Life spins by at an accelerated pace. The older we get, it seems time moves faster. Ask anyone in their 40s or 50s if the last decade moved slowly or if it disappeared in the blink of an eye. Those involved in elder care recognize the importance of making a plan for the future. If you care for a parent or loved one, you realize planning ahead is the difference between always being in “crisis mode” or knowing exactly what comes next and how to deal with it. By the same token, you recognize that YOU need to make your own plans for the future. Whether you are an elder caregiver or not, here are 3 major reasons to plan for your future now. We Are Living Longer Most recognize this change in our culture but what are we actually doing about it? It is not unusual for today’s senior…> Read More
Today’s seniors are active and want to remain as youthful as possible for as long as possible. According to the Pew Research Center, over 55% of senior adults aged 65 and older have a home computer. How much that computer is used is up for debate. If you care for a senior and your goal is to help them stay active, socialize better, and become more involved in the community, increasing their online and tech skills is a good way to start. Understanding and utilizing technology will help seniors stay connected to the world and their families, and encourage them to be more productive. Computer based activities for seniors are both mentally stimulating and fun. Simple Computer Based Activities Facebook If your senior has any computer skills at all, signing up for Facebook is easy. In fact, seniors are the fastest growing demographic on Facebook. 62% of online adults 65…> Read More
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale wrote “The Power of Positive Thinking” sixty-five years ago. There are over five million copies in print today because everyone, no matter their age, understands the value of thinking positive. Happiness is dependent to a large extent on thinking positive, and this is especially true when one becomes a senior. Aging has its own set of issues, fears and challenges. It can become easy to focus on the negative aspects of growing older, especially if someone is lonely, has a chronic illness or is in pain. Studies have shown that how a senior looks at life can truly affect their age expectancy. Those with a positive feeling about aging live 7.5 years longer than those that don’t. Exercise on its own only increases life expectancy by 3-4 years. Enter Home Care Services Using a home care service like C-Care Health Services can make all the difference…> Read More
One of, if not the, principal preoccupations of the human race is the fact that our time on this earth is finite. We are born into consciousness and spend a good part of our lives, especially while we are young, completely oblivious to the slow march of time. When the realization finally sets in that you have seen more sunsets than you are going to see, we can begin to feel morose, even morbid, about our own existence. Aging, however, does not have to be an unpleasant experience. It’s all about perspective. Below are five pieces of advice to help you overcome feelings of unhappiness about aging. Cultivate a positive mindset. The mere fact that we exist is a miracle. The fact that we exist in a time when we are able to experience and live through so much, thanks to incredible advancements in medicine and healthcare, is spectacular in…> Read More
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