Every May 1 marks the beginning of Older Americans Month and the yearly theme encourages older Americans and the people who love them to celebrate in exciting ways.
The theme for 2018 is Engage at Every Age, which becomes an invitation to think about different ways you and the rest of your family can engage with your senior family member.
Look for Ways to Volunteer Together
Volunteering together is a fantastic way to spend time with your elderly family member and to help her to feel a sense of purpose. Some aging adults feel as if they aren’t needed in volunteer situations, but there is a lot of knowledge and caring that your elderly family member can share with her community. Volunteering is a perfect way to do that.
Re-evaluate What Your Senior Might Need
Your senior’s needs can change over time and Older Americans Month is a good time to sit down and look at how her life is changing right now. She may be having more difficulty with household tasks, for instance. This can mean that it’s taking more time and more energy for your elderly family member to keep up. Hiring senior care providers to take over those tasks allows your senior to conserve her energy for the activities she really wants to do.
Try Some New Hobbies Together
Hobbies are another way that you and your elderly family member can spend quality time together. Find something that you both enjoy or try something brand new to both of you. You don’t have to stick with something, either. If you find that neither of you enjoys the hobby you pick, try something else. It doesn’t have to be a complicated hobby, either. Something as simple as reading together can be a lot of fun.
Talk to Your Aging Adult about What Would Help Her Feel Happier
This is also a prime time to sit down with your elderly family member and talk to her about what she feels is missing for her. Ask her what would help her to feel happier, healthier, and overall more connected to life. She might have some ideas that never would have occurred to you if you hadn’t taken the time to ask.
Because Older Americans Month puts such a positive emphasis on aging and on engaging at every age, it’s the perfect time to look at how well your senior is doing and what you could do together to help her do even better.
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Has been in the staffing business since 1970.The original company LIKEN SERVICES, INC. was a general service staffing company specializing in the administrative, clerical, secretarial all office support staff positions (both temporary and direct hire) with 14 branch offices in and around W. PA and Upstate NY.As a division of that company, LIKEN HEALTH CARE, INC. was started in 1974 as a medical staffing company that staffed hospitals and other health care facilities.In 1976,we began to “follow the patients home” and at that point we started providing private duty home care. In 1995, the general staffing company was sold to a national, public company, and the health care staffing company was retained. Since 1995, we have concentrated our efforts in the health care marketplace.
Due to the aging baby boomers and the fact people are just living longer, in the late 90’s we refocused the company and today Liken specializesin providing private duty assisted living to those who need help to remain at home.A valuable service that allows an individual to remain independent in their homes for a much longer period of time as well as maintain a high level of quality of life.
Today, we specialize in providing private duty home care (Liken Home Care) to the elderly, the recovering ill, and the disabled in all of Western Pa.
In addition, Robert isCPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) and a CTS (Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist); professional designations of the National Association of Personnel Services.
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