- Your Health: The benefits for older adults in yoga
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Here is a sampling of highlighted events taking place in Eastern Connecticut. Thank you ECCC for being community focused!
Traveling is fun, but it also takes a lot of thinking and planning. Where will you go? Where will you stay? How will you get there? What will you do for food? If international, will your phone work? What activities are you doing? Will they be dangerous? What if something happens and you get sick or hurt?
For that last question, we have a helpful solution: travel insurance.
Knowing their preferences can help eliminate later accusations such as, "Why didn't anybody tell me?" At the same time, it's a burden on a stressed caregiver to have to make a dozen phone calls every time there's a new symptom. Clarifying which circumstances warrant information helps everyone.
Try saying, "Look, Dad's health is stable right now, and this isn't any fun to bring up, but there's bound to be another change in his condition. If that happens, it would help me -- and you -- for me to know whether I should call you. What are your preferences: Do you want me to tell you every time he has a fever or urinary tract infection, just report what happens when we see the doctor, or only let you know about true emergencies when I'd like your input?"
Work out a communication chain to pass along updates, if you haven't already; it helps everyone. You only need to make one call, instead of 20. If you're dealing with relatives eager to know all the details as they happen, consider using e-mail updates, which you can send at your convenience, to convey subtle changes and other information about your loved one." 2017 Caring, Inc.