We’re welcoming brighter days while continuing to promote health and safety.
Although the warmer weather is undoubtedly appreciated by many people, nutritionists may look at the rising number on their thermometers with a couple of concerns. The hotter it becomes, the higher the risk of dehydration individuals face. While this worry applies to everyone, you may want to take extra care when preventing this condition among your clients in senior living communities. Fortunately, this health issue can be easily avoided by helping the seniors in your life take proactive measures to stay hydrated and steer clear of any heat-related incidents.
Once people reach a certain age, they may start to consider moving into a senior living community for a variety of reasons. That being said, before individuals can make a move and enter one of these residences, they have to square away how they will cover the associated costs on a fixed income. Fortunately, as a financial planner, you can help them sort out their personal assets, in addition to providing your expert guidance when it comes to exploring other funding options from outside resources. By collaborating with individuals and pinpointing all the possibilities in terms of financing their senior care, you could ultimately lay the groundwork that will allow them to make a smooth, stress-free transition to a comfortable community.
There may come a time when seniors will have to make a medical decision, but are not capable of doing so because of compromised competency or other disabilities that leave them unable to advocate for themselves. While this can be a challenging point in time for both individuals and their loved ones, a medical power of attorney is there to help them handle this situation, stepping in to ensure that every health care choice coincides with seniors' wishes. That being said, you will have to do a great deal of preparation in anticipation of this occurring, working with seniors and their families to guarantee you are all on the same page so each potential medical decision matches people's desires.
Caregivers know that, as adults age, their abilities change in accordance with their mental and physical well-being. Concerns about risks such as falling or getting lost may increase, and lifestyle decisions are often modified to provide adaptive care. ABC News recently shared a few issues that may be less-frequently thought of, but pose serious risk to the well-being of a person in senior living.
Chances are that if you have been exposed to senior care to any extent - whether you are a caregiver, a family member or a senior yourself - you have probably interacted with a social worker. The question is, though, do you really know what that person does? Because March marks Social Workers' Month, now is the perfect time to explore exactly what these helpful professionals accomplish on a day-to-day basis so that we can understand just how valuable they are when it comes to keeping senior living running like clockwork.
When people think about the benefits of crafting, they probably focus on the social environment it engenders and the feelings of creativity that it allows. Did you know that crafts can also serve a medical purpose? During March - National Craft Month - residents of senior living and their caregivers may take advantage of the physical and psychological perks that crafting can offer, all while having a great time.
For many older adults, physical therapy can be a way to rehabilitate or simply keep in shape. Sons, daughters and caregivers alike should be aware of the different ways in which these regimens can benefit seniors, as well as the varied options available.
As seniors age and their abilities change, many decide to make the move to a retirement living community. Although the transition comes with a number of benefits, the process of leaving a former home and moving to a new one also comes with several important responsibilities. Real estate agents and family members who are helping an older adult move to independent living may consider the following concerns throughout the process: