Try out these recipes in your diet to add some healthy meals to your routine. If you’re currently living in an assisted living community, make sure to request to have these recipes included in your diet! The New Year brings changes for the better, so make sure to stick to your resolutions!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “depressive disorders are an under-recognized condition and often are untreated or under-treated among older adults.” Because depressive disorders are not diagnosed in older adults, many seniors can suffer from anxiety and depression without their families or physicians being aware of the issue at all.
Whether you're downsizing because you’re moving into a smaller home or you’re moving into an assisted living community, we know that it can be difficult to get rid of so many things that you cherish. Giving up the home that you’ve lived in for years or the furniture your children gave you isn’t easy.
Do you have difficulty drifting into a restful slumber? If you do, you are not alone. According to John Hopkins Medicine, “more than 60 million Americans suffer from poor sleep quality.” For a significant portion of older adults, sleep issues result in prescription medications. No one wants to add more to his or her medicinal intake if it is not 100% necessary. Fortunately, there are natural sleep aids that can benefit older adults in senior living.
“You’re only as old as you feel.” There is some truth behind this classic phrase. As we age, it can be easy to settle down and become sedentary. Whether it is due to pain, health problems, or balance issues, some seniors find themselves avoiding exercise altogether. As you age, being active can largely impact your health.
If you have an older loved one residing in an assisted living community, you may know firsthand that low energy, health issues, and mobility limitations can keep them from being as socially active as they would like to be.
“Time, perhaps, is the most excellent teacher. We pass through the present with our eyes blindfolded,” writes Milan Kundera in Laughable Loves. “We are permitted merely to sense and guess at what we are actually experiencing. Only later when the cloth is untied can we glance at the past and find out what we have experienced and what meaning it has.”
A significant number of older adults experience a decline in their social life compared to their younger years. This decline in social experience is often due to diminishing opportunities for activity due to a lack of energy, mobility, or other factors. Illness and a decline in mobility all contribute to a higher risk of social isolation.
A necessary part of searching for happiness in life is practicing self-love. Having a loved one in senior living may raise the need for additional attention and it is important to make sure they are finding their own form of self-appreciation. But, why is self-love so important for everyone?
We love to celebrate senior living at HarborChase, and that is why we strongly believe it is important for your loved one to feel wanted, appreciated, and most importantly, healthy. Seniors often feel that conserving an active life mentally and physically can be laborious, so we take pleasure in showing them exciting, assisted living activities that are not only fun, but extremely beneficial to their health.