Many of us are more than willing to adopt animals from local shelters, but often, the older animals are overlooked in favor of younger ones. But for seniors, those older animals can be a great addition to their every day lives.
With the Holiday season well on it’s way, most of us see times of mayhem on our horizon. Planning get-togethers and parties, cooking and preparing meals, shopping, but most importantly, time with our loved ones.
The job of a caregiver is never easy or glamorous. Whether you’re a family member or professional caregiver, providing care for a senior comes with a complex set of responsibilities and challenges. We mentioned recently how caregivers can neglect their own lives and health when providing care for seniors. Providing the right emotional support to a senior citizen and their families is in itself emotionally demanding, and requires that the caregiver be physically and mentally healthy.
Caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s can be rewarding and feel like the right thing to do, but sometimes as the disease progresses, we have to start considering other options like senior care and assisted living.
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Not all senior living facilities are created equal, nor should they be. The senior living options are growing and becoming more specialized to fit the upcoming baby boomer needs, but the options that currently exist are important to consider, as they vary from type-to-type with specific design and amenity options to fit the many and unique needs of the aging population.
The “Bridge” Option
For many, assisted living communities are a sort of “bridge” option for seniors who are experiencing difficulties maintaining a healthy, safe, and involved lifestyle when living independently. There may be some mobility issues, problems taking prescription medications correctly, lessened abilities and/or interest in cleaning and/or cooking, or maybe some assistance with personal care is now needed. If such seniors live alone, there is also the risk of depression and loneliness due to isolation. These folks do not have ongoing medical conditions requiring skilled nursing; thus, the assisted living community is a viable option.
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If you think you are seeing more “old people” out and about these days, just wait. North America and most of the developed world are bracing for what is being called the “silver tsunami.”
Paula has been living at Sugar Creek Assisted Living for about three years, where she sports the title of Hometown Hospitality Resident Activity Assistant.
If you are around elderly loved ones regularly, you know that communicating with them is often difficult. Sometimes it feels impossible. A useful communication tool many of us need to be reminded of...or introduced to...is “active listening.”
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