Positive Effects of Socialization by Living in a Senior Community

Socialization

It is a proven scientific and medical fact that loneliness and isolation can lead to a chemical imbalance and depression. Depression can effect someone both emotionally and physically presenting additional biological and physical challenges that can become debilitating. At Cherished Transitions, serving the Kansas City area; we have seen the effects that isolation and depression can have on seniors. As a team of medically trained professionals (RNs) we want to help with providing a better quality of life for seniors in the Kansas City area. This article will focus on some of the positive effects of socialization.

How to tell when someone, trying to hold onto their independence, is actually leading to their own Isolation and Loneliness

As our loved ones get older in Kansas City, things begin to change; strength, tolerance and patience begin to show clear signs of this change. However, seniors are often very scared of losing the independence that has defined them over the course of their lives. It is their independence that has allowed them to achieve the things they are most proud of, and in many cases, the very last thing that they can call their own. Left unchecked, this independence coupled with physical and mental challenges, can find a senior withdrawn and lonely as they seek to tackle the challenges in life while holding on to their independent spirit. In this article we will address some of the warning signs to look for when your loved one is trying desperately to hold onto their independence in Kansas City.

Tips for discussing the need of a nursing home with a loved one

Nursing Home

In this article we will discuss some techniques to speak with a loved one about a nursing home or assisted living scenario. Discussing this type of care with seniors can be a very difficult, sensitive and emotional topic that needs to be approached with a delicate hand. The medically trained professionals at Cherished Transitions in Kansas City have not only been able to help many through this process; but have had this discussion with their loved one as well. Click the title to read some tips and considerations to think about when discussing the need of a nursing home with the parents or loved one.

How to know when it’s time to consider a senior care community or nursing home?

Elderly

The decision to place a loved one into a nursing home or senior care community in Kansas City can be one of the most difficult decisions that you will ever make. For years, you have relied on their wisdom, energy and guidance to help you through difficult times and now it’s time to put that knowledge to work to help make a sound decision about their quality of life. If the topic has come up more than once in conversation recently; perhaps it’s time to consider looking at a few things that might help.