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

In Part 1 of this post, we looked at several aspects of a Senior Living plan that helps expand our range of choices.  In that post, we addressed finances, legal framework and healthcare security. To review, the message is this: the more you understand the common issues that creep into our lives as we age, the better you can plan for them.  Some of those issues may never happen, but having a plan helps minimize the stress and allows you to have control over your circumstances even if you are losing control over your physical and/or mental faculties. Here in […]

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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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