Now we have a new term to define that is vital to our education; so important, in fact, that on this definition all states can agree. ADLs or Activities of daily living are
Westminster, California (PRWEB) August 25, 2009
Assisted Living Placements, Inc has announced that CEO Patrick C. Van Slyke has completed work on The Abridged Users' Guide to Assisted Living and that publication has commenced. Subtitled Understanding the Fundamentals, Assisted Living Placements, Inc will provide the book to seniors, families, and industry professionals as a platform to promote public awareness and access to assisted living services.
Patrick C. Van Slyke started Assisted Living Placements, Inc. in 1997 to help seniors and families navigate the maze of elder care in California. He knows that more often than not the need to make these life altering decisions comes during a time of crisis. It comes unexpectedly, before senior or family have given any time to research or planning. For the past twelve years Assisted Living Placements, Inc. has offered free public services and assistance to help educate seniors and families during this trying time and provide them with resources to make the best possible decisions.
In an effort to help even more people Assisted Living Placements, Inc is proud to announce the publication of The Abridged Users' Guide to Assisted Living. Plans are in the works to provide this information guide free to consumers. Here is an excerpt taken directly from the book:
"Now we have a new term to define that is vital to our education; so important, in fact, that on this definition all states can agree. ADLs or Activities of daily living are "the things we normally do in daily living" including any daily activity we perform for self-care (such as feeding ourselves, bathing, dressing, grooming), work, homemaking, and leisure. Note that no where in the definition of RCFE or ADL do we see any mention of medical or invasive procedures. This is a tremendously important characteristic and will affect everything from what communities are allowed to do what to how we will pay for these services. We will discuss this "non-medical" definition more when we specifically discuss California.
So, assisted living (senior assisted living) is a living arrangement in which people with special needs, especially seniors with disabilities, reside in a facility that provides help with everyday tasks such as bathing, dressing, and taking medication if requested. Or, more simply, assisted living is a home where seniors can, for a fee, live and get care and supervision if needed. Now we are getting somewhere indeed."
The Abridged Users' Guide to Assisted Living will take readers completely though the process of understanding and executing a needs evaluation, looking ahead future needs and then matching these to the environment that will best serve the individual.
Another excerpt from The Abridged Users' Guide to Assisted Living:
"The search for the "right" place for an individual is a two part process. We first start by taking a very serious look and honestly appraising the senior's current and potential future needs. This goes beyond the labeling of a primary and secondary diagnosis, which is helpful, but usually just paints a general picture. We need to look more closely and see how physical and mental condition is affecting the ADLs. This is called a Needs Assessments. Once we are done with this we will look at the different types of assisted living to see which one will best meets our needs.
Health professionals routinely refer to the ability or inability to perform ADLs as a measurement of the functional status of a person. This measurement is useful for assessing what type of health care services an individual may need. An inability to perform an ADL without assistance creates a NEED. And understanding these needs will allow us to focus in on the best type of assisted living."
Questions or comments should be directed to Assisted Living Placements, Inc. at 888 854 7750.