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Retirement Communities & Homes

Professionals who work in or for a retirement community or home include nurses, aides, doctors, physical therapists, and support staff. They all work together to coordinate anything from medication and social activity to meals and recreation. It's important for senior citizens and the elderly to keep active in their retirement, so fitness experts may be on site to coordinate regular health and wellness exercise sessions.

Working in this environment calls for lots of patience and good communications skills. Professionals such as nurses and receptionists must deal with family members and patients a lot, so it's important to have a calm, gentle demeanor. Because retirement communities typically feature common areas for meals, amenities, and socialization, such as clubhouses, pools, golf courses, and gardens, it's important for these homes to be well organized.

Retirement home directors are professionals who ensure day-to-day operations go smoothly and that everyone is happy. They must coordinate activities, maintenance schedules of the community grounds, meals, and elderly care. Chefs and cooks are another set of professionals. They provide the daily food for residents and must ensure it is healthy for all.

While some retirement homes and communities cater to the active senior citizen, others are geared more toward hospice services or nursing home care for elderly adults, or those with Alzheimer's or another disability. These usually offer an on-site medical facility to tend to patients in need, as many of the residents are in need of constant medical supervision, care, or treatment. No matter what type housing facility, whether apartment, hotel, assisted living house, village townhouse, or condominium housing, staff should treat patients with care and attention.

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Emeritus at Colonie Manor
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626 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Latham, NY 12110
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"My mom was in really bad shape. Do NOT bring your loved one here, a dangerous place. ..."
Bishop Broderick Apts Write review for this local business
50 Prescott St Ste 1, Albany, NY 12205
(518) 869-7441  
Shaker Pointe Write review for this local business
678 Troy Schenectady Rd Ste 101, Latham, NY 12110
(518) 690-0011  
Kingsway Arms Nursing Center Write review for this local business
323 Kings Rd, Schenectady, NY 12304
(518) 393-8800  
Independent Living In The Capital District Write review for this local business
2660 Albany St, Schenectady, NY 12304
(518) 393-2412  
Hudson Shores Plaza Apartments Write review for this local business
1545 Broadway, Watervliet, NY 12189
(518) 273-6685  
Sanderson Court Senior Apts Write review for this local business
6 Carondelet Dr, Watervliet, NY 12189
(518) 782-1123  
Cabrini Acres Senior Apts Write review for this local business
4 Carondelet Dr, Watervliet, NY 12189
(518) 785-0050  
Glen Eddy Write review for this local business
1 Glen Eddy Dr, Schenectady, NY 12309
(518) 280-8000  
Fontbonne Manor Senior Apartments Write review for this local business
10 Carondelet Dr, Watervliet, NY 12189
(518) 782-2780  
Watervliet Housing Authority Write review for this local business
2400 2nd Ave, Watervliet, NY 12189
(518) 273-4717  
Avila Write review for this local business
100 White Pine Dr Ste 1, Albany, NY 12203
(518) 452-4250  
Wynwood of Niskayuna Write review for this local business
1786 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12309
(518) 346-6935  
Brookdale Senior Living Write review for this local business
2861 Troy Schenectady Rd, Schenectady, NY 12309
(518) 782-7381  
De Paul Housing Management Write review for this local business
41 N Main Ave, Albany, NY 12203
(518) 459-0183  
Shaker Pointe Write review for this local business
1 Medaille Dr, Watervliet, NY 12189
(518) 326-9221  
Carondelet Commons Senior Apts Write review for this local business
2 Carondelet Dr, Watervliet, NY 12189
(518) 783-0444  
Senior Services of Albany Westview Senior Center Write review for this local business
680 Central Ave Ste 2, Albany, NY 12206
(518) 482-2120  
Senior Services of Albany Write review for this local business
32 Essex St, Albany, NY 12206
(518) 465-3322  
Senior Services of Albany Louise Coming Center Write review for this local business
32 Essex St, Albany, NY 12206
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Shaker Pointe Write review for this local business
48 Delatour Rd, Watervliet, NY 12189
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Father Leo O'Brien Senior Community Inc Write review for this local business
3151 Marra Ln, Schenectady, NY 12303
(518) 357-4424  
Check online directory listings to find a nursing home facility or retirement community to meet your needs. Keep in mind that nursing homes may also be called health and wellness clinics, rehab centers, senior housing, hospice, or group homes. They may take the form of an apartment, assisted living complex, condominium, townhouse, village or large group home. When searching for the right retirement community for your loved one, whether it is a sibling, parent or friend, you should start by considering what the senior citizen's specific needs are. Do they need hospice or long-term health care? Or are they still quite independent? Affordable rates and prices should be one main target of your search. Contact a few different nursing homes or senior citizen housing communities to get website information, location, cost, services, and company background. Visit several different types of homes and communities, and meet with health care consultants to learn more. Check out the environment carefully and ask yourself if this is somewhere you yourself would like to live or visit. If not, move on. In your tours of various retirement community facilities and nursing homes, make a checklist of each facility's good points and bad points, affordable rates and prices, health care insurance and government-assisted coverage, professional background, eligibility, activity programs, medical treatment, recreation areas, amenities, elderly hospice services, health and wellness programs, disability assistance, classes, meals, medication, transportation, and atmosphere. Also, take a close look at other senior and adult residents or day patients. Do they appear happy and well cared for? Are the staff members genuinely friendly, caring, skilled, professional care givers and nurses? Do they have the necessary expertise and qualifications? Once you answer these questions, you'll be better able to narrow down your choice for a proper nursing home or retirement community.

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