Choices in Senior Care Blog
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Are you an advocate? Do you help someone voice their needs and concerns? Do you provide needed information, or help make sense of information given to someone? Have you ever answered the question, “What would I want if I were in the other person’s shoes?” If so, chances are good that you have been an advocate. It’s both easier and harder than it sounds. If you are with your mom in the hospital, she might not want to pursue aggressive treatment for her latest exacerbation of her congestive heart failure (which now includes pneumonia), even though you believe she should. Can you effectively advocate for her in this case? You can, but it might be challenging. An advocate must adopt the views and preferences of the one advocated for, and make sure those views and preferences are heeded.
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Absenteeism can refer to an employee taking frequent time off from work to address personal issues. Presenteeism can refer to the inability of an employee to focus at work because of personal stressors, resulting in an ongoing decline in work performance.
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As kids, we plan for what “we want to be when we grow up”. As we move through adolescence, our plans become more sophisticated and far-reaching. We think about looking for a job, going back to school, or traveling. We figure out when we can move out on our own. We think through the need to buy and insure a car or if we need to use public transportation for a while. We talk about and plan for marriages, families, saving for school for the kids, and saving for retirement.
All adults in Tennessee are legally considered to be competent and to have the ability (or capacity) to make their own decisions – about their finances and their own medical issues. However, sometimes an adult can suffer disability through a tragic injury, disease, or (in many cases) through the aging process and the deterioration of one’s mental abilities (i.e. Alzheimer’s or dementia type symptoms).
When you think of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, you might think of long drives, your grandmother, or biscuits. Cracker Barrel is off almost all exits in the south. Going on a long trip? Chances are you have seen multiple signs for Cracker Barrel.
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As many of you know, Netflix and chill is becoming more and more popular every day. Personally, my favorite pastime is to binge watch a 7 season/24 Ep. show in one sitting. Now this takes time, commitment, stretching, grocery shopping prior to my binge, and shower breaks (recommended).
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You want to go out and do something fun with your senior. Maybe you have more time on your hands after reading our blog about Top Seven Time Saving Tips for Caregivers. But finding the right activity for your senior can be difficult when it seems like everything is geared for a younger more active audience or it costs money. Don’t be discouraged though because we have put together a list of Knoxville’s best attractions for caregivers and seniors. The best part is they are all free!