As our senior loved ones age, they sometimes need more care than they used to; there are many aspects of their lives that can change. Some of these changes might include not being able to drive anymore, not being able to see or read as well, they maybe have lost a spouse that used to help with housekeeping duties or spent all their time with, they might not be able to walk or get around as easily as before, among other things. With these changes comes the need for more help in doing everyday chores, help visiting friends and keeping a social life, and just having some good conversation and companionship. Home care can help your senior loved one with both everyday tasks and companionship.
A home care companion can include your senior loved one in assisting with the tasks, making them feel like they still have independence. Not only will this help with making your loved one feel accomplished, but it will also provide for many hours of bonding and social interactions. A home care companion can assist with cooking, shopping, cleaning, errands, social activities, and so much more.
Cooking can provide hours of fun with a senior. It gives them the opportunity to talk about old family recipes and all of their favorite cooking or baking secrets. Sharing this time with a home care companion is sure to keep them company and strike up good conversation.
During the colder months or when a senior might be home bound, an afternoon of looking at old photo albums can bring back so many great memories. A home care companion can also bring their family photo albums and share their family stories as well. This can make for a great afternoon of laughs, not to mention, good conversation and companion building moments.
Watching movies is another great way to spend an afternoon bonding. A senior client probably has many golden oldies, but goodies that they would love to share with their home care companion. Making some healthy snacks and enjoying a few movies is a great way to pass any afternoon.
Playing cards or board games is a fun way for a home care companion to have some social interaction with their senior client. This will not only get your senior loved one involved in some laughs, but is also a good way to keep the mind sharp.
Some other ways for your senior loved one and a home care companion to enjoy an afternoon is out shopping, going for a walk, sitting at the park, or going for lunch at a favorite restaurant.
Having someone to spend some simple everyday tasks with can make any senior’s day. There are many ways that a home care companion can make an outing or a day spent at home fun and full of smiles.
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