Uncategorized | August 8, 2017
As your elderly loved one reaches their golden years, they can age more or less gracefully. We have some tips to help make the process as conducive to good health as possible.
1) Eat healthy—Now, we’re sure your loved one has been told this enough times. But whether Mom or Dad is a bit willful or…just human, they’ll have a hard time sticking to that kale and baked salmon routine. We’ve found that home care providers really help in this. One reason is that our providers often engage in cooking with your loved one. Sharing meals, as you know, leads to solid nutrition rather than loads of high-calorie comfort food.
2) Practice prevention- It’s so important for our elderly not to let checkups and blood tests and other preventative measures fall through the cracks. Further, prevention can mean not only taking medicine, but applicable vitamin supplements and that healthy diet, above. It can mean a lot of things, but all of them benefit from a few reminders.
Home care often involves a gentle touch. Because our caregivers are in the home with your loved one, they build up a bond and a lot of trust. They’re definitely the right ones, not to manage your mom or dad’s health life, but to provide reminders and to ensure prevention is in place.
Our next two tips center around the emotional well-being of your loved one.
3) Have friendship and companionship- When an elderly person is in an elder care facility, he or she may have quite a few friends. However, a healthcare provider involved in home care is a closer friend who is around your loved one for an extended period of time. This sort of relationship can be more meaningful and can raise morale. At the very least it will ward off loneliness.
4) Remain active- The home care your loved one will receive from Comfort Keepers will involve transportation and activities that your family member may enjoy. This keeps a person young at heart.
Please contact Comfort Keepers anytime to see how we can help your loved one age gracefully.