Recognizing the signs of depression in seniors can be challenging as the symptoms can vary from, or may appear to be side effects of medication or health conditions. While over 40 million Americans have depression, it is not a normal part of aging and is a serious concern.
Health is a growing and evolving topic in the senior living industry. Senior living communities have grown to incorporate exercise and provide many health benefits for seniors in their routines. Communities, like The Pavilion Senior Living, are increasing by the day, and the amenities provided by these communities are getting more luxurious. These communities are making retirement life an easygoing and exciting one. The Pavilion Senior Living values senior health and wants to promote activity in all of our residents.
Assisting the senior in your life avoid scammers, fraud, and hackers can be difficult in today’s society. The dangers of stolen identities, drained bank accounts, and illegitimate businesses lurk around every corner, waiting for innocent people to take advantage of.
As many seniors may not be “on-trend’ with popular online scams, they are vulnerable to being misled. The Pavilion Senior Living specializes in providing exceptional senior care for older adults looking to get the most out of their life. Because we care about the well-being of our residents and guests, we would like to share some helpful information that you or your loved ones can use to avoid being scammed! Although there are hundreds, if not thousands, of online scams, we have highlighted a few popular tips that seniors can use to prevent scammers from having their way.
Having trouble planning your loved one's move? Don't worry, it's common to be stressed when helping your parents downsize. The moving process can be long and complicated, causing you and your loved one frustration.
Our parents are our first teachers. They teach us how to tie our shoes and ride a bike, and eventually provide us with all the skills we need to live on our own as adults. They led by example and hopefully showed us how to be kind, well-rounded individuals.
When caring for a loved one, you can often overlook what you need to truly take care of yourself. If you stop paying attention to your personal needs and wants, other things can follow shortly after. Usually, when one neglects themselves, they can experience a lack of confidence, and their self-esteem can drop tremendously. Obviously, it is essential for your loved ones to be cared for but it is also vital for you to take care of yourself along the way.
Do you know that feeling you get when you see an excited puppy wagging its tail, rushing to lick you? For most individuals, it is a feeling of excitement and uncontrollable love. Fortunately, even as we age, this feeling never fades. As can be seen in the various forms of service animals, pets such as dogs can help relieve distress and anxiety, much like the symptoms of PTSD. The benefits of therapy dogs can also be useful in the everyday care of seniors.
Looking to get away this season, but worried traveling may be a challenge, especially because of your age? Even for those residing in an assisted living facility, travel can still be and should be an option for you. Traveling can be an enjoyable, rewarding experience that can be made even better with friends or family. Here are a few ways to make travel more accessible, especially if you or a friend are of senior age.
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.
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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