We can’t know for certain what will happen to each of us. But what we do know is that stimulating the brain and the body are both advantageous and necessary for all of us. Keeping minds sharp, bodies strong and spirits high benefits our overall well-being.
This is especially important for seniors in the early stages of dementia. Studies have shown that actively using their brain helps keep them alert and oriented much longer. Thus, they will be less likely to simply sleep or watch television all day and lose memory or mental abilities.
Here are some fun activities you can enjoy with the seniors without tiring them out .
With advancements in science and technology, we live longer than ever before. But as we age, our physical and mental capabilities change. Some of us may require more care than others depending on our mental and physical limitations. Since our needs vary widely, so do the options available to us. There are many levels of care, from casual non-medical in-home care to 24 hours/day nursing care, and the choices can seem overwhelming at times.
Hello and welcome to the inaugural edition of our newsletter!
Inspired Care Home Health loves to keep in touch with its clients, employees, prospective clients and business partners. Continuing the trend of our “keep-in-touch” philosophy, we are very excited to introduce our first monthly Newsletter. Through this communication, we’ll keep you updated not only with events and latest changes within the company, but also with trends in the healthcare industry, especially with regard to the health, safety and independence of seniors.
What is Assisted Living?
Assisted living communities or assisted living facilities (ALFs) help promote health, safety
and well-being among the senior residents that live there. Assisted living was developed as
a type of senior housing to provide housing, health care and personal care services to
seniors in need of assistance with activities of daily living in a more independent
environment than a traditional nursing home.
What is a Nursing Home?
Today in the United States there are over 16,000 nursing homes. Nursing homes, also known as skilled nursing facilities, are for seniors who require constant medical care and need significant assistance with the activities of daily living. The goal of care in a nursing home is to help individuals meet their daily physical, medical, social, and psychological needs. Nursing homes are generally stand alone facilities, but some are operated within a hospital or an assisted living community.