Wouldn’t it be nice if aging was all sunshine and butterflies? Or, if fighting a serious illness was a walk in the park? Maybe for some it is, but more likely these are life events that bring sadness, fear, and feelings of insecurity.
Realistically, for most of us, aging in today’s modern culture means isolation and vulnerability.
Sadly, with high divorce rates and single parenthood the strong family unit with a mother and father, children, and oftentimes, aging grandparents in the family home, is a figment of the classic movie imagination.
People are living longer and as the Greatest Generation enters their sunset years and the Baby Boomers retire and come to grips with the aging process, more and more of these Americans are choosing to live independently unless and until that choice becomes impossible.
In today’s marketplace, businesses and services abound that provide home remodeling services and products which assist the elderly with mobility issues. Advertisers hawk scooters for indoor as well as outdoor use. Communities offer "meals on wheels" services. Home service workers offer premise visits to provide light housekeeping as well as cooking. Visiting nurse services are in abundance. Insurance sales people push long-term care plans. We all are getting ready for challenges to our welfare and mobility and hope we can plan to resist being banished to the dreaded "home."
These services focus on physical comforts. But what about emotional comforts?
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