While many of us struggle to find some alone time in our busy lives, many seniors experience a significant amount of time on their own. Rather than providing time away from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life, significant time alone has a negative impact on seniors.
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, and while many of us probably prefer not to think about Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other afflictions of the brain, this is an important topic that affects millions of us each year. In fact, dementia affects 47 million people around the globe.
Seniors are often incredible listeners. They enjoy speaking to people and learning about their backgrounds. Unfortunately, the good nature and likability of seniors may also make them a target to scammers.
As we age, health conditions or limitations can make it difficult to drive, visit family and friends, and participate in activities and social gatherings at the same levels as we did in the past.
For seniors, this restriction can have a detrimental effect on their health. However, being socially active has been shown repeatedly to have an often dramatic, positive impact on senior health. To start, studies indicate seniors who actively engage in creative activities are less likely to suffer from depression, make three fewer doctor visits per year, and take an average of two fewer medications than their less-active counterparts.
Let’s take a closer look at just a few benefits of being socially active for seniors:
Mother’s Day is one out of 365 days that we should be celebrating mothers. After all, they brought us into the world, provided us with love and support, and ultimately helped us become caring, successful, and happy adults.
We celebrate moms every day here at Magnolia Manor, but we also recognize the importance of Mother’s Day. It’s one day out of the year where all focus is on Mom! To make this year extra special for your mom, consider one of these gifts:
Making the move into senior living is a major decision that involves careful consideration of many different elements. Most certainly, it is also a time to ask and gain insight from a range of questions.
Here at Magnolia Manor, we meet with prospective residents and their family members every day, providing tours of our eight campuses in southern Georgia while providing answers and insight into the most frequently asked questions about senior living.
When considering the care and health of our senior loved ones, there are many different options and terms to review and consider. Here at Magnolia Manor, we serve senior adults in southern Georgia for many of their health and wellness needs. Most prominently, our eight senior living communities offer varying levels of residential care.
One of our most important senior care services, however, is senior rehabilitation care.
Here at Magnolia Manor, many of our residents rely on Medicare to help pay for senior living costs, doctor’s appointments, prescriptions and more.
To help you best understand how these changes will affect you or your loved ones this year, here is a rundown of some of the most impactful changes:
“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.” ~Erma Bombeck
There are so many emotions running through your mind when you prepare to help Mom or Dad move into senior living. While you’re processing this important move for your loved one, finding a reputable senior living community is a massive responsibility. Ensuring the highest level of care is your chief priority!
With so much information available online and off, it can be difficult to know what information is truly important when making a decision about senior living communities.
Topics: senior living