Activities to Spend time with Aging Loved Ones

February 16th, 2018

home health careIt’s not hard for us to get caught up in the activities of our everyday lives. From taking the kids to soccer practice to the increasing demands of our work schedules, life just continues to find ways to get away from us. As we battle the hectic schedules that we seemingly create for ourselves, it can be easy to forget to spend time with loved ones who are aging. As sad as this is, it’s often times true.

Whether your aging loved one is in a nursing home, has limited mobility, or enlisting the aid of at home health care, there are still ways for you to schedule and plan activities for all of you to participate in. Here are a few ideas:

Puzzles and Crafts
We may joke with our parents and grandparents about not being as quick-witted and sharp as they used to be, but it’s true. As the aging process occurs, brain activity and motor skills can begin to slow down and diminish. Engaging in puzzles and crafts are a good way to keep aging loved one’s minds active daily. Group crosswords, large jigsaw puzzles, and scrapbooking are great, simple activities to do as a group.

Exercise
No matter how old or young you are, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important. A great way to spend time with your parents or grandparents that are aging is to exercise regularly. Many home health care aides advocate for the incorporation of daily activity. This helps your aging loved one to get on their feet and stay active instead of sitting in a wheelchair, in their room, or in front of a television all day. Some exercise ideas include nature walks and low impact aerobics classes.

Music
If there is one thing that has changed over the years but has remained a consistent unifying force for generations, it’s music. Nothing brings people together more than music. Maybe food is a close second, but music takes the cake. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to talk to your loved one about music, we guarantee you’ve seen their face light up at the thought of their favorite songs. Another activity that is a good idea for your teens to get involved in would be to create a playlist with your aging loved one of all of your favorite songs. Then, sit back, relax, and have a listening party of your playlist. You may find that you actually like Frank Sinatra or your grandmother is a huge Jay Z fan. You have tons of possibilities.

We have so much to learn from our parents and grandparents. Keep in mind, as we age, so are our parents and loved ones. Always make time to plan activities with your aging loved ones and spend time with them while you still have them around.


Benefits of Home Care

July 14th, 2017

Do you have parents that don’t want to leave their home despite the growing challenges associated with living on their own at their age? Leaving the place where they raised their family and created many memories isn’t easy for anyone, and to some it’s not an option.

But thanks to the senior home care and assisted living services provided by Partners Assisted Living Services, elderly people who wish to remain in their home can do so and get the help they need.

There are many benefits to home care but here are just a few:

Keeping the Comfort of Your Home

As already discussed, leaving the comforts of their own home can be difficult for many elderly people. Perhaps the biggest advantage of home care is keeping everything you love like your favorite chair, garden or neighbors close by.

Personalized, One-on-One Care

Our caregivers at PALs are committed to giving your loved ones the attention and care they need and deserve. PALs caregivers will help your mom bake cookies or sit down and play checkers with your dad, helping them receive the personal care that they need to feel comfortable.

Independence and Confidence

Many people feel most comfortable in their own home. PALS home care allows for optimal comfortability while also promoting an independent life.

Relationship Building

A PALs home caregiver becomes part of your loved one’s everyday life and can provide much-needed companionship and communication. The bond formed between your loved ones and their caregiver can be very meaningful and long-lasting.

Peace of Mind

With PALs home care, your family can now have peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are safe. Ensuring around-the-clock care for your parents can be one of the most fulfilling and stress-relieving moves a person can make.


Growth in Elder Care around the World

March 1st, 2017

As global healthcare improves and life spans lengthen, seniors represent an increasingly large segment of the population.

In fact, according to a Seeking Alpha Global Risk Insights report: “The United Nations projected that by the year 2100 the world’s population will become 11.2 billion and from that 3.2 billion will be at least 60 years old. Even before that occurs, the Second World Assembly on Aging stated that individuals over 60 years old are beginning to outnumber children under the age of 15; however, developed nations attained this distinction in 1998.”

This growing number of seniors means that smart elder care services solutions are increasingly important to the population’s quality of life in many ways. This is part of the reason why the global elder care services industry is predicted to grow.

In January, a Persistence Market Research report described this predicted growth and explained that North America and Europe dominate the global health care services market.

“However, Asia is expected to show high growth rates in the next five years in global elder care services,” the report added. “China and India are expected to be the fastest growing elder care services markets in Asia.”

The report also discussed the ways that services like home care assistance offer solutions to challenges that elders may face: “Numerous advantages of these services have increased the adoption rates of elder care services… such as living at home and skilled nursing care. These types of advantages are also contributing to the growth of the global elder care services market.”

The potential implications of this growth could include an increased number of jobs in the elder care services sector and better quality and variety of products and services catering to seniors.