Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Golden Age is Before Us…

Do you remember the commercial with the elderly female who calls out the plea, “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”? This commercial demonstrates the assistance our aging community might require. Having some recent personal experience in providing care to an elder, I thought I might take a moment to provide you with some resources that may be helpful if you find yourself in the same situation.

http://hsa.jocogov.org/aging/aging.shtml

http://hsa.jocogov.org/aging/caregiver.shtml

http://www.mentalhealthkc.org/sites/default/files/resource_files/mentalhealthkc-aging-and-emotional-wellness.pdf

If you haven’t experienced it yet, one day you might find yourself in a caretaker position tending to the health and emotional needs of an older loved one. Our aging adults helped build our foundations that would form us into the adults we are today and are the links to our heritage. They may be challenging at times, but I’m certain we were challenging to them at one time too.