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- is the founder, owner and editor for Assisted Living Directory. David has taken his love for producing videos and writing, and researching to seek out experts in the senior care industry, so they may share their expertise about assisted living and long-term care. Many of his interviews and videos can be seen below, and throughout the site.

 

Articles and Videos by David For Assisted Living Directory:

Marketing:

* Assisted Living: If You Build It, They Won't Come (Necessarily)
* Three Good (even Essential) Marketing Ideas for Assisted Living Homes
* Marketing your facility - In this competitive industry, how can you best get the word out about yours? Various strategies are discussed here.
* Getting Social Support - in a tough industry or niche, like senior care..

Caregiving Job Tips

* How To Get A Job as a Caregiver, Nurse or LPN - And just as importantly, now NOT to

Choosing & Researching A Facility:

* Identifying and Avoiding Distressed Assisted Living Homes.
* Facility Size - A discussion about the differences between large and small facilities.
* Assisted Living is Confusing - Why this industry often times leaves people confused.

* Beyond The Brochure - Researching a facility doesn't stop with the brochure..
* Involuntary Discharge - From both the facility and family point of view
* Referral Sites - Are they a good thing?
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The Small Stuff - Paying attention to the details gives a glimpse into the bigger picture at a facility
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The Deposit - Is it refundable?
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Smoking Regulations In Assisted Living Facilities - A heated and confusing debate

Conditions

* Stroke and Assisted Living - Assisted Living is a viable option for many families who are dealing with Stroke Issues.
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Parkinson's Disease and Assisted Living - Assisted Living can offer an important and viable living & housing alternative for individuals affected by Parkinson's Disease.
* Dermatomyositis and Assisted Living - Is assisted living care appropriate for someone with this condition? A first-hand account.

* Alzheimers Disease - - Symptoms and educational videos.
* Dementia - Learn about the different types of dementia. It isn't always "Alzheimer's." We discuss Lewy Body Dementia, Vascular Dementia and Frontotemporal Dementia.

Health & Happiness:

* Checking In on Mom and Dad - The holidays offer a unique opportunity to check in on mom and dad in person.
* Providing Life's Familiar Pleasures - Each resident has unique things that make them happy.
* Avoiding Assisted Living - Things you can do to remain independent as long as possible.

* Filling Downtime at an Assisted Living Facility

Interviews

* Discussing Routines and Changes in Assisted Living & Memory Care Facilities - Part 2 of our interview with Jean Cannon. Jean discussed her experiences with how changes in routine at her facility can impact her facility residents.
* Discussing The Benefits of Smaller Facilities - We sat down with the owner of a smaller assisted living home, and asked him about what he believes are the benefits one can receive by choosing a smaller, more home-like assisted living facility.
* Cancer and Assisted Living: A Daughter Dealing with Mom's Diagnosis - and future considerations of her ability to live alone, or to consider assisted living.
* Our Interview with Renee Cordrey of the AAWC

Paying For Assisted Living:

* Costs, Expenses and Paying for Assisted Living
* Delaware's Medicaid Assisted Living Waiver
* Hawaii's Medicaid Waiver

Regulations & Oversight

* Sanitation and Food Safety In Assisted Living Facilities - Who regulates the industry?
* Pennsylvania Regulations - are they just 'window dressing?

Senior Issues

* Being An Assertive Senior - Get your tough questions answered, and get a second opinion!
* Checking In on Mom and Dad - The holidays offer a unique opportunity to check in on mom and dad in person.
* Providing Life's Familiar Pleasures - Each resident has unique things that make them happy.
* Avoiding Assisted Living - Things you can do to remain independent as long as possible.

Security & Safety Issues

* Locks and Peepholes - Very important items if you live in an assisted living facility, but do they work, and can you reach them?

Safe Searching and Researching

* Why You Shouldn't Blindly Trust a 'Dot-org' website - Anyone can get one.
* Questionable Tactics by Senior Care and Assisted Living Sites

State and Federal Resources and Help

* The Important Role Of A Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Support For Families And Caregivers:

* Area Agencies on Aging - What they are, and how they can help families, seniors, and caregivers

Types of Facilities

* Checking In on Mom and Dad - The holidays offer a unique opportunity to check in on mom and dad in person.
* Assisted Living For Obesity? Is there such a thing?

 

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