What Really Counts for Senior Citizens?
A tough question to answer. It is undeniable that a senior citizen’s life is limited. It is akin to a show reaching the final curtains, the last call. However, this doesn’t mean that they should be given lesser importance. Humanity doesn’t expire as more years are added to one’s life.
Material things are not everything. This kind of thinking is usually appreciated by those who have lived long already. They are not in the search of what pleases the body’s material needs. They ask for something deeper. Something that nourishes the heart and soul.
Here are notable points to ponder upon:
- People to understand them.
Dealing with senior citizens will require patience and dedication. Due to their weakening body and senses, having people who truly knows their pain makes it easy for them to open up and express their true feelings. Not everybody is willing to understand and listen. Being one will make a great deal of impact on them.
- People to care for them.
It is not the degree of care that matters. Rather, it is the thought that counts. Make your senior citizen loved ones feel that they are not alone. Little by little, help them achieve a better life condition. Knowing that someone is willing to give you support is reassuring.
- A place to feel safe.
The old timers may feel that they are powerless. It is true that their incapacities and frail health have limited the things that they can do. They need someone to reassure them. Security is not only fulfilled when one’s place is guarded or monitored. More importantly, it can mean stability and sufficiency.
- A place to feel comfortable.
Senior citizens are critically sensitive individuals. Everything in their environment may make or break them. That’s why they need a haven. The place that they should reside in must grant them zero to less worries. They should not be stressed. Any rise in their cortisol hormones may trigger diseases common to their age, like hypertension.
- A Family.
‘No man is an island’, an old saying purporting a timeless meaning. Every person, especially senior citizens, need people to share feelings with. Though not related through blood, a family can still be formed once people care for one another.
Pacific Sunrise Home wishes to welcome your senior citizen loved one to our humble abode. We realize they have special needs that are not properly addressed if they live alone. Never allow them to succumb into their problems and sink into despair. We offer an open arm for help.
Offering a quality Residential Care Facility in California, we wish to assure you that your loved ones will be in the company of professionals. We make sure that our staff are fully trained and our amenities polished and updated.
To give you more ideas on what we do and how we can make your senior citizen loved one’s life better, please give us a call at 310-500-7223.