ArchCare: The best of both worlds for Staten Island's seniors
Publication: SI Live
STATEN ISLAND — Without fear of contradiction, I think it is safe to say that decision making becomes more difficult as the years go by.
As an infant, it was fairly simple — your parents made decisions for you. School-aged, you were a little on your own — you quickly learned that to get along with your classmates and/or your teacher, even your siblings and parents, there were many unwritten rules with consequences.
Suddenly, you are on your own, married with children and then, too quickly, an aging person, perhaps widowed or a widower, with a changing body needing support.
Your child lives nearby, but has a job to keep. He or she cares about you and stops by when able, but you are alone too much of the time to be safe.
Do you need ongoing help with activities such as bathing, dressing, walking or preparing food? Your family is worried about you. What to do?