Phoenix/Scottsdale/Sun City/Paradise Valley

Call our team today for your customized care solution.

602-953-2872 - Phoenix
480-663-7700 - Scottsdale &
623-214-5000 - Sun Cities &

Care Available 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week.

11201 N. Tatum Blvd. Suite 315

Phoenix, AZ 85028

 

Email Us



Serving These Areas: Ahwatukee, AZ, Carefree, AZ, Cave Creek, AZ, Central Phoenix, AZ, Glendale, AZ, Mesa, AZ, North Phoenix, AZ, North Scottsdale, AZ, Paradise Valley, AZ, Peoria, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, Sun City West, AZ, Sun City, AZ, Sun Lakes, AZ, Surprise, AZ, Tempe, AZ

Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sun City, Paradise Valley

All news

National Senior Independence Month

2/10/2012

We all crave some level of independence. It could be argued that as we age and become wiser, we demand independence to a greater degree, because we have more experience, more competencies, and tend to care less about what others think.

 

When there’s a health care issue that threatens this independence, thoughtful consideration is required so that the elder is not stripped of this critical human need.

 

Looking to one of the Eden Alternative’s 10 principles, “Create opportunities to give as well as receive care”, reminds us that as caregivers, we should seek to create environments where elders experiencing physical or mental challenges can continue to give, continue to grow, continue to thrive. Think of one thing you currently provide for a loved one that they can take on instead, to keep them engaged and participating. Commit to creating an environment where there’s give and take- as this fosters the spirit of independence.

 

For more on the Eden Alternative and person-centered care, please visit: http://www.edenalt.org/.