What Boomers Need to Understand About Aging and Providing Care
For those who provide care for seniors, the most difficult parts of aging in place are not learned beforehand, but during the journey. Here are a few “a-ha” moments to consider:
1. Many seniors perceive the wheelchair to be one appliance before the gurney.
2. Traditional chairs are not designed to move.
3. Cushioned flooring further increases resistance when attempting to move a seated person.
4. Seniors with limited mobility require help getting up-to and away-from the table.
5. Today, seniors are caring for seniors.
6. The kitchen is the heart of the home!
7. Seniors don’t want to be a burden, a nuisance or an inconvenience.
8. "I didn’t realize mealtime would be so challenging!"
Many seniors perceive the wheelchair to be one appliance before the gurney.
Parents don’t want to be a burden or an inconvenience to their kids.
Aging in place commonly involves seniors caring for seniors.
Mealtimes provide an opportunity to build up the self-worth of any aging parent.
"I did not realize mealtime would become so challenging.”