The Manse Independent Living San Luis Obispo Social Media Tips For Seniors Press Release

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Staying connected in our world is much easier these days thanks to readily available technology. Cellphones, tablets, and laptops all provide connections to the global internet. Seniors who wish to connect with friends, relatives and long distance acquaintances can quickly find and reach out to people they haven’t seen or heard from in years. The Manse provides the independent living San Luis Obispo residents are looking for, and helps them become familiar with new ways of communicating. Social media like Facebook, Skype, Facetime, Twitter and Instagram are all ways to stay connected with family and friends who aren’t close enough for a visit. The internet may seem a little overwhelming or confusing at first, but with a few simple tips, seniors can continue learning and comfortable independant living. San Luis Obispo residents may find this list provides a little help to understanding the ins and outs of social media.

 

1.Privacy- Be aware, and keep privacy settings stricter at first, slowly adjust them as time continues and knowledge increases.

 

2. Personal Information- Never send personal or financial information to businesses over social media. Secure websites always start with “ https:// “ and only share sensitive information over a secure server, on a trusted website.

 

3. Out Of Town?- Never share information about being out of town on social media unless only friends and family members can view it. It can be an invitation to thieves.

 

4.Permanence- Social media is a permanent record and can be saved by anyone using the internet, so whatever is posted, like photos or personal information, assume it may be saved without permission or knowledge.

 

5.Don’t Overshare- Never share information like full names, birthdays, addresses, family member’s names, ages, addresses or schools.

 

6.Teen Family- Sometimes teens may feel uncomfortable when older family members can see all their posts and may not accept friend requests because of this. Always ask before sending a friend request.

 

With a little help any senior can figure out how to use social media properly, and smoothly. Learning to use and become comfortable with social media takes time. The Manse on Marsh is designed for seniors that wish for independent living. San Luis Obispo is an exciting city to live in, and The Manse offers many opportunities to be independent and provides needed assistance and security.


 

The Manse on Marsh

 

475 Marsh St.

 

San Luis Obispo, CA

 

93401

 

(805)541-4222

 

www.TheManse.net

 

 

The Truth About Assisted Living

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Coming to terms with the realization that a family member or friend is in transition to assisted living can be difficult for loved ones. Misconceptions about senior living facilities can cause fear and apprehension. The critical services provided by The Manse on Marsh allows families to find some relief, knowing that aging loved ones are cared for with the highest standards every day.

There are some myths and misinterpretations of the reality of assisted living facilities.

 

Myth #1-Loss of independence

Many seniors considering living in an assisted living facility worry that they will be losing their independence. It is true that they will become more dependant on the staff and resources available to them, but having the ability to receive assistance 24/7 ensures their quality of life doesn’t deteriorate. Many seniors who resist asking for help end up regretting it, because illnesses and needs can fail to be met. The loss of independence is not the reality of the situation. Seniors are constantly being invigorated, cared for, and looked after, at The Manse on Marsh. With more resources and opportunities available that encourage independence, it is soon realized how much is gained by making the move into an assisted living facility.


 

Myth #2-They will be lonely

Residents are not spending most of their time isolated to their rooms, or without company. Many seniors who have lost their spouses are grieving and feeling a great, emotional loss. The interactions between staff and other residents help to give hope and social support during hard times. Seniors in assisted living facilities bond with, and create lasting friendships that are just as close as family members. Knowing people who come from similar situations and backgrounds, who can share memories and bond, knowing they will be there with them to experience new things on a daily basis, is inspiring and can be very encouraging. Loneliness can be easily averted.

 

Myth #3- They won’t be able to do hobbies

Seniors who enjoy living alone at home may be avid hobbyists, and the idea of moving into a senior living facility can seem like an end to the fun. In reality, the move is going to open a whole new world up of hobbies and experiences they wouldn’t have normally gotten by staying home alone. Planned activities and hobbies are always coming up, from painting, exercising, game nights, music, classes, education and more. Living downtown San Luis Obispo at an assisted living facility also opens more opportunities for events, shopping, and culture.

