While many people adore traveling and adventure, traveling can be a daunting task with how exhausting baggage claims and security screening can be. The older we become, the more we should enjoy traveling, so it is important to plan accordingly to make your trip a pleasurable one.
When caring for an elder loved one, it can be difficult to realize whether or not they are showing signs of needing medical attention. It is a common misconception a senior may believe that experiencing specific symptoms are common factors of aging. Ignoring certain symptoms, such as loss of balance, memory deterioration, and loss of appetite can pose to be extremely dangerous. Luckily, there are various methods for figuring out if your loved one requires any medical attention.
There is a reason one of the oldest age groups is referred to as the Greatest Generation. They were raised in one of America’s lowest financial points in history, the Great Depression, and had to grow up during a time where nearly no one had a substantial amount of money and there was no hope for a social security check to come in the mail. Not only did the Greatest Generation face this economic hardship, they also had to face World War II. However, the economic turmoil did help them become the greatest generation at saving money. If you have a loved one from this time period and you are in charge of their senior living costs, check out this article for help with payments.
It can be challenging enough to keep ourselves safe while using technology, but when it comes to our older parents, it can be even more nerve wrecking. At Brickmont, we believe your parents should be on social media for advancing their social skills and community engagement, however, they need to be aware of and practice safety tips for seniors with technology. The following are the 4 basic tips to teach mom or dad for them to be a little safer with technology.
At Brickmont Assisted Living, our founding principle “Live Where You’re Loved” is a philosophy that we embrace and live every day. We strive to make assisted living affordable and practical, in addition to providing genuine, compassionate senior care. At Brickmont Senior Living, we strive to customize the life experience for every one of our residents.
In the world of caregiving, it can sometimes feel like there is no rest for the weary. While the strength and care of most caregivers are often not celebrated enough, it is also imperative that we recognize that everyone needs the opportunity to recharge and renew their energy. Brickmont Assisted Living realizes that trusting someone else with the care of a loved one can also be stressful, but using respite care can support and benefit everyone. It’s imperative that you keep in mind that seeking help does not make you a failure as a caregiver. While there are many reasons to pay for respite care, here are three that we want to highlight for you.
Have you ever heard the term of “Solo Agers”? The term was coined by Sara Zeff Geber, Ph.D. and is discussed in her book, Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers: A Retirement and Aging Roadmap for Single and Childless Adults. We soon came to realize we have residents at Brickmont who fit into this category! So, what exactly is a Solo Ager, and are you one of them?
In general, there are several health benefits to staying positive, but when it comes to taking care of someone else’s life, it can be essential and even more of a challenge. If you have ever been an independent caregiver for mom or dad, you know that it can be tiresome to= dedicate so much of your time to ensure their safety. But when you do not take time to pep yourself up, you can even experience caregiver burnout. This needs to be considered whether you are taking care of your elderly parents full-time or if they are being cared for at an assisted living community. Whoever is taken care of your older loved one needs to seek ways to stay positive for their health and your loved one’s health.
While social media may seem like the younger generation only uses it, that’s simply not the case. According to a 2016 study, 62% of adults 65 and older use Facebook, and that percentage continues to rise. Social wellness is an integral part of a person’s overall health, especially for seniors. Social media can help fulfill a person’s need for community and social engagement. Let’s take a look at five ways it can positively impact the lives of seniors.
Cognitive impairments are becoming more and more common in today’s society. If you have older parents that may be affected by these disease, you can become easily frightened and jump to conclusions. The reality is that there is a vast spectrum of cognitive impairments. Here at Brickmont, we know how important it is to remain vigilant and educated in order to take action and slow the progress of any debilitation such as Alzheimer’s. If you are aware of the signs of Alzheimer’s disease, you can catch symptoms early and take preventative action.