Posts Tagged ‘age gracefully’

Choosing Between an Independent Caregiver and Home Care Agency

Weighing the Pros and Cons When a loved one needs assistance at home due to age, illness, or disability, you have to decide if hiring an individual caregiver or going through a home care agency is the better option. Both routes have advantages and drawbacks to consider. The Benefits of Hiring an Individual Caregiver The biggest potential benefit of hiring an individual caregiver is flexibility. You can handpick someone whose personality and skillset seems perfectly suited for your loved one’s needs and preferences. An individual may also have more flexibility in their schedule and availability compared to the rotating staff…

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Setting Achievable Goals for Seniors in 2024

As we start the new year of 2024, elderly individuals need to set achievable goals that will help them stay active, engaged, and purposeful. With proper goal-setting, seniors can continue finding meaning and enjoyment. Here are some tips for setting realistic, attainable goals for older adults this year. Start Small When setting goals, it’s best to begin with small, manageable objectives. As we age, our energy levels and capabilities change, so we need to set our sights on what is truly feasible. For example, a goal could be to walk for 10 minutes a day or do 5 minutes of…

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How to Celebrate and Support the Caregivers in Your Life

November is National Family Caregivers Month – an annual designation to recognize, honor, and support the millions of Americans who care for aging, chronically ill, or disabled loved ones. This month-long observance was established over 25 years ago to raise awareness of family caregiver issues, needs, and hardships. The Origins and History of National Family Caregivers Month The origins of National Family Caregivers Month date back to 1994, when former President Bill Clinton signed the first NFC Month proclamation. This milestone was built upon decades of grassroots advocacy by organizations such as the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA). Established in…

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What is Positive Aging and Strategies to Enjoy your Golden Years

Since 1950, human life expectancy has increased by more than 20 years. There are more people above the age of 80 and 90 than ever before. It has introduced a new challenge: caring for the elderly, from their housing and healthcare needs.  Growing old purposefully, constructively, and gracefully is where the power of positive aging lies. It is more important to have a good quality of life in old age than to appear “ageless.” It entails being helpful to others and relying as little as possible on others for activities of daily living (ADL).   Positive aging is one way older…

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7 Must-Have Home Modifications for Seniors Aging in Place

Some of the modifications that assist seniors in avoiding falls and other situations that jeopardize their safety are low-cost or easy do-it-yourself tasks. Changing some features of your house to make some everyday activities easier will help seniors keep their independence for a longer period of time. Here are a few of the most typical house modifications for those who want to age in place.

Our Difference: Thrive USA’s focus on Companion Care

As people advance in age, they might feel lonely or isolated and this is where Thrive USA Home Care chips in to provide aging parents or relatives with intensive care and companionship. Our dedicated and experienced staff offers emotional support to loved ones in a surrounding they understand and recognize. Many people, especially the infirmed and elderly, become uncomfortable when subjected to a place or surrounding they are not familiar with. With Thrive USA concierge approach, we bring a suite of professional services right to your home. Expert and Quality Homecare At Thrive USA we strive to provide expert and…

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