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.
Caring for a senior parent or loved one can be challenging, but what about when you live a distance away? How do you assist them when seeing him or her on a daily basis is not an option? You can help and care for your loved one from afar. However, there may come a time when the day-to-day caregiving must be provided by someone local.
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.
One of the best things a senior can do for their health is finding purpose and engagement. From physical activities to mental exercises, the health benefits for seniors that push for increased engagement are prevalent. At The Springs at Simpsonville,…