Adjusting to life in a retirement home can be tough – it involves big changes, like leaving behind a home and all the memories it contains, as well as the feeling of losing a measure of freedom. Psychologists say that even positive changes can be as hard to adapt to as negative ones are, but you can help your loved one make a smooth transition.
Two weeks ago we gave our opinion on how to clear the contents of a house quickly. This week we want to give you our opinion on how to clear the contents of a house so that you maximize the value that you get from its contents.
Clearing a house full of stuff is a daunting task. Here’s a guide to help you sell and remove the items of an estate.
Abraham Maslow created a pyramid that generalizes human needs. His idea was that a person must satisfy the aspects defined in the lower tiers of the pyramid before he or she can focus on the ones above. If you’re confused about why your loved one is unhappy, you may find it helpful to review Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in my post below:
D.C.’s Board of Nursing’s mission statement reads:
I was at a caregiver talk two weeks ago and the presenter said that in the situation when one spouse must care for the other, 20% of the time the caregiver dies first. One reason that percentage is high is because the caregiver burns out. In my following post I talk about the symptoms of caregiver stress and a few resources the caregiver can use when he or she is feeling overwhelmed.