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RECOMMENDED CARE FOR OLDER ADULTS BY THE CURRENT SITUATION

The current situation has alerted people regarding extreme precautions to avoid suffering from COVID-19, turns it is of extreme importance to keep in mind the measures that must be taken when keeping in contact with seniors since they are the most vulnerable to this and other diseases. Here are some tips to take the necessary care and to cope with these moments with the least possible risk when taking care of our loved ones.

It is very important to avoid close contact with older adults, especially if you recently have a cough or flu, remember that the incubation time for flu and other illnesses is one to four days, from when you come into contact with the virus until symptoms appear.

Also as people age, the immune system no longer works as well. Therefore are more prone to the following changes to the immune system:

• The immune system becomes slower to respond. This increases the risk of getting sick. Flu shots or other vaccines may not work as well or protect  for as long as expected.
• They can have an autoimmune disease. It is a disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissues.
• The body can heal more slowly. There are fewer immune cells in the body to achieve healing.
• The immune system’s ability to detect and correct cellular defects also decreases.

Keep in mind also using the necessary hygiene products such as antibacterial, gloves or face mask when caring for adults since all surfaces are exposed to the spit of those who are nearby, the use of masks and gloves can help reduce the risk of contracting a virus through the “splash” of a sneeze or cough, and providing some protection against word-of-mouth transmission.

You can help reducing risk by helping older adults to go instead of them to crowded places such as banks and hospitals, the risk depends on where they are and more so if an outbreak of the virus is occurring in that place. The main way of spreading the disease is through the respiratory drops expelled by someone when coughing.

It is also essential to carry out a rigorous cleaning at home, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States (CDC for its acronym in English), gave some recommendations for cleaning and disinfection for the home.

To clean soft surfaces such as carpeted floors, rugs, and curtains, has to be do it with soap and water or with appropriate cleaners for use on these surfaces, such as products registered by the EPA for use against coronavirus.

In the case of clothing, the CDC recommends that, if there is a sick person at home, wash their clothes separately, also clean and disinfect the laundry baskets, in addition to staying separate from the sick person and washing their utensils using gloves and hot water.

Do not forget that at this time, the best way to contribute to the care of our older adults is to pay attention to what is necessary, even if this doesn’t mean being close to them all the time, above all, stay calm and be patient, you small contribution will make a big difference around the world right now!

Be my healthy heart for this valentine

We know that every day means an opportunity to show the love we feel for our loved ones, but a particular date gives us many options to do it with a present. Valentine’s Day is an excellent excuse to give that special gift to those we love most and… who does not like sweets, chocolates, desserts and romantic dinners? The answer is very evident, however, older people should refrain from consuming any of these affection presentations for health.

It seems that this number of options is reduced to nothing, but, it is not necessary to get into a dilemma, the healthy options are multiple. Here are some recommendations that your grandmother or grandfather will find fascinating and free of guilt (and sugar)

  • Chocolate is always a good option, as long as sugar is not its first ingredient. Always opt for its dark presentation, the package indicates the percentage of cocoa this helps to be sure that chocolate does not contain other ingredients to modify its flavor. An excellent option is also to add a light cover to strawberries or almonds which contain a large supply of vitamins.
  • A soft and delicious version of traditional desserts such as yogurt ice cream instead of ice cream and diversity of fruits offer much more flavor and great nutritional contribution, in addition to taking care of your dentures of hard or crunchy foods. If your loved one’s diet has been balanced and you know that is a fan of traditional desserts, you can give a sugar-free cake, remember that the most important thing is do not exceed portions.
  • A dinner prepared by you will help you have better control of carbohydrates, fats and sugars, in case you want to surprise with your culinary skills this is an excellent option. The most recommended is to offer steamed vegetables only seasoned with spices, salads with various green leaves soups or light creams avoiding the use of dairy products.
  • Not everything should be food, a spa day is always welcome whether you book somewhere that offers relaxing massages, hot springs or an all-inclusive package that guarantees relaxation, you can also choose to take the spa to your home! Refreshing masks, a head and foot massage and finally a simple pedicure will make a difference in a day of total relaxation.

Share this Valentine’s Day with those you love the most, its always good to give a funny detail to those who are always on our mind, take advantage of these tips and make this day a celebration of love! In CasaMar we also celebrate this day with a small gathering always designed for our older adults. Visit us and know more about everything we have to offer you!

Tips to increase the value of your money for your retirement

There is no doubt about it, if we talk about retirement, a quiet, peaceful and worry-free stage comes to mind, but it is not exempt from asking us many things and making assumptions about the economic field.

 The main reason is that, if we are used to have a lifestyle makes us wonder if it can remain the same once our only income is a pension, and if this will be enough to meet our needs. Therefore, it is necessary to be provisional and the most appropriate is to dispense with unnecessary expenses.

