Whether we claim to be introverted, extroverted, or even a combination of the two, we all need some level of connection and socialization. It is simply a part of human nature and may even lead to improved well-being.
People come in and out of our lives at different moments. While beginning a relationship with caregivers can be uncomfortable at first, many families find that they come to depend on these individuals not only for assistance and support but also for companionship and encouragement.
Many people believe it’s all about doing and learning things for yourself in today’s world. But sometimes, you have to listen to those who paved the way for you. We asked our residents their thoughts on love, life, happiness, and 2020. Their responses show us that we can get through anything together with love, compassion, positivity, and humor.
You’ve unwrapped all the presents, packed up all the decorations, eaten all the leftovers...now what?
The holiday season is often referred to as “the most wonderful time of the year”; it’s a time for togetherness, celebration, and love. However, this year, for many individuals, the holiday season may look different.
We know the impact that COVID-19 has had on businesses, families, and individuals. For this reason, we believe - now more than ever - it’s important to find ways to give back. Giving back to your community, even if it’s just in a small way, will not only positively impact those around you, it will positively impact yourself, as well.
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.
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.
While social media is a fantastic way to meet, connect, engage, and more, it can also be a way for people to try and steal sensitive information from you or your loved one. For that reason, social media safety is encouraged for all users.
Many families and caregivers are unaware of what respite care services are and the benefits they offer. With informal caregiving growing rapidly, respite care services are something many can utilize to avoid caregiver burnout.
Recently, we came across an article that had an interesting take on seniors and social media. "Social networking," the article stated, was a more personal experience for seniors because it meant interacting with others via clubs and groups rather than creating a Facebook or Twitter account.