Are you looking for ways to better connect with a loved one in senior care? We’ve come up with three powerful, yet simple, ways for you to increase your bond and improve your relationship with your senior. Let’s take a look below.
One of the best ways to connect with your loved one in senior care is to engage in activities with them! These activities can range from light sports like water aerobics to mentally stimulating board games such as chess. The most important part about getting social with your senior is improving their overall health, both emotionally and physically.
Emotional Health: Having frequent interaction with others – whether its family or other seniors in senior care – can have a positive impact on your senior’s mood, which in turn can help avoid depression.
Physical Health: If your senior is partaking in more physical social activities, this will naturally help boost their overall physical health by increasing their strength, working up more of an appetite, and helping them get more restful sleep.
Technology helps to keep you and your senior connected, even when you cannot physically be together.
Tablets: Tablets make great devices for seniors! They do not require tons of instructions to use them, and they’re incredibly helpful for things like browsing photos, making video calls, using the internet, setting reminders for medications, and keeping in touch via email.
Simple Computers: You can also consider an all-in-one computer that your senior can use with ease. These special applications make using email, video chats, and surfing the internet a breeze!
Talking and Visiting
Last but certainly not least, just spending time and being in the company of senior is key to connecting with them.
Share Memories: Reminiscing about your favorite moments with your senior is not only a great way to bond but it’s also purposeful in stimulating their memory. This simple activity engages their mind and also reminds them of many good times with family and friends.
Ask for Advice: When you ask your senior for advice, it reminds them that their opinions and thoughts are valued. Doing so helps to relay the respect and love you feel for your senior.
If you are considering senior care options for your loved one, please feel free to call Home Care Assistance to discuss our customized plans and schedule a consultation.