|Posted on May 9, 2019 at 9:50 AM||comments (0)|
I have the honor to come in contact with a lot of older adults in the Loveland and Berthoud communities. One desire, that I hear over and over again, is a desire for real, old fashioned connection. It seems as we get older, our world gets smaller. Perhaps our families are busy doing their own “thing”. Our neighborhood which was once a place of strong connection is weakening as neighbors have moved or passed away. If one has lost a lifelong partner, then the loneliness can be ev...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 28, 2018 at 7:00 AM||comments (0)|
I love it when an older adult or a couple make the decision to RightSize into Senior Living because they are REALLY ready to retire. They don’t want to maintain their home anymore, they don’t want to have to cook, and they want to be around others their age to have easy access to fun activities and socialization.
Unfortunately, sometimes RightSizing into senior living happens because of health issues. Mee...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 19, 2018 at 9:10 AM||comments (0)|
The countdown to summer has begun.
With Summer comes large family gatherings, graduations, weddings, and family reunions.
If you have an older adult (or someone with physical or mobility needs) flying in for your Colorado event how do you accommodate them?
Having the right equipment ready for your guests can make all the difference in their visit being a true ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 18, 2018 at 11:25 AM||comments (0)|
Did you (or do you) have an older adult in your life that fondly talks about “the good ole days", reminiscing about their childhood, seemingly longing for the simplicity it offered?
While I look back on the simplicity of my childhood with fondness, I am thrilled to be living at this point and time in history. Technology has been a complete game-changer, and bec...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 11, 2018 at 11:30 PM||comments (0)|
By Danita Nixon, Senior Living Advisors of Colorado
There comes a time in many older adults’ lives, when they realize that their current living situation no longer serves them. They find that:
• They want to be free of the burden of maintaining their current home (yardwork, shoveling snow, routine maintenance, etc.) so they can spend their time on activities they en...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 8, 2018 at 3:10 PM||comments (0)|
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Physical Therapy (PT) and Occupational Therapy (OT)?
We met recently with Occupational Therapist Kayla Bach, from Northern Colorado Therapy Services who was able to shed some light on the subject. She summarized, “Both PT and OT provide essential rehabilitative services to clients, and promote health, independence, and quality of life. The differe...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 15, 2017 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
Definition of caregiver
One that gives physical or emotional care and support.
A majority of individuals who are caring for an older adult do NOT identify themselves as caregivers. They simply see themselves as fulfilling their role as a friend, neighbor, child, spouse, sibling, relative, or in-law.
The challenge with this is, that those who are supporting others (caregi...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 21, 2017 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
The holidays are the perfect time to check in with the older adults in your life, to make sure that they are thriving in their living situation.
Signs that an older adult may need assistance:
· They have lost weight, indicating they aren’t eating well or are having health issues.
· They seem like they haven't bathed, or ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 15, 2017 at 7:50 PM||comments (0)|
Many older adults want to "age in place", staying in their homes until the end of their lives. One of the biggest challenges for aging in place is safety.
The commercial "I've fallen and I can't get up" has played over and over like a bad song that you can't get out of your head. The commercial hasn't changed in twenty-one years, but the safety device ma...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 3, 2017 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|