Posted on Jan 30, 2013
Embracing Change to Build Consistency in 2013 with In Home Dementia Care
Embracing Change to Build Consistency in 2013 with In Home Dementia Care from Senior Helpers of Ann Arbor, 734-927-3111, proudly serving all areas of Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline, Dexter, and Milan, Michigan.
By nature, most people are hesitant about change. We don’t want to get stuck in a rut, but at the same time, we like things comfortable and familiar. But as we begin a new year, filling our minds and hearts with resolutions to do better, do more, be better, and reach our goals, what we’re really calling for is change. In light of that, and especially for those who have become caregivers in life, the old adage ‘the only constant in life is change’ hits close to home. As a caregiver, a word you hear a lot is ‘consistency’, which can often feel like a challenge in the face of change. This year, though, maybe there is a way to embrace that change in order to build consistency into your life. How? Here are a few ideas we’ve come up with to help shape your approach to 2013.
Routine is the mother of consistency and peace. Routine is good for you and your elderly loved one. It enhances your loved one’s experience in life by anchoring them with life’s essential daily duties. It is not necessary to keep life nailed down line by line, but it should consist of habitual rituals that calm, center and fulfill your loved one.
Try to keep regularly scheduled meal times. Eating and preparing meals at the same time each day will not only make sure that your loved one is getting the proper nutrition, but makes it nearly impossible to miss a meal. The predictable eating schedule will help keep your loved one healthy and this will hopefully fend of potential illness in the New Year.
It is helpful to keep organized in your loved one’s daily scheduling. Predictability in scheduling of activities, appointments and visits will help your loved one feel more in tune with their life and will enable them to concentrate on what matters instead of worrying about forgetting plans, which will bring great consistency.
Senior Helpers of Ann Arbor understand the importance of consistency in providing care to your loved one in their home. The more your loved one is able to relax and feel secure in their home, the better off everyone will be, and that means consistent assignment will be the goal whenever possible.
If your loved one is coping with Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia, you will find that in home dementia care from Senior Helpers of Ann Arbor is helpful in allowing your loved one to live successfully the comforts and familiarity of their beloved home. In home dementia care is not only most preferred among seniors but also a most affordable form of dementia care. There may be a form of change in allowing someone new into your loved one’s home to help them cope with dementia, but the high level of care will remain consistent and life will become steady and predictable with the help of professional and compassionate caregivers from Senior Helpers of Ann Arbor.