Baby boomers need to plan for their future. There is no other stage in life that requires so much preparation. Staying in our own homes makes economic sense. Demand changes so this is one option. Home care needs a total overhaul and it must begin today. No more excuses. We seniors are worth it.
It’s time to rethink how we care for the elderly. We don’t need more long-term beds in institutions. We need money redirected into Home Care. Seniors want to stay in their own homes. Aging in place is a much more cost-effective and dignified way to treat those who built our country. However, for seniors to safely remain in their homes, we need supports and services in place and easy access to those services. Change needs too begin today!
Keep moving. Challenge yourself to exercise your brain in new ways. Rent a metal detector, try a new musical instrument or exercise program. Keep going, trying new things so we can embrace the next months.
What are your comfort foods? Are you spending more time in the kitchen and around the table these days?
Senior care needs action now! Instead of the Federal and Provincial governments saying they understand concerns, they need to implement the processes and standards that have been identified to stop the needless annihilation of our seniors.
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
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.