Foundation for Senior Living
About 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older in the last 12 months. February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day and we thought there's no better time to celebrate the caregiver in your life. Whether your caregiver is a family member, friend or a professional, they are providing valuable services and care to your loved one.
Below are 5 simple ways to thank your caregiver:
1. Publicly recognize them. Whether it's at a family gathering or a simple as including them in your daily prayers or discussions at the dinner...more
Foundation for Senior Living
All it takes is a moment. A blink. And everything changes. One unfortunate accident and your life, and your families are suddenly and permanently altered. Your habits, schedules and your comfortable routines come to a shuddering halt, and all that is left to do is rebuild.
Bill and Betty found themselves in this position a few years ago after Bill was involved in an unforeseeable accident that left him completely dependent on a ventilator. He was in and out of the hospital due to complicated care needs, and the family had lost all sense of normalcy. Their days were filled with trips...more
Foundation for Senior Living
In this day and age, it is so easy to become wrapped up in the minutia of everyday life that we fail to seize opportunities for service to others. We get distracted by the emails piling up in our inbox and the ever growing to-do list on our desk, not to mention the never-ending phone calls. We are living in an age where everything is streamlined and designed to be quick and painless and we forget that slowing down and noticing our surroundings and the people in our lives is just as important as productivity. A small act of kindness, a moment spent truly connecting can have a lasting impact...more
Home ownership is a point of pride for many, but the maintenance and upgrades homes require can get more and more burdensome as we age. Homes quickly fall into disrepair when proper upkeep becomes difficult and replacing old and worn out appliances are a financial burden that many are unable to tackle. Unfortunately, veteran couple Mike and Teresa found themselves in this position earlier this year. The house that they had called home for the past 34 years was becoming a liability and Army veteran Mike was unable to do the work himself.more
Tax season is almost upon us, but you still have time to take advantage of Arizona's charitable tax credit program! If you file Arizona state taxes, you can make donations to qualifying organizations in five different categories and get your gift back, dollar-for-dollar, on your return!
You can take advantage of this tax credit while improving the lives of so many in our own communities! Making a gift to an organization in the following categories is easy and it keeps your money right here in Arizona!
Arizona has been making a name for itself among the Senior Living communities across the nation for quite some time now. Senior centers in AZ have established a high reputation for offering quality care and service to families all over the state. Whether you are still living independently or require constant medical assistance, there are facilities all over the state that help you according to what your needs are. It’s no wonder retirees have been flocking to his great state; there’s always sunshine, there is excellent medical care, and the physical landscaping of Arizona is quite...more
Home health care can be a great alternative to assisted living facilities if your loved one does not require constant or serious medical assistance. If your family member can still live independently but simply needs assistance with routine daily tasks like cooking, bathing, getting dressed, or cleaning then home health care might be the right choice for you and your family. Deciding when it is the right time to hire a home health care giver can be tough but it’s important to know when you need to make this decision for your loved one in order for them to continue living a healthy and...more
CJ has been a regular at the Glendale Adult Day Health Services (ADHS) center for nearly four years. As she makes the rounds greeting friends and newcomers alike, it’s easy to see that she considers FSL a second home. When asked what this program means to her she responds “I’m grateful and blessed. I love the center, I love the people, and it makes me happy when I can wake up, dress myself and come here.”
Giving clients a purpose in life is what ADHS staff do best. They offer meaningful activities that hone fine motor skills and keep joints limber; plan...more
#GIVINGTUESDAY, a social movement designed to create an international day of giving after consumer-driven days such as Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday falls on Tuesday, November 29th this year. We have some pretty amazing things planned for your donation to FSL!
Funds raised on #GIVINGTUESDAY will support one of our most celebrated programs - Adult Day Health Centers in Glendale, Phoenix and Tempe! Your donation will provide:
When an elderly parent or relative needs more care, choosing home care services can be a much better option than relocating your loved one to a nursing or retirement home. In-home senior care can help a senior cope much better with their changing circumstances. Usually, a senior will prefer to live at home rather than move to unfamiliar surroundings.
However, if more advanced care is needed than just basic assistance home care, you will usually have to options to choose from:
24 Hour Care
Both of these services are much better alternatives to a nursing...more