November is National Caregivers Month, a time for us to honor the 43 million Americans who care for a loved one. Caregivers often have full- or part-time jobs in addition to providing care. We understand the challenges, hard work, and dedication it takes to care for another person. Caregiving is an around the clock job, often unpaid and under-appreciated.
Based on the results of a 2016 study published in the Journal of Epidemiology, when older adults pursue hobbies on a consistent basis, they can reap a number of benefits such as an increased life expectancy, cognitive function, independent mobility, social connection, and overall sense of purpose.
Caring for someone with dementia is challenging, but should not be overwhelming. Whether caring for a loved one or working as a care professional, learning the basics of each stage is crucial to success. Educating yourself can guide your expectations and help you know when to ask for additional help with dementia care.
The crisper air that we feel in our Lowcountry presents the perfect opportunity to switch up a wellness routine or take up new hobbies. If you’re bored with your current health and wellness plan or just need a change of scenery, autumn offers the perfect time to find a new practice.
Pet ownership has several proven benefits for people of all ages, including physical, mental, and emotional aspects. As adults age, the companionship of a pet can continue to improve their overall health and quality of life. Just because a senior moves to an assisted living community, doesn’t mean they can no longer reap the benefits of their furry friends. read more…
It’s no secret that pursuing your passions—no matter what stage of life you’re in—can provide countless advantages. Benefits range from feeling a deeper sense of purpose and satisfaction in your life, to reducing stress and even improving overall well-being. As an older adult, these benefits are even more significant.
Currently, an estimated 46 million Americans are in the bracket of 65 or older, a demographic that’s projected to more than double in the next 40 years, based on data from the Population Reference Bureau. Since people now tend to live longer than ever before, it also stands to reason that more access to the resources of quality assisted living care will be needed to support them in later stages of life. However, there are many assisted living myths that can deter public perception.
Connectivity offers older adults easy access to socialization while taking advantage of our increasingly digital landscape. As we age, extenuating circumstances can lead to isolation, whether it be retirement or health issues; opportunities for socialization can decline. Connectivity via technology can remedy this.