Holistic Approach to Aging

3c0a3bee-ffb0-4932-8d0e-d449189a150eHi this is Anthony Diaz. Did you know that The World Health Organization estimates 65 – 80 percent of the population use holistic naturopathic medicine as a primary form of health care? In fact, almost one-third of American medical schools-among them Harvard, Yale, John’s Hopkins, and Georgetown Universities-now offer coursework in holistic modalities. It is important to bring these holistic healing methods into the lives and aging adults.

We hear the buzzword “holistic” a lot these days and now we are hearing it with senior care. What does holistic care look like in senior care? It means we try to consider every aspect of a person’s life. We look at the physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual, social, and other dynamics in a person’s life to understand what’s going on. At Rosa’s our goal is to attempt to bring all of these aspects into balance so the aging person can age in a holistic manner.

Currently Rosa’s has a holistic mental health care provider, Dr. Tyler Woods who focuses on mental well being of our residents. Part of our goal is to be sure our residents make an effort to stay active and engaged. Dr. Woods makes sure chair yoga and relaxation is in the home on a weekly basis to ensure this concept.

Included in our holistic services is the ability we have to listen fully to our residents mental health issues and concerns and address them with a holistic approach. Kind conversation helps people feel love, wanted and cared for. In addition, suggestions for supplements are often given and Rosa’s takes a real integrative approach to aging.

Offering them food choices and even activities that are based on feeding the body is encouraged at Rosa’s because we e know sick and aging people get good nutrition as we understand the concept of food and mood.

We have several places outside to sit and relax and enjoy some good old fashioned vitamin D. The sunshine and outdoors offers resident an opportunity to feel good mentally and physically. This in turn helps them with things such as sleep, anxiety and depression.

Aging gracefully involves using a holistic approach and an understanding of the needs of our seniors. A supportive care environment is instrumental towards our desired outcome of offering good care to our aging population.

Setting the Table

dinner table picSetting a nice table tends to be overlooked and so is the importance. Here at Rosa’s whether it is Fourth of July, family picnic style, or a Hawaiian luau, our tables are set nicely because we understand that having a nice table setting affects the residents enjoyment of the meal. This can affect how well food is digested. Since we put so much energy into thoughtful menu planning and healthy cooking, we would never tarnish the meal by having an unorganized table setting.

At Rosa’s Adult Care, we like to add those little touches can really as we know it adds to the mood of the meal. This shows your family that you care about making mealtime special for them and it also helps keep people calm and relaxed at mealtime. So try to dress up your table and make people feel relaxed, digest better, and feel like they are special. We find to works very well here at our adult care home.

Welcome to Rosa’s Chante

anthonyHello, my name is Anthony Vaughn Diaz and for over 20 years, I have developed a wonderful home setting that provides quality care for individuals with adult diseases. Here at Rosa’s Chante Assisted Living, families can depend on us to support them safely and lovingly. My staff, contractors, and volunteers provide what most nursing homes cannot, a safe and peaceful environment that make people feel like home.

As we know, as people begin to age, they run into certain limitations in their functions and capabilities. When they are unable to perform their regular duties, oftentimes assistance from someone else becomes necessary. That is where Rosa’s Chante comes.

We go out of our way to make sure your loved one is cared for. Because we go so far out of our way, many people ask me to share how I do it. So I have developed this blog to offer helpful hints for caretakers, humor because here at Rosa’s we believe humor is the best medicine, and great advice for taking care of your elderly loved one.

So come in, the door is open and remember, where home is, the heart is.

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