Now that we’ve talked about what independence really means for most seniors, let’s look at a few important keys to helping seniors remain independent, for as long as possible.
Paying attention to your health is one of the most important things you can do for your independence:
Exercise regularly—we already talked a lot… Continue reading
In Alaska (and other places with distinct seasons) the end of summer can bring on a whole range of emotions and also trigger changes in our daily patterns. It can be a fun time of year, but it also might be a time of year that causes a little anxiety for us. As we get… Continue reading
This month, we are paying tribute to our moms. In many ways, in-home care is about celebrating our elders and what they’ve done in life and continue to do for us, for others and for their communities. More often than not, our mothers play a significant role in how we view the world. We thought… Continue reading
Hopefully, by now, we’ve convinced you that spirituality is an important part of senior life. And perhaps you’ve already started the conversation or even pursued activities that support spiritual exploration. There are a lot of resources out there that can help you explore spirituality, in many ways. We thought it would be helpful to give… Continue reading
Maybe you’ve already talked with your senior loved one about spirituality. Or perhaps you are a senior who has had several conversations with your loved ones about your spiritual beliefs. Talking is a great way to connect with each other and forge deeper bonds, but there are also many activities you can do to foster… Continue reading
We’ve already looked at why it is valuable to talk to your senior loved ones about spirituality, but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy conversation to start. It doesn’t need to be awkward—and it’s less likely to be that way if you come from the perspective that you want to learn from your elder. If… Continue reading
Spirituality is a very personal part of our lives, and sometimes talking about it can be uncomfortable or unsettling. But, it can also be a wonderful way to connect with our senior loved ones, support them and help them to embrace the wisdom one can only gain through the experience of aging.
It’s important,… Continue reading