 

The active and engaging lifestyle provided at The Manse on Marsh provides a wide array of benefits for seniors who wish to transition to a senior living facility. Comprehending all the new and exciting things to see and do may seem overwhelming, but rest assured that the top priority of staff at The Manse is to ensure a smooth and comfortable environment. Every need will be met with a smile and grace, no matter what!


 

The Manse on Marsh

 

475 Marsh St.

 

San Luis Obispo, CA

 

93401

 

(805)541-4222

 

www.TheManse.net

 

How To Beat The Winter Blues

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The transition from Autumn to Winter can be an exciting and fun time, full of holiday cheer, and family visits. The cooler temperatures of winter provide perfect opportunities for cuddling by the fireplace, reading a good book, and sipping some hot tea. Looking forward to seeing friends and relatives is a big highlight of the whole year. Unfortunately for many, an unwelcome guest sometimes makes a visit; the winter blues.

Once the holidays are over, and family goes back,  winter aches, pains, depression, and feeling fatigued sometimes happen. Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is sometimes experienced after the holiday glow is over, and sunshine seems to be at an all time low. It is a form of depression that is experienced especially during the winter months, and comes in cycles. Feeling a loss of energy, eating more frequently, picking unhealthy foods, and general fatigue and weakness all are symptoms of SAD. The amount of daylight during the winter has a direct correlation for experiencers of this disorder. The good news is that there are ways to help!

Staying especially active during the winter months helps to reduce the effects of SAD. Seniors who live in retirement communities that have activities planned regularly, and encourage movement and physical wellbeing like The Manse, help to ensure happier, healthier seniors. The mix of social atmosphere, 3 healthy meals served regularly, and a comfortable cozy environment help to ensure residents at The Manse will not worry as much about seasonal affective disorder. The sunny skies of the Central Coast of California see very mild winters with plenty of beach days, which are easier to retire in for people who have painful joints in cold weather, and need more sun and activity. The wonderful ocean air and clean environment help residents of The Manse stay happy in retirement.

When the cold has settled in and the sun isn’t shining as bright as it could, there are ways to improve the SAD symptoms. Light box therapy is one way. Using a light box is an easy way to introduce extra light and help relieve the sadness. One of the reasons winter causes the blues, is because having less sunlight makes the natural sleep hormones and circadian rhythms out of whack. Melatonin production overtakes and causes drowsiness and lethargy. Sitting in front of a light box for at least 30 minutes a day really makes a difference, can help regulate sleep better, and make the day much brighter, literally! Light therapy is so helpful that some say it is equivalent to taking an antidepressant!

Vitamin D deficiency is one of the major reasons why SAD can happen, especially in the elderly population. Making sure that plenty of extra vitamin D is on hand during the winter months, and using a therapy lamp are good ideas to try, if seasonal affective disorder happens to loved ones.

 

The Manse on Marsh

 

475 Marsh St.

 

San Luis Obispo, CA

 

93401

 

(805)541-4222

 

www.TheManse.net

The Benefits Of Volunteering For Seniors

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This fall season, the Manse on Marsh invites residents, staff, friends and family to be thankful and reflect on the many positive people, places and things around them. Lifetimes of volunteer work, charitable deeds and giving, are good to reflect on in this season of thankfulness.  Volunteering and being thankful go hand in hand. It is proven by studies  that seniors stay happier and healthier by reaching out, and lending assistance to those who need it most. Giving usually is more satisfying than receiving, according to scientific studies. This study led by the Rothman Research Institute shows that cognitive function, happiness, and health all increase when seniors volunteer, by feeling appreciated.

Retirement is sometimes full of extra free time, and when retirees and seniors start slowing down it can be hard to find meaningful ways to volunteer in the community. The Manse on Marsh provides multiple opportunities to give back to this lovely community, and taking action keeps the residents happier and healthier. Being a volunteer for charitable organizations is just one way to bridge generational gaps. Giving assistance to younger generations helps both parties learn and grow. Using the talents and knowledge of an older group of people in volunteer situations helps to show how active, and involved the senior community can be as a whole.

