San Luis Obispo Assisted Living Professionals Releases Guidelines for Finding the Right Assisted Living During the COVID-19 Crisis

San Luis Obispo Assisted Living Professionals Releases Guidelines for Finding the Right Assisted Living During the COVID-19 Crisis

-Sadly, senior citizens are among the first to suffer from exposure to COVID-19. Living in close quarters is one of the highest contributing factors to exposure but the team from San Luis Obispo’s Elder Placement Professionals has prepared some guidelines to help ease concerns when it comes to choosing an assisted living facility.

The guidelines include:

  • Questions to ask about the facility and COVID-19
  • Questions to ask about the facility and its programs in general
  • How to get the best service from professional resources

Questions about COVID-19

  • How many residents and employees have tested positive for COVID-19? Ask about everyone: residents, staff, vendors, even visitors.
  • Who is being tested and how often?
  • What measures are being taken to prevent infection? Ask about sanitation practices, availability and use of PPE, including masks.
  • How and when does the facility notify family when someone tests positive?
  • Is the facility following the applicable Centers for Disease Control guidelines?
  • What are the visitation policies? Many states and counties have lifted, or modified, the visitation ban. In the event of an outbreak, what alternatives to visiting in person are provided?
  • What kind of COVID-19 prevention and care training has the staff received?
  • Is the facility capable of providing adequate care for infected residents?
  • What is the policy for allowing a resident who has been hospitalized with COVID-19 to return?
  • Socializing is important to senior citizen’s mental and emotional health. How are important socializing programs being conducted? How is social distancing handled for meals and other activities such as exercise, entertainment and socializing?
  • Is the staffing adequate?

The San Luis Obispo assisted living professionals have made it a point to be thoroughly familiar with the guidelines, regulations and best practices for COVID-19 safety and can help you prepare questions. The company works with assisted living facilities nationwide.

General questions about the facility and its programs

There are many important things to consider when selecting the right assisted living home. Along with the comforts of home such as good quality beds and furniture, healthy meals, staffing and medical concerns, activity programs rank high on the importance list.

Test the bed and furniture. Ask if you can have a meal before making up your mind. Prepare a list of questions related to your, or your family member’s medical conditions. Take a close look at the activity programs. Exercise, mental stimulation and socializing are important for a good quality of life.

  • Are pets allowed and is there staff to help with pets if necessary?
  • What social activities are available?
  • Are faith-based activities available?
  • Which meals are communal?
  • Are field trips available?
  • What kinds of exercise programs are available?

Getting the best from professional resources

Choosing the best assisted living home can be challenging in normal circumstances and even more so in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The professional services provided by the San Luis Obispo assisted living professionals are comprehensive, covering every aspect of settling contentedly into a new home.

The company works with facilities all across the United States and takes special efforts to match elders to the best living situation.

Elder Placement Professional’s free services include finding the best options and helping negotiate cost that fit your budget for:

  • Home Care
  • Residential Care Homes
  • Retirement Communities
  • Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s Care
  • Assisted living nationwide

Elder Placement Professionals
1119 Palm St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 546-8777

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Ensuring a Safe & Secure Future: an Interview with Susan Polk Insurance

Ensuring a Safe & Secure Future: an Interview with Susan Polk Insurance

San Luis Obispo assisted living

We recently had the privilege of speaking with the insurance specialists at Susan Polk Insurance to offer insight on how people can prepare themselves for the time that they or a loved one may need to make the transition from independent living to care services. Many people, it seems, feel that preparing for that kind of transition is either not urgent or not even necessary.

Here’s a highlight from the interview addressing the most important question when it comes to what kind of care an elder in transition is going to need:

“What are their medical needs and what’s their budget? Do they want to keep cooking, cleaning, or driving, and what area they want to live in?… Obviously when I start to get a closer look at at them personally and I understand the kind of life they’re used to living, I want to get them in a similar quality of life. But truly the most important aspect of this stage of their life is care.”

