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Celebrate Elders & Elder Care on National Senior Citizens Day

August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day, a time to celebrate America's seniors and everything they've given to our country. Of course, seniors deserve to be celebrated 365 days a year-but it's a blessing that we recognize our elderly population every August.  At Visiting Angels, our decades in the elder care industry have made this holiday as near and dear to our hearts as any other.

A Cherished Holiday

National Senior Citizens Day might not be as famous as Mother's Day or Father's Day, but it's just as important. This year marks the twenty-eighth year of National Senior Citizens Day, which was first made a national holiday in 1988. That year, Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law with a presidential proclamation.

The words of that proclamation still ring true nearly three decades later:

"For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute."

In signing the proclamation, Reagan asked that we, as Americans, strive to "[make] sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older." That's certainly a sentiment the elder care community can get behind.

Celebrate in Style

The best way to celebrate National Senior Citizens Day is to spend time with the elderly people in your life. Many restaurants and stores give special discounts to seniors in recognition of the holiday, so you may wish to treat your elderly parents or grandparents to a nice night out.

Of course, a quiet night in can be equally enjoyable. What's important is showing our elders we care. That can be through cooking a favorite meal, playing a game of chess or cards, watching a classic movie together, or simply by taking the time to have a deep conversation.

A Message from America's Choice for Elder Care

In the words of our Executive Director, Dave Pyser, "There's no holiday that exemplifies what we do at Visiting Angels as well as National Senior Citizens Day. And so, as America's choice for elder care, we would like to wish you, your family, and all of the seniors in your life a safe and happy National Senior Citizens Day this August 21st!"
Visiting Angels strives to make our world a better, more comfortable place to grow older through professional, in-home elder care.
Elderly Care Tips for Hospital-to-Home Transitions
The first 30 days after being discharged from a hospital visit are vital to a patient's recovery. Unfortunately, not all Americans are aware of the risks that remain after a hospital discharge. This is especially true with the elderly, who often need care and support to avoid complications that can lead to re-admission.

At Visiting Angels, our caregivers regularly assist seniors as they transition from the hospital to home. And with hospital readmission rates as high as 25%, we know how important being proactive and attentive can be after a hospital visit.

Click below, to check out the list of the most common risks for hospital readmission, and how family members who help out with elderly care can help make the hospital-to-home transition as safe as possible.

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Dave Pyser
Visiting Angels of Pikesville