Socioeconomic benefits of volunteering are increasing the mental, physical, and emotional health of retirees. Life improvements can be found from good feelings of productivity, finding purpose and satisfaction as they give back to society. What a wonderful way to reduce stress, depression, anxiety, and loneliness! Being connected to others in the community, bringing fun, and fulfillment stretches across generations to younger family members as well. Showing the youth firsthand how volunteering makes a difference, and feels good to do is a valuable way to get to know the community, and to find resources that may be useful to family members. Self confidence and accomplishment help preserve personal identity later in life, as time changes everything, the positive views of the future are increased by volunteer work. The Manse is grateful to help the community, and pair up its residents with meaningful volunteer positions many times a year.

 

The Manse on Marsh

 

475 Marsh St.

 

San Luis Obispo, CA

 

93401

 

(805)541-4222

 

www.TheManse.net

5 Star Retirement Home, And Assisted Living Community, The Manse On Marsh Is Thankful This November

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Thankful to be serving its residents on the Central Coast, The Manse on Marsh is an assisted living community that takes pride and great care in providing a safe, clean, and comfortable retirement home. When choosing a retirement home for a loved one, reading reviews is a good start, to get an idea of what people say about places. The Manse On Marsh has so many great reviews, and has earned 5 stars on Yelp.com, and 5 stars on Caring.com! Providing the best care possible gives The Manse so much to be thankful for. To reflect back on some amazing reviews, and hear what the people say about their experiences with The Manse, let’s take a look at some real stories!

 

 

Darren P. said, “I have been so impressed with The Manse on Marsh. Our mother moved in recently and our family/friends cannot say enough about the exceptional service, beautiful facility, outstanding amenities, and overall professionalism exhibited by the staff. Chris, Ron, Kathy, Christopher, Madison, Jim, and the entire team have been awesome. They treat us like family.

The Manse on Marsh has created a very special environment. It is definitely not your ordinary assisted living facility. I highly recommend it be considered for any assisted living needs in San Luis Obispo.

 

Shar B. Said, “The Manse on Marsh is an a absolutely wonderful place.  Tucked in the beautiful community of San Luis Obispo, it is full of comfort, warmth, and charm.  I personally know one of the many amazing employees and they are truly in love with their residents.  It is evident that their positions are not just jobs, but a privilege to assist the residents each and everyday!  We need more places like this for our aging loved ones.”

 

Care.com loves The Manse!

David Said, “The Manse is a very friendly place and it appears to be well-organized. The staff is terrific, attentive, polite, and on their toes in terms of what's needed. They were very open and they answered all my questions. I had dinner there and the food and service was very good. However, the rooms were too cramped. I don't think we can downsize that much.”

Provider Response

Dear David, Thank you for the FIVE STAR rating! I am so glad that you enjoyed our community, our staff and our dining. I am sorry you were only shown a small apartment though. We have the largest apartments and cottages on the Central Coast - offering both independent and assisted living. In fact, our largest unit is three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and is over 1,300 square feet! I hope you will come back and see our large one, two, and three bedroom residences. Sincerely, Chris Skiff Owner/Founder

 

This holiday season The Manse On Marsh is eternally thankful for all of the amazing reviews and kind words. Happiness is contagious around here! Thank you!

 

The Manse on Marsh

 

475 Marsh St.

 

San Luis Obispo, CA

 

93401

 

(805)541-4222

 

www.TheManse.net

The Manse On Marsh, Specialists In Senior Care In San Luis Obispo, Releases The Report: ‘Recognizing the Hoarding Habits of People With Dementia’

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–The Manse on Marsh, a leader in senior care in San Luis Obispo, has released the report, ““Recognizing the Hoarding Habits of People With Dementia.” Being able to recognize when hoarding is becoming more than just saving items for sentimental reasons is important for families and caretakers. Recognizing the signs is an aid to making important decisions for anyone experiencing memory loss. Whether the decisions need to be made for senior care in San Luis Obispo or any other location, this report can help. Read the report on The Manse on Marsh website or here.

