There is a growing body of impressive research showing that our attitudes toward aging affect our health, our resilience in the face of adversity, and our very survival. Positive attitudes about aging may be the secret to living long and healthy lives - an actual Fountain of Youth!
New studies shine a light on physical and mental fitness as it relates to the aging process, and the results are impressive. We see people not only living longer, but living healthier, longer.
Caring for your loved one at home, as long as possible, may be your goal. Not only does the guilt of moving mom or dad weigh heavy on caregivers, but the adult you’re caring for may be resisting the move. So, what does "for as long as possible" really mean? How do you know when it's time? What help is available?
When family becomes caregivers, then friendships take a new role with aging seniors, and those friends become more important to overall health and happiness.
Chronic health issues, feelings of loneliness, and loss of loved ones can make the holidays a very difficult time for seniors. Along with experts in aging, The Springs Living has compiled a list of 5 things you can do to help with feelings of anxiety or sadness as they relate to the holiday season.
Staying active, especially as we age, can boost vitality, help maintain strength and flexibility and improve overall health and wellness.
Mental health and wellness is something everyone, no matter their age, need to nurture and address. Each chapter of our lives brings on different types of stress, and also different opportunities to adapt and face those challenges. At The Springs Living, we’re committed to addressing these issues by creating communities that embrace and encourage social activities, becoming physically and mentally fit, and eating healthy.
If you have become the primary family caregiver for your loved one, it may be time to consider seeking additional support from professionals who understand how you may be feeling. We see this quite often and have a lot of experience guiding family members through their emotions when they contact us. Wherever you are on your journey, The Springs Living can provide the support and comfort you might be seeking, plus answer any additional questions you have about caring for your loved one.
Social and emotional life changes with ages and noticing these changes can help the family caregiver determine if their loved one would be better off living in a community setting with trained personnel rather than living alone at home.