How to Support an Aging Parent Who Refuses Medical Assistance

In this video, we delve into the complex topic of why a parent may refuse medical or home care. We understand that dealing with elderly care resistance can be an emotional and challenging task for caregivers, but understanding the root causes of a parent’s refusal of care is crucial in finding ways to support their well-being and maintain their autonomy and dignity. We will explore some of the common reasons for aging parent refusal of care, such as dementia and medical refusal, and provide strategies for supporting a stubborn elderly parent and dealing with resistant elderly parents. We’ll also cover important topics such as medical assistance refusal in aging adults, home care refusal, and coping with a resistant elderly parent. Join us as we dive into understanding and supporting aging parents who refuse care. Summary: The video aims to help caregivers understand the various reasons why a parent may refuse medical or home care. It highlights that a parent’s refusal of care can have many root causes, such as lack of understanding, fear of the unknown, or a desire to maintain independence. The video emphasizes the importance of taking the time to understand the cause behind such a decision before trying to force them into care they may not understand or feel comfortable with. This could include providing information and education about the care being offered, helping them overcome fears and anxieties with empathy, or simply giving reassurance that their health and well-being will remain uncompromised. By taking this approach, parents can make informed decisions about their care based on knowledge and trust. The video also mentions that past experiences can have a profound effect on a parent’s decision making, particularly when it comes to healthcare. A parent who has had negative experiences in the past may be reluctant to accept medical treatment or follow through with recommended care. Negative past experiences, such as mistreatment or misdiagnosis, can make parents distrustful of healthcare professionals and hesitant to seek medical care. Previous experiences with illnesses or injuries that resulted in poor outcomes can make parents hesitant to seek medical help. Parents may also be hesitant to seek medical treatment due to financial concerns, such as the high costs of care and the financial strain it caused in the past. This may lead to avoiding seeking medical help or accepting home care or assisted living. As a caregiver, understanding one’s parental past experiences is key in order to develop strategies and provide tailored care that meets their needs and preferences. The video also highlights that cognitive decline can make it hard for aging adults to understand and accept medical care. This is especially difficult for aging parents, who may not realize the extent of their cognitive decline or the harm it can cause without proper medical care. Memory impairment, executive function decline, and attention issues can make it hard for older adults to follow medical instructions, make complex decisions, or focus on health discussions. In these situations, caregivers must be understanding, sensitive, and patient. They should explain how accepting care improves quality of life in a way the patient can understand. The video also emphasizes the importance of involving patients in their care decisions as much as possible, even with cognitive decline, in order to support their autonomy and quality of life and make the care process more person-centered. Finally, the video mentions that people’s beliefs can strongly influence their refusal of care. Religious beliefs, belief in alternative medicine, and cultural beliefs can cause someone to refuse certain medical treatments or procedures. It’s important for caregivers to be aware of this and show understanding of what the patient’s beliefs are and how they influence their healthcare decisions. Caregivers should be respectful of patients’ beliefs and preferences and make sure their treatment plan aligns with them as much as possible. 👉 Live Event Playlist: 👉 Dementia Playlist: 👉 Senior Health Care Playlist: 👉 Branding and Scaling Your Business with inOneApp: 👉 Subscribe: 👉 See our Website: 🎙 Boomer Living Podcast: 👉 LinkedIn 👉 Email We love getting your letters. Send it here: Hanh Brown PO Box 871843 Canton MI 48187 #agingparents #elderlycare #seniorhealth #familycaregiver #medicalassistance