Recognizing the Hoarding Habits of People With Dementia

At a certain age in life, the “little things” can start to add up to be not so little any longer. Dementia, or Alzheimer’s and other memory loss issues, can start to make daily life and tasks more difficult. Hoarding can be an especially difficult issue for families concerned with senior care in San Luis Obispo and everywhere around the country.

One of the earliest signs of dementia is the need to hoard things that aren’t necessarily needed. Some warning signs, like not letting go of useless piles of paper, rubbish, and stockpiling objects on top of furniture are not to be taken lightly. The people who suffer from dementia are unwilling to let go of old food, sometimes even past the spoilage dates, in fear that they cannot be replaced. ThBehaviors like constant rummaging through belongings, anxiety from fear of losing things, and forgetting where things are can be very hard to deal with for the person suffering with the disease to the caregivers. Things can be lost or misplaced very easily, and forgotten. Frustrating episodes, yelling, arguing and unwillingness to help figure out what is happening can only add to the stress. People who suffer from dementia tend to hide the things that they hoard, and accuse people around them of stealing because they have forgotten where things are. The impulse control becomes worse as time goes on, and a person who once simply collected things they like may spiral out of control and fill a roomful of the same objects.

How can we help people with dementia deal with these sorts of issues? There is no one correct way, but by providing a structured, predictable environment helps to ease the anxiety. Becoming anxious is easily triggered by an unorganized daily schedule and a home full of hoarded objects. Trying to clean up all of the messes may seem helpful, but doing it all at once could make the behaviors become worse. Cleaning up little areas discreetly at first is easiest. Making a path where people can’t trip over things and become injured is first priority, along with garbage and spoiled foods. Having a special place for the hoarded objects to be put, like a drawer or sturdy bin can help keep things a bit more organized. Having compassion and understanding, patience and willingness to work with a person suffering from dementia makes all the difference.

The Five R’s of psychology are a good set of tools for caregivers, friends and family members to use when times become difficult. Separating emotional impact of behavioral issues is easier when remembering to use the Five R’s:

  1. Remain Calm: Getting upset or frustrated will not help the situation. Instead, staying calm, and dealing with the behavior while calm is the first thing to do.
  2. Respond To Feelings: Give validation to their feelings and encourage them to feel better, taking away any anger or sadness caused by behavior problems.
  3. Reassurance: Always reassuring that love is there and they are cared for helps to remind, and make them feel more secure.
  4. Remove: If the situation isn’t improving, remove yourself from it to regain composure. Being upset won’t help them out, so get control and walk away for a minute to breathe and think more clearly.
  5. Return: Returning to the situation after calming down is a great way to begin healing, reassuring them that everything is going to be okay, and working out the issue isn’t a big deal.

Responding to the erratic behavior the right way can take time to learn: remaining calm, responding to emotions, giving reassurance and lots of love all help to ease anxiety. Giving time, patience and a little organizing helps to maintain sanity when life seems difficult.

The Manse on Marsh

475 Marsh St.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 541-4222

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Friendly Staff Who Give The Excellent Senior Care San Luis Obispo Residents Need

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Taking the next step to get qualified Senior Care in San Luis Obispo? The Manse on Marsh has a history of successfully providing above and beyond care to retirees and seniors. Employing a wide array of assistants, directors, and providers to aide and coordinate services for the therapy and wellbeing of the residents. Become familiar with the different positions at The Manse on Marsh which strive to provide the best care possible. Producing a harmonious, well balanced home environment that maximizes the potential positive benefits of assisted living care.

