A Lookback at 2017 / Our Favorite News & Happenings from the Last Year
As we catch our breath from the holidays, the countdown to the new year begins. 2018 is rapidly approaching and will be here in a blink!
We can’t speak for everyone, but 2017 definitely preposed some challenges.
Indeed, we’ve learned a lot over the last year but are hopeful for 2018 and all it brings.
In order to end 2017 positively, we recapped and shared our favorite articles from the past year. Nevertheless, our message remains the same:
Be good to our aging loved ones and the caregivers that look after them. We strive to empower seniors to thrive and live a better life.
Being kind is an essential way to bring meaning into our own lives and in the lives of others. Kindness allows for better communication, more compassion, and goodness in all people’s lives. Kindness is especially important in the healthcare and caregiving fields. When patients receive kinder treatment from medical staff (such as better communication or making an honest effort to get to know patients), they have less anxiety, pain, and shorter hospital stays.
We list several reasons to be kind and ways to spread kindness in your own life!
Blue Monday is typically the third Monday in January and notorious for being the most depressing day of the year. Winter can be a depressing time for many and the winter blues are not imaginary. Our mood turns dreary with the weather and our spirits drop as fast as the temperature and our bank accounts.
Although; older American adults tend to have less workplace stress, greater flexibility with their day and more wisdom to help them cope with challenges than younger adults, depression and suicide increase with age.
This article includes proven ways to cure the blues and lift your or an aging loved one’s spirits.
You don’t have to reinvent yourself to become a newer, better you. You’re already great, but we all have little things we can improve upon (especially as we age).
Nonetheless, it’s never a bad idea to take new strides towards becoming a better, healthier you.
It’s a common theory, we get wiser with age. We gathered insights and encouragement from elderly and their experiences about life. They offer us knowledge, life lessons and the consequences of our life choices. Words of wisdom can guide us in the right direction and/or provide motivation.
Our favorite words of wisdom from those who have lived AND learned.
Stress in small doses is acceptable and may even help us perform under pressure or motivate us to do our best. However, feeling constantly overwhelmed or enduring long-term stress can cause serious health problems.
Recognizing stress is the first step in reducing it. We also include ways to better manage stress.
As people get older, it’s normal for them to experience some loss of appetite. This is a natural response to the body slowing down. When people are less active, they need less food for energy. However, sometimes a loss of appetite or a general disinterest in eating can become a more serious matter that can even be life-threatening.
Hiring a caregiver on your own versus working with a reputable agency may seem like the easier and more financially sound decision. However, the risk and consequences of hiring a caregiver privately are not worth the gamble. You put yourself and aging loved one in serious jeopardy if you don’t hire help from an established agency.
Keeping elderly safe requires double (sometimes triple) checking quite a few different elements.
Here we list some of the hazards you should be paying attention to right away and top elderly safety concerns.
Happy New Year. We wish all of you, our clients, family and friends a prosperous and healthy 2018!
Dr. Kay got her medical education in Brazil.
Dr. Kay also has a master degree in Film and Television from UCLA and has been an adviser for medical television shows.
Dr. Kay is very active in the Health Industry. She is a member of the American Board of Home Care, the National Association of Home Care, CAHSAH, California Association of Health Services at Home. She co-chairs the education committee for the Down with Falls Coalition. Dr. Kay is in the speaker’s bureau for the coalition helping educate health care professionals and the community on fall risks, diabetes, adverse drug reaction, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, dehydration and nutrition, etc…. for older adults.
Dr. Kay was nominated by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) as the Remarkable Woman of 2008.
Dr. Kay is actively involved in many philanthropy and non-profit organizationssuch as the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen, the Philharmonic Society, Women Helping Women, Youth Employment Services, E-Women, Women Sage, Plasticos Foundation, CIELO and others.
Dr. Kay’s passion is to assist seniors to live long and thrive in the comfort of their own home.
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