Hearing loss is a common aspect of getting older, and something which many of those receiving senior care in Bryn Mawr will have to face. However, what is more commonly overlooked is the link between hearing loss and depression. Recent studies have shown that seniors with hearing loss – particularly if untreated – are significantly more likely to report feelings of depression as well.
Elder self-neglect is a problem that is often seen by providers of elderly care service in Bryn Mawr, and experts on aging around the country agree that elder self-neglect is one of the biggest “hidden” problems facing seniors today.
Every day seniors can face myriad problems that they are afraid or ashamed to discuss with their loved ones. Understanding these problems is essential so you can discuss your loved one’s concerns and help discover solutions.
Five of the biggest concerns seniors face are:
Outliving Their Savings
Life expectancy rose rapidly at the end of the 20th century, and more and more seniors find themselves outliving their retirement incomes. In addition, market volatility makes seniors hesitant to leave their investment dollars in high yield stocks, because of the risk of a market crash. Sound and active financial planning is the only way to protect retirement savings and keep your loved ones from financial difficulties. If your senior loved ones are unprepared for expenses after retirement, look into financial options as early as you can. Elderly care benefits are available through Medicare/Medicaid, but some of the programs have waiting lists.
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Currently, ongoing research is taking place regarding the effects of depression on senior health at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The study is attempting to measure the impact of several factors on senior depression as well as ways the symptoms can be treated. While the full results have yet to be published, the early data points towards depression being a far greater threat to senior well-being than had been previously believed.
One of the most important aspects of senior care is simply helping seniors to prevent stress in their lives. As people age, many lose the ability to deal with stress as well as they once did, and stress weakens the immune system. Since seniors are already at greater risk of disease, high levels of stress can be truly sickening.
Neighborly Home Care offers some tips to help those who are providing senior care to a friend or family member recognize common stresses in a senior’s life, and deal with them.
Neighborly Home Care Explains How to Keep Your Loved Ones Active By Combating Negative Excuses with Positive Reinforcements
You have probably heard about the psychology of positive reinforcement: when a person does something good, their actions are rewarded, thereby increasing the likelihood that they will continue to perform these actions in the future. Although this technique can potentially be misused, it has shown to have a positive effect on seniors.