Make a list and check it twice as you plan for the autumn and fall. As a baby boomer what are you going to do to stay healthy and happy?
Let’s focus on what’s right with the world and how practical help for someone who needs support
A good friend turned 80 this past February and we had a great celebratory week of parties. She never says “getting older” it’s always “getting wiser.” I think it’s a great idea. Words do matter! When you see Penny around our RV Park you see this slim, strong woman in sweats and long-sleeved t-shirts walking, …
The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) published a report on July 2, 2020 that consists of 9 steps to solving the workforce crisis in nursing homes, all of which require a strong, coordinated leadership at the federal and provincial/territorial levels to implement. It says” Our long-term care sector, particularly nursing homes, is in crisis now …
While aging in place sounds perfect, in today’s world it does not work. Home Care may give caregivers some reassurance that their loved one is being safely supported. The truth is they are not unless you are financially able to supplement it.
It’s time to rethink the way we care for the elderly and those with complex medical needs. Let’s make thoughtful wise decisions so all benefit. The needs of 20 years ago are not the needs of today. Staffing levels and wages must reflect these changes.
If we were to run day cares or any child care the way elder care is operated there would be a huge outcry and rightfully so. Let’s maintain those same standards for those who grew our country. Let’s look at dignified and specialized care for our elders.
Self isolation during this pandemic has given us the gift of time…something to savour or save for later. For me, it is to consciously slow down. It’s been an interesting exercise. I am now aware of my speed when eating, I don’t rush when I’m cooking or baking, I try to focus on the job …
As seniors as can be positive and cheerleaders for our families. What can you do today?
Nourish your close relationships and achieve self-satisfaction when you give yourself permission to slow down.