To learn more about some of the issues related to eler care and transitioning, read the full article at https://www.susanpolk.com/2019/06/10/elders-transitioning-long-term-care-5-questions-with-nicole-pazdan/

 

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San Luis Obispo Assisted Living Professionals Publish ‘Reasons For Elders To Make Decisions Early’

San Luis Obispo Assisted Living Professionals Publish ‘Reasons For Elders To Make Decisions Early’

–Senior citizens today are generally more active than their parents and grandparents were at the same age and this vitality can be a double-edged sword leading seniors to put off important planning until their welfare becomes critical. The Local San Luis Obispo assisted living specialists and Certified Senior Advisors at Elder Placement Professionals have some suggestions to help seniors make necessary plans before their kids have to make decisions for them.

Reasons for elders to make decisions early

A 2018 article in Forbes Magazine reports that today’s senior citizens “will live longer in old age than any other generation in history. Many will live to healthy old ages but one in five will need personal care after they reach age 85.” Seniors are still holding down productive jobs, and even though it might be harder to get on and off their horses, or they are now playing nine holes instead of 18 and cutting down on the number of laps in the pool, people who are still feeling pretty good tend to put off doing much about planning ahead for the day it is time to downsize and have some help with daily tasks.

Planning ahead includes identifying personal signals to know when it is time to trade in the family home for a small cottage or move to a retirement community that offers activities. It also means thinking ahead to the time you are no longer interested in cooking and doing the dishes but still want to eat healthily, or when driving is no longer an option and still need transportation and have a social life. It also means being realistic about health and medical issues, mobility, and living in a supportive environment. Just because a 75-year-old widow is now swimming 40 laps instead of 80 doesn’t mean she is ready for assisted living, but that should not stop her from researching her options and having a plan.

Working on a plan is where Elder Placement Professionals come into the picture. Working with senior citizens and their families since 2009 has given the company owner, Nicole Pazdan and her staff some very unique insight into helping seniors find the right living situation for their desires and circumstances.

Waiting too long can put a burden on children or siblings, putting them in the position of making decisions for their parents, sister or brother. Those decisions, even the process of making those decisions, can create family discord and in some cases hurt feelings that may not mend before it’s too late.

The experienced San Luis Obispo assisted living advisors to help seniors and their families throughout the United States find the best living and care situations. Their services include finding the best options and negotiating costs to fit your budget for:

  • Retirement Communities
  • Home Care
  • Assisted Living
  • Nursing Homes
  • Residential Care Homes
  • Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s Care

And, one of the best parts—the Elder Placement Professional services are free to the client!

The San Luis Obispo assisted living placement specialists

Elder Placement Specialists helps seniors and their families find the best assisted living options available.

Owner and principal, Nicole Pazdan, was drawn to senior citizens as a youth, becoming a volunteer Candy Striper at 16-years old and continuing to work in the health care field as an adult. Nicole holds a degree in Business Administration, from Cal Poly State University and became a Certified Senior Adviser (CSA) in 2007.

Elder Placement Specialists knowledge of the industry saves time and frustration by helping find the best care situation and negotiating the costs to fit your budget.

The services are free. Call for your appointment today.

Elder Placement Professionals
1119 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 546-8777

This press release is by San Luis Obispo publicity company Access Publishing, 806 9th Street, #2D, Paso Robles, CA 93446. (805) 226-9890.

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Elder Placement Professionals, San Luis Obispo, CA Assisted Living Specialists Now Providing Nationwide Services

Elder Placement Professionals, San Luis Obispo, CA Assisted Living Specialists Now Providing Nationwide Services

assisted living San Luis Obispo
–Elder Placement Professionals, the San Luis Obispo assisted living specialists are now providing nationwide services. The California company helps seniors and their families find assisted living options for the best care.

“With our knowledge of the industry, we can find the best assisted living options available, save you time and frustration, and help you negotiate the costs to fit your budget,” said owner Nicole Pazdan.

