Caring for a loved one is extremely gratifying and fulfilling, but it can also be mentally and physically draining. Millions of Americans will undertake the responsibilities of informal caregiving this year alone. With the trend growing, Oaks Senior Living wants to ensure family caregivers know their options.
Being a family caregiver is very rewarding, and while it isn’t always easy, knowing you’re helping someone you love can make it worthwhile. The responsibilities of a family caregiver can be overwhelming at times, and it’s important to find a balance to be able to provide the highest level of care.
Assisted living is a long-term care option that combines housing, assistance, and care on an as-needed basis. While the transition from private residence to an assisted senior living community can be difficult, it is a transition that can place your loved one in a better frame of mind and health.
Over 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, and just over a quarter of those are aged 65 or older. That means that roughly 12 million seniors are currently living with diabetes in the United States alone.
According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, approximately one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 have hearing loss, and nearly 50% of those 75 years or older have difficulty hearing. Hearing impairments can cause issues and frustration for caregivers, family, friends, and even to the seniors themselves.
Veterans served the United States, and regardless of their branch or length of service, they deserve a level of respect and veteran benefits from the country, fellow citizens, and especially their loved ones. With Veterans Day around the corner, we encourage you to take the time to honor and celebrate the senior veteran (or any veteran) in your life!