Celebrate “Save your Photos Month” in September by Organizing and Sharing Your Elderly Loved One’s Photos

Elderly Care Seven Hills, NV: Save your Photos Month

Consider to yourself: If you could only preserve one category of personal property that you currently maintain in your home, and all of your other property would be destroyed or lost forever, what item or items of personal property would you choose to save?  Invariably, most people respond, “My photographs.” Is that what you chose?

When considering the preservation of personal property that cannot be restored or replaced if damaged or lost, most people eventually come to the conclusion that their photographs of their family are the items that they will never want to lose because they cannot be replaced. September is designated as “Save Your Photos Month” as a reminder to you to consider avoiding this dilemma by digitally preserving your photographs and the photographs of your elderly loved ones.

Make It a Project in September

It is a task that easily gets overlooked amid the hundreds of time-consuming and physically demanding tasks you must complete every day as a caregiver for an elderly loved one, but one important project that you can accomplish for your elderly loved one during the month of September, for which you and your loved one will be so grateful you did, is to digitally preserve your loved one’s photographs on a safe and accessible medium.

Preserving a Lifetime of Memories.

Most people treasure the photographs of their families because they can never be duplicated. Each photograph represents a moment in time that someone decided was worthy of remembering! As a caregiver of an elderly adult who likely has saved vintage photographs for decades, it is a valuable decision—one well worth your time—to make arrangements to preserve those memories for your loved one and his or her family.

Why run the risk that an unfortunate accident, tragedy, or natural disaster could occur that destroys this lifetime of memories, which can never be replaced without also preserving the photographic negatives? Avoid this unfortunate dilemma by collecting the boxes of loose pictures stored in a closet or under a bed somewhere, and digitally preserving them to a computer drive and separate jump drive or similar storage device.

“Back-Up” Photographs Already Digitally Preserved.

Even photographs already digitally preserved should be backed up regularly. Computers crash, computer operators make errors, and data can be lost. While you are scanning your traditional photographs and saving them digitally, you also should back up regularly those photographs that are already digitally preserved.

Organization and Accessibility

Backing up or storing photographs not only preserves the photos for the future, it also offers a much more manageable means of organizing and accessing the photographs when you or your loved one need them. Also, they are now so much easier to share with others!

Also, as you organize your photographs, be sure to record accurate dates and locations for the pictures, and accurately identify the persons who appear in them. If capable, the loved one for whom you are caregiving will be able to identify persons appearing in older, vintage photographs. There may come a time when he or she simply does not remember who is who, or where or when a certain event took place, but this information can be recorded now on the computer. You may need to make inquiries with other family members to acquire all the information that is unknown. But as a caregiver and family member, you will be happy you did.

Make it a joint project in September for you and your loved one for whom you are caregiving to do a little each day, and at the end of September, you will have recorded an entire lifetime of memories at your fingertips. If you are not technologically inclined to complete this type of project, reach out to a home care provider for assistance in completing this important task as a responsible caregiver.

If you or an aging loved-one are considering Elderly Care in Seven Hills, NV  please contact the caring staff at Compassion Crest Home Care.

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Celebrate “Save your Photos Month” in September by Organizing and Sharing Your Elderly Loved One’s Photos

Elderly Care Seven Hills, NV: Save your Photos Month

Consider to yourself: If you could only preserve one category of personal property that you currently maintain in your home, and all of your other property would be destroyed or lost forever, what item or items of personal property would you choose to save?  Invariably, most people respond, “My photographs.” Is that what you chose?

When considering the preservation of personal property that cannot be restored or replaced if damaged or lost, most people eventually come to the conclusion that their photographs of their family are the items that they will never want to lose because they cannot be replaced. September is designated as “Save Your Photos Month” as a reminder to you to consider avoiding this dilemma by digitally preserving your photographs and the photographs of your elderly loved ones.

Make It a Project in September

It is a task that easily gets overlooked amid the hundreds of time-consuming and physically demanding tasks you must complete every day as a caregiver for an elderly loved one, but one important project that you can accomplish for your elderly loved one during the month of September, for which you and your loved one will be so grateful you did, is to digitally preserve your loved one’s photographs on a safe and accessible medium.

Preserving a Lifetime of Memories.

Most people treasure the photographs of their families because they can never be duplicated. Each photograph represents a moment in time that someone decided was worthy of remembering! As a caregiver of an elderly adult who likely has saved vintage photographs for decades, it is a valuable decision—one well worth your time—to make arrangements to preserve those memories for your loved one and his or her family.

Why run the risk that an unfortunate accident, tragedy, or natural disaster could occur that destroys this lifetime of memories, which can never be replaced without also preserving the photographic negatives? Avoid this unfortunate dilemma by collecting the boxes of loose pictures stored in a closet or under a bed somewhere, and digitally preserving them to a computer drive and separate jump drive or similar storage device.

“Back-Up” Photographs Already Digitally Preserved.

Even photographs already digitally preserved should be backed up regularly. Computers crash, computer operators make errors, and data can be lost. While you are scanning your traditional photographs and saving them digitally, you also should back up regularly those photographs that are already digitally preserved.

Organization and Accessibility

Backing up or storing photographs not only preserves the photos for the future, it also offers a much more manageable means of organizing and accessing the photographs when you or your loved one need them. Also, they are now so much easier to share with others!

Also, as you organize your photographs, be sure to record accurate dates and locations for the pictures, and accurately identify the persons who appear in them. If capable, the loved one for whom you are caregiving will be able to identify persons appearing in older, vintage photographs. There may come a time when he or she simply does not remember who is who, or where or when a certain event took place, but this information can be recorded now on the computer. You may need to make inquiries with other family members to acquire all the information that is unknown. But as a caregiver and family member, you will be happy you did.

Make it a joint project in September for you and your loved one for whom you are caregiving to do a little each day, and at the end of September, you will have recorded an entire lifetime of memories at your fingertips. If you are not technologically inclined to complete this type of project, reach out to a home care provider for assistance in completing this important task as a responsible caregiver.

If you or an aging loved-one are considering Elderly Care in Seven Hills, NV  please contact the caring staff at Compassion Crest Home Care.



Free In Home Consultation & Care Assessment

Please fill out this form and we will contact you to set up your free assessment.




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