Category: senior living
Whether you've been a caregiver for a month or several years, you've no doubt figured out that your loved one requires more than just physical assistance with the daily activities of living. Just like you, a loved one who can observe, listen, or participate in activities enjoys them just because it makes him or her happy. Its more than just physical care.
Its no surprise that in light of the increasing divorce rate amongst new retirees and the younger seniors, (see last weeks news-round-up), that there is also an increase in the amount of seniors hitting the dating scene again. With that flood gate open, we've seen a lot of new services and resources available to help seniors prepare for date night!
It is important to take time each day to spend for and on yourself. It may seem you don’t have the time, it is selfish, or there are more important things to do. In fact, in the scheme of things and as a caregiver, one of the most important things you can do each day is to spend at least ten to fifteen minutes on yourself. By doing so, you help yourself as well as those around you. Those ten to fifteen minutes spent on yourself can help you relax, ease tension, and refresh yourself. That time can help you return to your caregiver tasks with renewed energy and a new perspective.
Canadian researchers recently found that when doctors prescribed exercise to older adults who lived inactive lives, positive changes in their health occurred including dramatic decreases in weight, blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol levels, as well as improved blood flow to the heart and brain.
Condo fees are common but what about "special assessments," "reserve funds" and fees for amenities you don't use? Here's what you need to know about fees.
VIDEO: To find the best retirement home you need to know what questions to ask and what the homes offer. Check out this expert advice.
VIDEO: Volunteering your time not only gives you a social life, it develops new pathways in your brain, improving memory and helping you live longer.
Wondering how to choose the best retirement community or confused about home care basics? Check out the Retirement Living Guide eBook!
Jerry Bloom recounts how he uses his iPod to keep his mind and his memories active, and how this device can be valuable for any senior. Read more...