Have you considered that in the future it will not be necessary to have a big house? It is evident that in our adulthood we acquire spacious homes with the arrival of the children and contemplate spaces for our acquisitions (whatever their sizes), however, over the years we get rid of many things due to lack of use and our sons take their own way, then, we should not require so much space! Considering the acquisition of a smaller house is an excellent alternative to reduce expenses, less space = less maintenance. It can also be a good option and even leave extra income, subdivide the home or take advantage of the space to rent rooms.

Going from one place to another becomes cheaper in the golden years, maybe the term comes from there, but it is an indisputable truth: public transport, travel buses and even some airlines offer great discounts for the elderly. Even having a car should become more affordable for you since there is no need to maintain an expensive spacious car or a sports car. It is better back to basics and from this you will make great savings on gasoline, maintenance and of course less worries.

Having enough time becomes a currency, what do we mean? Taking advantage of free time to learn new things will greatly help us to economize, for example, workshops to learn how to make cleaning products, such as repairing home appliances and even physical rehabilitation tutorials, etc. have become very popular. Learning to DIY an endless number of essential things for everyday life will help us save a lot of money and, who knows, even offer the service to more people.

CasaMar is a retirement home with all-inclusive services, you will not have to worry about anything other than the clothes you will wear for this weekend’s walk. Visit us to make you a personalized quote and make your money worth!

The main purpose of 2020: to improve the quality of life of our older adults!

With the arrival of this new year, the desire to do most of our activities in the best way possible, meet our goals and resume our day-to-day priorities is first of all in our mind. If we add to this to have an elderly adult under our care, we know that their well-being is also part of our purposes, for this reason, the year that is already at the door invites us to resume what perhaps without realizing it was losing relevance in the last months of the year But that, it is history of 2019, now, maintaining our purpose throughout the year may be possible with a little help

To consider in our plans a retirement home can be considerably beneficial for us and for the person we have in our care, starting with the specialized care that is provided in these spaces whether they suffer from any condition or not. Consider taking advantage of the services offered by these places can greatly improve the quality of life of our family members in the food, social, therapeutic field among many others.

Learn more about the services that a retirement home can offer, and why CasaMar offers exceptional service in the Rosarito-Tijuana and San Diego regions

On behalf of our entire team, we hope that all your purposes this new year are fulfilled and we look forward to helping you fulfill them too!

The pleasure of working during retirement

For some people retirement is a long-awaited time in which the last thing they would think about is working, however, for some this does not go with their routine since time without being busy becomes tedious and boring. In this article our central theme is about that; What alternatives exist once retirement knocks on the door?

Although, working for a company is no longer an option (in some companies it is forbidden to establish contracts with people who are already retired) but there are many other alternatives that can become part of the daily routine and even be paid, here are some examples:

Consulting service

If your passion is still everything related to your profession, this is an excellent opportunity to continue sharing ideas and different points of view. Specialized companies like to hire more personalized consulting services to deal with problem solving or simply to have a broader picture on cases of study, so you can approach companies related to your area of ​​knowledge to offer your services as a external consultant.

Volunteering

The best thing about retirement is to be able to have your time the way you want, but if you are looking for activities to do that do not require your full time presence you can choose to volunteer. Whether in a charitable institution, in sporadic social assistance activities or perhaps a program abroad that allows you to learn more about a subject or to know another cultures, volunteering is always an excellent option to meet more people and lend your time to causes that make you feel satisfied.

Tourist guide

Being passionate about history is a quality that can lead you to meet many people while doing what you like. You may wonder, in what way? Well, being a tour guide. If you have had the opportunity to know different places and get into their most relevant traditions, customs and curios information, you can surely offer this service, if on the other hand, you are an expert in everything your city has and offers, you will not have to move! There are currently many applications in which you can register and offer your services, as well as obtain a payment established for it.

Work in your hobby

Having a hobby along with your daily life should make you, at the time of your retirement, an expert. Therefore, in your retirement you can get the most out of it. Hobbies such as baking, carpentry, painting, gardening, etc. they can become a business and thereby earn extra income.

Retirement is one of the best stages of life, whether you decide to spend it resting or retaking your hobbies, do not forget that the main thing is to enjoy it to the fullest!

Welcome autumn and your pumpkins!

With the arrival of this season, there is also the arrival of their characteristic flavors, and what more traditional flavor than pumpkin. Without a doubt, it is a versatile food that is enjoyed at any age thanks to all its ways of preparing it, whether in salad, desserts, soups etc. In addition to its peculiar and delicious taste, it turns out to be very beneficial for health since it has innumerable properties that can help our older adults a lot to stay healthy and prepare for the low temperatures ahead.

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Good nutrition in the elderly to prevent breast cancer

In this month of awareness regarding one of the diseases that most afflict the world’s population, it is very important to emphasize the importance of a balanced diet as a method of prevention, however, this does not guarantee that the disease will not appear, because this depends on many factors as well as being more prone to reach an advanced age.

 

The next is a list of the foods whose properties turn out to be very beneficial

  • Linseed

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