The timeline and spectrum in Geriatric care are very complex. Does it seem we are caring for our current and future, or our past?
As elderly care demands grow higher in the future…. This question will come up time and again…If we do or do not have the methodology to caring for our elderly.
Over the decades, I realized caring is an art and science and it is a spirit level as well. Even with modern technology the art of caring itself is very varied, interchangeable, and questionable.
Sharing some of the ways that could help caregivers in senior care and living.
- Modernization is not about clothes or mentality but able to recognize patterns and act quickly when in need.
- Even though our elderly like something, they still do prefer something else, for example, food, clothing, living area.
- Routine old sensory stimulation exercises like food, activities can be harmful and beneficial, depending on the individual
- Our elderly are very versatile but misassumptions, are common and unfortunately cause the elderly to become more non-inclusive at times
- Caring for our elderly involves finding the balance between the past, present, and future.
- Older adults prefer consistency but also like new inspirations.
- Activities of daily living can be monotonous but can be turned into works of fun, joy, and beauty.
- The companionship of the present is the ability to support the past while thinking of new ways to maximize interpersonal interactions in the future.
- Not all aged think of caregiving as separate… as they were not meant to be that way.
The aged with a purpose vs the purpose of caregiving is here, real, worth. However one must address the crisis in both the caregiver and the receiver…we will be touching those fine points later…
We would love to know what your thoughts might be in regards to who we are caring for? Our future, our past or our present, or something else? It might be uncomfortable at times to speak up … but that is the only way we can learn from each other.
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