Pansy and Marie. They were quite the pair. Marie was sweet and full of life, but aging had left her unable to manage daily living alone.
Just because you’ve gotten older or are recovering from sickness or surgery doesn’t mean your passions need to fall by the wayside.
During the winter months, we’re particularly aware of the hazards posed by black ice or slushy sidewalks but, while falls are the number one cause of injury to seniors, they can’t always be blamed on Mother Nature.
They give unconditional love. They jump when you walk you in the door. They sleep beside you and follow your every step. Our dogs are more than our companions—they are a precious part of our lives and our families.
It’s astounding what music does to us. It can lift our spirits, calm our nerves, get everyone singing, a crowd dancing, and it can evoke vivid memories. Research on the effects of music on those with Alzheimer’s and dementia are astonishing.
We all know this feeling. Whether we’ve been traveling and spending an extended stay away from home, there is nothing like a home-cooked meal.
Stay active, stay young. It’s a basic recipe for good health at any age and also for recovery from illness or surgery. Of course, with age or injury there can be limitations. The concept is to do something—what that something is depends on your interests, access, and physical condition.
No matter what “home” means to you, on our holiday wish list is for our clients to be comfortable and enjoy time with their loved ones. As you age or if you are recovering from a medical issue, this can present challenges. Here’s how a Privatus caregiver help you manage the holidays.
December is virtually synonymous with parties. Holiday, office, and New Years parties; cocktail and dinner parties, caroling and Hanukkah parties; tree, cookie, and gingerbread house decorating … the list goes on.