Tessy’s Story

I grew up in Peru and moved to the U.S. when I was sixteen. I was very young and green, scared,  but I knew the opportunities that the U.S. would bring. Myself and my 5 other brothers and sisters, worked hard to become citizens and made our lives in this country.
During this time, my mom wanted to stay in Peru though we all wanted her here in the U.S. with us. When she no longer could care independently for herself, my family and I didn’t know what to do. We were all here, with our families and responsibilities. It was a tough emotional time for me, not knowing what I could do for her, being thousands of miles away.
We thankfully found a live-in to be with my mom in Peru, and it was such a blessing and relief knowing that my mother could go on living in a home that my family bought for her.
I realized that there are other families that are going through the same thing, and knowing the frustration and turmoil my family and I went through looking for someone to help my mother in a different country, I  looked into starting a homecare company. When Perfect Solutions for Seniors was founded in 2005, I was a one-woman show. I was the owner, receptionist, administrator, marketer and even the caregiver!
 I am no stranger to hard work and starting from the bottom! It was difficult at the beginning, but I believed in providing great care for Seniors. For 11 years perfect solution for seniors was a homemakers and companion company until I spoke to my daughters and we decided to become a home health agency. With Francesca’s intelligence and Cassandra’s dedication we obtained our license, in 2018.
Family is everything to me. Family gave me the reason to look into starting my own company, and family is the foundation for what keeps Perfect Solutions for Seniors striving to provide the best care for our clients.
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Normal Cognitive Aging

Things change. With that even our bodies are changing. Our brains change, which can impact our ability to care for ourselves, form or keep relationships, or impact our work. Though things change it is important to know what changes our within the “normal” range. Though a majority of these cognitive changes may occur after the age of 65, Dementia is NOT a normal part of aging.

Areas that may NOT be affected as we age:

Intelligence: knowledge accumulated over time remains stable with age

Memory: Long term memory remains relatively preserved in old age. Short term memory is more vulnerable to aging.

Attention: Simple focused attention tasks is preserved in older age.

Language: Vocabulary is preserved as we age

Reasoning: Traditional ways of approaching situations are maintained in older persons

As we age all cognitive abilities are intact but we may need a longer time to process things, such as a problem we have never encountered before in our lifetime, but we can still figure it out!

So though things are changing, these are your Golden Years! You may have to figure out HOW the “new you” will accomplish things but you will succeed. Remember, if you need assistance, ask for help!

As always, PSFS, is only a phone call away. It’s our Family Taking Care of Yours!

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