Posted on Jul 17, 2015
Helping Seniors with Everyday Activities and Senior Care at Home
Our senior citizens have worked long and hard over the years and deserve to live with dignity in the comforts and familiarity of their own home. Most seniors would prefer to live in their own home for as long as physically and emotionally possible. It is common for most seniors to require some sort of assistance from family or friends in order to stay independent. Daily chores might become more difficult to accomplish and can be very overwhelming. There are many everyday activities that, with a little assistance, can make living at home successful for your senior loved one.
With the help of a family member or a compassionate caregiver from Senior Helpers of Minnetonka, your senior loved one can thrive at home. Senior care at home includes help with light housekeeping such as laundry, putting away dishes, and vacuuming. When the mundane tasks of the day are tackled, your loved one is free to focus their energy on learning something new, visiting with friends and family, and just taking the time to take care of themselves.
If your senior loved one is looking for ways to stay active in their home in a way that is also enjoyable, perhaps they would like gardening. Not only is digging in the soil therapeutic, it is also beneficial to grow fresh produce and flowers to brighten up the home. Helping your senior loved one with this relaxing activity could be as simple as providing transportation to and from the local greenhouse for the plants and seeds.
Many seniors are relatively active in their community, and it is very important that they keep up with their social appearances. Sometimes medications or mild forms of dementia might make driving alone unsafe. Helping a senior to and from local appointments, shopping and social gatherings will help them to stay connected, reduce feelings of isolation, and boost overall mood and sense of wellbeing. Staying connected is a great way to also combat depression.
When it comes to helping seniors with everyday activities, it is important to work with their skills and interests. If they prefer staying at home and relaxing, suggest cards or a fun board game together. If your senior loved one enjoys fashion, the two of you can shop online or visit the mall for the afternoon. In the end, it doesn’t really have to be a majorThe best way to help a senior loved one is to show your interest in them and find out what their individual needs are. Sometimes, all they need is someone to show they care and to provide daily companionship.
If you would like to learn more about caring assisted living at home, along with the many benefits of professional in home elderly care or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of Minnetonka to speak to a senior care specialist today 952-392-1999! The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran. In home senior care allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Minnetonka provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Bloomington, Minneapolis, Eden Prairie, Saint Paul, Minnetonka, Lakeland, and White Bear Lake, Minnesota.