One common trait of soldiers is toughness. By just joining the service requires mental and physical toughness and it is further enhanced during rigorous training to prepare each soldier for the fight of his life – in the battlefield.
Having all the scenario of war witnessed by a veteran soldier, reinforces his belief that he can face and survive anything that life may bring. Old age is included.
Most of health care providers have encountered this scene when they have veteran soldier patient.
Majority of the veterans feel that the can still be able to live a life during their twilight years. Some is just run by pride that they still can but their body really is surrendering already.
This is the challenge for any health care providers or any able loved ones by the elderly veteran to slowly help the latter accept the fact the he needs care and companion throughout his old age life.
Often, aging veterans have a great deal of pride in their service and ability to take care of themselves. It becomes difficult to recognize or even acknowledge the fact they may need assistance with some basic aspects of daily living.
Home care is a great option for aging veterans, especially for those who are struggling with their basic needs. Some of the struggles can include getting out of bed, bathing, preparing meals, or even getting to and from the doctor’s office, the store, or to visit with friends.
Relying on a home care aide can provide physical support, emotional support, and even transportation, depending on the caregiver and where they were hired. Credits: The Ups and Downs of Home Care for an Aging Veteran
There is some nice idea to convince your beloved veteran to go for a home care. If they really insist not to be subjected to it, why not offer him a bargain? Like fulfilling the all time dream of his life.
An 80 year old veteran’s dream to do skydiving was made come true by his family.
A northwest Iowa veteran is making a longtime dream come true.
Don Schmidt of Holstein turns 80 this month and with the major milestone came a major wish. For this birthday Don wanted to skydive.
Schmidt says it’s something he’s wanted to do since he was in the service. He had hoped to be a paratrooper but they told him he wasn’t tall enough.
His wife Darlene says her husband has always been very active, and while she didn’t join in on the dive five members of the couple’s family did. Credits: Elderly Iowa Veteran Fulfills Dream by Skydiving | whotv.com
Meantime, I just read a very touching article about a 94 year old WWII veteran who lives alone. The story happened last Christmas and the last statement by one of the officer touched me most.
When two LAPD officers were recently called to the house of a 94-year-old World War II veteran who lives by himself in a Venice apartment, they wanted to let the elderly man know that he’s not alone during the holidays. Credits: LAPD Officers Spread Christmas Cheer To 94-Year-Old WWII Veteran
I am very concerned about the veteran because at his age, there must be someone who will assist him in his daily chores.
For me, government must do something for elderly veterans that have no companions in life. Their service to our country is so noble that they are willing to risk their lives for our freedom.
Much more, the number of these WWII veterans are getting smaller and smaller as days come. We should make them feel that we are there in their last hours.