Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Managing at-home living changes when one reaches the season of "old age" ["the golden years"]. Walking becomes more difficult, hearing and vision decreases, you cannot enjoy some of the foods you love to eat.
Neither you nor your loved ones have to experience this season of life alone. Everyone goes through each season. The difference is how it is experienced and who is willing to walk with you.
When I decided to write a reference book for the elderly, their caregivers, family members and friends that would include a Glossary for non-medical caregivers, I asked a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist to write one page for Caring for an Aging Loved One: The Family Caregiver's Guide Book, ©2007.
Visit westsideobserver.com, page 6, or pick up a newsrack copy of the July issue, for the consultant's article "Senior Smarts: Celebrating Independence."