How To Age Gracefully: Tips For A Happy, Healthy, and Retirement-Ready Life

Join us on a journey of self-discovery as we delve into the secrets of aging gracefully. Discover the link between mental health, nutrition, exercise and embracing natural beauty as we explore the key factors that contribute to aging with grace. Learn the importance of maintaining a positive mindset, managing stress and how good nutrition and regular exercise can support physical and mental wellness as we age. Embrace your unique qualities and experiences, celebrate the beauty of aging and gain confidence and comfort in your own skin. In this informative and empowering video, we’ll be discussing the subject of aging gracefully with a focus on mental health, nutrition, exercise and embracing natural beauty. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn how to age gracefully from the inside out. #AgingGracefully #healthyaging #agingwell Summary: Aging gracefully is a holistic process that involves taking care of both our physical and mental well-being. In this video, we’ll delve into the link between mental health, nutrition, exercise and embracing our natural beauty as key factors in aging gracefully. We’ll discuss ways to combat ageism and negative stereotypes by challenging societal norms and expectations, speaking up for the rights of older people, and maintaining a positive mindset. We’ll also explore the importance of good nutrition and regular exercise in supporting physical and mental health as we age. We’ll also talk about the importance of embracing our natural beauty. It’s not about conforming to unrealistic standards of beauty, but rather celebrating our unique qualities and experiences that come with getting older. We’ll share tips on how to feel confident and comfortable in our own skin, and how to embrace our natural beauty as we age. We also explore the importance of finding ways to manage stress and maintain a positive outlook. This could involve practicing relaxation techniques like deep breathing or meditation, seeking support from loved ones or a mental health professional, and finding activities that bring you joy and meaning. Join us as we explore the link between mental health, nutrition, exercise, and embracing our natural beauty, and learn how we can age gracefully from the inside out. Get ready to discover the secrets of aging gracefully and learn how to take care of yourself as you get older. 👉 Live Event Playlist: 👉 Dementia Playlist: 👉 Senior Health Care Playlist: 👉 Branding and Scaling Your Business with inOneApp: 👉 Subscribe: 👉 See our Website: 🎙 Boomer Living Podcast: 👉 LinkedIn 👉 Email We love getting your letters. Send it here: Hanh Brown PO Box 871843 Canton MI 48187

Leith States – The US Department of Health, Age in America and Social Determinants of Health

As a society, we are living longer due to better living and health care. While reaching old age is something to be thankful for, there are several challenges facing the seniors that we should all be aware of. We don’t realize how much we can help our aging population until we start to age or see a loved one struggle. Here are a few of the concerns that seniors face as we live longer: Memory loss, Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease; Inability to drive or travel independently; Hearing loss, Vision problems, including blindness; Falls resulting to injuries; Chronic pain, arthritis; Depression and loneliness; Social isolation; Financial insecurity; Scams and abuse. Many are the social determinants of health. It is common for seniors to develop chronic disease as they age. But not all seniors have equal access to care. During the pandemic, there is a growing gap and disparity in care, which has exacerbated under stress. And it’s more common in medically underserved seniors than in the general population.——————– Bio: Dr. Leith States, the Chief Medical Officer in the Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. He has spent his career advocating for vulnerable populations and advancing social justice. Dr. States believes that everyone deserves grace, everyone deserves a second chance, and everyone is worthy of love no matter what they’ve done or had done to them. We all need truths to hold onto – as we make sense of our life experiences. Visit Leith States on LinkedIn:

Tazeen H. Rizvi – How Health Technology Is Helping Older Adults Face Aging, and Disease

