Now that it is finally summer; the sun and our moods are brighter. We are spending more time outdoors now that the chill of winter and unpredictability of spring is gone. If you find that you worry most about your loved one during the sweltering dog days of summer, in home senior care services is a great option and hours are flexible to meet your loved one’s unique set of needs. You can rest assured that your loved one’s caregiver will treat them like a member of their own family. When venturing outside of the home, you can count on dependable transportation to and from local events, social functions, and appointments. When planning to be in the sun for any length of time, your loved one’s caregiver will be sure your loved one is wearing a sunscreen with at least an SPF 30 to prevent any serious burns. Your loved one’s safety is the top priority of all caregivers from Senior Helpers of Lansdale.
There are times when an elderly loved one is able to keep up with their personal care needs but is falling behind on their household chores and tasks. You can count on in home care for veterans from Senior Helpers of Lansdale to provide assistance with daily tasks such as light housekeeping, vacuuming, laundry, grocery shopping and other jobs. Your veteran loved one will appreciate being able to spend their time visiting with friends and loved ones instead of feeling like a burden with a long list of chores that need to be performed in their house.
Make sure that your red, white and blue are waving proud on Memorial Day. If your flag has been out of commission, now is the time to make it a priority to repair and hang it proudly. The National Moment of Remembrance begins at 3PM on Memorial Day. Take a moment to pay your respects with awareness or prayer.
There are many senior super foods that are great for protecting our loved one’s health. We can find ways to incorporate these foods into daily eating without having to change one’s diet drastically. There are some grains that can be included in the list of senior super foods. Oatmeal when cooked is generally low in calories and provides high fiber, protein, iron and other minerals. Oatmeal is a senior super food that will lower cholesterol. Another option to add as a dinner side is quinoa. Quinoa is a senior super food that can substitute pasta, rice, and other types of grains. This super food is full of protein, antioxidants, mineral, high fiber, and is also gluten free. Highly trained and compassionated caregivers from Senior Helpers of Lansdale are available to help guide a senior loved one with making the right food choices when cooking and or grocery shopping.
Now that it is finally warmer with the arrival of spring weather; the sun and our moods are brighter. We are spending more time outdoors now that the chill of winter and unpredictability of spring is gone. With these warmer days and longer time spent outdoors, it is important to always remember to wear sunscreen. The sun’s rays are beneficial to us by supplying our daily requirement of Vitamin D with normal outdoor activity. While this is important for our health, we can also enrich our diet with Vitamin D through fish, milk, dairy and eggs. Prolonged exposure to the sun can have harmful effects. On top of aging our skin prematurely, it can also encourage the development of cancer and damage. Sun damaged skin is weaker, leathery and will bruise more easily.
Traveling with an aging loved one does not have to be complicated. With a little creative thinking, you can come up with an interesting trip for various generations that will include your senior loved one and keep them an active part of the family.
As with many holidays, May Day is a reason to go out dancing. It is tradition to dance in spring. Pair up the dancing and try some new moves with fresh May punch.
Earth Day was created to help remind us how precious our world really is. Take the time to look around for trash that gets blown around the neighborhood after windy days that usually comes with spring weather.
When times get tough, it’s often best to look for the brighter side of things to lighten the mood. Laughing is such a great way to relieve stress.
When it comes to greener thinking and finding ways to reuse everyday items, it just takes a little imagination. Reusing items is better for the environment and helps to reduce waste, and in many ways it can also reduce everyday spending.
It’s no secret that the secret to feeling better and living longer is staying active. Finding a workout routine that works for your aging loved one and helping them stick with it can pay big dividends. Regular exercise helps older people stay independent and may even prevent diabetes, heart trouble, arthritis pain, anxiety and depression. Regular physical activity can improve your loved one’s quality of life in so many ways.
What’s a better way to welcome warmer weather than by getting out and gardening? Gardening is a great way to spend quality time with the great outdoors as well as beautifying your aging loved one’s home and yard.
Warmer weather is finally approaching, so it is time to get out and enjoy the sunny days. As the days get longer, it makes for more time spent outdoors with family and friends. There are many activities senior citizens can enjoy outside that are fulfilling without being too physically demanding.
When a loved one is diagnosed with a dementia related disease, the new struggles may seem a bit frightening. It may feel like moving to an assisted living facility is the best and only option. There is no need to uproot their lives to get the dementia care they need. Dementia care at home is possible with the support of a highly trained and responsible caregiver from Senior Helpers of Lansdale.
“I just don’t have time to go to the gym today.” This probably this sounds familiar to some. Getting up and going to the gym can be a pain, but the good news is that you don’t have to go to the gym to squeeze in a little exercise! Find fun workouts. Working out doesn’t have to be a strain or an inconvenience. Take your favorite activities and turn them into a quick workout.
February 14th is fast approaching. It’s quite convenient that February is designated by the American Heart Association as American Heart Month. This is a great month to pay attention to your heart, both literally and figuratively. If you are interested in showing you care with heart shaped treats, try something new that won’t break the scale.
Groundhog Day started taking place right in the middle of the winter when food sources had begun to get scarce. People needed to look to traditions as hope for signs of relief of the bitter cold and hardship. If the groundhog saw his shadow and was scared by it, he will retreat back to his hole to continue his long winter slumber.
There are many senior super foods that are great for protecting our loved one’s health. We can find ways to incorporate these foods into daily eating without having to change one’s diet drastically. It is important to try to limit sugars, especially for our senior loved ones who might have to deal with other possible health issues such as diabetes, possible tooth decay or heart disease.
While seasonal depression can come and go, other forms of depression can be long term. Feelings of sadness and getting the blues from time to time is normal and not something that should be worried about. While there is no single cause of depression in any age group, there are signs of depression in a senior loved one to watch out for.
The winter can bring treacherous conditions to our roads and sidewalks. Be sure to keep an elderly loved one’s doorsteps and sidewalks clear of all ice and snow to prevent slips and falls. Studies have concluded that falls are one of the leading causes of injuries in the United States. Fall prevention is the best way to protect your elderly loved one from injuring themselves in and around their home.
There are many memory exercises that are helpful for delaying the progression of memory loss, Alzheimer’s, and other memory related diseases. Memory games can be played on paper, through a board game, or even on a tablet or smartphone. Many apps have memory boosting games available and most are free.
The end of 2021 is quickly approaching. It is time to ring in the New Year and to establish some hopeful resolutions. Perhaps you have an elderly loved one who has recently been hospitalized due to an illness or injury. Your aging loved one may have been fairly active within their community, as a large portion of this generation of seniors is and feels stuck in their home.
Some elderly may express some unease about allowing a stranger into their home. You can assure them that with this gift of care from Senior Helpers of Lansdale, that they are receiving assistance from a caring individual who has been thoroughly background screened, interviewed and is insured and bonded through the company. Your loved one’ safety is always a top priority. When you give your elderly loved one the gift of senior care, you also give your family the gift of peace of mind.
The holidays are especially important for a senior loved one to receive in home care. Not only does the elderly person feel like less of a burden on their family, but their family can have peace of mind knowing someone is caring for them during the hectic time of the holiday season.
Many elderly individuals take special pleasure in decorating for the winter holidays. For many, the upcoming season reminds a senior loved one of better times, capabilities and friendships. There’s a fine balance in encouraging your loved one to get into the spirit with decorating and exercising caution when it comes to the same decorations that may have been used for decades.