Whether it’s your parent, relative, or elderly friend, seeing them lose their independence can be painful. Many seniors will be worried about having to leave their familiar surroundings and move into a nursing home, and may also be wary of letting a stranger into their home. So, your job of finding the right professional care is not an easy one.
Admitting the need for assistance and accepting it isn’t easy for people as they age. So, how will you know when your aging loved one needs help at home? One thing is certain, your loved one is not likely to be the one who tells you.
Caring for an aging parent from afar can make it difficult to notice changes in their health status and emotional well-being.
Those entering their golden years have a lot to look forward to, and seniors today are grasping more opportunities than ever before. However, it is important that we look at the multitude of challenges that come with aging to ensure they are appropriately addressed, and the golden years remain golden.
Like an automatic shift into low gear, we often revert to baby talk when communicating with seniors regardless of the person's ability to understand and respond. This is called "Elderspeak." It is common, especially between young caregivers and older residents in a nursing home.
You might remember the old saying “Always drink 8 glasses of water a day.” However there are many factors that determine how much water someone needs. And it is not one size fits all. Adequate daily water intake for a young, healthy person is around 13 cups for males and 9 cups for females. But as we age, this estimate gets more complicated.
On August 21st, National Senior Citizens Day recognizes the achievements of the more mature representatives of our nation. The day provides an opportunity to show our appreciation for their dedication, accomplishments, and services they give throughout their lives. #SeniorCitizensDay
There are several mental and physical hurdles that prevent seniors from getting outside. Depending on a loved one’s abilities, even a short excursion can take a great deal of energy. If your loved one struggles with mobility issues, the simple act of going outdoors can be a daunting one.
Once again, Diane Mondini expends boundless energy at the 2023 CHOC Follies annual fundraiser event to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Orange County this year. For over 25 years, Diane Mondini has been a prime participant with her fantastic performance.