Choosing Senior Living

When It’s Time to Make a Decision

Collage of images; resident getting ready to brush teeth, caregiver comforting residentWe Know Exactly Where to Begin

When the time comes to consider choosing a skilled nursing facility or nursing home for a loved one, it can be very overwhelming. The most difficult part of the process is simply getting started, and that is where we can help. While this process seems daunting, we can assure you that you are placing your loved one in the best possible care. At Shaker Place Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, we create an environment that fosters love and respect among residents, and makes you feel as though you are home. It is at our renowned facility where your family becomes our family.

For most seniors, when facing the prospect of moving out of their home and into a skilled nursing facility, their main concerns are giving up their privacy, independence and sacrificing their quality of life. These are the same worries seen by our experienced staff many times. Shaker Place works with its residents to find the right senior living solutions for you. We listen to your needs, take the time to understand your preferences, and we partner with you and your family to devise a plan.

When you begin your search for the right facility, you may additionally be overwhelmed by the endless options. But when looking for a facility that can provide expert care, with the feeling of comfort and dignity, the choice becomes much clearer. Once you make the decision to partner with Shaker Place, our educated staff will walk you through the process, step by step, to ensure that you are assisted with any challenges you may face. We begin by providing the appropriate information you need, while familiarizing you with the many opportunities available, and helping guide you through every step of the process.

At Shaker Place, it is our goal to empower you and all our residents to live the life you love with as much added freedom and choices as possible. Building and maintaining your confidence is a priority, as is making sure you and your family enjoy peace of mind.

Should your health needs change, we provide a full range of services, including but not limited to, five specialized rehabilitative therapies, memory care, clinical programming, medical care, nutrition management, and many fulfilling daily activities.  At Shaker Place, we have the expertise and services that allow our residents to work with a team they know, and at the same time, one that knows them personally, in a safe and comfortable environment.

With the helpful information we provide, we can help you make the best decision for your loved one. We will take as much time as needed to answer any questions you have. To speak to a Shaker Place specialist today, please call (518) 869-2231.

The First Step to Helping Your Loved One: Look for Certain Signs

For most people, one day the realization comes that your parent is aging. This is an emotional reality to face. Similarly, if you are a spouse or friend, you might have growing concerns that your loved one is exhibiting uncommon behavior that is becoming more frequent. If you start spotting common problems, it may mean that your loved one just needs a little extra help around the house. Or, depending on the signs, it could mean they need greater assistance with daily living for their future or immediate benefit. Weighing the severity of the signs is something Shaker Place can help you with as well. Signs may or may not include the following:

  • Weight loss
  • Less food being stored in the house, or food spoiling and not being disposed of
  • A loss of interest in normal routines, such as volunteer work and visiting friends
  • A decline in personal hygiene
  • Missing medical appointments
  • Missing doses or making other errors in self-administration of their medications
  • Bumps and bruises from navigating their home
  • Memory loss
  • Confusion and feelings of frustration because of confusion
  • Getting lost
  • Blaming others for accidents
  • Making rash, worrisome decisions
  • Hoarding, or their home and yard being unkept
  • Not paying bills on time

Some of these signs may indicate the need for minor necessary modifications, like installing handrails. Or, they may be more serious and require intervention before anyone gets hurt. Discussing the possibility of moving to a skilled nursing facility with the senior in your life is an important decision that should be addressed sooner rather than later. Again, if you need someone to talk to, the experts at Shaker Place are happy to help. Contact us today.