Posted on Sep 12, 2013
Keeping Seniors Involved with Dementia and Alzheimers in Home Care
With the start of the school year and the beginning of a new fall season, life can get pretty hectic for most families. There is a lot of involvement in school and extracurricular scheduling of soccer practice, swim lessons and other activities. A lot of the day, you might feel like you’re just running from one location to another without time to take a break and relax. You may be so busy with your family life, that it is hard to remember your elderly loved one might not have as much to do with their time.
It is important to try to keep seniors involved. As our parents and grandparents age, it becomes increasingly difficult to include them in family gatherings and celebrations. They may find traveling difficult and it may not even be safe for them to drive alone. Your senior loved one may have to bring along medications, or there are limits to what activities they can perform. Because of these limitations, your elderly loved ones may become less interested in going to parties, meeting for dinner, and spending time with young ones. Although it’s getting more difficult, it’s still vital to keep your aging loved one involved.
It can be overwhelming to think about adding to your already full carpool schedule. If you are concerned about providing transportation for your senior loved one, look no further than Senior Helpers of Big Lake. We provide reliable transportation to and from events and can accompany your loved one to appointments, family events, and other local activities. If you do not have the capability to travel with your senior loved one, don’t feel bad; ask for help! Learn more about Senior Helpers’ transportation services with a quick phone call 763-262-9966.
If your aging loved one is not a huge fan of traveling away from home, or going out to restaurants, bring the party to them! Think of how much joy you can give to your senior loved one with a little one’s birthday family birthday party in their home. They have to convenience of not leaving home and you get to enjoy their company at the party! Make sure they know they are always welcome! Include them in party planning, and get their thoughts on meal plans and decorations. Visiting your elderly loved one in their home will make it easier on them and will still give them valuable time with their family.
As our loved ones get older, they may begin to feel like a burden on the family. They understand that it requires more thought to include them with their extra medical needs and assistance. Your aging loved one may feel like a nuisance, and it is so imperative to remind them that they are still a very important part of your family.
If you would like to learn more about in home senior care and in home dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of Big Lake to speak to a senior care specialist today 763-262-9966! Senior Helpers of Big Lake provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Elk River, Monticello, Zimmerman, Big Lake, St. Michael, St. Cloud, Minnesota.