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Home Care in Vista: Think More Slowly!

A Lesson that Home Care in Vista Can Learn From Seniors

Have you noticed that your aging loved one makes decisions and choices more slowly than you do? Perhaps you’ve interpreted that difference as evidence that their mind is slowing down, losing its sharpness and maybe even moving toward cognitive decline. Family members and home care in Vista shouldn’t be too quick to make that assumption, though!

Take Your Time

When some researchers decided to analyze just what was happening, they discovered an interesting pattern: While many seniors take a longer time than their younger counterparts to make what we consider “fast” decisions, they show the same degree of accuracy—that is, their decisions and choices are just as solid. These findings suggest that, rather than suffering cognitive decline, many seniors simply take more time to make their decisions than younger people do.

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

We have all learned multiple times that making a decision too quickly can easily lead to disaster. It makes sense that the elderly, with many years of experience behind them and a realization that faster isn’t always better, would wisely take more time to choose between options. After all, what’s the difference between taking one second or one minute to answer a question?

Advice for Home Care in San Diego County

This is one of the many areas in which family members and professionals in home care in San Diego County can take some helpful tips from our elders. Particularly when we are making choices on behalf of our aging loved ones, it is almost always best to take our time and weigh all the options before making a decision. The next time your parent seems to have forgotten the question you asked them, don’t assume that’s the case—maybe they are just taking their time in order to give you the best answer possible.

Originally posted 2013-06-20 10:30:19.

Tim Colling
Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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