Join me in conversation with Dr. Tazeen H. Rizvi, Digital Health Transformation, HealthTech Advisor & Disruptor, to discuss “How Health Technology Is Helping Older Adults Face Aging, Disease, and Disability.” As we age, it becomes increasingly important to take steps to maintain our independence and live healthy lives. However, many older adults find this difficult due to the challenges of aging. These include health problems, social isolation, and a lack of access to necessary services. Age tech has emerged as a solution to these challenges. By providing older adults with access to technology-enabled services and devices, we can help them stay healthy and connected. This allows them to live fuller, more independent lives. This is going to be a great conversation. Here are the topics we’ll cover: Tech-enabled services like remote patient monitoring, on-demand home care, assisted technologies, and social networks support healthy, independent aging. Technology-enabled multidisciplinary techniques and interventions combine mental exercises, nutrition, physical exercise, & social interaction to promote healthy aging. Devices using VR, robotics, cloud-enabled fall detection watches, and other health technologies. Age tech is creating a safer, connected, and more prepared environment for older patients. Bio: Dr. Tazeen Rizvi is a healthcare technology leader, clinician, and digitization expert with over 15 years of experience designing and developing data-driven systems. She holds an MSc in Healthcare Management from the Royal College of Surgeons. Recently, she ventured into emerging technologies after completing a degree at the University of Oxford in Blockchain strategy, cryptocurrency, and NFT. Dr. Tazeen is passionate about using technology to improve patient care and expand market growth. Find Dr. Tazeen Rizvi on:LinkedIn:

Johannes Boshkow – Behavioral Science: The Key to Better Patient Outcomes for Baby Boomers

Imagine for a moment that you have been diagnosed with a chronic illness. Perhaps it’s diabetes or heart disease. You know that if you don’t take care of yourself, the consequences could be severe. So you diligently follow your treatment plan, checking your blood sugar levels or taking your medication every day without fail. But then one day, life gets in the way. You miss a dose of medication, or you forget to test your blood sugar. It seems like no big deal at the time, but soon enough, you start to slip into old habits. Before long, you’re back to square one, struggling to manage your illness. And that’s where behavioral science comes in. Behavioral science is the study of understanding human behavior. It helps us understand how we can change our behavior for the better, and how we can make lasting changes in our lives. It’s not easy to change our habits, but behavioral science offers us a roadmap for success. With enough patience and effort, we can overcome any obstacle and achieve our goals. So if you’re struggling with a chronic illness, don’t give up hope. There is help available, and with the right tools and support, you can succeed. Today my guest is Johannes Boshkow. Johannes always had a fascination with the way things worked – how molecules interact to create physical and chemical phenomena. This curiosity led him to study chemistry at some of the world’s most renowned universities: ETH Zurich in Switzerland and Harvard University in the US. After completing his doctorate, He then joined the business development team at Observia in 2020 where he works on bringing innovative patient support to markets worldwide. He is fascinated by the ways that technology can improve people’s lives, and he loves working at Observia because it combines his passion for life sciences with his interest in cutting-edge technology. Find Johannes on LinkedIn:

Tracey Gendron – Why America Thinks Your Age Is a Big Deal

In America, age is a big deal. We are a youth-obsessed culture that is always looking for the next best thing. This can be seen in the way we talk about aging. We often use words like “elderly” or “senior citizen” to describe older adults, as if they are a different species. This othering creates a sense of distance between us and them, which can lead to negative attitudes and stereotypes.  Ageism is a form of discrimination that is based on age.  It can affect anyone, regardless of their actual age. One of the most common examples is the way we treat older adults. We often assume that they are not as capable as younger people, and this can lead to them being overlooked or ignored. Ageism can also affect caregiving, as older adults may be less likely to receive care if they are perceived as being a burden. Generational labels are another example of ageism. They are often used to divide people into groups based on their age, which can create feelings of competition or hostility between different generations. The term “successful aging” is also problematic, as it suggests that there is a right and wrong way to age. Elderhood is a better way to talk about older age than retirement, as it acknowledges the many contributions that older adults make to society. It also recognizes that aging is a natural process that should be celebrated, not feared. Today my guest is Dr. Tracey Gendron. Dr. Tracey Gendron is a highly respected gerontologist and author who is dedicated to understanding and raising awareness of ageism. She has written the book “Ageism Unmasked: Exploring Age Bias and How to End it.” Her research focuses on the language and expression of ageism, as well as on elderhood as a stage of development. Dr. Gendron’s personal and professional goal is to understand and disrupt the deeply embedded, normalized, and invisible ageism that exists within us all. Learn more about Tracey:LinkedIn: her book “Ageism Unmasked”:

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