North Georgia Senior Living: Losing Quality Of Life

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With a rainy forecast, Jessi and BKP talk about the river and the quality of the outdoor activities they could attend since the rain stopped before the morning. And Jessi recalls an inspirational moment she noticed as a Senior Concierge.

However, the real issue of the day arises as the two ask one of the most important questions in senior care. “When is the right time?”

The question leaves a blank in the mind, such a large question amid someone’s entire life, looking for the right time to seize an opportunity, to make a change, to venture out on a new adventure, or so many others. But with Jessi, the question becomes when is the right time to transition to a senior living facility?

As so many think a senior facility means a drop in quality of life, Jessi talks about the details of that transition and the regrets of some who have to attempt it “last minute.” She says there is not crystal ball to foresee the time to start preparing. The two ideas are intertwined however. Taking time to understand the quality of life can help you understand the need for a senior living facility to maintain that quality.

Maintaining the conversations and a real assessment can make sure you don’t miss the opportunity and end up with regrets because the quality of life has degraded further than a Senior Living Facility can care for and provide for that need.

The stumbling block to that is the unwillingness to see one’s parent as aging or at a point where they are too tired to maintain a house.

Jessi also talks about her personal experience in the industry and the “blessing and curse” that it provides. It provides more awareness as she sees the changes and is more sensitive to those needs. Yet, it also highlights each stage of change and aging signs in one’s self, one’s family, and all branches of the family.

You can always find out more about Senior Living, Jessi Barton, or the Senior Living Facility she works at, Cameron Hall, by calling 706-515-4100.
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North Georgia Senior Living: Waiting To Press Go

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Jessi Barton joins the Friday show to discuss safe environments amid the virus. Cameron Hall is loosening some restrictions while adhering to guidelines. Despite not being back to “normal,” Jessi talks about their window visits and medical care. With a light of hope for the future, she talks about taking the small steps towards that, but residents are still waiting to press the go button on outdoor visits and in person visits without glass in between.

She touches on state guidelines and restrictions and how Cameron Hall in Ellijay is addressing state as well as local county issues while focusing on the five dimensions of wellness; physical, spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and social.

Focusing on wellness instead of care, Jessi takes us through the struggles of focusing on the dimensions of wellness in new ways and provide these needs for each individual resident. It is a balance as we all continue treating elders “like fine china.”

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North Georgia Senior Living: The Media’s Impact on Senior Living

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BKP and Jessie Barton discuss how the media has impacted the way people look at senior living. She explains the fear of waiting too long to go to the doctor.

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Scoring Points: Spring Sports spent getting back to “normal”

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The Georgia High School Association has announced they are canceling sports for the 2020 spring semester. They have also decided that they will not be granting another year of eligibility to students who are losing their senior year of sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Previously school’s were set to go back to regular schedule on April 27th, but Governor Brian Kemp announced last Wednesday that he was signing an executive order to close all K-12 schools for the rest of the school year. 

“Given the announcement yesterday by Governor Kemp, it is with a heavy heart that I inform you that all GHSA activities and sports are cancelled for the 2019-2020 school year,” said GHSA director Robin Hines. Hines continued his statement by sending his thoughts to graduating seniors.  “I especially want to commend the graduating seniors who have not only missed most of the spring season but prom, senior nights, awards ceremonies, possibly graduation, and spent the last few months away from their friends and classmates. Our seniors have a great deal to be proud of and while this is not the way any of us wanted it to end, I want to thank them for a job well done.”

Hines said that there were multiple requests from parents and students alike for the GHSA to grant student-athletes an extra year of eligibility, but it just isn’t logistically plausible. Kids need to get their lives started and granting them an extra year of eligibility just so they could play ball would essentially set them back a year in the real world. It is a really sad thing for these kids not to be able to play their senior year of high school, but I think the GHSA is doing them a favor by not granting them an extra year of eligibility.

I’m not sure if we as a community can find a way to be happy about the decision, seeing student-athletes unable to write the final chapter for their high school career; However I do believe that we should find some solace in knowing that the decision passed down was one that was not made lightly, and one that helps us take a step in the direction of getting sports and life as we know it back to normal. We have to start thinking about the next steps such as the upcoming football season and fall sports, and I think that now we are able to start doing that since the thought of spring sports being played has been put to bed.

 

 

Check out more of Jake West’s Scoring Points by reading last weeks article: Saving Spring Sports. And remember, in sports, points are scored by both sides, so send in your opinions on sports to info@fetchyournews.com and see them in our next Sunday Edition.

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