We try to remain independent for as long as possible. Perhaps that is for too long in some cases and not long enough in others. The ability to know if independence is still safely attainable is perhaps The Question of the Boomer generation.
Caring for family members has taught us what to look for and how to accomplish life sustaining goals “for others”. What about ourselves? Are we ready to honestly answer the questions for ourselves or do we pretend we are fine and will know when to seek help. Caregivers who take care of themselves many times reach a plateau of “can’t do more, can’t give more and can’t take care for myself’. The ideal solution is to know before reaching that goal. Boomers are the most read, world knowledge seeking (internet savvy) and problem solving of generations. No, we are not the Grape of Wrath generation or the when purchasing necessary items – purchase two of everything. These traits will bring smiles and frustration to the minds of all of us who have had to help our older family members.
Simplify is the word of the day. This one word will tie together all the past, present and future knowledge. Caregivers will have less work, independence will remain attainable for much longer and health will continue good for longer. www.readysetsimplify.com This resource will be helpful to every generation in the family.