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.
Here at The Pavilion, we understand it can be a challnege to schedule time with your mom or dad in a senior living communtiy. And that’s why we are here to offer some great suggestions for you. Cooking together can be an amazing way to spend time together without it feeling forced. Sometimes it is easier to open up when your hands are busy. And even if you don’t chat all that much, the time spent together will mean more than you might even realize.
In the past, nursing homes were generally thought of as places to avoid. You might have grown up with grandparents or great-grandparents who insisted they not be "put in a home." Fortunately, times have changed. Today, the best nursing homes are comfortable and welcoming, and they provide an ideal solution for many aging adults.
We would like to highlight Debra Alfred for our first Employee Spotlight. Debra is the Business Office Manager at Crestview Manor Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care in Jane Lew, West Virginia. She is being recognized for all the excellent work she has done for the residents and managing the office!
When you're the primary--or even sole--caregiver for a spouse whose health is rapidly deteriorating, you'll quickly discover that burnout is a very real possibility. Respite care, however, can go a long way toward improving your quality of life and your spouse's. If you've been on the fence about investing in respite care, there are several key reasons why it's well worth the investment.
Becoming a caregiver to an aging relative with a chronic health condition can be a beautiful gift for the relative and for you as the caregiver. You enjoy quality time with each other, which may have never been an option before.
November was National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month – a cause that is held near and dear to The Pavilion Senior Living as well as other senior living providers throughout the industry. We help families and their loved ones walk down the path of an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis on a daily basis.
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Humans are social creatures. Spending time with friends and family is not only enjoyable, but it is also essential to our health. In fact, this Forbes article cited research showing that low social interaction is as bad (or worse) for your health as being an alcoholic, smoking 15 cigarettes a day, becoming obese, or never exercising.
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