The Manse is a close knit group of staff, each taking pride in their role to fulfill a meaningful piece of the puzzle. Often, the relationships between staff and residents can become like family. On a daily basis staff provides care for the many needs at The Manse, resulting in excellent well being, health and happiness. With so many roles to fill, each staff member provides individualized senior care. San Luis Obispo is known as the happiest city in America, and The Manse knows this, employing the vibrant, loving community members to enrich the lives of Manse residents. Earning multiple awards over time, and resulting in the top choice for senior care facility on the Central Coast of California.

Some of the care worker positions at The Manse that residents will come in contact with are:

  • Activity Director- The activity director is responsible for monitoring wellness and recreation programs, and coordinating and managing transportation and volunteers.

  • Activity Coordinator- The activity assistant helps assist the activity director to implement recreation programs that help residents stay engaged.

  • Wellness Directors- Health and wellness directors constantly assess the needs of residents physical, emotional and social needs. Usually this person’s role is filled by a nurse.

  • Culinary Services Team- This team includes the dining services director, chefs, servers, and hostesses or hosts. Daily meal preparation and service directly to residents.

  • Housekeeping- The daily tasks of housekeeping, making beds and providing clean environments for residents is left to housekeeping staff. Knowing exactly how residents like their homes cleaned and where things go is very important at The Manse.

  • Drivers- Getting residents to and from places they need to go is left to the drivers on the transportation team. The Manse plans many community activities, and makes sure residents have access to medical appointments and other errands.

  • Maintenance- Keeping up with repairs in The Manse building, and maintenance is left to professionals who know how to fix just about anything.

  • Certified Nursing assistant- Nurses help to bathe, groom, and dress residents. In the restroom where help may be required, a certified nursing assistant provides the best care possible. They work closely to record daily health habits to help improve the wellness of each person.

 

These are just some of the friendly faces residents bump into on a regular basis at The Manse On Marsh. The Manse provides simply abundant living!

 

The Manse on Marsh

 

475 Marsh St.

 

San Luis Obispo, CA

 

93401

 

(805)541-4222

 

www.TheManse.net

 

The Manse on Marsh Is Voted The Best Retirement Home in San Luis Obispo

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–The Manse on Marsh has been voted the best retirement home in San Luis Obispo by the San Luis Obispo Tribune’s Reader’s Choice Awards. Family owned and operated by Chris Skiff, the top retirement home in San Luis Obispo has an excellent history that both residents and their families can trust. The beautiful Central Coast of California is full of a rich history and natural beauty and nature. Centrally located in downtown San Luis, The Manse offers its residents a mansion-like exterior with one and two bedroom bungalows and exclusive luxury lifestyles and accommodations for residents in a relaxed, enjoyable location. Planned events, musicians, movies, and much more keep residents busy and active. Physically, emotionally, and mentally supported by staff, in a family like environment, this retirement home in San Luis Obispo is a safe and secure home for any retiree. Whether searching for respite care, hospice care, or assisted living care The Manse does it all.

The enriching atmosphere at The Manse provides numerous amenities and activities for its residents. Caring and courteous staff members are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, to ensure anything needed by residents is accommodated. The Manse has the perfect balance of independence, privacy, and social opportunities. Residents can choose to visit a movie theater, salon and restaurant, all inside the Manse. For seniors dealing with memory issues, or just wanting help with daily tasks and tidying up, this retirement home in San Luis Obispo provides a vibrant living environment, always striving to go above and beyond for residents. Focusing on cleanliness, and personalized services, the Manse serves three meals daily  from 7a.m.-7p.m. at two on-site restaurants. Fresh fruits and baked goods, room service, weekly housekeeping and bed making, laundry services, a barbershop/ beauty salon, movies in the spacious theater and pet-friendly living environments are just some of the accommodations offered at The Manse.

San Luis Obispo, CA is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, close to the beautiful Pacific coastline. Also known as the “Happiest city in the United States,” San Luis Obispo is known for its historic Mission De Tolosa, California Polytechnic University and rich dining, cultural and outdoor activities. Located in prime wine producing country, the small town feel with a bountiful tourist industry help keep the city vibrant and youthful. Beautiful natural abundance around the Central Coast makes the area a special home to many people and popular destination for international travelers.

