As each day goes by, I can relate more and more to my elderly clients and their families. It seems conversations with others are around the topic of doctors and pills. My friend and I were talking this morning and the first thing we discussed was the doctor appointments him and his wife had this week and then I responded that I have one today and one Friday. Do we as seniors live to go to the doctor? Do we all rely on a pill to help us get through the day? Sometimes, it seems like it. It would be interesting to see what the average number of doctor’s visits and pills people take over the age of 60. Do you think it would be an overwhelming number? An article I read recently made me realize all of these medicines can actually have a negative affect as we age. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could reduce the number of pills we and our aging parents had to take?
I try to keep active with my family and friends, to help reduce the number of Doctors and pills I have to commit to. I look at the services our caregivers and agency provide and think of it as a way of keeping our community healthier and more active. The caregivers through companionship encourage clients to get out in the community and participate in their daily needs in a safe way. They are allowing those clients to keep the number of Doctor’s appointments and pills down for those independent clients.
What are you doing to reduce the number of Doctor’s appointments and the medicines you take?
Let’s stay healthy and age gracefully together!
Owner at Home Loving Senior Care