Posts Tagged ‘ elderly loved ones ’

CAREGIVERS AND THE LAST HOURS

Apr 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

For Caregivers, and Care Receivers who have chosen to die at home, the last hours can be a contradictory combination of relief and sadness. There is much to do. It begins to feel like preparing for a huge meeting in which greater details demand attention. It is also a test of one’s handling the growing fatigue that comes with sadness, depression and grief.

All of the time that has gone into expecting this hour, now collides in a series of making plans, settling all the necessary affairs, preparing one’s own spirit and disposition for what is soon to come.



SENIORS SPEND TIME WITH ELDERLY LOVED ONES

Apr 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Whatever the occasion, special or ordinary, there is good reason, to create out of every opportunity we have with our senior family and friends, activities and memories worth preserving.

Too many of us get into the habit of expecting not to expend extra energy or investing meaningful time with older persons in our family circle or among our acquaintances. Our elderly loved ones spend an inordinate amount of time alone, particularly if they reside in a care facility. Many residents, of such facilities, know few who are their neighbors. Some come from other communities, literally knowing no one with whom they expend their days. Loneliness and meaninglessness can quickly become a malady, creating depression, discouragement and despondency.