Posted on Nov 21, 2013
Sharing our Veteran’s Stories and In Home Care for Seniors
It’s a common phrase that we’ve all got a story to tell. We’ve all had our share of ups and downs in our lives; no matter how simple a lifestyle may be there are still stories to relive. For that reason alone, it is important for our elderly loved ones to talk about their past. You may find out many important things about their lives that you might have otherwise have been able to discover.
Veterans usually have intense stories to tell; whether they are tragic due to war or heartwarming with acts of heroism, every war story deserves to be shared. If your elderly loved one is a veteran, you may learn about parts of our history from the time they spent overseas and learn of the special comradery that exists between service men and women. If your loved one did not serve during wartime, you might hear about the job they had during their time in the military. You can learn more about a side of their personality that you might not have otherwise been exposed when uncovering the different parts of their commitment to the military. There are many pros and cons to serving our country, and it might be very interesting to learn their perspective.
It is so important to preserve and promote the legacy and experience of your veteran loved one. When you are talking to your veteran loved one about their time in the service, you may enjoy being their note taker. If they have any photos of their time spent with the military, you could scan those images to preserve them digitally forever. There are many online photo sharing websites that can save your veteran loved one’s photos for a lifetime at little to no charge. After you have gathered some information about the time spent serving our country, you could use the digitally saved images and create a special photo scrapbook. Some websites create wonderfully collectible photo books at a very minimal charge. This is something that could be created and shared with the entire family. It might even be a great holiday gift!
If you would like to learn more about professional in home care for veterans and the many benefits of in home senior care or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of Minnetonka to speak to a senior care specialist today 763-219-4383! The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit and how it could help your elderly loved one stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Minnetonka provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Bloomington, Minneapolis, Eden Prairie, Saint Paul, Minnetonka, Lakeland, and White Bear Lake, Minnesota.