Littleton, CO (PressExposure) February 28, 2013 -- Eunice Kinrade, registered nurse, owner, and administrator of Colorado Assisted Living Homes, LLC, announces the release of a new free consumer guide, "What is Assisted Living in Colorado?" The guide by Eunice, who has been running assisted living homes Littleton and assisted living homes in other locations such as Centennial, Denver, Lakewood, Parker, and Sterling, should prove quite useful to people with dementia disorders, their family members, and caregivers.
The guide requests all responsible citizens to understand the concept of assisted living homes, which is completely different from conventional care available in nursing homes. Understanding this basic concept of assisted living would help the family members of people suffering from various dementia disorders like Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, memory loss, disorientation, etc. to find quality care for such persons. The guide explains in detail the difference between assisted living homes and nursing homes. The staying facilities in nursing homes are usually shared, while the residence in assisted living homes is usually private and individual, unless any client specifically request for shared accommodation.
This free consumer guide points out that the elders residing in the Colorado Assisted Living Littleton homes and the other homes run by Eunice offers complete independence to their clients. The seniors live in these homes and they are looked after in the homes in exactly the same way they used to live in their formal homes. The assisted living homes provide two choices for the residents. The residents could either prepare their own meals in the kitchenettes attached in each home or they could consume the meals that the caregivers prepare.
Another major difference between nursing homes and assisted living homes is the free mixing and socializing with other people in assisted living homes, which is usually absent in nursing homes. This has proved to help the seniors living in assisted living Littleton homes and other homes maintain better health and live longer peacefully. Further, the assisted living homes usually have regular programs to take their residents to frequent outings to restaurants, shopping, parks, and local events. Most homes even allow the family members of the elders to participate in such outings and other social gatherings, especially on public holidays.
The guide emphasizes that participating in various activities organized by the assisted living homes helps the patients avoid isolation and loneliness, since these two factors could lead to faster decline in their health. Socializing with others suffering from similar conditions not only boosts the morale of the seniors but also results in improvement of their physical and mental health. The guide contains many more details on the advantages of assisted living and it should prove highly useful to patients suffering from memory impairment disorders, their family members, and even caregivers.