If you’ve just begun caring for an older adult, it’s easy to be confused by the jargon of senior-focused health care.
And if you’re searching for a senior living community, the various terms and phrases to describe different levels of care require building a new set of vocabulary just to navigate literature you receive.
In addition to the terms about your loved one’s health conditions, there are a handful of phrases all caregivers should know while they are providing care and when choosing a senior living community.
Finding Order in the Acronyms
Many senior living communities refer to their levels of care services with acronyms. When you are familiar with these common terms, you’ll find it easier to determine which services different communities provide.
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Whenever the Tim McGraw song “Humble and Kind” plays on the radio, I can feel our 8-year-old roll his eyes as I remind him that these lyrics are something I hope he takes to heart:
“Don’t take for granted the love this life gives you / When you get where you’re going, don’t forget to turn back around / And help the next one in line. / Always stay humble and kind.”
It’s important to us that Cayden understands that we have been incredibly blessed to have had so many people help us in our journey to become a family.
Now that we are almost halfway through the year, it’s a great time to reflect on our New Year’s resolutions.
I think we may find, however, that many of us (myself included) have not changed much. A habit needs more than just a holiday to make or break it. Habits are adaptations—specifically, coping skills—that we create to deal with daily life.
Traditional thinking is that it takes 28 days to change a habit. Whether we are talking about diet, spending habits or some type of rehab, individuals equate change to this magic number.
However, latest research shows that 66 days is the actual number. That is quite a difference!
And merely wishing and waiting till day 66 will not get us to our goals either. If you already quit your resolutions back in February, here are a few suggestions to help get you back on track.
On their most recent visit, “Sarah’s” adult children found her withdrawn and sad. What was going on?
As their conversation continued, the children discovered a dear friend of their mother’s had recently passed away.
Unfortunately, as we grow older, grief at the loss of those we know and love becomes more frequent.
When parents are aging, their adult children will come to understand that losing friends is a new, strange reality for them.
So how do we help our parents as they grieve their lifelong friends? How do we begin to understand the sadness of being left behind?
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