I wanted to make everyone aware of this woman. Her name is Irena Sendler. This brave woman was honored by the “Parliament” in Warsaw Poland, for her courageous acts performed during War World II. She is personally responsible for saving an estimated 2,500 Jewish children from the Nazi Regime. Sendler led twenty other people who smuggled Jewish children out of the “Warsaw Ghetto” stemming from 1940 – 1943 while placing these children in orphanages, with families, or even convents to hide them from the Nazi’s.
The point of my relating this story is to encourage you to think and plan ahead for your future, especially if you are at midlife. Most people don’t think ahead and the result is that the unmanaged aging process takes over and does whatever it is going to do. Many, if not most people believe that “what will happen will happen” no matter how well you plan, but that’s not entirely true. Certainly, bad things, including the normal ravages of time and heredity can do bad things to people who do their best to take care of themselves. However, I promise there is so much you can to avoid problems.
In spite of our challenges, there were times when our old relationship surfaced. My mother would talk about her childhood and mine. She spoke often of her love for history. “I should have been a history teacher,” she would often say. We spent time researching the ancestry of her maternal grandmother. We laughed together, remembering my father and his fishing obsession. We were happy. Those days were golden. Even now, when I’m in her old bedroom, I can still feel their rare sweetness.
Adaptive clothes help the resident in a nursing home software be comfortable in a simple task of putting on their clothes. It also has the added benefit that even with limited mobility the cared for person can help with the process of putting on their own clothes. This helps give them a sense of being able to still have a level of independence since they are actively helping put their arms through the dress or shirt and it is just being done up at their back.
As we get older, our appetites tend to decrease. A diet based on low fat and high quality foods can help to reverse the effects of aging and to reduce high blood pressure. Try to include many fresh vegetables and fruits in your diet. Avoid processed and packaged foods as they contain more fat, more salt and less potassium than our bodies need.
Long term care insurance can mean the difference between living out your life the way you want or receiving welfare or becoming a burden to your family. It is important to find out what is the best plan for you by consulting an experienced elder law attorney.