For the last few weeks, we have been exploring what the Eden Alternative© calls the “three plagues” encountered by many elders. These plagues are loneliness, helplessness, and boredom and Eden argues that they are the primary barriers to wholeness and wellbeing in most elders.
Last week our blog was addressing what The Eden Alternative© calls “the three plagues” that elders encounter as they age.
These three plagues are what the rest of this post is going to be about, particularly their causes and how a person-directed elder care approach is more successful in meeting these felt needs in elders.
Homewatch CareGivers of Crystal Lake is committed to the principles of person-directed care because we see it as the most loving, fruitful, and best type of home care for everyone from an elder and their family to the caregiver.
Few things in our world today feel as though they as operating as they normally would. From the COVID-19 pandemic, to a particularly divisive political atmosphere and everything in between, anxiety and stress can sometimes feel like the only constants in our world, especially for elders and people who may live alone.
Today we will be examining the role of joy in home care, and specifically the ways in which joy pertains to the seven “domains of wellbeing” as presented by the Eden Alternative.