Some seniors may not be as mobile as they once were, but that doesn’t mean that they have to stop having fun. Adding daily activities into a loved one’s life who may not be as active can help improve brain function, boost their immune system, and helps maintain their emotional health. Here are 5 fun activities to try with your loved one the next time you visit.
You’ll never know if you’re loved one is a secret artist if you don’t give them the tools to try it. Enjoying an art project can be therapeutic and is easy for people with low mobility. Try asking them what type of medium they like or subject matter they want to focus on and use that as inspiration for the project.
If your loved one has a passion for reading but isn’t able to do it on their own anymore, try reading them their favorite book, magazine, or newspaper. You could even make a list of one book a month you’d like to read with them, or if you aren’t able to visit as often as you’d like, you could also set them up with a few audiobooks to listen to.
3. Try New Hobbies
Perhaps your loved one had a hobby they always loved doing but moved away from it because life got too busy, or they want to try something new and they need your help starting off. Whether it be knitting, collecting stamps, or learning a new language, exploring a new hobby can be a great way to connect in a new way.
4. Watch Their Favorite Movies
Sometimes all you want to do is watch your favorite movie. Ask your loved one what their favorite movie or television show was and see if you can find it for you watch together.
Even if your loved one isn’t as mobile as they once were, you can always do chair exercises, chair yoga, or take short walks with them. This will help them keep their bodies moving and is a great bonding experience for both of you.
At Elder Care Staffing Solutions, our companion care services allow your loved one to receive the attention and companionship they deserve. Give us a call today at 914-265-4299, or visit our website for more information on our companion care services.
Many people are juggling everything life throws at them: a demanding job, busy kid schedules, and making sure your home is running like a well-oiled machine. There are also many Americans out there who also have the added stress of caring for a loved one that may be disabled, which can become quite overwhelming if you’re trying to make tough emotional decisions. If you’re in this situation, you may want to consider home health care, and here’s why.
- They’re there when you can’t be
You can’t be everywhere at once, so this is where home health care comes in. It can give you the peace of mind you’re looking for knowing that trained professionals are there for your loved one and making sure they have everything they need. From making simple corrections in the home to assess safety risks, they have your back.
- They assist with daily living
Activities of daily living, or ADLs, are things that people do every day that may come as a challenge to someone with a disability. Home health care can be a solution for many who need assistance with things like bathing, grooming, or medication reminders, but still want to maintain their independence.
- Diet and Nutritional Support
One of the main problems for someone with a disability is being able to get the best diet and nutrition. Staying healthy and getting the proper nutrition is key to staying as healthy as possible, so having home health care to support you with nutritional counseling and home-cooked meals is a win-win for everyone.
- Skilled nursing care
If you’re looking for more skilled nursing care, home health care can provide that for you. Certified, licensed, and knowledgeable nurses are available through home health care and will ensure all of your loved one’s complex medical needs are being met.
We want to be there for our loved ones as much as possible, but sometimes that isn’t always doable. Home health care can be a way for your loved one to get the companionship they need. A nurse can quickly turn into a friend for walks, reading, games, and even movies.
If you’re in need of home health care for your loved one, Elder Care Staffing Solutions can be a great option for you. We proudly serve the Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester, and Bronx areas. Give us a call today at 914-265-4299.
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