Older adults have experienced a lot of historical events, time periods, and economic and cultural changes throughout their lives. From World Wars to the Civil Rights Movement, they were a firsthand witness to the world being shaped into what we know and see today.
Knowing when the proper time to talk to senior parent(s) about moving into a senior living community can be difficult. If your parent(s) or loved one lives far away, it can make it even more challenging, as you likely don’t know how they handle their day to day activities.
Signs of depression can vary from person to person, making depression particularly challenging to recognize. Depression in seniors can be especially difficult to notice as many think it is a normal part of aging, which is not that case.
As we grow older, there may come a time where you no longer have a vehicle to transport yourself around your community, or perhaps you just no longer have the desire to drive. Whether it’s in the interest of downsizing on things you no longer use, or due to safety concerns, it’s not uncommon to leave traversing the open road to others.