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.
It is not uncommon that a parent, loved one, or close elder will have been in the hospital due to injury, chronic illness or surgery, and while that is an experience of carefully considered options and choices, so is what happens next: rehab. There are a couple different choices when it comes to that next step. We discuss the contrast between them and how to make the best choice for each individual situation.
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.