Please enjoy our blog posts and leave a comment with your thoughts…
The phrase, “laughter is the best medicine,” isn’t just being clever. Besides being a mood-booster, research shows that laughter has countless health benefits for all ages and is a large contributing factor for increased quality of life as we age. Learn how creating opportunities to laugh and have fun every day can impact your life.
Alternative and complementary health products and services are very popular in the United States, but I caution my clients that not every treatment has clinical evidence about its effectiveness. Here we review nutritional, physical, and psychological complementary approaches to help guide you in your search.
What helps seniors thrive mentally, emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually as they age? The answer varies for everyone, but the importance of learning the answers is the same. Just as the flowers bloom in spring, family members and care managers can help their older adults bloom to make the most of their ‘golden years.’
The things we want to do in our 50s and 60s are likely to change as we get older, and it is perfectly fine to re-evaluate our goals. Life is a journey that is seldom predictable, and it is never too late to switch gears, no matter how old you are.
Learning what your body needs for a healthy life is more than just getting rid of “bad foods” and sorting through what is fact vs. myth can seem like a daunting task. We used the Healthy Eating Plate to help Louise create a diet that focused on what she needed – learn how you can too.
It may be some time before the Covid vaccine lets us return to a physically social life, but in the meantime, I encourage the families, caregivers, and seniors that I work with to maintain their friendships and social ties as much as possible. Here’s how some of my clients are accomplishing this in the meantime.
Many perceptions about aging are negative: old people can’t learn new things; they’re frail; they get senile; they’re a burden. These stereotypes are not only untrue, but they make us fear and dread aging. No matter your age, it isn’t too late to make choices that improve your emotional and physical health.
This year, seniors and their families are facing the same issues they have been in their aging journey but with the added challenges of the pandemic. Questions about how to best navigate the healthcare system, access resources such as benefits and entitlements, ensure a safe living environment, and get quality care are best answered with a care manager by your side. Contact Senior Transitions at 850-894-6720 to learn more.
With COVID-19 cases still rising throughout the United States, many of the families I work with are concerned about how to keep their loved ones safe and healthy. On the other hand, many are reaching their limits with lockdowns and quarantines, especially with the holidays coming up. Senior Transitions helps seniors make the best of these trying circumstances and ease their isolation.
While Florida’s governor has started to ease restrictions, positive COVID-19 cases among residents or staff usually results in another lock-down. Families are frustrated and residents, especially those with dementia, are upset and don’t understand why their loved ones have ‘abandoned’ them. Here’s how a geriatric care manager can help.
We serve the Big Bend area of Florida, including Tallahassee, located in Leon County, along with Wakulla, Jefferson and Gadsden counties in a 50 mile radius.