Seniors who prefer to live at home often don’t realize the biggest downside to their decision: the lack of social interaction. Unfortunately, in-home caregivers and family members can’t always provide everything a senior needs to live a happy, fulfilling life as they get older.
One of the biggest hesitations for seniors when it comes to exploring a senior living community is the concept of sacrifice. If you’re hearing “I’m not ready yet” from your loved one, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re shutting the idea down completely, but instead, expressing a reluctance to give up things they’re so used to having.
With age, comes less independence, but that doesn’t mean your loved one can’t still look forward to the next chapter of their life. With your help, they can find the right care for their specific needs and worry less about the daily tasks that may become increasingly difficult. But how will you know what that is? Learn more about the differences between home care and assisted living, so you can get your loved one the care they deserve.
Preventive care leads to longer, healthier lives, and as we age, regular doctor’s visits and testing is essential for maintaining good health. Here are seven essential health screenings for older adults.
The annual SeniorAdvisor.com’s Best of 2018 Awards recognize exceptional senior living care providers who have received high ratings from residents and their families. Bethlehem Manor is proud to be one of the top one percent of senior care facilities to win the Best of 2018 Award this year.
Dementia affects thought and memory, and it gradually reduces a person’s ability to plan, start, or finish an activity. It can be frightening or unsettling for people with dementia to lose their sense of time, lose track of thoughts, or forget where they are and what they’re doing.
According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), taking good care of your skin is essential for good overall health as you grow older. As we age, our skin becomes thinner, exposing veins and bones. Skin problems like scratches, cuts, and bruises can take longer to heal, and some medications can cause bruising. Years of exposure to the sun can begin to take a toll on elasticity as well as cause wrinkles, age spots, and dryness, and smoking can further exacerbate these issues.