Scottsdale, Arizona is nicknamed The Wests Most Western Town. Known for its late night and hotel scenes, its also home to many assisted living facilities. Scottsdale is not one of the most populated cities in the West Coast with a population of only around 230,500 people.
It is known for its comfortable and healthy assisted living facilities. Some facilities have taken it a step further and have constructed private villages for senior citizens. These places are complete with all the amenities including shopping and entertainment centers.
Assisted living Scottsdale has become a flourishing industry and many flock to retire there. For a senior who has chosen to live in an assisted living facility, its important that he not only feels comfortable but is also safe.
Here are some ways that a person can ensure that their senior loved one stays safe while in the assisted living Scottsdale facility.
* Keeping clutter free A senior need to be careful when moving about the facility and his room. A person visiting his senior loved one could help by removing or moving anything that could cause his loved one to trip or fall. Electrical or extension cords, small stools, or any trash on the floor are the usual culprits.
* Checking a seniors daily routine In assisted living Scottsdale facilities, staff members are there to help if a senior is having difficulty in any tasks. Observing and checking to see if a senior can get through the daily routine without any mishaps is important. If a senior loved one needs help doing even the most basic this as eating, drinking, dressing, and other grooming habits, it is best to make prior arrangements with the staff for regular assistance. Its also important for a person to check if his senior loved one has easy access to a call-for-help button. He should check if theres a button within easy reach from the bed or any other sitting places. Some assisted living Scottsdale facilities have buttons that could be worn around the wrist or the neck.
* Talk about emergency plans or other evacuation procedures Staff members should discuss any emergency procedures with the residents of the assisted living Scottsdale facility. A person should ask his senior loved one if he knows these procedures and also ask the staff members the step-by-step process. It would also be good to discuss these procedures with the senior from time to time. Some people also take time to practice these procedures with their senior loved ones.
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