November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time when all Americans are encouraged to acknowledge and pay tribute to those individuals who look after their elderly family members, friends and neighbors.
In a continuation of my series on caring for aging parents, let’s look at some key actions you can take to reduce your burden and handle your stress.
If you or a loved one is faced with increasing physical ailments or medical care needs, you are probably considering a move from a long-time home to an assisted living facility.
For the elderly, there are a number of advantages to living in an assisted living facility instead of staying at home, including balanced meals, new friends and hobbies, and the security in knowing that someone is there to watch over you.
If you are the adult child selecting an assisted living facility for your parent(s), here are a couple of thoughts, based on my experience as the owner of Country Home Assisted Living in Parker, a smaller, residential facility in the country.
To stimulate brain cells, it’s best if seniors learn a new hobby or take up a new craft. This will also lead to other benefits, such as interaction with others.