The process of aging is one that should be celebrated. Although it can be challenging for Baby Boomers who recently have experienced a health scare, they and their families can help the healing process by emphasizing mutual support and recovery.
For example, new research is showing the value of what’s known as enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS). This approach to healing includes drinking more fluids, targeted medication before surgery and higher levels of walking, AARP reports.
There’s no question Baby Boomers (and their parents) deserve our support. For example, it has been estimated that 6.5 million senior adults 65 and older experience depression in some form. Again, a focus on healing is critical.
One way adult children can play a role in this process is to partner their family with a continuing care facility whose staff has both medical expertise and a positive focus on healing. Skilled nursing care is critical to a high quality of life for both Baby Boomers, their parents and their children.