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St. Barnabas Health System Specialists Talk About What to Do When Transferring to Retirement Living

The retirement living experts at St. Barnabas Health System offer advice to elderly residents who are in the process of moving to a retirement center. This is a big step in your life, but know help is available to make the transition pain-free.
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    PITTSBURGH, PA, April 14, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The retirement living professionals at St. Barnabas Health System are pleased to offer tips to elderly folks preparing to live in a nursing home. For many older people and their primary caretakers, the burdens of living a wholly independent lifestyle necessitate a more plausible approach.

Individuals who require frequent medical care and who have relatives that are unable to meet these needs are often best served by trained nursing staff in an environment that caters to their specific circumstances.

Make Your Life's Next Chapter an Extraordinary One
The senior living specialists know that no one wants to leave their home, but they also know the many benefits that assisted living centers provide. In the event of a medical emergency, residents have immediate access to life-saving medicine and treatments, which are administered by licensed professionals. They also enjoy full freedom to collaborate with fellow residents, partake in activities and spend time with loved ones.

With a large aging population, there is no shortage of retirement centers to choose from, so spend time researching the options. Select one that is in line with your budget, lifestyle and personal needs (medical and otherwise); make sure your loved ones know what your expectations are, as this will minimize the chance of miscommunication during the search process.

Make a list of your priorities and give them to your caretaker. This will help them narrow down the options and ensure all of your needs are met. This could include the location of the facility (e.g. in close proximity to relatives or within walking distance to certain venues), as well as the types of programs the center offers to its residents.

According to Robin Taylor, Director of Public Relations, "The best way to decide whether a particular facility is right for you is to schedule an in-person tour. This will give you a first-hand look at what daily living will be like and will also give you the chance to meet with the company's staff and current residents."

St. Barnabas Health System is a premier living assistance center for those considering assisted living. To learn more about their services, feel free to visit them at http://www.stbarnabashealthsystem.com/.

About St. Barnabas Health System:

Founded in 1901, St. Barnabas Health System is the largest health care concern of its kind in Pennsylvania. Our four campuses in the Pittsburgh area offer a variety of residential options, ensuring the perfect fit for every senior. We provide independent retirement and assisted living, and nursing, hospice and memory care, as well as medical attention from our own medical center.

To learn more, head to http://www.stbarnabashealthsystem.com/.


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