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As seniors begin recovering from a surgery or illness, there are a few options they have for where to recover. While there may be reasons for recovering in a rehab facility, there are many benefits to choosing to recover at home instead.
As we grow older, our social networks decrease, and we often spend more time by ourselves. This can cause a host of issues, especially since humans are, by nature, social creatures.
You may be thinking, what issues? I like being alone. Many people feel the same way you do but being alone as we grow older is much different from the need for alone time when caring for your children all day. Also different are social isolation and loneliness.
Our older generation is growing in number and getting older with each year. In 2019, there were 54.1 million people over the age of 65. Ten years earlier, in 2009, this number was 39.6 million. More importantly, more than 12 million people receive in-home care in the United States, and most of the in-home care is provided by family.
It is an issue that most of us will have to deal with at some point in our lives – a loved one will need a little extra help to function in their daily life. This could happen for any or all of several reasons, such as age, illness, or disability. When a situation...
According to a joint report from the Administration for Community Living and the Administration on Aging, nearly 14 million older Americans live alone. While you want your parents to be as independent as possible, you also worry about their safety as they get older. So, how do you know if your aging parent needs care?
When you have to decide whether to get assistance for your loved one, it’s never an easy process. Having to either move them into assisted living or nursing homes is tough, but there are other options.
If you have a loved one who is steadily approaching the point of needing someone to assist them on a daily basis, you have several important questions to ask yourself. You have several options for their living situation, and it’s important to help them maintain a...
Do you ever wonder why your senior family member constantly asks you to visit? They long for social interaction. They feel lonely. Merriam-Webster defines companionship as “the fellowship existing among companions: company.” The material being is only one aspect of eldercare. As our loved ones grow older, we tend to focus on their physical health. We sometimes forget they still need companionship to thrive.
As we age, we begin to lose memory. It’s a natural progression of aging. However, in some cases, memory loss is a symptom of a more serious issue than simply forgetting where we placed our glasses. The unfortunate fact is that sometimes memory loss is the beginning...
Most elderly members of society prefer to live independently in their own homes. Sometimes, though, it simply becomes too much for them to manage tasks alone. They can lose the ability to be independent through aging, after an accident, or even after a surgical procedure. When they need assistance, the doctor might recommend homecare.