The company helps families and individuals find the best services for senior care, including:

  • Residential care homes
  • Retirement communities
  • Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s Care
  • Assisted living in San Luis Obispo and nationwide

Services start with an assessment of the client’s Medical, Social and Financial needs. After the assessment, the staff helps schedule a personalized tour of the appropriate facilities, helps with the paperwork, and provide guidance through the entire placement process.

There is no charge to the client.

Owner and principal, Nicole Pazdan, was drawn to senior citizens as a youth, becoming a volunteer Candy Striper at 16-years old and continuing to work in health care as an adult. Pazdan holds a degree in Business Administration, from Cal Poly State University and became a Certified Senior Adviser (CSA) in 2007.

“Our specialty is helping the family members navigate through a crisis time in their life,” said Pazdan. “Oftentimes, they need to make an immediate decision on their loved one’s health care without knowing the resources that are available.”

Contact Elder Placement Professionals today to get all of your question answered and start the process of finding just the right care facility.

Elder Placement Professionals
1119 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 546-8777

This press release is by San Luis Obispo publicity firm, Access Publishing, 806 9th Street, #2D, Paso Robles, CA 93446. (805) 226-9890.

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Thank You card from a recent Client’s Son

4/2018

To Nicole and Whitney:

Thank you for the very thoughtful card it means a great deal. I want to Thank the both

of you for your support in helping me to bring my mom to Santa Maria so that we could

spend her final time together. I could not have done this without your help. Thank you both

for being there for both Mom and myself.

Thank you again,

Paul

 

  Elder Placement Professionals cannot begin to express how wonderful it is to receive messages like

this, and to know that we were able to help a family come together during this time.  We will continue to 

strive and go above and beyond for our clients. 

 

 

 

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Elder Placement Professionals Launches New Website to Help with Assisted Living in San Luis Obispo

As she approaches six years of helping seniors with assisted living in San Luis Obispo County through her business, Elder Placement Professionals, Nicole Pazdan is preparing for the launch of her new website.

“The new site is very informative and more user-friendly,” Nicole says. “It helps to direct those with questions on senior placement throughout the county of San Luis Obispo to our free referral agency.”

With an extensive background in senior care that includes volunteer work, evaluating patients undergoing acute rehabilitation, and working as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician and pharmacy technician, Nicole has a passion for meeting the care needs of the elder community. As a Certified Senior Adviser, Nicole and her two assistants, Anna and Madeline, take pride in working with families of seniors and the medical community.

“Our specialty is helping the family members navigate through a crisis time in their life,” Nicole says. “Oftentimes, they need to make an immediate decision on their loved one’s healthcare without knowing the resources available.”

As a free senior placement agency, Nicole and her friendly, knowledgeable assistants are driven to find the right placement for their clients. Contracted with every senior care facility and in-home care agency in San Luis Obispo County, they bring their honesty and integrity to the forefront as they work to find the care to fit each individual client’s particular needs.

After an assessment of the senior’s medical, social, and financial needs, the Elder Care Placement professionals gently guide family members through the placement process – from tours of local facilities to paperwork and more. After going through the experience with a close family member in recent years, Nicole has first-hand knowledge of the emotions involved in placing a family member. With this in mind, she brings care and compassion to all of her clients and their loved ones.

“It is an emotional time,” she says, “and it can be even more difficult not knowing what resources are out there or how the system works. We help the families navigate through the process and give them all the qualified information they need to make a proper decision.”

Affiliated with numerous associations – she is the Chairperson for the Elder Abuse Committee, a member of the SLO Chamber of Commerce, SLO Rotary Club, SLO Women’s Network, Womenade, and serves on the program committee for the Alzheimer’s Association – Nicole knows the importance of staying informed and giving back to the community.

Described as “the most trusted source in elder placement care in San Luis Obispo,” the team at Elder Placement Professionals looks forward to meeting the needs of the senior community for many years to come.

Elder Placement Professionals
San Luis Obispo Assisted Living Experts
3940 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 546-8777
http://www.elderplacementprofessionals.com

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