As a care manager, I help families make informed decisions about complicated care challenges, taking into consideration the senior’s needs, values, and wishes. In this case I helped Allen choose a solution that was best for him and helped his family understand how they could best support him.
The recent surge in inflation has been tough for everyone, but it has hit seniors with a fixed income especially hard. When it comes to budgeting, it’s not just about avoiding spending money, it’s also about spending your money in the most optimal way. Here are some tips seniors can use to trim expenses and get the most value out of each dollar.
Caring for an aging spouse or relative can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but for many people, it’s also emotionally and physically draining. A positive attitude can have a surprising effect on the day-to-day impact, but this can be difficult to achieve when the human tendency is to focus on more negative thoughts. Here are a few ways to start shifting your pattern of thinking even if your caregiving situation has not changed.
Are there values, mannerisms, or viewpoints that you acquired from your parents or other significant people that have stayed with you throughout your life? In Joe’s case, his wise father’s words influenced him to take risks and persevere through the difficulties of starting and running a business.
Preventing health problems is often easier than treating them. Prescriptions may be fast-acting and able to treat symptoms, but can come with harmful side effects or negatively interact with other medications. Here are some suggestions on preventative measures you can take to strengthen your body before a problem arises.
Spring cleaning is important for seniors, not only because it has health and safety benefits but a clean house can even improve mood and reduce the risk of depression. If you’re a caregiver and aren’t sure how to help your loved one, take a look at how we helped some of our clients.
Living a healthier lifestyle doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Small changes are easy to implement and easy to follow through on, leading to long term impacts on health. Here are a few of examples of those small changes everyone can benefit from.
We are social beings, and we need to feel connected to others. The social isolation caused by the pandemic is very concerning. Make sure your senior is getting their social needs met to prevent isolation and depression.
It’s easy to set grand expectations for your resolutions this year, but this could easily set you up to fail. For seniors especially, the more realistic the resolution the easier it is to follow through, and the better chance you have at incorporating habits that improve quality of life. Learn how Edith determined her priorities and created realistic resolutions to improve each area in her life.
As a member of the Aging Life Care Association, GrayCare takes pride in the care and comfort we can give families during this trying time. Learn some of the benefits we provide, the questions we can answer, and the information you need.