Aging in Place

Helping Seniors Overcome Resistance to Care

Helping Seniors Overcome Resistance to Care

It’s not uncommon for seniors to feel resistant toward the idea of receiving home care - and if we put ourselves in their shoes, we can surely understand this feeling. Few of us would be elated by the idea of welcoming a person we hardly know into our homes (perhaps every day, or even overnight), giving up the privacy of a space that was once solely ours, dealing with changes to our established routines, and coming to the realization that the independence we’ve enjoyed throughout our adult years is diminishing.

None of these changes are necessarily easy, but they can be made easier by approaching your senior loved one’s resistance to care from a place of sympathy, and using the following methods to facilitate a smooth transition from their current routines to routines they will share with a caregiver.

Identifying and Preventing Malnutrition in Seniors - How To Maintain Senior Health

Identifying and Preventing Malnutrition in Seniors - How To Maintain Senior Health

Eating healthy food is important at any age because it is the fuel our body uses to maintain health and function. As seniors age, their nutritional needs may change, but the importance of eating healthy does not.

Meeting their nutritional needs helps seniors maintain their quality of life. Unfortunately, aging seniors may lose their appetite, or develop health challenges that make it difficult for them to cook their own healthy meals. In these cases it is important to help your senior loved one with meal planning, cooking, and enjoying their meals.

Respite Care - What It Is and Why Family Caregivers Need It

Respite Care - What It Is and Why Family Caregivers Need It

Caring for a senior loved one is a rewarding, yet challenging task.

Aging seniors need a varying degree of care from companionship to assistance with all activities of daily living such as getting out of bed, getting dressed, using the washroom, and cooking meals.

If you have your own full-time job and other family responsibilities, adding in the role of caregiver for your senior loved one can cause you to burn out. Not because it’s a burden on you, simply because you only have so much energy to expend in any given day.

What is a Home Care Agency and How is Mavencare Different?

What is a Home Care Agency and How is Mavencare Different?

Ninety percent of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age, often referred to as “aging in place” but the majority cannot accomplish this. Senior home care typically involves services performed in a senior’s home to help them when they are struggling to perform daily tasks, chronically ill, or recovering from surgery. They need reliable caregivers and/or nurses to assist them with activities of daily living to keep them healthy and safe at home.

What it Means to Be a Care Lead

What it Means to Be a Care Lead

Some clients arrange their own basic care needs, while others require a care lead. When we discuss the topic of care lead, we are often referring to the member of the family that has been appointed to make medical or healthcare decisions. The formal term for this is referred to as a Medical Power of Attorney.

This person is appointed by the client for the purpose of making healthcare decisions, but only if the client is not able to make decisions for themselves.

Art Therapy For Healthy Seniors

Art Therapy For Healthy Seniors

Creating art offers these health benefits for people of all ages, but it offers a special opportunity for aging seniors to find control and purpose in their life again.

As some seniors age, they can develop chronic illnesses that can negatively affect every aspect of their life. In this post we’ll explain more about how using art as a form of therapy helps improve aging seniors’ mental health, cognitive abilities, and sensory-motor functions.