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FAMILY  INFORMATION and UPDATES

Links associated with Cedar Crest and Renaissance Gardens (LTC), Pompton Plains, NJ -

Cedar Crest web site        Web "site map" for RG facility {LTC}

State's nursing home report card for RG {LTC}

Basic overview of services & fees  BSG Projects

Weekly TV show                  Newspaper articles             Bio. on Exec. Dir.

Photos  Slideshow            Video Tour

Directions                       Satellite map

  Map - Cedar Crest location

Article on Chilton Memorial Hospital

 

THE DISEASE

US News & World Report - Health report on Alzheimer's

10 Warning signs of Alzheimer's  {Alzheimer's Association}

Alzheimer's disease (AD) information and resources from the U.S. Government's National Institute on Aging (NIA).

The 7 Stages of Alzheimer's    More on the 7 stages    Descriptive Behavioral Details versus Stages

 

EVALUATING THE HOUSING NEEDS

[1]  Evaluate your needs

http://www.seniorhousingnet.com/seniors/select_care/evaluate.jhtml

9 question screening tool can help you determine which type of housing or care is best for you or your loved one.  

Questionnaire gives you a total score.

The total score will give you a general idea about which type of housing or care would be most appropriate for the candidate.

 

[2]  Getting an independent opinion one option: Geriatric Case Manager

http://www.helpguide.org/elder/care_management.htm

 

[3]  What is a geriatric assessment?

http://www.helpguide.org/elder/geriatric_assessment.htm

 

LEVELS OF CARE

What are the types of senior housing and residential care?

http://www.helpguide.org/elder/senior_housing_residential_care_types.htm

The senior, advocate, or caregiver must make a choice from among the types of senior housing and residential care.    The primary choices available are:

Independent Living: a community of seniors living in an apartment complex or retirement community, with no custodial or medical care

Congregate Housing: Independent Living in a senior apartment, with the added services of custodial and medical care

Assisted Living Facility: a group home consisting of private rooms or apartments, with assistance in activities of daily living, but little medical care

Board-and-Care Home: a small Assisted Living Facility

Nursing Home (Skilled Nursing Facility): a facility with 24-hour medical care available, in addition to custodial care

Continuing-Care Retirement Community: a residential community for the remainder of one's life, with a choice of services and living situations, based on changing needs at each point in time

 

[4]  Types of housing & checklists

http://www.seniorhousingnet.com/seniors/?lnksrc=ts6

 

[5]  Services to help seniors remain at home

http://www.helpguide.org/elder/senior_services_living_home.htm

 

[6]  Independent Living Facility

http://www.helpguide.org/elder/independent_living_seniors_retirement.htm

 

[7]  What kind of person needs a Skilled Nursing Facility?  [nursing home]

http://www.helpguide.org/elder/nursing_homes_skilled_nursing_facilities.htm#vs

 

 

GENERAL  RESOURCE  INFORMATION

Merk Manual:  Health & Aging - Geriatrics

The Sandwich Generation

Web site links of interest to mom?  

Aging parents and eldercare website

Most useful web sites >age 50,per AARP

National Library of Medicine

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Bergen County United way
 
Bergen County Office for the Disabled

 

 

 

 

 

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