Serving as a caregiver for an ailing parent or parents can be extremely challenging. It can be physically, mentally and emotionally draining.
The future of healthcare and health insurance gets top billing from mass media as the primary crisis we need to contend with and resolve, especially in the U.S. But there is another epidemic looming that will affect the health and welfare of anyone in need of care in the next several decades.
The benefit of vast choice actually creates frustration and confusion for many and may cause "decision-making paralysis."
The introduction of Assisted Living Residences in PA as a cheaper alternative to nursing homes that will allow seniors to delay or avoid a move to nursing facility in essence is great. However, the reality is a little less prosperous, at least presently.
Knowing the right questions to ask and the right characteristics to look for are vital for potential residents and family to making a better and more informed choice. Potential customers, however, may not consider whether a facility is for-profit or non-profit
Working in the senior care industry, I often encounter older adults and retirees who are looking for ways to stay active and engaged, plus make a difference in other people's lives. It's equally important to encourage the idea of aging with zest and purpose along by exercising the mind, body, and soul. Fortunately, there are a variety ways to achieve these goals as we age.