As we grow older many things change. That is one thing we can count on in life. One of the most challenging changes we experience is the aging of our parents and in some circumstances facing the reality that they may develop illnesses and conditions that require the assistance of medical professionals on a regular basis. In other words, more than just a trip to the doctor’s office now and then. They will need professional experts steps away as well as the support of a like-minded community to keep them comfortable and optimistic. Learn about the top three health concerns for the elderly below:
Recent years have produced a vast growing number of cases of this memory loss disease and unfortunately, at this time, there is no known cure. The good news is that modern medication treatments have shown an improved quality of life and in some cases the ability to alter the course of the disease. We realize what a specialized hand it takes to care for our residents that are stricken with Alzheimer’s and that’s why we have a specialized medical unit and staff dedicated just for them, to assure they remain active and live the highest quality of life possible.
Seniors with diabetes face the challenge of having to balance medication and diet to assure their insulin levels remain healthy. Our team of dietitians and nutritionists are dedicated to making certain that happens for them. A proper diet balanced with a healthy level of activity can assure the resident is living an optimized lifestyle that sustains the senior citizen condition.
Even for those seniors that may not have a particular disease or medical condition your parents may be simply getting weaker and less mobile as they age. Having the support of professionals at their side at all times is comforting and very important to assure no unnecessary accidents occur if they were to be alone. Plus the sense of community and human interaction is a proven deterrent to depression which has been proven to affect many lonely senior citizens.
We are always here at The Arbors Assisted Living to answer any questions and provide you with any information that would help you help your loved one. Please do not hesitate to call us. Your loved ones care is our specialty.