Aging is a scary proposition. From the time we are very young, we realize age brings change. We develop intellectually, and our bodies grow and change and allow us to develop skills not possible when we were younger. Somewhere in our mid-40s, we began to realize that aging may be beginning to rob us of the skills we once enjoyed. Perhaps we are holding the newspaper a little further away, playing basketball causes muscle aches now, getting up from weeding the garden is not as graceful as it once was. BrightStar Care recognizes that these changes occur differently in each person and is here to provide customized Orlando senior care specifically suited to your elderly loved one when the time is right.
There was a time, not so long ago, that aging and becoming elderly was synonymous with not being able to lead an active lifestyle anymore. It evoked thoughts of stagnation, having nothing to contribute to society anymore, of waiting to waste away. Baby Boomers have turned those notions completely upside down! As viewed in publications and television shows provided by organizations such as AARP and Growing Bolder, our aging boomer population is breaking the stereotypical attitudes of having to live sedentary lives as we age.
People are now maintaining jobs into their 70s and 80s, many beginning new and exciting second careers in their 50s. Today’s “elder” is remaining remarkably athletic, social, and takes great delight in using the wisdom gleaned through years of living a rich and full life.
Society is shifting the stigma once associated with aging and redefining what it means to age.
For those boomers who are caring for an elderly loved one who was raised in the era of “I’m old, I just can’t do anything anymore, and I shouldn’t have to,” it can be very frustrating to observe your elderly loved one no longer seeming to enjoy life. It may be difficult to get him or her involved in activities or even want to go out for a family meal. You may begin noticing they are withdrawing, perhaps not grooming themselves well or at all, forgetting birthdays or appointments, losing weight, or other characteristics that are different from the person they used to be.
You don’t need to worry about going at it alone when BrightStar Care is just a phone call away. We believe that the key to happiness in aging is being as independent and productive as a person can be, regardless of chronological age. Your elderly loved one should be encouraged to participate in life and embrace their age regardless of limitations. BrightStar Care can provide Orlando senior care for your elder loved one at the level they require to help keep them engaged and active. Call us at 407-877-0720 to learn more.