News of the first fatalities in the US from coronavirus in a Washington State skilled nursing community is understandably causing concern. We care about the wellbeing of residents and team members in The Retreat at Sunny Vista and want to keep you informed on all we are doing to mitigate the impact this virus has on residents and team members.
This is a comprehensive checklist when visiting aging parents to make sure they are still doing well on their own.
Many adult children can’t make it home to see their aging loved ones as often as they would like. The holidays offer an opportunity to visit with parents and grandparents. Are there things that changed since your last visit?
These are things you should look for:
There’s more to health and wellness than the absence of illness. At the Retreat at Sunny Vista, we focus on healthy food while still giving our residents independence and choice.
The components of a balanced daily diet should be used as a guide. It is not a rigid diet plan, but a plan that emphasizes variety, proportions and moderation. Our residents are encouraged to eat healthy every day.
Staying healthy and feeling your best is important no matter what your age is. But staying cheerful and full of energy can be a difficult task for many aging adults. Seniors experience a physical and mental exhaustion that contributes to losing the vibrancy and enthusiasm that they used to experience when they were younger. They are older and it takes effort, but that does not mean that older adults must resort to an inactive lifestyle. They shouldn’t be confined to their beds, couches, and chairs, while giving up fun activities they enjoy or social interaction.
If they have the determination and the enthusiasm to make life enjoyable, they can succeed in achieving it regardless of the age and the health conditions to overcome. It is all about how old one feels. As far as aging adults are concerned, these tips can help a person cope with change and live life to the fullest.
Moving tips for seniors going to assisted living or memory care
No matter what your age, moving is stressful. But the process can be extremely emotional and physically challenging for seniors who have lived in the same place for years or decades. Packing up belongings accrued over a lifetime and going to an Independent Living, Assisted Living or Memory Care community brings opportunities for traveling down memory lane, but it also can create anxiety about being without those special possessions.