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|Whenever we want to designate which space is ours , we have to put up some kind of boundary marker to show what belongs to us and what does not. In the past, it was made up of wooden panels or even chain link contraptions that did not look so good. However, with the modern materials around today, there is certainly a way to keep the place looking neat while adding to the overall look of the place. Try looking up 'vinyl fencing' or 'vinyl fence' to see what is on offer and to estimate the cost of the entire set up.
This kind of barrier is much better than the wooden variety but it does tend to be a little harder to put in place. The one great thing about it though is that it never really needs to be painted. Although in the past these styles were made from materials that did not last so long , these days they are made from hardier materials and can last up to fifteen years or even longer.
Of course, it is not always necessary to have them looking like plastic either. Wood effects are very popular but because of the materials used they do not break down in extremes of weather. The other most obvious benefit is that they cannot rust which is what used to get the chain link brigade in trouble!
Although these kinds of barriers look quite expensive compared to the wooden varieties, they are virtually maintenance free. A quick hose down now and then is all that is needed to keep them in pristine condition. No varnishing or termite treatments for these little beauties so the price must be well worth it in the end.
Installation too is just a tad more involved than other varieties but for those who do not want the bother, either the company selling the product , or a private contractor, will be only too willing to install the whole thing quickly and professionally.
Of course, as the saying goes 'you get what you pay for' and this kind of product is no different from any other. The cheaper varieties will surely warp or deteriorate in the heat and cold so it is imperative that the company used really lives up to any warranty that it gives. Check out the company website or look it up in a good search engine to find out what customers are saying about the product and the company itself.
Since this purchase is only done a few times in a lifetime, it is very important to get the style that will go down through the years. The style that was in fashion twenty years ago may look completely out-of-place these days so a little attention to detail is called for.
Finally , since the outside of any house or property has to fit in with its neighbors, both for aesthetic reasons and by law necessities, check with the local authorities before buying anything to make sure that it is allowed. Q: Six months ago we placed my mother in an assisted living facility. She gets along fairly well, but we thought she would get involved with all of the activities. Instead she complains that she is very lonely , and won't participate. Do you have any suggestions?
A: There may be a number of reasons your mother doesn't participate in the actives offered.
You may want to step back a bit and assess your mother's situation. Ask yourself a few of these questions
1. What kind of activities has my mother always enjoyed doing?
2. Does my mother enjoy social gatherings now?
3. Does my mother enjoy a one on one visit?
4. Are there health factors present now that keeps her from enjoying group activities?
5. Before my mother needed assistance with activities of daily living was she a homebody or a social butterfly?
When determining what kind of facility your loved is best suited for those 5 questions should be asked. Often times, we as family members think that all sorts of activities would be good for our lonely senior. But, if group activities have not been a part of their lifestyle, it may be hard for them to just jump in a do the activities.
Your mom may just be a slow starter. One thing you might try is scheduling time to go in and participate in a few activities with your mom. This might help her feel more comfortable. If this is the case she will soon be attending activities on her own.
If however she still wishes to remain in her room , and still complains that she is lonely, you may wish to consider further investigation. Perhaps consulting with a neutral, long-term care advisor would be beneficial. I would suggest speaking with someone who is not interested in keeping your mom in their facility at all costs.
While these suggestions are not exhaustive, they will give you a place to begin.
Renee "Dutchy" Reeves is an Elder Care Consultant with over 10 years of working with the elderly and their families. Her online advice column , "Ask Dutchy" provides practical ideas and advice for assisting the elderly with Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, Parkinson's, disability , and those needing long term care. See other articles by her at Mr Anthony Robles
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