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.
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.
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.
Spring cleaning is a common tradition because we are ready to shake off the dust - quite literally - and start a fresh new season.
At this time of year, it’s a good idea to take a fresh look at your parents living situation. Your aging parents will want their home cleaned for the spring too, but they may not be physically able to do everything they used to do. A common first sign that your parents are struggling to live on their own is a decrease in their ability to care for their living space and themselves.
As we watch our parents grow old, we start to notice that certain activities that were once part of their daily routine become more difficult for them to accomplish. Seniors are not always comfortable talking about their decreasing health, so we wanted to discuss the types of changes you can expect from your loved one, and some steps you can take to help them age more comfortably.
With the holiday season rapidly approaching, the Black Friday deals are eager shoppers’ first chance to get a jump start on Christmas shopping - or just take advantage of some of the great deals on much needed items. We put together a list of items to make shopping for your aging loved ones easy, without worrying about spending too much.