Even gut bacteria know that no two seniors are the same
Bacteria are one-cell organisms – and they’re not brain cells. Yet, they’re smart enough to become “increasingly unique (i.e., increasingly divergent from others) as individuals aged,” according to a study of 9,000 people 18 to 101 years old, with particular focus on ages 78 to 98.
Even though they were carrying out the same metabolic functions, the bacteria became “increasingly unique to each individual [person] in healthy aging,” helping them live longer, healthier lives.
Not just in the microscopic world of bacteria, but also in the macro world of older human beings, it’s attention and adaptation to each person’s unique individual differences that can help make life longer and healthier.
Unfortunately, not all senior care agencies are as smart as bacteria. Instead of learning and adapting their services to each client’s uniquely individual needs and preferences, they offer limited lists of one-size-fits-all, standardized services.
At Senior Insights, we strive to do better than that for our clients. Much better. We recognize that like people of all ages, seniors are individuals, with their own personal needs, wants, and outlooks. So we start with a thorough three-part needs assessment, in which we discuss everything – from physical, psychological and mental status to mobility issues and nutritional needs and legal wishes – with clients, their caregivers and their families. Then, and only then, do we custom-design a holistic, coordinated care plan based on what we’ve learned.
If that sounds to you like a smart idea, please call or contact us.