Are you looking for ways to better connect with a loved one in senior care? We’ve come up with 3 powerful, yet simple, ways for you to increase your bond and improve your relationship with your senior. Let’s take a look below.
Talking and Visiting
Connect with your senior just by being with them – Talk to them and enjoy their company!
Share Memories: Sharing memories with your senior is a great way to bond while stimulating their mind. This simple activity keeps them mentally active and also reminds them of many good times with family and friends.
Ask for Advice: Asking your senior for advice helps to convey your love and respect for your senior. It also tells them that their opinions and thoughts are valued!
If you can’t physically be with your senior as much as you’d like, stay connected with them through technology when you can’t be there.
Tablets: Tablets are great options for seniors because they’re easy to use and easy to hold. These devices make browsing photos, making video calls, using the internet, setting reminders for medications, and keeping in touch via email super simple!
Simple Computers: You can also consider an all-in-one computer that your senior can use easily. These special applications make using email, video chats, and surfing the internet a piece of cake!
Connect with your senior by getting social with them! Social activities can range from a mentally stimulating board game like chess to something more physical like water aerobics. Whatever the activity, being social will work to improve your senior’s overall health – Both emotionally and physically!
Emotional Health: Whether it’s with other seniors in senior care or with family and friends, interacting with others services a great purpose: Improving your senior’s mood and warding off depression.
Physical Health: Keeping your senior involved in physical activities is great for their overall physical health. Physical activities work to increase their strength, help them get better rest, and work up a bigger appetite!
Give Home Care Assistance a call today to set up your consultation! We’ll discuss your senior’s needs and develop a customized care plan that works for the whole family.