When beginning the caregiving journey with their loved one, families are often bombarded with several healthcare acronyms and services they are told they may need. It can be challenging to figure out which services you should start first and which companies assist with each aspect of care and support.
Technology is a wonderful thing. Having the ability to guide you where you're going, remind you of something you've forgotten or being able to answer any questions you could have are a few of the perks of new technology today. When applied to seniors, technology takes on a whole new application.
When most people think of purchasing a home, they might first resonate with the financial responsibility that comes along with that purchase. Buying a home is said to be one of the true feats of becoming a responsible adult. Most people, however, do not think about the maintenance required through the years, or how they might care for the home as seniors. Purchasing a home is rather permanent, and it is important to be cautious of all the factors that come with new ownership. Having older parents facing issues with senior home care maintenance is a significant problem for living independently. Nearly 70% of home upkeep tasks are considered challenging for seniors.
The springtime brings a sense of renewal, along with sunny days, colorful plants, and aromatic breezes. This is the time to help the senior in your life get some fresh air after being cooped up indoors all winter long. It is a relief to feel the sun on your skin and smell those sweet Georgia peaches! It can be a little challenging to find activities that you and mom, or dad, can do outside together. That is why here at CaraVita Home Care we created a list of 5 fun spring activities for seniors in Home Care in Atlanta, Georgia.
The dreaded parent-child life talks. Odds are you've been having them with your folks since the first time you cut your sisters pony tail off, or did some other childhood things to warrant the "go wait in your room, your father will be hearing about this when he gets home," bomb from mom. You probably slinked away, awaiting that conversation with anxious energy. Funny how some things never change. Now that everyone is a little older, a little wiser, surely we can all talk about things like aging, right? Of course not.
Remember the President's campaign slogan from 2016; the one on all the red hats? "Make America Great Again," it read. Well we think it's just as important that if you or a loved on is aging in place, we should come together as a people and learn how to Make Aging in Place Safe Again.
So, you've seen your parents. You've checked our checklist. It seems like maybe they might need a little help. What to do?
You know, maybe the Golden Girls had it right all along; like pioneers for modern seniors and the sharing economy.