What Does Dignity Mean to You?

The concept of dignity encompasses much more than our appearance or how others perceive us. It’s a positive web that develops within each of us. It is something that we must be mindful of on a daily basis. Dignity requires self worth, self esteem, self love, self appreciation, self care and self confidence. Dignity is ambiguous and open to interpretation. 

Varied cultures, communities, and even people have different definitions of dignity. As a result, each individual’s definition of dignity and aging will be individualized. People have their own distinct methods of leaving their mark on the world, and most of it is unconsciously done.

What I consider to be dignity may not be important to you, and vice versa. For some people, dignity entails a sense of self-sufficiency and being treated with respect. For others, It might be a sense of being regarded and taken seriously by others.

Seniors, individuals with disabilities, and children with special needs get Life Care, management, and advocacy help from IKOR. We spend time learning about our clients’ vision of dignity as part of our job. We make it our mission to learn about their desires and goals, and to assist them in continuing to enjoy a rich and fulfilling life.

Independence is frequently linked to a person’s dignity and identity. As advancing age and health conditions cause them to diminish, a person’s ability to follow through on tasks they have always enjoyed diminishes as well. The sense that life is worth living can fade, and chronic illnesses and medical emergencies that are not constantly managed pose the greatest risk to one’s dignity.

After years of being asked to assist in a crisis when dignity had already been considerably diminished or lost, I sat down and developed the solutions for dignity program to assist seniors in thinking about how they want to live in the future when their present health deteriorates.

We consider what has made them what they are to date, when working with them is part of their plans. As part of the program, we assist seniors who are still living independently while aging in understanding their care options while also assisting them in communicating their legacy, which includes not only financial but also personal legacy and knowledge that they want to pass on to those who remain.

If you’re interested in learning about the solutions for dignity planning for dignity program for yourself or your loved one, please call our office toll free at 855-456-7972 or visit our website at www.ikorofwpa.com.

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