Fifteen months ago, I took a bold step towards realizing a lifelong dream: start a company that caters to the needs of the elderly. Since then, so many blessings have come my way – the wonderful people and the golden opportunities. My heart is filled with gratitude each day as I witness the hard work of everyone in the company, the compassion and dedication of our caregivers, and the trust and confidence of our clients. I have learned a lot of lessons, and the difficulties and challenges have made me wiser and strengthened my resolve to do even better. I have a clear vision of where we are going.
It's been a truly amazing journey; I almost lost track of time and the changing seasons. It's already December and 2012 is knocking on our doors. Today, Christmas is one of the most relevant Christian celebrations. It is the day to remember that the Messiah was born into our world and changed so many lives. Along with the prayers and wishes, it is also a time for family and friends to get together and celebrate by caroling, gift-giving and feasting. And speaking of feasting, did you ever wonder why it seems to be getting harder to control weight on an average American diet? You will find strategies for seniors to manage eating habits in this issue.
An anonymous author wrote that many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits. On a serious note, the object of a new year is that we should have a new mindset, and I mean a healthy mindset. Eating well is an essential part of a healthy life, and the older you get, the more important it becomes to make good food choices. Included in this issue is a list of what should be on a senior's grocery list, and healthy new year resolutions for seniors and adult children.
Hamilton Wright Mabi wrote, "Blessed is the season when the whole world enages in a conspiracy of love." May the love, joy and happiness of the season be with you this Christmas and in the coming year.
Home care is derived from the belief that older adults should be able to age at home with the level of care they need to be safe and comfortable.