Family Caregiving: Add Some Fun Into the Daily Routine
Numerous individuals nationwide find themselves in a role of providing senior care for an older family member, and while serving as a family caregiver is incredibly fulfilling in many ways, the daily tasks involved with senior care may come to be tedious for both the caregiver and the senior. All Care In-Home Care Solutions, providers of compassionate Medford and surrounding area senior care, wants to assist you in putting the fun back in your loved one’s daily routine. All it requires is a bit of imagination! Try some of these suggestions to help brighten your loved one’s day and make daily family caregiving more enjoyable:
These strategies can add some style and fun to dressing, doing laundry, and other chores:
- Ask the senior to help you with laundry (sorting/folding/putting away). Utilize this time to discuss your day, a television show you both like to watch, etc.
- Flip through magazines and catalogs and choose fashions you think the other would look good in.
- Make selecting clothes and accessories to wear every day a fun occasion!
Spice Up Meals
Food is a big part of our culture, family history and traditions, and is associated with numerous emotions. Make mealtime more fun by:
- Involving the older person in washing/drying dishes.
- Inviting the older adult to help with fixing a traditional family recipe.
- Enjoying meals outdoors when weather allows.
Try Something New
There is always something new to be learned, and no better time than now to try out a new hobby or pursue a goal. There are a variety of online classes available, with some targeted especially to seniors and offering lower (or no-cost) rates. Look for possibilities to learn:
- A new language.
- How to play a musical instrument.
- Skills like knitting, culinary arts, cultivating plants, sculpting – the options are unlimited!
All Care In-Home Care Solutions’ senior care experts know that providing care for an elderly loved one can be both fulfilling and daunting, and we want you to know that you are never alone. As providers of the trusted aging care Oregon’s Rogue Valley seniors deserve, we offer friendly companionship, personal care services such as showering, dressing, and grooming assistance, and motivation to engage in a variety of fun activities for seniors. We offer a full range of services to help you and the senior you love experience a full and healthy life.