Even through such difficult times, the people we care for never cease to amaze us. We have been sharing words of wisdom on our social media with direct quotes from the seniors on a weekly basis. The sense of accomplishment and pride it gives to our seniors has been invaluable to their mental health to share some of these quotes they have crafted from their years.
COVID-19 has caused the world to adjust to social distancing, which can be especially tough for those with loved ones in senior living. Whether your loved one is in assisted living, memory care, or any other type of long-term care, you likely will be met with new policies that limit visitation to see them in person to help keep them safe.
Whether one party is still independent or both individuals need to look into senior living, the process of going through this transition is better when you go through it together. There are a variety of options available for couples in need of assistance for one or both of the seniors.
Making the decision to place a senior into assisted living, memory care, home care, or post-acute care can be a huge decision for all parties involved, including the family members. With that, comes a huge importance to include the family members in our discovery process to assist us in finding out more information about their loved ones.
The realization as a family caregiver that you need more assistance for your loved one can be tough. However, making sure that you are vigilant and prepared with questions during a tour of the residence can help ease your trepidation.
As we move into the holiday season, families and friends come together for holiday events and gatherings to savor these wonderful moments. For seniors, aging can bring many changes to their personalities and behaviors, making their experience of the holidays far from enjoyable.
Too many caregivers try to take everything upon themselves and don’t let others help when they offer. This is very common in caregivers and those who do this often experience what is called Caregiver Stress Syndrome.