Posted on Jul 10, 2015
Supporting Seniors in the Community and Reliable In Home Senior Care
It really is amazing how effective social interaction can be for improving wellbeing. Having a network of friends and family can greatly reduce overall stress in life. It’s important to remember that just because we get older, it does not mean that companionship is not desired on a regular basis. This is where a daily or weekly visit from a friend or caregiver can be helpful in boosting mood and combating depression.
One way to support seniors in the community is to request grocery delivery where available for an elderly family member. If you are available when a senior neighbor is home with large packages, offering support through assisting with bringing in the items can be extremely helpful.
If weather conditions make going outside unsafe for an elderly loved one or aging neighbor, shoveling their driveway is a wonderful gesture and is surely appreciated. If possible, also be sure to salt the steps around the house and walkways to ensure extra safety. If distance makes helping out an elderly neighbor with outdoor chores difficult, perhaps scheduling a weekly lawn care service that can also help with winter snow and ice removal.
If your elderly loved one has trouble with getting to and from doctor appointments or activities, offering to drive them or providing a caregiver to provide transportation would help to ease their mind. Not only can you guarantee they are arriving at their destination safely, but you are also giving the rest of the family peace of mind with less worrying. This is especially helpful for seniors who are coping with dementia related disease such as Alzheimer’s.
Our senior citizens have worked hard through their lifetime and deserve to have their community rally around them and offer support. One way to show support for our seniors in the community is to help them to live with dignity in their own home for as long as physically and emotionally possible. This is possible with the help of an attentive family member or caregiver. Sometimes just a little help around the house with daily chores such as laundry, vacuuming and light housekeeping is all a senior loved one needs to live successfully and independently in their own home. Senior Helpers of Minnetonka can provide the reliable in home senior care that will enable your senior loved one to remain in their own home.
The best way to show your support of seniors in the community is to take the time to listen to them. Take the time to reminisce and hear their stories. Help them to make these stories more permanent by creating a photobook of memories. Help them to tell their story for later generations to come to remember and enjoy. The best way to support a senior loved one is to show them you care.
If you would like to learn more 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.