At Presbyterian Senior Living, we believe that caring for people also means we must care for the Earth. It is one of the reasons why sustainability is such an important initiative for us. We recently started a company-wide environmental stewardship program, and our communities have committed to make sure we meet our goals.
Caring for an older adult can be rewarding, but it can also be extremely stressful. From not knowing if you’re doing the right thing, to coordinating your efforts with the rest of your family, it can get overwhelming at times. Luckily, technology is here to help. There are apps for your smartphone that can help you manage the daily stress of caregiving, and give you some much needed breathing room in your life.
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Summer is a time for the outdoors. Picnics, barbecues, pools, vacations, and more await, but it can be easy to fall victim to heat-related health issues if you’re not careful. The good news is there are a few summer safety tips you can follow to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Exercising is a key piece of the puzzle for a healthy lifestyle, especially for seniors. But when summer comes around, it can be hard or even dangerous to exercise outdoors due to the intense heat. Of course, moving the workout indoors would be the an easy fix, but not everyone has access to a gym or exercise equipment in their home. Plus, being outside just generally feels better. Luckily, there are quite a few options for safely exercising outside, as long as you keep the risks in mind.
Adult Day Services can be great resources for caregivers, but many people aren’t aware of the benefits they can provide. For many caregivers, balancing your personal responsibilities and caring for your loved one can be incredibly stressful, and you may need a break every once in awhile. That’s where adult day services come in.
As your parents grow older you may find yourself worrying about their financial situation. Whether it’s because of declining health or because their savings are running low, these can be stressful times. But they don't have to be. There are a few simple things you can do to help your parents with their finances that can put them in a more stable situation and give you peace of mind.