Exercise is an important part of everyone’s health, regardless of your mobility status. One of the biggest myths in exercise for seniors is that you cannot exercise if you are in a wheelchair. This is simply not true! There are regimens completely based around exercising in a chair. There is some level of safe exercise for everyone, but you may want to inquire with your doctor before starting a new exercise regimen.
Retirement community. Old folks home. Rest home. These words conjure up the image of a dingy nursing home with bad fluorescent lighting, unhappy seniors, and unappetizing cafeteria food. While this may have been a reality in decades gone past – that’s simply not the case anymore. Chances are if you’re reading this, you are part of the Baby Boomer generation, people born post World War II between 1946-1964 and you’re demanding a different type of retirement. Your generation is leading the charge in redefining retirement and what senior living providers offer in services, amenities, and accommodations.
Moving can be intimidating for anyone in any stage of your life, but you can ease your loved one’s transition to nursing care in Milton, Georgia. The first thing to remember, is that you are not alone, our staff here at Brickmont is dedicated to making this transition for your parent or loved one as smooth as possible. There are also certain things to keep in mind before, during and after the moving process.
Here at Brickmont, spring has sprung! Go grab mom or dad and help them to shed their winter coat and grab some fresh air. If your mom or dad live in a senior community, like the one we have for Assisted Living in Milton, Georgia, you should try and help them to get some fresh air with you. There are a lot of spring-like activities to do all around Georgia that mom or dad can join you with.
The demands of caring for a loved one can easily be overwhelming. If you’re new to this situation, you may feel like you are in over your head or have little control over your situation. It can be a polarizing and an isolating feeling – and can eventually take a toll on your relationships and health if left unchecked.
If your parent or loved one has a memory impairment, it can be emotionally challenging at times. It is hard to see the one you care deeply about lose their train of thought, or even more emotionally distraught, forget who you are. The wrong way to deal with this situation, which unfortunately does happen, is if someone ignores their loved one. Here at Brickmont, we know that the benefits of doing activities with a parent with memory challenges outweigh any of the obstacles.
As you age and begin to look at assisted living communities, it is understandable you may also start to question how you will pay for this new type of care. No matter what your socioeconomic status, you will want to take advantage of all the means available to you that can help pay for assisted living services.
With the increase of online social communities, the evaluation of social interaction has changed considerably in the last few decades. However, one thing remains consistent - the absence of social interactions leads to isolation.
Topics: Social Wellness
With many different types of senior care available for your loved one, it is hard to know what is the right fit for your family's needs. In the past, most senior living facilities may have been lumped under the term ‘nursing home’ or ‘skilled nursing facility’. Today there are many distinct differences between nursing homes, assisted living, and memory care communities.