The Manse on Marsh

475 Marsh St.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 541-4222

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Yoga For Seniors

Yoga has many health benefits

Yoga has many health benefits

 

 

Following a gentle exercise routine like yoga gives a multitude of various benefits to the senior community, and reduces the chronic pain and joint stiffness so many experience as they age. Getting older can mean many more physical and mental ailments, and with that issue sparks an idea. Why not try something new (which is actually an ancient practice) to combat aging and everything that comes with it? People who are staying active, stretching and working to promote bone density and flexibility are seeing huge results. The act of participating in yoga can reduce swelling in joints, improve balance and mobility, lower blood pressure, improve blood flow, and many other health benefits. Positive health benefits extend to the brain, increasing happiness and longevity. Taking care of extra weight, hypertension, sleeping issues, and breathing issues are just some other healing benefits of yoga.

Getting started with yoga is just as simple as finding an instructor. Yoga classes for beginning seniors are made to be more gentle, so stretching shouldn’t be painful. Yoga poses can be individually altered for anyone who must remain in a seated position, so even people with disabilities can partake in yoga posing. Upper and lower body strength, reduced depression, increased oxygen flow, and following a relaxed, calm way of being all serve to improve the body’s endurance and body-mind connection.

Some of the simplest poses in yoga are perfect for beginners and senior citizens. Gently  adding a few new stretches and breathing calmly and deeply for at least 30 minutes in a day, a few days a week is a good start. Gradually, working into longer more complex stretching routines will help build muscle and bone. Feeling comfortable and smiling during yoga means that you are not pushing too hard, too soon, and the exercises aren’t too straining. The increase in immune system, and reduction of stress hormones and decrease in sickness are all going to happen after starting up with yoga.

  1. Tree Pose- Stand with feet together, arms above head and hands together. Gently lift one leg at a time keeping the toes connected with the ground and hold for 30 seconds each time. This stretch is great for improving balance.

  2. Warrior Pose- Stand with feet hip distance apart and arms at your sides. Turn to the left and step 4 feet to the side. Turn right foot 90 degrees, and left foot 45 degrees inward. Turn pelvis towards the front of the mat. Reach arms above your head and tilt your head up to gaze at your thumbs.

  3. Breathing Exercises- Yogic breathing, or Prana, are more than just breathing exercises. They are rhythmic techniques to bring benefits to the mental, physical, and emotional body. Being self aware, and calm in the present moment helps focus the routine of daily yoga practice.

 

The Manse on Marsh encourages its residents to try new things, become healthier, happier and more self aware, in many different ways. Learning to age can be hard alone, so come and see what everyone loves about The Manse.

 

The Manse on Marsh

 

475 Marsh St.

 

San Luis Obispo, CA

 

93401

 

(805)541-4222

 

www.TheManse.net

 

 

 

October Fun At The Manse On Marsh

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The feelings of fall 

The month of October is an amazing time of year, full of Halloween fun, Oktoberfest, and the the fall harvest.  The Manse on Marsh has been known to throw a pretty awesome celebration or two, and this year is no different.

The Manse celebrates Oktoberfest, and it usually starts with a German-inspired meal prepared by the Manse’s very own culinary team. In recent years, local musicians come to play, while residents eat outside in the lovely warm fall weather, fully enjoying themselves. Bavarian attire is donned by several residents, who keep with the Oktoberfest theme perfectly! Residents dance to polka, and have an authentic dinner of Jager Schnitzel, sauerkraut and stout layer cake!

Past years the Manse has hosted Halloween costume contests, pumpkin carving, and spooky times! We look forward to sharing fun holidays year round and encouraging good times for all.


 

The Manse on Marsh

 

475 Marsh St.

 

San Luis Obispo, CA

 

93401

 

(805)541-4222

 

www.TheManse.net