3 Critical Things Most Families Miss When They Choose An Assisted Living ResidenceWritten by Molly Shomer
The 3 Critical Things Most Families Miss When They Choose An Assisted Living Residence
With many vacation visits home ending in a desperate search for assisted living alternatives for older loved ones, family care consultant Molly Shomer suggests that families often fail to check out most important things. Taking a tour and sampling food won't substitute for skipping three essential things every family should do before they make a final assisted living selection.
The Three Critical Things Most Families Miss When They Choose an Assisted Living Residence:
1. Review contract and admission documents before move-in day. When moving van is idling and your mother is sitting in lobby it's too late to ask important questions. Have contract thoroughly reviewed ahead of time by someone who understands assisted living.
2. Ask for an "assessment and care plan" for your elder before signing an assisted living contract. What you pay will usually be based on amount and kind of care provided. Know exactly what facility will be doing for your elder. Even more important, know what will bump up price later before you make a commitment.
Using Hypnotherapy to Treat ADHDWritten by Kim R. Zapf
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The practice of hypnosis has been around for hundreds of years, but has recently been added to growing list of alternative practices used in private clinics to treat ADHD. The use of hypnosis offers a more direct path, so to speak, into mind to help make changes in deep-rooted behaviors. Suggestive hypnotherapy is completely different from traveling stage hypnotist performing tricks for audiences, like having a volunteer cluck like a chicken. Rather, clinical hypnosis tries to access parts of brain that have not been available to change since they have not been addressed through traditional therapy. A more direct path is sought into mind to help make changes in certain behaviors that affect a person with ADHD. This is achieved through narrowing focus of concentration, facilitated by hypnotherapist. Once this focus is narrowed, hypnotherapist then retrains mind to use symbols and colors to help focus mind on concentration, memory and then action. Action being, that which is controlled through environment. Many people with ADHD, especially children, tend to be kinesthetic learners. Meaning, they need movement in order to learn or pay attention. Often they will be seen tapping their pencils, their hands or standing up and sitting down while listening to a teacher or person talking to them. They are able to "absorb" information through movement or action. This can be distracting to other people. By teaching person to focus on a symbol or a color they may use this symbol kinesthetically, in their mind, help them to focus on what they are learning. I also recommend they hold in their hand a stress ball; this allows them to kinesthetically learn without distracting others.