meet the care workers as they are the ones who will take care of your loved one daily.

Also keep in mind that an older facility near a loved one who can more easily visit is better than a nicer newer facility farther a way from relatives who could normally drop by for a visit.

In summary we recommend a Plano TX assisted living community nearby that has a good care staff with the right ratio of workers to residents. Be sure to go in at night and monitor how the care workers do their job if you are suspicious of lack of care which often happens during the evening and sleeping hours.

05.16.11

Tyler TX Elderly Care Facility Comparison

Posted in Assisted Living Facilities at 9:18 pm by admin

In Tyler TX you have a significant amount of choices when it comes to elderly care facilities. There are even more assisted living facilities in the works to be built as each company tries to out do the other on their facility, dinner menu, care processes, and safety.

Unfortunately what often ends up lacking is quality of care. Some of the largest elder care facilities in the nation routinely hire people with criminal backgrounds and a propincity to violent behavior. Why is this? A part of the problem is that assisted living care attendants have some of the worst jobs out there. The workers must clean up poop, urine off of floors, furniture, elderly men and women while maintaining a smiling face and attitude. Often the care attendant positions are left under staffed as the management get their bonuses based on keeping the budget under a certain number.

The lack of help from the legal number of care attendant workers at many Tyler TX assisted living facilities offers little in comfort for the girls hired at these jobs. Now add to this an already angry woman with a criminal record and it is no wonder the elderly get yelled at and thrown around in their bed and even left soiled in their clothes over night.

Unfortunately all Tyler Texas assisted living facilities will deny that they are understaffed. You really must see it for yourself by checking in late at night. The assisted living companies count on
that never happening. If a Tyler assisted living company is caught breaking the law it only results in a small fine and recorded ding on their record. People hardly ever check these records and so the penalties do nothing to prevent this type of thing.

In summary it can be very difficult to accurately compare Tyler TX assisted livings with each other. Our best recommendation is to pick a facility that seems to be okay and make sure all the care workers are atleast willing to look at you in the eye when you walk by. Pick a place near a loved one. The elderly would rather be in a mediocre facility where they will get a weekly visitor than no visitor at all.

Houston Elderly Care Facilities

Posted in Assisted Living Facilities at 8:43 pm by admin

In Houston you have quite a few places a loved one can be placed for elderly care. Of course you must find a place that meets your loved ones needs based on their capacity.

If your mom or dad has dementia or alzhiemers disease they may need to be placed in a Houston dementia care facility but it really depends on just how bad the disease has gotten. If it has not progressed to far they may be able to stay in a less restrictive environment until that day comes.

If your loved one in Houston is just elderly but with no real concerns related to memory care I would look for an assisted living close to a relative. Even though there are really nice assisted living facilities in Houston and mediocre ones what is most important is that they get visitors.

If it comes down to getting a mediocre elder care facility in Houston but close to people that love and support them than you will all be better off. The food may not be gourmet and the staff by limited but if someone close to them can stop by once a week it will make a world of difference.

So keep proximity a key point when shopping for available elderly care facilities in Houston. We have found this to be the main heart point worth considering even though facilities and cafeteria menus may look impressive. In the long run it will come back to where are the people I love in Houston and why do they live so far away?