If you care for an older parent or if someone close to you is in an assisted living community, you know that from time to time staying positive can be a challenge. At The Pavilion, we know how it is crucial for staff to keep their mental state healthy while also helping our residents be healthy. When caregivers ignore their own health, it can result in caregiver burnout. Luckily, the adverse side effects can be prevented, and there are ways to staying positive when caring for an older loved one.
Are you in assisted living in Tennessee? Do you know what a Solo Seniors is? Well, you could be one! A Solo Senior is an older adult who chose to lead a childfree life. Not being a mother or father can have benefits, such as more time for adventure! Another advantage is that your money and savings can be used solely for your needs or on your spouse’s needs. There are various other benefits to choosing to remain childless, and the number of individuals who chose this path has been on the rise.
Have you ever heard the classic story, “back in my day I had to walk five miles to school and back every day uphill, both ways”? Well, obviously, those specifics are a slight exaggeration, but the Greatest Generation did have a tougher way of living than we do today. They had to deal with The Great Depression, with some of the worse financial times in American history, and face World War II.
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The Pavilion knows being sick is the farthest thing from fun, we want all our residents to be as healthy as possible all the time! We also know if you are like most seniors you are probably taking a specific amount of prescription medications. No one likes to add more pills to remember to their regimen, and that is why we came up with these natural immune system boosters!
When you or someone close to you rely on a wheelchair in a senior assisted living community, it can be hard to muster enough motivation to exercise. Even when someone is non-disabled and young, it can still be a challenge to gather enough motivation to get moving. Often, seniors give up when it comes to being fit, especially if they face a mobility limitation. Here at The Pavilion, we try to encourage all our residents to get the exercise they need as often as they can. We offer fitness and wellness programs for our assisted living residents. However, if you or someone close to you haven’t been active for a while, it can be intimidating to jump in and join a group. If this is how you feel, try working out with a close friend in a more private setting. Be sure to get confirmation from a doctor and have a work out buddy or physical therapist with you through the whole activity. If you and your close friend are still having trouble getting started, we are here to help you get past all the barriers.
Meet Victoria Harrison our Employee Spotlight for May! Victoria is the Community Liaison for The Pavilion Senior Living at Lebanon. She is originally from Lebanon, Tennessee and has spent much of her life within its beautiful lush landscape. Victoria is a New Year’s Baby, born on January 1st at 11:11 am. Victoria is married to Davis Harrison who is also a lifelong resident of Wilson County. Victoria is also mother to Aiden, who is 13-years-old.
Here at The Pavilion Senior Living, we know it can be uncomfortable and potentially dangerous to get the senior in your life out and about during the winter season. However, when the snow starts to melt and the flower buds start to bloom, it can be the ideal time to help your loved one get some fresh air. We have compiled a list of senior-friendly activities for you and your loved one to do this spring.
If you are transitioning a parent to a memory care community, we understand it can be difficult time. Here at The Pavilion, we feel compassionately about helping ease the transition with our memory care services. We also want to help educate you that there are activities that can be fun and beneficial for your loved one. These activities consist of, but are not limited to arts & crafts, games, and home-related tasks. Let’s take a look at what these activities can do for you and your parent.
Discovering a loved one is dealing with memory impairments can be a challenge. Transitioning a loved one into memory care can be an intense, overwhelming experience. That is why here at The Pavilion, we help make the transition to memory care in Lebanon, TN as smooth as possibly for your loved one. It is important to plan ahead before you choose which community and do your research. Once you have a community in mind, frequent the community at various times to see how a normal day cycles at the community. Also, be friendly with the staff so you have the opportunity to ask them questions about the communities. This will give you a better feel for the employees that will be caring for your loved one. If your loved one has limited cognitive abilities, we suggest not getting them involved in the planning process. Also, try and avoid telling service providers “my loved one needs more help,” in front of your loved one. Although you may be correct, this can be intimidating and insulting news to someone with memory impairments. You can use these responses to respond to your loved one with memory impairments.
Aging is a natural part of life that brings with it a unique set of experiences and challenges. Though all of us have to one day face this, sometimes, it's necessary to get a bit of help with tasks that you could once do easily on your own. As you enter this stage of life, it's important to have support and love from family, friends, and caregivers. Though things in life may be changing, this doesn't have to be something to dread. As you age, certain things may get more difficult, but with the right help and care, you can continue to function independently and enjoy your favorite activities for years to come.