During the holiday season you might be thinking of bringing your elderly loved ones home for family celebrations. If they are active and living independently, then go right ahead. But if they are facing physical or mental challenges, there are some things to consider to make your visits with elders a success:
In my work with seniors and their families, I come across quite a few older folks who are still driving. And while many of these drivers are still competent behind the wheel, too many show warning signs of decreased ability.
Older people who have cognitive issues often respond very positively to sensory and visual stimulation. Consider these tips as you visit or spend time with people who might be hard to have a conversation with.
So, what does a Professional Aging Life Care Manager actually do?
Sometimes I am asked about what my typical clients might need or struggle with. Here are some recent situations where families have called for my assistance:
For those of you 85 years and older—congratulations on reaching what we professionals call, “ the oldest old.” Some folks in this category are doing remarkably well and are living full, interesting lives. Others unfortunately are struggling cognitively or physically with challenges.