After the holidays are over, the excitement of having visitors and a change of scenery often turns to loneliness and isolation for many seniors. Learn how we helped Ginny find events to look forward to, and how doing so can boost your mental health.
As the days get shorter and temperatures drop, the ‘winter blues’ starts to take over, especially if you aren’t as active as you were in the summer and fall. Staying emotionally and physically healthy during the winter months may become more challenging for seniors as they age, but here are a few fun and easy ways to keep those spirits up.
There are plenty of topics related to aging that make people uneasy or fearful, like advance planning, but seniors are usually very relieved once they’ve taken steps towards proactive aging. I find that re-framing difficult topics like these as a means to ensure your wishes are respected gives everyone greater peace of mind while getting the job done.
What helps you get in the mood for fall? See how Annie and Dan have kept up their traditions through the years and how they’ve altered them slightly to better meet their needs as they age. We’ve also included some fun ideas you can incorporate into your own traditions to better enjoy the season and bid a gentle farewell to summer!
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.