At Williams Loving Care, we understand the commitment of love, relationships and resources needed every day in the care of a loved one. Here we hope to provide useful information as we share from our own experience.
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If you are a caregiver, loved
one, or friend, you should be aware of what to look out for to help our aging seniors.
Each May our nation brings awareness to mental health, and this month we will do the same and dedicate our awareness to the caregivers out there who are taking care of loved ones. A caregiver’s job is hard and it requires a strong mind! Caregivers are angels on earth!
Spring is finally here! For us here in the south, we are thankful that the winter temperatures are behind us and that the warm weather is here with all of the crisp mornings and cool evenings! Life during the spring is in full bloom and we love it! Our days are longer and warmer and you may be feeling more energized!
At some point in our lives most of us will be faced with the question, “Is it time to hire help taking care of mom?” It’s okay to seek guidance as this is a very personal decision for your family that you are making. In-home care can be flexible and more affordable than you might realize.
Since February is heart health awareness month, we thought we would provide you with some information and healthy habits for our friendly seniors to live by that can increase their chances of having healthier hearts! And who doesn’t want a healthier heart?! The...
Every day we get is a blessing, and New Year’s is especially unique in that sense. It brings an opportunity to reflect on what you’ve accomplished and what you’d like to change. Whether it’s large or small, all resolutions are significant. We’ve gathered 7 New Year’s resolutions specifically for seniors, from a change in the outlook of life to health and wellness goals. Setting resolutions is a great way to remind us that even as we age there’s always something to learn and always an opportunity to grow.
Sometimes the stress of preparing for the holidays can weigh on you and things can easily slip your mind. While being so focused on showing your loved ones how much you appreciate them with cards and presents, the one gift that can quickly be overlooked is the gift of quality time. Finding time to spend with your loved ones around the holidays will mean the world to them.
For most, the holiday season is a time where memories run rampant, but loneliness can fuel feelings of sadness and longing, especially for our elderly loved ones. Around 29% of people ages 65 years and older live alone. It’s our due diligence to make sure they don’t spend the holidays alone. As a caregiver or family member, it’s important to make your loved one feel included.
Depression… we might all feel it at some point in our lives. The way we get through it is what’s important. We believe depression hits you differently when you’re older. Depression isn’t something we necessarily associate with aging, however, there are studies linking hospital stays and long-term care leading to higher levels of depression in seniors. We need to pay close attention to seniors once they are hospitalized or unable to care for themselves.