How Do You Control Your Destiny in Your Senior Years?  Part 1 of 2

  The image of long walks on the beach at sunset is the stereotypical vision many people have of retirement.  It certainly can happen that way – I know that’s what I’m hoping for!  But how can we make sure that happens?  The answer is to exert control wherever possible.  There are key mechanisms that help people establish and maintain control as they age.  These levers are; financial planning and stability, legal instrumentation, healthcare security, a progressive living plan, social support and mobility.  Understanding how and when to apply these levers are the greatest modicums of control you can pull […]

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Senior Care

Understanding How to Prioritize the Basic Needs of Seniors

Here we take a basic look at human need and then extend that to Senior Living. Many may be familiar with the diagram below commonly known as Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.  Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist who created the diagram.  The purpose is to illustrate the order of which human beings prioritize their needs.  At the bottom represents the most basic of needs beginning with the need to breathe, eat, drink and sleep – the body’s most essential functions.  As the pyramid ascends, we see the needs for safety followed by the emotional needs and then culminating in the […]

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