Everyone experiences stress—no matter what age or stage of life we’re in. Some research even shows that minor stress can be useful for our bodies. It can put us in high alert and increase our motivation and performance. However, many people don’t experience minor stress; they experience the kind that makes us feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and anxious.
Your mom or other close family member has always been kind, quick-witted, and passionate. Even as she’s gotten older, she’s maintained her friendly and mild-mannered temperament. One day, though, you notice that she’s suddenly changed and is no longer acting like her typical self. She’s quick to lash out, skeptical of family, and apathetic about things she used to love.
Spirituality is a broad concept that can be interpreted in many ways. In general, the idea of spirituality is that we are all a part of something greater than ourselves, that there is something more to being human than being human itself.
Senior living can be a rewarding and positive experience. Whether you want to take advantage of retirement with independent living or obtain some extra support with assisted living, senior living communities can provide a supportive and engaging environment where you can make new friends and memories.
Anyone who has heard the soft purr of a cat or pet the fluffy coat of a dog knows how therapeutic animals can be. A pet provides countless benefits to the people around them, whether it’s for companionship, comfort, or confidence.
At any age, it’s important to be aware of the common signs of health concerns. Everyone knows to keep an eye out for stomach pain, chest tightness, or fever and chills. What if you experience symptoms that seem irregular, though? Symptoms that don’t seem to be connected to any health concern that you’re aware of?
You tend to think of your parents as a “package deal,” but despite this idea, your mom and dad are individuals with their own set of health needs. As your parents grow older, their needs are going to change and, over time, may differ. When it comes time to consider senior care options, what do you do if mom and dad have different care needs?
For many, the Fourth of July is a fun, summer holiday complete with cookouts, family, friends, and ceremonial fireworks. For others, including senior veterans, it can be a stressful day full of difficult memories or triggering noises. While the Fourth of July is meant to be a carefree day to celebrate our independence, it’s important to keep in mind the unique needs of veterans on this day. After all, our veterans are the heroes who have helped make this freedom possible.
Retirement is a key chapter in the lives of many and can open up opportunities for leisure, travel, and quality experiences. However, before a person retires, there are preparations and certain actions that should be taken. Retirement planning is a crucial component to achieving the retirement lifestyle you desire.
Deciding to move into a senior living community can be challenging and confusing. Finding the best level of care for your situation can be downright overwhelming. Many caretakers find themselves asking the question, “should my loved one join an assisted living community or a nursing home?”