Remembering the slow and endless afternoons of summer creates positive feelings of all kinds! Do you often find yourself wishing that you could slow down town?
You aren’t the only one! And the urge to do this becomes even greater as we age. Sense of time is dictated by how much information we need to process. When we have a lot of information to process, that is when it feels like time moves more slowly. Take, for example, the years of our youth. Didn’t time feel like it passed much slower than it does now? That’s because we had a lot more to process!
For many, age can change how people approach daily life. For seniors, living safely at home can become a huge adjustment. Nearly 90% of individuals over age 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible according to a research report by the National Conference of State Legislatures and the AARP Public Policy Institute. 80% of seniors believe their current residence is where they will always live.
In order for seniors to stay in their current homes, safety needs to become a priority. By adding safety features now, you may be able to help your parent live comfortably at home for a long time. Here are some key safety features to add to an elderly loved one’s home to help create a stable environment for senior living now and for years to come.
Caring for an aging loved one can be one of the most stressful family milestones. The sheer difficulty of the task, its high cost, as well as underlying family issues, can create a perfect storm of discontent. But, when families put aside their differences and work together as a team for the best interest of their elderly loved one, they are often able to overcome this challenge and assure that their parents have the happiest remainder of life possible.
Here are 10 reasons families fight about senior care, and advice about how to prevent these types of conflicts: