Popular ageism misconceptions
Here’s a blog post calling out certain stereotypical misconceptions about people who are getting older. On the site aplaceformom.com by Jeff Anderson, we see 8 common myths including a perception that aging means being less creative, unable to adapt and being less productive. Remember that this “can” be the case, but it can also be the case in someone 15 or 25 years old. Look at the individual instead of how they look...you’ll be excited to find the person behind the exterior when you get back to judging based on individual experience.
Ageism and Age discrimination isn’t just younger to older.
Here’s the definition of age discrimination according to the US Equal Opportunity Commission. Employees under age 40 are not protected from age discrimination while 40+ are legally protected. But consider this - have you ever said you are too young to understand this? You need to season a bit more...while in many cases this can be true, you have to consider would you say that to a 50 year old? It may be less harsh than being honest like, I just don’t think you have the right skills to do the job or that’s a good suggestion but based on past experience that simply won’t work.
Ageism on Wikipedia. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ageism
How to Select a Caregiver for an Elderly Relative
There are lots of things to consider and this post on healthtechzone.com does a good job of calling out some things you need to consider when choosing a care option for a loved one. To name a few in the article:
1) Verify Identity and Check for Criminal Records.
2) Verify Credentials and References.
3) Prepare your interview.
There are more ideas worth reviewing in this article. Read more below.