Happy New Year from our Sunland Family to yours!
You may find yourself reflecting on the last twelve months, as well as creating new resolutions and goals for the new year. At Sunland, we are no different. We had some exciting developments this past year.
- The best place to work equals the best care. For the second year in a row, Sunland was named a Great Place to Work Certified company! We ranked #4 in this year’s Fortune Best Workplaces for Aging Services™ 2020 in the At-Home Care category. Our caregivers are happy and their work is fulfilling, which means they care for you better than anyone!
- We developed a new in-home private duty nursing service. While our in-home caregivers aid those aging in place, a licensed, private duty nurse cares for seniors when you require assistance with your medical needs.
- Covid-19 meant big adjustments – for all of us. Sunland keeps up with the latest safety protocols to ensure you or your loved one is protected from possible exposure to communicable diseases, including Covid-19.
What are your goals and needs this year?
It seems that each year, we start off with wonderful intentions, but sometimes those intentions get put to the wayside. Maybe you have been meaning to look into in-home care, or simply wanted to add some healthy habits in your routine.
Our caregivers will support you in achieving your goals or help you create new, healthy ones. Here are our favorite top 5 healthy resolutions for those aging in place:
- Get more exercise. This is usually at the forefront of our minds when making resolutions. Even if it’s for ten minutes a day, exercise is one of the key ingredients to a healthy, longer, stronger life. Walking, gentle yoga and light weights are the best exercises for seniors. Our caregivers will encourage and assist your completion of exercise so those endorphins can get to work on your overall well being.
- Improve nutrition. Proper nutrition is proven to fight inflammation and increase memory. Our caregivers are experienced with meal preparation and have in-depth knowledge of the nutritional needs as we age. They can help you with meal planning, grocery shopping, and meal preparation so you can optimize your nutritional intake.
- Challenge your brain daily. Working out your mind is great for senior memory health! Read, play a board game, work on a crossword puzzle. Increase the length of time of these activities to ensure you are always cognitively challenged, and stay sharp!
- Revisit your hobbies or take on new ones. From chess to painting to reading, whatever hobbies offer your relaxation, peace and satisfaction – do that! Our seniors report that they feel refreshed and happy after partaking in their favorite hobbies.
- Get social. Studies show that staying social creates better cognitive function. Social activities keep us mentally engaged, which helps to ward off dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Staying social will help us all maintain better cognitive and emotional health. Our caregivers will help with this too, ensuring social functions are attended or offering their own companionship.
Your goals are our goals! Maybe you have goals you’d like us to help you achieve, or perhaps you simply have a few questions about aging in place. Whatever your question, we are here to speak with you.
Happy New Year! Here’s to a healthy you!
Traci Beagley, CDP
Founder & CEO